Eco-friendly weddings: a growing trend, especially among young couples

The Millennial generation (those born between 1981 and 1995) is particularly aware of environmental issues, a sensitivity that is widely reflected in their consumer choices. New wedding trends are increasingly focusing on eco-friendly weddings: ecological, sustainable, reducing waste and enhancing the local economy.

Wedding planners’ suggestions for a perfect eco-chic wedding include invitations printed on seed paper, farm-to-table menus, set-ups made from eco-friendly materials, favours made from handmade creations or local gastronomic products.

The location, needless to say, must express all the beauty and authenticity of nature.

Digital invitations and plant-based invitations

If you’re looking for dematerialisation, you can choose electronic invitations with personalised graphics, to be sent by email or via social networks. These informal and contemporary tools have the advantage of speeding up communication between the bride and groom and their guests. Some agencies also produce elaborate digital invitations, structured like websites. The website, which can be accessed via a private link, not only provides information on the date and location of the wedding, but also includes videos, photo galleries and music of personal importance to the couple.

If you don’t want to give up the charm of the traditional letter, you can create elegant invitations on recycled paper or original plant-based invitations. After the wedding, guests can bury the seed paper to make flowers and herbs sprout: a symbolic act that will help the couple to “cultivate” their love and keep the memory of the wedding alive. 

Refined simplicity: sustainable elegance

A sustainable wedding does not have to be devoid of style. To add solemnity to the wedding, it is important to enrich the pastoral setting with some sophisticated details. Arrangements can range from country chic, which combines rustic elements and natural materials, to shabby chic, which skilfully blends restored surfaces, glass decorations and found objects. More imaginative couples can opt for boho chic weddings, using retro decorations and references to bohemian life.

Brides, with a view to greater sustainability, can wear models made from natural fabrics and techniques with a low environmental impact, handmade tailoring creations that can be adapted for other occasions, vintage dresses purchased from ethical boutiques or handed down as precious family heirlooms.

Antiche Scuderie Odescalchi: eco-friendly weddings with an unmistakable touch

Immersed in the green Roman countryside, our historic residence is surrounded by centuries-old trees and rich blooms, which Donna Margherita Odescalchi has been carefully and respectfully preserving for over 25 years. The English-style gardens, from which you can admire Lake Bracciano and theimmense wheat field, are ideal for outdoor receptions, which have considerable advantages in terms of energy saving. The local banqueting companies, with which the hotel collaborates, offer menus with seasonal products, also available in brunch or picnic formulas. Our wedding planners and flower designers, who pay attention to every detail, will create evocative and environmentally friendly arrangements for you, using recycled materials, organic fabrics, seasonal flowers and glass compositions. On request, the hotel will also organise collective transport for guests by bus or shuttle, to limit the discomfort of travel and minimise environmental impact.

If you are looking for a place in harmony with nature, to organise an ethical and sustainable wedding, contact us to visit the Antiche Scuderie Odescalchi. The location manager, Ylenia Incecchi, will guide you through the wonderful halls with fireplaces and the lush vegetation that surrounds our estate.

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