Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress
The average wedding costs at least Php 100,000 with the local wedding industry earning millions every year. The reason why the wedding industry earns that much is because couples pay so much for wedding accessories that they don’t really need. Today, the bridal industry in the West is working to minimize this excess by reinventing a new trend: green weddings.
A green wedding is essentially a wedding that’s more environment friendly. These weddings are more sustainable, makes less of a negative impact on the environment, and basically involves reducing items that aren’t necessary. This doesn’t mean that you can no longer have a sleek and stylish wedding without a clean conscience, though.
For starters, you can make your wedding dress eco-friendly by changing the material it’s made of. Most wedding dresses are made from taffeta or polyester, which are not very earth-friendly. This is because taffeta and polyester are synthetic fabrics that are petro-leum based. Eco-friendly wedding dresses have material woven out of natural fibers like organic cotton, fair trade hemp or silk. I’m not sure if local designers are incorporating this trend into their designs, though. If you can’t find wedding dresses made out of eco-friendly material, another chic option is to wear a vintage wedding dress. A Little White Dress will also do the trick, especially if you’re having an outdoor or garden wedding. That way, you can wear your wedding dress again and again at different occassions, which is better for the environment.