When it comes to having an eco-friendly wedding, every chance to showcase your eco values is an exciting opportunity. Your wedding day look, head-to-toe, can incorporate your sustainable values.
A typical bridal veil is made out of bridal illusion tulle, which is a soft and sheer nylon tulle. Unfortunately, tulle is made out of synthetic materials and can take up to 200 years to decompose. All that for one single day of use! So, what other options do you have when selecting your eco-friendly bridal look?
Nothing is more stunning than a unique for your special day than a vintage veil or fascinator. Find your local vintage shops, and get shopping.
We recommend brands such as Wear Your Love and Pure Magnolia. Try to shop locally whenever possible and ensure the brand uses ethical and sustainable practices. Most bridal shops will also create or offer veils, so if you do not see it offered on their website, just reach out and ask!
Check out this hand-stitched and ethically made veil from Pure Magnolia.
Talk to your florist about sourcing local and organic florals, and try to avoid the use of plastics in the construction of your crown.
Etsy is your best friend! When searching, make sure to keep your search local and check out the shop to see if the values reflect your own. We are obsessed with this gorgeous locally-made veil from Abigail of Gardenia made for a Perrier Planning client.
Make sure to talk to your jeweller about sustainably and ethically sourced metals and precious stones when constructing your accessory.
Whatever option you pick, the most uses that your accessory gets, the better. So donate or sell your veil so it gets a second life. We recommend The Bride’s Project, but also look for local boutiques and second-hand bridal shops.