Yup. This is going to be a thing.
Let’s be honest. Weddings are quite wasteful. All that hullabaloo for just one day.
The biggest investment in our “special day” is feeding all of our guests. As a couple, we decided to avoid the detested dry chicken breast and sad, floppy asparagus in an unidentified sauce.
Instead, we are going for food that we love and that we know our guests will love. This will hopefully lead to less food waste since everyone will be cleaning their plates and filling their bellies.
But being realistic, everything will not be eaten. There will be food waste.
I have not yet researched into whether or not it is an option to donate unused food, but for now, I do know that composting is my number one option right now.
Healthy Soil Compost is a member of the Green Wedding Alliance and also the service that picks up my household compost. Since I love supporting my bicycle powered pick up service, it only makes sense that they come and collect any leftover taco bits from our reception.
Picking up today from the Chicago Yacht Club whose restaurant diverts 1,000 lbs of food waste each month. We were introduced to @chicagoyachtclub by @nextbites – a nonprofit empowering the food industry to reduce our collective footprint. . . . #lakemichigan #yacht #rain #environment #chicago #beautiful
Up front, I can already tell you that no, my guests will not be scraping their plates into an orange compost bucket. That should be taken care of by our caterer when cleaning up.
Each year Americans toss out enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons to circle the equator 300 times. This 4th of July, let's celebrate with the earth in mind. We'd love to take your paper plates, cups, napkins, bones, watermelon rinds and other food waste from the week's festivities! . . . #fourthofjuly #🇺🇸 #reduce #reuse #recycle #compost #chicago #fireworks
Either way, I am super excited to have this important element be a part of our important day!