“Food is one of the most important parts of a wedding. Keeping the menu traditional, they experimented with healthier alternatives like healthy rice varieties, and millets.
To eliminate the use of plastic and paper, the food and drinks were served in plates made of leaves and ever silver (stainless steel) tumblers, respectively. Even for invitations, the minimal use of paper was promoted.
“We introduced e-invites for friends, and minimal paper invites for the elders, which explained the nature of the wedding. The couple’s wedding invitation also encouraged guests to donate for a more significant cause, instead of giving them gifts.
“We solicit your presence more than your present (gifts). We would urge you to donate for a cause to ForestFirstSamithi.org for planting trees in the Western Ghats which is the source of rivers for South India on our behalf,” the invitation stated.
This couple set a truly positive precedent by marrying for their family, themselves, and the environment, making it a memorable experience.
Source and Credit : https://www.thebetterindia.com/171847/puducherry-green-wedding-ideas-eco-friendly/.