Wedding bells are ringing for a sustainable environment. With mother nature’s blessings let the Bride and groom tie a knot in an eco-wedding.
Weddings have huge gatherings, fancy food and glittering decorations. With all the fun and rituals, environmental concern is neglected. But a new trend of eco celebrations has begun with eco weddings.
Eco-weddings? What is it?
These weddings are organised in an eco-friendly style to reduce their impact on the environment. Plastics and non-biodegradable products are avoided completely in almost all the items used in these weddings.
Decorative items are free from shiny plastics. Instead of plastics reusable and compostable items are used. Plastic spoons, cups and glasses are replaced with reusable steel or biodegradable items. Non-biodegradable gifts are not appreciated. Bouquets and gifts can be replaced with saplings. Garbage produced is segregated and measures are taken to reduce waste.
Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India has witnessed few eco weddings. It has become a fashion to host these events. Shyamala and Nalini Shekhar have made hosting an eco-wedding easy. Eco-weddings also provide a great platform to spread awareness of environmental sustainability.
Shyamala and her group work to promote green weddings. They started with an aim to reduce the environmental impact caused by traditional desi weddings. Their teamwork with wedding planners, couples and relatives to cut down plastic wastes. Shyamala has written an article on Green wedding guide which shares few tips on how to host a green wedding.
Nalini Shekar, co-founder of Hasiru Dala offer paid services to organise events in eco-friendly style. Hasiru Dala means Green force in local language. Hasiru Dala team works with hosts, decorators, caterers and venue managers to reduce the generation of waste. Hasiru Dala has successfully hosted Eco weddings with a number of guests ranging from 1000 to 30000. Not just weddings, Hasiru Dala helps in organising zero waste events like conferences, marathons and small parties.
All events can be organised just like Eco weddings. This would reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. Celebrations can now be environment-friendly with Eco weddings.