Wedding receptions often result in a lot of waste: at the end of the night, garbage cans are heaped high with flowers, signage and food.
Many eco-friendly wedding planners recommend donating your leftover goods to homeless shelters or retirement homes. Unfortunately, regulations in many states prohibit the donation of food items—so what can you do with all that leftover food?
What about letting your guests take home your leftovers? Wedding fare is usually delicious. Try providing chic take-home doggie bags for your guests: this is a great way to reduce food waste and treat your guests for an extra day or two.
Check out a few of the great ideas we found online:
Wedge-shaped Pie Box take-home kits
When we found these adorable “doggie bag” alternatives on Etsy, we were thrilled. Can you imagine what a beautiful display you could make with these?
Compostable Take-Out Boxes
Buy fully-compostable take-out boxes and decorate them with fancy ribbon to match your wedding colors. Close with a chic sticker.
Stamp your own kraft bags
Use regular kraft paper lunch bags, and stamp or write on them. You can also print custom stickers featuring your wedding monogram or theme.
For more ideas, see our Wedding Reception Pinterest Board.