Getting married soon and looking for an alternative to the usual Nikah celebration? It's a good idea to have an eco-friendly Nikah. Yes, you can create your green wedding day! Here are a few ideas to help you.
An outdoor wedding
You don't need to book one of those elegant, expensive venues when you can get married in beautiful, natural surroundings like a meadow or a national park, or even in a forest! Here you won't have to bother about the usual décor and table settings, as you can have the most glorious picnic style buffet with lanterns hanging from the trees.
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Eco-Friendly Walima Invitations
Make some chic, handmade invitations for your Walima party using recycled materials and then add your color choices and envelopes. Another lovely idea for an invitation card is to use brown craft paper and print hues of green leaves on each card.
Create some gorgeous oriental patterns using henna which is free from chemicals, its best to go for the organic powdered form of mehndi, as you can then make it into a paste yourself. The is a Muslim wedding tradition which everyone can join in!
Handcrafted Marriage Dua Cards
You can create marriage dua cards which you can put at each table setting. There is a large selection of eco-friendly card and paper materials, and you can choose a color to suit your décor.
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Decorate the trees with solar lights in Mason jars, which are lovely to hang from the branches. Alternatively, you could also use candles in your jars which create a romantic ambiance for the occasion. Add some pebbles and colored glass for a bit of texture.
You cannot have a wedding without confetti, but it's quite a thing to clean it up afterward, which is why biodegradable confetti is a better option. In fact, it is much prettier than the paper confetti, and you can use many different natural items. Rose petals, for instance, are not only beautiful but fragrant and are easily blown away by the wind or washed away by the rain.
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Muslim brides can be rather fussy regarding dresses, makeup, and décor. To the bridesmaids who help with all the shopping as well as all the moaning and groaning that goes along with it, pick out some gifts for them. Echeveria pot plants are quite a trend nowadays when it comes to eco-friendly weddings which you can give along with a thank you card.