Eco-Chic? 7 Ways to Have an Eco-Friendly Wedding

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Marriage- an institution which stands the test of time.

More than 10 million weddings are celebrated in India every year. From luxury to destination, from court to budget, marriages are ever-green, and traditions live on.

Have you ever considered weddings actually being green, though?

Like any other business, weddings follow trends and with climate change all around us… what could be more trendy than an eco-friendly wedding?

Protecting the environment is crucial, but luckily for us, it’s also increasingly easy. With technology more advanced than ever, eco-friendly finds are more available than ever. If you and your soon-to-be-spouse want to change the trends from big-fat-wedding to an eco-wedding, here’s how-

1. CHOOSE BIODEGRADABLE

Disposable and biodegradable serve ware, vessels, and cutlery can be a fantastic way to stay organic!

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2. PICK A PRESERVE

Picking a park or a preserve not only funds and gives exposure to a place devoted to environmental stewardship, you get a gorgeous spot to tie the knot too!

English_Indian Fusion Wedding at Northbrook Park with Coral Flowers

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3. ARRANGE SUSTAINABLY GROWN FLOWERS

Your food might be sustainably grown, but what about your flowers? Choosing sustainably grown flowers not only adds to the beauty of your décor but you also play your part in saving the bees.

Ultra colorful wedding inspired by Indian floral garlands and Day of the Dead at The Foundry in NYC

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4. GO LOCAL

Not only will you save those dolla-dolla (rupee-rupee?) bills, but you will also be cutting down on your carbon footprint. So hire local vendors, buy local and in-season flowers, and watch a few of mother nature’s worries slip away.

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5. DONATE LEFTOVERS

Hey, why not give multitudes of people, even those not invited to your celebration, a reason to rejoice too? Spread joy, be charitable, use your privilege for good, and donate the extra food!

Karishma Jhalani and Ashwin Jain's Desert Wedding in Jaisalmer, India

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6. HIRE A SHUTTLE

Ditch the need for multiple cars by setting up shuttle transportation for guests. This is also a convenient way to get people to avoid drinking and driving!

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7. SEND PAPERLESS INVITES

As an old-school lover of all things traditional, I can see forgoing the paper invite might sound a bit heartbreaking. But hey, save the trees, am I right? Not only are you doing the environment around you a favour, you’re doing your wallet a favour too!

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