Annually, well over 10 million weddings are held in India. All of these festivities leave behind massive amounts of waste in different forms such as used plastic, used flowers, and even considerable volumes of food are usually wasted. Weddings’ rising luxury has produced an industry that allows for easy profit from waste. However, it is clear that Millennials and Generation Z are eager to devote their spending power to firms that are taking sustainable gains.
A sustainable wedding is one that attempts to minimise negative environmental consequences whenever feasible. Couples may substantially minimise their ecological footprint while still celebrating their love in style by picking green alternatives to a number of items such as stationery, cuisine, location, and even jewellery. This not only benefits the environment but also sends a positive message about the significance of sustainability.
Here are a few small and convenient ways to help make your wedding more sustainable.
In today’s digital world everything is available online. With the onset of the Pandemic, India saw more wedding invites being sent online than ever. This is not only convenient but also good for our environment. E-invites are not only cost-effective and convenient but allow couples to customize and personalize the invites.
If couples are particular about sending good old fashioned invites, they should consider using seed paper invites. These are biodegradable and can be planted! It gives the couple a chance to send out invites for their big day while also giving back to the environment. This is the perfect alternative to paper cards. Guests can choose to plant the seed paper invites and have their own cute little saplings in their own homes.
Mindful Flower Arrangements
Flowers transform the look of any venue and the flower decor at weddings looks fabulous. But, after most weddings, the flower decor makes up a huge percentage of waste. Choosing seasonal, locally sourced flowers can help reduce the waste produced. Small flower arrangements sourced from local suppliers can be beneficial as well. The use of dried flowers, potted plants or even succulents can be used to add to an aesthetic as well.
Upcycled decor is trending when it comes to eco-friendly weddings. While most people are hesitant to use upcycled decor because they feel it won’t look as classy, informing your wedding planner in advance that you would prefer this type of decor gives them time to work their magic. Many wedding vendors are now more conscious of sustainability. Finding them and getting them to supply at your wedding can help you be more eco-friendly.