I know that I sometimes give little bits of information regarding how to plan for a “Green” Event, but since there are so many ways to go about it, I wanted to share some more ideas with you all! Green Catering goes hand in hand with Green Event Planning, and at Y.Lo Epicure, we have all of the resources you could need!
My favorite part about planning a Green Event is the centerpieces! Last time I told you about using potted plants as opposed to flowers, so that your guests can take them home as opposed to just throwing them away. When you need a lot of centerpieces, it is fun to play around and do something different. Another idea is to use Edible Centerpieces! Think dessert… delicious and eye pleasing~
I also like to encourage people to send their invitations via Facebook, Email, or other social media tools. Not only will this save paper and money, but people are so interested in Social Media these days, they will be sure to check out your invite! And don’t forget to include somewhere on the invitation that it is a Green Event, people are looking for this today!
Lastly, go with a Green Caterer! At Y. Lo, we make all this stuff easy. Plus, we love to do it, and we don’t charge a fee to help you go the extra mile. To highlight a few things we do: We ALWAYS Recycle! We always will provide you with recyclable materials, and we can even provide composting and recycling on-site, with the materials to go along if that is something you are interested in. We always use local vendors whenever they are available. We encourage people to use a rental company, and when this does happen we always take the extra steps to make it as green as we can (for example, not throwing away the disposable hangers for the linens, they are reusable!!!). We also are happy to provide complimentary carafes for your beverages instead of using plastic bottles or cans. And, if we do have to use disposable serving ware, we will pick them up from you after your event at no charge so that we can reuse those as well.
“It’s not easy being Green” is not the saying we have at Y.Lo Epicure! We need to take the initiative to be Green and help keep our planet Clean! Ask us how we can help you with your Green Event today!
Nina Holmes- Y. Lo Epicure