The Sustainable Wedding Alliance is here to help you build a business that you’re proud of, one that has sustainability at its heart and that balances people, profit and planet.

Alliance Membership

Being a sustainable, ethical eco-friendly business gives you the competitive advantage when it comes to environmentally conscious couples looking for their wedding suppliers.

By becoming a Sustainable Wedding Alliance member you are joining a collective of businesses working together to reduce our industry’s impact on the planet, and taking the first step towards accreditation.

Sustainable Wedding Awards

We celebrate the work and impact that businesses are doing to balance people, profit and planet. Championing those that are making progress in their sustainability journey and encouraging others around them to do the same.

We invite businesses from all areas of the industry to apply. Winners will be recognised at our award ceremony in January.

Become Accredited

Having an accreditation from the Sustainable Wedding Alliance tells couples that sustainability is at the core of your business.

After an in depth assessment on your business’s sustainability processes and procedures, we send you a personalised action plan for you to work through. Once completed, you’ll receive the Sustainable Wedding Alliance Accreditation.

What is the Sustainable Wedding Alliance?

The Sustainable Wedding Alliance is collective of business with the joint purpose of creating a more sustainable, environmentally conscious wedding industry. We work with businesses to help them create long term sustainable strategies that they can implement themselves.

The Sustainable Wedding Alliance will be right by your side on your sustainable journey, helping you to take the small steps to achieve your long term goals.

Helping conscious couples plan a sustainable wedding

Experience of working with couples means that we know that you wish you had a greater choice when it comes to sustainable (and ethical) suppliers.  As responsible business owners,  the members of the Sustainable Wedding Alliance are focussed on making both their businesses and the events and weddings they produce more sustainable.

Did you know that the average carbon footprint of a wedding in the UK is more than the average annual household footprint?
Each year, there are approx. 278,599 weddings in UK, however this year, due to the postponements, it’s estimated to nearly double, to be 550,000+.

Check out our Conscious Couples page for sustainable wedding inspiration and planning advice.

Sustainable Wedding Alliance

Our mission is to help wedding businesses become more sustainable

The Sustainable Wedding Alliance’s mission is to drive change to create a more sustainable wedding industry. Raising awareness and tackling climate change and attitudes, by proactively encouraging businesses to develop future thinking strategies and make responsible decisions.

We believe that we are trustees of this planet and it’s our duty to not only make sure it survives but thrives. We respect not only the planet in our care but all those that live on it.

Stay up to date with the latest sustainable business news and events

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