Even while eco-friendly weddings have been popular in India for some time, planning one has just gotten easier. Read on to learn more about how to go green this wedding season.
Big Fat Indian weddings are a much talked about affair where richness and ostentation are a common sight. In urban India, flaunting destination weddings has become integral to grandeur and opulence, which is now seeing a significant paradigm shift. Millennials are gradually becoming more aware and sensitive about the environment threatened by nature-invasive forces, and it reflects in their weddings.
Prerna Sexana of Theme Weavers Design stated in an interaction, “Even though eco-friendly weddings have been popular in India for some time, planning one has recently gotten easier. The growing importance of sustainability in weddings allows us to go green in every aspect, whether it’s the decor, invites, or favours”.
“Simply creating pathways for sustainable luxury weddings through the use of (Medium Density Fibreboard) MDF placards rather than flex and plastics with an environmental conscience to get rid of carbon footprints,” she added.
She further highlighted some intriguing ideas to make a big fat wedding eco-friendly, busting the notion of luxury weddings:
‘Vocal For Local’
Sustainable weddings always need not be small and intimate. You can travel to destinations and plan luxurious weddings, yet they can also be eco-friendly. Using locally sourced vendors and materials for your wedding decor transmits the essence of the locality, at the same time, contributes to sustainability. This provides opportunities for local artisans and adds to the local economy. For instance, the wedding theme can reflect local art and culture through the decorations.
Natural Elements In Decorations
Natural decor elements effortlessly make for a sustainable wedding, without losing its grandeur. Start by choosing a natural backdrop which allows for an eco-conscious wedding. Further, decorating with natural materials such as flowers can bring a sense of elegance and opulence at the same time. The main vedi/mandap of their wedding is weaved from banana stems and the mat is made of banana leaves. Banana stems were carved for pillars and domes to resemble the aesthetics of Banaras temples, which makes for a royal appeal.
Wedding favours for guests have been gaining more attention in Indian weddings. There are numerous options, ranging from unexpected favours to those that the guests will use. However, if folks want to make an environmentally conscious effort, individuals can have eco-friendly wedding favours such as handmade soaps, paper lamps, terracotta diyas, and so on.
Reusable Decor Elements
The secret to being environmentally friendly is sustainability and reusability. Folks can choose eco-friendly decor by using mirror acrylic, hand-painted canvas, and cloth as a backdrop, which will give the wedding a charming, classic feel. You can also have printed carpets for the pathways that can be cleaned and reused.
Shower the couple with dried flowers rather than the customary party popper confetti. If you’re going to use fresh flower petals for the flower shower, make sure you use them all. Individuals can contact several businesses that use these petals to make incense sticks and herbal colours.
With these eco-friendly wedding suggestions, we hope to help you cut down on wedding waste and have the wedding of your dreams!
Source : abp Live