The wedding season is full of fun, festivities, flowers and food. However, the extravagant weddings of India are also a cause of a lot of waste generation. From flowers tossed in dumpsters to extra food which is eventually thrown away, a lot of things go waste in weddings. But fret not, for you can plan a zero waste and eco-friendly wedding without missing out on any fun!
To help you out, here are a few tips-
Say no to cards
Why travel all the way from Agra to Delhi just to give that relative an invitation card, when you can very well invite them over phone through E-invitation. In this fast paced world where everything is just a click away, we should make good use of technology to ensure minimum harm to our environment.
Minimalise the things
Just a simple switch of having your functions in the day instead of evening can have so much impact on the environment. Day weddings require minimal décor, thus less wastage of flowers and you also don’t need to worry for the lights!
Ask your relatives to wrap your gifts in paper gift wrappers instead of plastic ones. This simple step will eventually help you and the environment in several ways.
Plastic cutlery generates a huge waste in weddings, so we can always avoid that. Instead, you can use sustainable cutleries like steel or glassware. Also, you can take inspiration from the South Indians and serve food in banana leaves. It’s eco-friendly, affordable and traditional at the same time.