416-CRUISES is pleased to announce that green weddings are now available in the Toronto harbour. Bearing in mind the environmental and social impact that your wedding will have, we offer many green wedding ideas that you can incorporate into your event, and as a result reduce your carbon footprint. Planning a green wedding has nothing what so ever to do with your colour scheme. Instead it focuses on the ABCs of making socially responsible decisions – reduce, reuse, and recycle.
In order to reduce harmful emissions, green wedding cruises are operated on vessels that are Canadian Coast Guard inspected and certified annually. When ever possible they operate at the reduced speed of 2.5 knots per hour on one engine only. A second engine is engaged when greater maneuverability is required. In addition to making a socially responsible decision you will also save money. Booking a green wedding cruise qualifies you for a 2.5% discount on the yacht rental fee.
Many major greenhouse gas emissions result from local transportation. Hosting your ceremony and green wedding reception aboard ship will reduce the emissions from vehicles required to transport your wedding party and guests from one location to another. The Toronto harbour is conveniently located and easily accessible by public transit, minimizing the need for vehicles. In order to further reduce your carbon footprint, here are some effective green wedding ideas:
- A daytime wedding reduces the amount of electricity used
- Book out-of-town guests in green hotels close to the venue
- Use hybrid vehicles instead of gas guzzling limousines
- Encourage your guests to carpool
With a little knowledge and guidance from our green wedding planners, every aspect of your wedding can be environmentally friendly. Following their suggestions and advice you can be socially responsible, yet still have the wedding of your dreams. Contact us today and find out how.