Wedding comes in all shapes and sizes. While not all are big, fat and dreamy, they all tend to deplete earth’s resources. Be smart, opt for an environment friendly occasion. Sudipto Maity reports
Turn the pages of history books and you’ll find that marriages used to be solemn occasions, taking place in the realms of nature. They were far from what we witness today. With lavish decorations and reception parties, one tends to wonder if marriages are slowly losing out on its real intent of uniting two souls.
It is said that marriages are made in heaven, and what’s more heavenly than decking up your precious moment with everything natural, away from the glitz and glamour of the fast turning synthetic world.
Ditch the cliche and take a leap of faith, opt for a ‘Green-Wedding’.
A Green wedding is one that is Eco-friendly. It comprises the consumption of natural or recycled and the recyclable resources.
Ashu Garg, Founder, Good Times Concept Events, who promotes green-wedding says, “As the world is going towards green it is a great platform for the wedding occasions to go that way. In the plethora of eco-friendly weddings, we cater unique services in a way that create a great spot to showcase the platforms dealing in it. Also wedding is a time where people are willing to shell out money. So why not educate them for something which could be healthy for the mother earth and helpful for upcoming generations.”
Here are some tips to make your special moments truly special
Choosing the venue
Major decision in any wedding is to choose the venue, set the stage and the theme. However, traditional spaces such as hotel ballrooms and fancy resorts are likely to consume loads of electricity, water and other typical not-so-earth-friendly products. So, if you’re looking to line up an Eco-Friendly Wedding then get married on a beautiful botanical garden, hilltop or a farm that offers modern conveniences like sinks and toilets, so you don’t have to sacrifice your comforts.
With such open places you’ll still be helping the earth because you’re letting the sun provide all the lightning. But not everyone enjoys the outdoor weddings. If you need your wedding to be indoors, then there are several ways to make it eco-friendly. You can choose a venue that get plenty of sunlight and host a daytime wedding so you can leave the lights off. Look for the hotels that recycle and use energy-efficient appliances and bio-degradable products.
Using eco-friendly stationary
Imagine if your guest list is around 500 people, for which you have to print at least 250-300 invitation cards, for which one tree must be cut down. That’s not something eco-friendly, right? Why not opt for E-Invites?
You don’t need to send a letter 30 days before so that it reaches on time to the receiver, besides that most people are smartphone savvy these days, so, you can just call them, send them an invite on messaging app or can mail them.
However, if you’re not a believer of the technology and want to send them an invitation card then you can contact some stationers who offer recycled-paper. Using tree-free milled paper can be more beneficial and eco-friendly and not harm our mother earth.
Power Of Flower
You want your wedding to be the best? Well of course who doesn’t want their wedding to be grand and memorable. Just add some flowers to your venue.
Flowers can add huge impact on your wedding day. As a matter of fact the flowers have the very essence of filling the whole atmosphere with positive vibes. Go to some organic florist.
Some weddings have had flowers that are replanted after the big day to minimize waste and allow the flowers to continue to grow afterwards.
Finding the right décor
Nobody wants their marriage to look mundane. You can make your wedding unique and beautiful by using earth-friendly decorations that include recycled wood, natural stones or other organic material, all of which add the perfect touch of the rustic and beautiful detail to your wedding.
You can use freeze dried petals, can make trendy and stylish goodies from green products. You can use wooden products for your decoration which will add the flavor.
As per the eco-friendly wedding, the menus can also be complementary. You can include the food items which are grown organically.
Organic foods are healthy and free from the chemicals which will add the greener touch.
For the drinks, opt for organic wines and champagnes.
Want to go green and don’t know what to wear to match the theme? Just go for re-wearing the gown your mother once wore. Or if you want to wear new dresses then go for natural fibres like organic cotton or silk.
They will be much helpful. You can also use some decorations for your dresses like using carnations or small flowers or beads or stones to go with the theme of eco-friendly wedding.
Surprising guests with Eco-Friendly wedding gifts
When you’re done with your wedding, you can simply inspire other people for the same. You can gift them local handmade goodies. In addition to that, plant kit can be more inspiring or you can gift your guests some seed-filled crafts.
Using the right fuel
You can handle the lightning part by using bio-diesel maps, moreover, you can use bio-diesel instead of petrol, for the transportation of your guests.
The growing popularity
With more people opting for this sort of wedding, Garg says, “Eco-friendly weddings are in great demand by the young couples getting married. And in addition to that it looks all trendy and healthy as in organic and no wastage at all. In fact it becomes a great deal of inspiration to other people too. In coming years we look forward to do more and eco-friendly weddings with its sui generis ideas.”
A nature lover’s delight
“If you are a nature lover and want everybody to enjoy it, then there is no better way than an ‘eco-friendly wedding’,” says Garg.
“With no wastage at all of natural resources it goes down all the way to salute the mother earth. Good Times Concept Events always try to provide the best of its services and learn something new every single day because life is all about experiences and joy, joy as in making other’s lives better,” he adds. IBNS-TWF