rustic recycled kraft card pocketfold invite with greenery design inserts

Eco friendly wedding invites – 5 recycled paper wedding invite ideas

A recycled paper wedding invite is becoming an ever more popular choice. Awareness of climate change issues and a growing consciousness of the environment around us is driving many couples to make their wedding day more sustainable and eco friendly. Choosing recycled paper wedding invites is just one of the ways to help achieve this. The manufacture of recycled paper and card uses less energy and water. The process produces lower carbon emissions than making non-recycled paper. It also reduces the amount of waste to landfill as paper can be recycled 4 to 5 times. Here are my top 5 picks for recycled paper wedding invites to suit any wedding style or theme.

1. Rustic kraft recycled paper pocketfold invite

Rustic brown kraft card is generally what most of us first think of when we talk about recycled paper wedding invites. This ever popular pocketfold invite design combines the brown with a pretty greenery print and recycled off white inserts and bellyband. A beautiful, natural yet still elegant combination.

2. Modern blue floral concertina invite

I love the bold colours and striking design on these floral recycled paper wedding invites. The clever concertina format includes not just the wedding invite, but the gift wish, all the additional guest details and a detachable reply postcard. Using an RSVP postcard rather than one with an envelope gets extra points for sustainability too

A concertina style wedding invitation with a bold blue floral design, printed onto white recycled card
Concertina wedding invitation from my Navy Blue Peonies collection

3. Elegant eucalyptus and calligraphy style recycled paper wedding invite

Recycled paper wedding invites can be modern and stylish as well. This elegant calligraphy design is printed in crisp black ink onto bright white, smooth recycled card. The flat design is minimal making it perfect for an evening invite. Also great for a ceremony invitation where all the additional wedding details are included on a wedding website rather than additional cards.

4. Pretty, woodland floral recycled paper wedding invite

The delicate leafy, fern like print on this design is perfect for a natural, woodland theme celebration. With subtle hints of blush pink it is pretty and romantic, perfect for a wedding at any time of year. Printed onto natural, off white recycled card it works beautifully with accents of brown kraft and natural jute twine too.

5. Bright floral recycled paper wedding invite

Remember how I said we tend to think of brown kraft when we talk about recycled card? Well, it’s time to think again. This bold and contemporary design in royal blue and coral is made completely from recycled card, with no hint of rustic to be seen!

So there you go, my top five recycled paper wedding invite ideas. Whether you are looking for concertina style, flat invitation or pocketfolds the possibilities are endless. I aim to use recycled card and paper in all of my wedding invite and stationery designs. Where the colour or texture isn’t available in recycled then I have a range of FSC certified sustainable card and paper to choose from too. It’s important for me to offer a range of beautiful, stylish wedding invitations and stationery that have the lowest environmental impact possible. Choosing a recycled paper wedding invite is a great way to make your wedding a little more eco friendly. For more tips on making your invites and stationery more sustainable have a read of my blog:

Eco friendly wedding invites
5 ways your invites & stationery can be more sustainable

If you’d like to read more about how I am committed to making my all my stationery, and my business in general, more sustainable and eco friendly head over to my website:

My Green Commitment

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If you’re looking for more sustainable wedding favours and gifts, head over to my sister company GREEN MANATEE. Loads of gorgeous products coming soon.