Simple and creative ideas to make your wedding an eco-responsible affair

“Having an eco-friendly party at no time should anyone feel overwhelmed for missing out on making their wedding the most extravagant day of their life”

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In India, weddings are synonymous with glamorous celebrations, succulent dishes, extravagant decor and a huge guest list. As such, in most cases, sustainability is never on the priority list, and we fail to determine the lasting impact of marriages on the environment.

But, many couples are making a conscious effort to drive a change towards sustainability by opting for an eco-friendly ceremony.

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“Couples these days have become more aware of their choice of life. They also began to incorporate this awareness when planning their wedding. Sustainable respectful of nature weddings are all the rage these days and an eco-friendly theme is becoming very popular,” said Anam Zubair, Associate Director, Marketing – WeddingWire India, part of The Knot Worldwide.

As such, here are some ideas that can inspire couples and families to do their bit for the environment on their big day:

Virtual guest list

Virtual and hybrid weddings have become the norm for Covid pandemic. But their success and popularity can also be attributed to factors such as cost savings and sustainability. These wedding formats limit the number of guests physically attending the wedding, reducing the carbon footprint and promoting sustainability. Moreover, it increases accessibility for international guests and gives them the opportunity to share these precious moments with their loved ones.

Minimize waste

A lean wedding may seem difficult, but in reality, it can be quite a simple thing. Couples and families can reduce their carbon footprint by engaging local vendors and buying local, seasonal flowers and food. For example, they might opt ​​for potted plants to accent their wedding decor, rather than opting for a drop ceiling with plastic pom poms, or opt for family or rental jewelry. accessories.

For any sustainability-minded couple considering getting married, this is a great way for them to start their zero-waste journey together (Source: Pexels)

Choose a location that prioritizes sustainability

Wedding events have a huge impact on the environment and venue lighting and arrangements are one of the major contributing factors. So by taking a few small eco-friendly steps, like choosing a sustainable venue, you can reduce this impact. Couples can opt for an outdoor wedding space like a wedding garden. This is one of the best ways to reduce man-made energy consumption. Even for night weddings, candles may be favored over artificial lighting.

Eco-responsible invitations

To avoid the relentless waste of plastic and paper that accompanies printed matter wedding invitations, couples can choose electronic invitations or wedding websites. Alternatively, they can opt for recycled paper or use alternative materials like recycled fabrics and wood. Options such as eco-friendly stationery, printing invitationsseed paper programs and menus can also be explored.

Last word

“Having an eco-friendly party at no time should anyone feel overwhelmed for failing to make their wedding the most extravagant day of their life!” An eco-friendly wedding is less about making everything perfect and more about being thoughtful and intentional throughout the planning process,” Zubair said.

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