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5 tips for the Perfect Holistic Wedding

Photo: Francesca Boccabella

5 tips for the Perfect Holistic Wedding

 
 

Holistic weddings have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years. There are many different ways to interpret the idea of a holistic wedding celebration, and it may be useful to look at a definition of the term “holistic” in order to gain a better understanding of the idea “A holistic approach is guided by the philosophy that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole”.

 

You can see how the idea of connection can be very appropriate when applied to the wedding celebration, and there are many ways in which you can incorporate aspects of the holistic philosophy into your big day!

 

Holistic Ceremony

There are many aspects of the holistic wedding philosophy that tie in very well with the idea of having a symbolic wedding ceremony. For example, if you check out any of the ideas inthis past article, you can see how many of the symbolic practices are linked to nature and creating symbols of connection and permanent bonds

 

Holistic Wedding Dress 

 Photo: Francesca Boccabella

The holistic philosophy is very much connected to the idea of having respect for the planet and aiming to do as little environmental harm as possible. One great way you can do this is by using a recycled or re-purposed wedding dress, for example one that was previously used by your mother or grandmother and has been adapted to suit your tastes. This “re-purposing” works on two levels as you are not only cutting down on unnecessary waste, but also respecting and celebrating your family bonds.

 

Holistic Wedding Decorations

 Photo Credit: Francesca Boccabella

 Photo: Francesca Boccabella

 Photo: Francesca Boccabella

Connected to the previous point, you should seek to find decorations that cause as little damage to the environment as possible. (Check out some tips in this past article on Eco friendly weddings) You can use elements of the natural environment, as long as they are used respectfully and are celebrated as part of the overall holistic philosophy underpinning the wedding celebration.

 

Holistic Wedding Menu

 

Another important tenant of the holistic philosophy is related to the idea that food should be eaten as close to it’s natural state as possible ie. you should focus on providing fresh, unprocessed meals to your guests, preferably sourced from the local area and supporting local farmers and artisans. Luckily for you, Italy offers one of the most varied selection of sustainably grown local produce in the world! Each region has it’s own specialties, and there is a real focus on the quality and local providence of the ingredients used.

 

Holistic Activities

 Credit: bridebox.com

If you are looking for fun holistic activities to do with your guests, then you are in for a treat! Yoga, meditation and Pilates are all fundamentally linked to the holistic philosophy and are also great ways to relieve pre-wedding stress! (Find out some more great ways to fight against stress in this past article)

 

So there you have it! Have you ever thought about implementing holistic concepts during your big day? We’d love to hear all about it!

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