Rishab & Lipika
Till Plastics do us apart- our take on eco-friendly wedding
Weddings are the biggest one-time celebrations in life. The word ‘biggest” adds up to more when
the weddings are in India – turning out to be a week-long celebration. With all the ceremonies
of joy, rituals, and happiness bringing in family and friends together, what comes alongside
with is the carbon footprints. These footprints are majorly in form of plastics and food waste.
These wastages, even if done unconsciously, we fail to see the long-lasting effect it has on
mother earth and its bounties we all have taken granted for.
While the planning of the wedding involved maximum grandeur and extravagance, being part of
the Millennial generation and our increasing awareness for what’s best for the environment,
we wanted “Concern for Nature” to be the mainstream of all ideas and activities. We laid our
major emphasis on Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Out of all the planning involved, a few of the
major highlights were:
❤ Zero Plastic – From Water bottles, tableware to Décor, there was no existence of
single use plastic at the wedding.
❤ Wedding invites adopted a new trend to E-Invites, keeping unnecessary paper
wastage away and restricting the physical movement to distribute invites during the
❤ Converting the excess food and other biodegradable waste into manure and compost
at the venue itself.
❤ Using Chalkboards, cloth flex and other reusable write-up materials for signages
Taking consideration into all the small discreet details and the major highlighters of zero
plastic gave us a direction towards the theme of “Eco-Friendly Wedding”. At no point, we or
the guests had any inconvenience or felt like missing out on any part during the
celebrations. The Wedding turned out to be a WIN-WIN factor after realizing how we can play
around with elements by adding or removing factors and thus making difference. We hope that
this theme becomes an example for all families to be followed for any event planned. ❤