Are you environmentally conscience? A lot of material goes into an event that just lasts for one night. Why not be as friendly to the earth as possible? There are so many resources now and it’s as easy as using someone else’s materials from their wedding instead of buying your own! I think they call that recycling. Craigslist is a wonderful place to search and post for things you are looking to use in your wedding. I sold any materials I could on Craigslist after my wedding, down to the basket of bubbles for the guests.
Also think about using center pieces that guests could take away with them as favors like small potted plants. The Knot has great articles and ideas about how to stay “green” at your wedding. You can even start being green by buying a used wedding dress! Why not?