Flip flopping over sustainable choices for your wedding…!

You may think this is a little bit odd… allow me to explain

As a sustainable business, we are also aiming to be a business with a circular economy. That basically means that we aim to re-use everything and effectively become a waste-free business.

Ambitious we know, but we LOVE a challenge here.

Did you know that 1 wedding can produce as much as 20kg of waste…? Lovely. And with a greater awareness of plastic waste and its detriment to the environment, we know that not just us, but all of our couples wish to reduce their plastic waste.

So here comes the topic at hand: flip flops

We realise they are incredibly useful, especially at the end of the night. Feet hurt too much to dance before – they can now! The satisfaction of reliving your tired feet from a pair of heels – nothing can beat it.

However, let’s face it; no one wants to reuse a smelly flip flop do they?

So if you think about it, that’s a lot of smelly flip flops that no one’s going to use again, that will likely go in the bin, or shoe recycling at best.

Now while we don’t really want to ban them outright, we do want to advise all our couples to think about alternatives.

First off is to encourage guests to bring a pair of flats to bring out when needed.

The second is to have a look for a more sustainably made flip flops for those who need them. They may be a little bit more expensive, but they would be worth it environmentally. Check out this article we found with some fab suggestions: 2021 Eco Guide to The Best Recycled Flip Flops – beeco

And this one we loved for the couple themselves: 14 pairs of slightly ridiculous wedding flats | Offbeat Bride

For more useful sustainability, follow us on social media

14 Mar 2022