Wedding Planning

8 Most Unique & Creative Eco-friendly Ideas we spotted at Indian Weddings

Medha Chawla, 16 Oct 2019

A lot of people still think that planning an eco-friendly wedding means compromising on the overall aesthetics and visual appeal of the wedding. But this is so not true! Unlike the common perception, eco-friendly weddings are not at all boring or hard to plan either. A few couples proved the same with their innovative eco-friendly wedding ideas which are too adorable to be missed. So here is a list-down of the creative yet easy eco-friendly ideas we spotted at real weddings. You must consider stealing these ideas for your own wedding if you hold a special corner for mother nature and want to host a wonderful eco-friendly wedding.

Eco-friendly Wedding Ideas Spotted at Real Weddings

Scrap newspapers turned into adorable 'Shagun' envelopes

Sanchita and Prasoon's wedding was the perfect galore of eco-friendly ideas. But one idea that instantly tugged at our hearts was the DIY Shagun envelopes made from newspapers. The personalised wax seal further made us go 'awwww'. 

Seed balls and saplings as wedding favours

Real bride Sanchita displayed seed balls wrapped in muslin cloth as wedding favours for the outstation guests because they are easy to carry.

For the same-city guests, she had saplings wrapped in jute bags (instead of plastic). That's quite some inspiration!

Beautiful seed paper invitations

Who is not guilty of throwing away those adorable wedding invitations (with a heavy heart, of course)? Hardly anyone, right? It is practically impossible to preserve all the wedding invitations you receive. But there is an eco-friendly solution to this problem, i.e. Seed Paper Invitations. Simply get your wedding invitation printed on seed paper which can further be sowed in the soil and they would bloom into full-grown plants. Just look at these invitation cards; they are equally appealing and thoughtful.

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A plantation drive as a part of wedding celebrations

This couple organised a 'Plant a Plant' session during their wedding revelries and asked all their guests to plant a sapling. Isn't this a perfect way to start your new beginnings?

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The heartwarming gesture of food donation

Aware of the fact that a lot of food gets wasted at every wedding, real couple Grace & Nachiket made a special attempt and donated that excess food to the needy ones.

The eco-friendly way to display flowers for showering

It was a delight to see this impressive idea of displaying the flower petals in the organic leaf plates instead of the usual paper cones.

A thoughtful effort to make the guests environment-conscious

A couple distributed favours like glass bottles, cloth napkins and bird feeders to instill environment-friendly habits among the guests.

We spotted some eco-friendly decor ideas too!

Opting for reusable elements is the best way to go eco-friendly with the decor. And here are some that we spotted and loved.


Do you know of any other ideas? Share with everyone in the comments.