Weddings go Green: Eco-Friendly Wedding Invitations
Weddings in India have always been synonymous with opulence and grandeur. Over the last five years, and with the growing awareness of carbon footprints and ways to reduce the same, many people have become very conscious with their spends and are more happy to go with greener options.
Take the wedding itself and you’ll see wedding favours, mithai and dry fruits being distributed in hand crafted boxes jeweled with Indian motifs and traditional colours, mostly made using handmade and recycled papers. A meaningful replacement of the plastic boxes, that found their way to the trash much sooner than these beautiful boxes. The wedding market also finds a large number of takers for recycled paper wedding cards, meal menus, paper bags, RSVP cards and thank you notes.
The very texture, rawness and earthy coloring of these papers add a different class to these wedding invitations. How about some handmade paper cards embellished with rice husk, tea leaves or corn flowers? Anyone?
Going green is also considered to be a more fashionable statement to make. It not only makes you feel good when you contribute to the environment in a positive way, but also makes you look great when the receiver appreciates these products – be it wedding cards or gifts.
Some designers go a step ahead and create motifs of the wedding card design on the back of the invitation, so that the guests can actually frame them and beautify that quiet or dull corner at home! Zero trash…wall art…and one happy mother earth!
Here are some beautiful options in Eco-Friendly Wedding Invitations cards by 'The Giving Tree'...
A hand drawn lily by the bride’s sister becomes the central theme for this wedding in the UK
50 years of a happy marriage and togetherness, find renewed joy in these invitations made using deep textured paper, and the champagne pink envelopes add a splash of cheer!
Circular wedding cards depicting Raas-Leela in its splendid forms to bring in the joy of togetherness and love. Beautifully packed in a round box of dry fruits. Embellished with gold foil
The result of a fetish for the Lotus flower in all its opulence and an origami form of it to bring in 3D! Packed in a box of white chocolate slabs
An Indian Wedding brought to life with vibrant hues of orange and red, and an abstract form of a lotus to complete the design
Image Courtesy: The Giving Tree