1. What is an “eco-friendly” or “green” or “sustainable event”?
These phrases have been in trend for a while now, especially in the West. According to the Convention Industry Council (CIC), a green event incorporates environmental considerations into the entire planning process to minimize the event’s negative impact on the environment. (Source here)
In short, it simply means cutting down “one-time-use-of-items” to the minimal and being conscious throughout the planning process by supporting our local businesses, environmental initiatives, non-profits, and using green practices within our company to create beautiful events, cultivate meaningful relationships and make a positive difference to our earth. (Source here)
2. Why become sustainable? Why #sustainableevents?
Research shows that the average wedding creates about 272 kgs waste, 63 tons CO2 emissions and 3 tons mining waste. While these numbers may not seem very relatable to some of us, what really hit home for us here at Eventistry was when we saw for ourselves the amount of waste that’s left discarded at the site after each event, and that there are other wastes that our naked eyes couldn’t see. It dawned upon us that as event planners, we are very much in a position to help reduce our earth’s carbon footprint by proposing creative alternatives without compromising on our clients’ dream celebrations needs.
How do we do it?
Essentially, here at Eventistry, this means we advocate a modest, non-wasteful nor excessive celebration but what you’ll expect from us is a responsibly planned celebration without compromising on your style.
“Keep your eyes on what truly matters, and try to keep your course steered to the fact that it’s a celebration of love, not excess.”
— Anna Lisa
3. Who is Eventistry?
Eventistry is a full-service event planning company based in Klang Valley. Previously known as The Wedding Project and The Party Project Malaysia, we took a big step to rebrand ourselves as Eventistry in 2019.
We pride ourselves on exceeding your expectations by bringing your celebration visions to life while focusing on socially responsible, environmentally friendly and sustainable practices. Whether you want to find a few meaningful ways to green your event or you aspire to producing a zero waste celebration, Eventistry is committed to bring your vision to life. You can read about our founding story here.
Eventistry is a women-owned full service event company specialized in planning sustainable events. We are a believer of #communityovercompetition. We are a member of AWP (Association of Wedding Professionals) and also a part of Weddings Malaysia’s family.
We believe there’s so much more we can do together and empower each other in the wedding/event industry and we look forward to inspire and empower each other. You can also read more about our #communityovercompetition initiative projects here. As we are looking into doing more sustainable events, we are actively looking out for like minded service providers and vendors. For collaboration, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Can I have a luxurious yet eco-friendly wedding? Will my wedding look cheap?
This is probably one of the most common misconceptions about eco-friendly weddings.
People usually link sustainable wedding with only using recycled items and all things DIY. However, these efforts only plays a small part of a green wedding. An eco-friendly wedding doesn’t necessarily mean that we need to sacrifice style and luxury. Sustainability can be luxurious. Now we have so many resources to help to plan a wedding in a more socially conscious and sustainable way. Take it from our favourite actress, Anne Hathaway who married Adam Shulman in 2012. The beautiful couple said their ‘I do’s at the natural and picturesque backdrop of Big Sur, California, and served a vegan menu made from local foods.
In short, our goal is to bring your celebration visions to life while focusing on socially responsible, environmentally friendly and sustainable practices.
Whether you want to find a few meaningful ways to green your event or you aspire to producing a zero-waste celebration, Eventistry is committed to bring your vision to life. We’ll work with you to keep true to your visions, and true to the earth.
5. I’m interested to find out more. I want to know more about sustainable wedding/sustainable event.
Contact us at email@example.com and our team will get in touch with you.
Whether you want to find a few meaningful ways to green your event or you aspire to create a low-waste celebration, come chat with us about it!
“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex,
the solutions remain embarrassingly simple”
— BILL MOLLISON – CO-FOUNDER OF THE PERMACULTURE MOVEMENT