How to Go-Green with Your Wedding ?
If you wish to know Here we are about to discuss, how to make use of Tradition and Technology to have a mindful green wedding.
Make a categorized list of invitees in advance, like School-mates, College-mates, Colleagues, Family, Relatives and this is far more important than you think.
- Save The Travel:
Why the fuzz of travelling all the way to your list, when you can invite them all real-time, using a Whastapp/Skype/Duo Call. Keep aside the lame excuses; “like its been a while since we’ve met”, “What will they think of us?” bah blah. Guys, you are inviting them to your wedding and its a good chance for another meet-up. They will definitely turn up, if they care about you or your family. Save all the stress & the air pollution for the wedding day.
- Save The Trees:
Now that you have invited them personally on video calls, you can take down the tradition of printed invitations by 75%. The whole purpose of printed invitation is a reference/reminder of your wedding details, though it hardly serves the purpose. So, Create a Broadcast group each with list if invitees and Send a Save-The-Date or Wedding Reminder card via Whatsapp or any messenger, 2 weeks before the wedding. Oh, and save the 25% printed cards for the few elderlies & neighbours (socializing is still a thing you know).
Yes, they are for real and expect the most weirdo things as your wedding present. I had this Aunty who always gave bed spreads as gifts and guess what her daughter was mostly gifted with on her wedding. That’s it, A PILE OF BED SPREADS!
Requested your guests not to gift bouquets and plastic-wrapped gifts, instead ask them to get creative while wrapping gifts. Believe me, even if you don’t get enough gifts, your wedding idea is now all set to go viral; you will soon be the talk of your town. Feel free to tell them its okay to avoid gifts if they are not creative enough.
- Steel or any other reusable cutlery is used for serving food
- There is no bottled water
- Decorations have no plastic. Fewer flowers are used and only local and seasonal ones. Tip: You can use colourful cloth to decorate.
- The table on which food is served is either uncovered, covered in cloth or a thick sheet of plastic to avoid rolls and rolls of food-contaminated paper
- All waste produced is segregated. Wet waste is composted or sent to a bio-gas plant and dry waste sent for recycling. Tip: Make sure systems are set in place for this before-hand.