A Grand Green Affair
- 14 03, 2017
- Raghav Mishra IIM Indore
There have been several instances related with weddings that have caught my eye, all of them about going green and making an eco-beautiful wedding come alive. The theme sounds fancy and more so because all of us at some level have tried to involve ourselves in eco-friendly buys or propagating the message of sustainability /afforestation etc in our society. One of the news snippets went about how girl’s parents gifted a neem tree sapling for dowry to their son-in-law. Another piece that I came across boasted of how everyone who became part of a wedding ceremony planted trees to mark this new beginning. It does evoke a sense of victory and happiness where our society is headed towards something that has real value for environment and how everyone including media is glorifying this good deed, which in turn is aiding in awareness building at all levels. As an educated citizen of my country if I gain perspective out of these green weddings and try to make them happen in all the functions that I ever plan to host, Ill then know that I am doing my bit for the environment. And if all of us together start a green movement the difference is sure to be large enough to have a long lasting impact.
How can you go green in your wedding? is the question that I’ll be attempting to answer. Also, I am fortunate enough to have witnessed one such green wedding in my own family that I can now talk about them so confidently. So the necessary ingredients that are important for your wedding to go green are as follows-
You begin with the decoration which ideally is supposed to be an all-flower decoration in almost all the receptions. What you can add more to the decoration are the organic leaves that will complement the flowers you put. Food can be chosen to be organic, bringing the vegetables straight form an organic farm in local neighborhood and thus avoiding the chemical traces in your food. The jewellery can be made out of flowers for not just the bride but for all the women in the house. The wedding card and the plates in which you would serve your guests can be made out of recyclable paper or probably an organic leaf. A farm or garden wedding venue would add to the charm of your eco-friendly wedding. The most important step towards your green wedding has to be the planting of saplings by your guests. It is not only auspicious but it is also your genial duty towards mother earth.
This is how you make your wedding photographs look greener & brighter and your wedding more memorable.