The wedding day is finally here and you’re amazed by the beautiful venue. The decorations are created by the couple and their families. It is evident the love and connection that the couple have with their loved family members too.
As you are about to leave, you come across the planter pots with your name written on them. Then you can bring it home and care for this remembrance of the beautiful and eco-friendly wedding that you attended.
As we get ready for wedding season Here are some tips you need to know prior to planning your wedding day.
1. Eco-friendly invitation cards
Choose to use e-invitations or digital invitations and get rid of traditional printed invitations. They are affordable and environmentally green.
If you’re still looking to use classic printed cards you should consider recycling papers or seed papers that is biodegradable and infused with seeds that could transform into plants.
2. Pick a venue that is open
An open-air venue or a wedding outdoors during the day would assist in reducing the use of electricity. However, when you do this, make sure that you select a location that has plenty of shade and covers.
3. Reusable decor, local flowers and a few decorations
Think about repurposing items like coconut shells and glass bottles antique pieces from the past such as earthen pots, antique furniture made of wood, and so on. You can create your own decorations. The use of cloth and paper decorations can be used to replace plastic decorations.
Create your own unique ideas for your wedding day. Make use of chalkboards for the entrance and on mirrors as well as signs as well as dried flowers or leaves to shower the couple and even jute for decor that will add rustic look to the wedding venue.
Opt for local flowers which are in season. This can help to reduce the carbon emissions from transport and also help local vendors or farmers. Another option is to make synthetic flowers that can be reused made from fabrics or papers.
4. Eco-friendly benefits
If you’re planning a wedding that is eco-friendly, then wedding favors or other gifts for guests are a great method to express one’s appreciation for the environment as well as spread the message of sustainability.
Seedlings from potted plants, saplings of plant balls as well as flower seeds, are a good alternative. Reusable products like cloth or jute tote bags, bamboo or metal straws, water bottles made of steel coasters or cork made of sustainable materials, candles made from beeswax or soy and organic soaps that are handmade are another choice.
You could also give edible treats like a great mix with fair-trade coffee, locally-produced natural honey and sweets or even wines. These products make the perfect eco-friendly gift kits for guests.
5. Wedding dress that is eco-friendly and cruelty-free makeup
Deciding not to purchase new clothes is another way to show your support to the cause, however we realize it’s an extreme decision for many. Therefore, a clear declaration of environmental stewardship could also be using eco-friendly clothes on your wedding ceremony. Lehengas, saris or dresses, shirts or sherwanis, make sure they’re made with environmentally friendly materials.