Sustainably through the most beautiful day of your life - NIKIN CH

Sustainable through the most beautiful day in life

One's own wedding is a day that is usually longed for and planned for a long time - because in the best case scenario, you only get married once in your life. The role that nature plays in this is shown by the fact that May is the most popular month for marriages. The spirit of departure of nature in the spring fits wonderfully with the exuberant joy at one's own wedding. But how can you celebrate a great wedding and at the same time protect nature and the environment?

When couples get together in May these days, they don't do it because they have to. A liberalization of social norms has ensured that it has long been perfectly okay to live together without a formal "yes" word. Conversely, anyone who wants to "crown" their relationship with a wedding can do so with a clear conscience - sometimes only after years of living together without a marriage certificate and church.

Image: Forever and always.

Wedding planning completely sustainable

When the step to the registry office and in front of the altar is then tackled, it goes hand in hand with elaborate planning. After all, it should be a very special day - and the individual aspects of the celebration should underline this. That's why both partners, and usually their families as well, deal with the selection and preparation of

  • Wedding dress
  • Venues for wedding ceremony and celebration
  • Food and drinks
  • Decorations
  • Invitations

Everything should be appealing, high-quality, romantic - but is it also sustainable?

Image: The most beautiful day in life surrounded by loved ones.

Sustainable romance in wedding dress

The wedding dress is the culmination of many women's dreams - and emphasizes that the bride is the center of attention on this day. Opting for bridal fashions made from natural fibers and accessories that don't have a global supply chain behind them is entirely possible and doesn't even have to cost very much more. Practical-minded couples buy the clothes second-hand - or rent a dream of lace and ruffles for the day.

Image: Even sustainable weddings do not have to do without floral decorations. 

Celebrate environmentally friendly with seasonal cuisine and decoration

Elaborate and sometimes very exotic are the procedures for the celebration - yet very good sustainable ideas can be implemented here, which make the event a truly special event. With May already delivering lush floral displays and delicious food, couples looking to get married can plan their wedding with seasonal offerings at kilometer zero. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, meat or fish dishes from local producers are all part of the mix, as are floral arrangements from local vendors using native flowers and branches.

Other elements can also significantly reduce the impact on the environment: LED fairy lights or candlelight at nightfall have a more romantic effect than glaring lighting and are cheaper on the bottom line.

Wedding couples should also resist the temptation to use disposable tableware. Not only do plastic cutlery, plates, and cups generate a considerable amount of waste - they also look tacky. The most beautiful day in life deserves a festive setting with pretty china and sparkling glasses - they, too, can be rented or provided in a well-kept restaurant.

Image: By the way, the dream in white can also be rented. 

Off to the honeymoon - not necessarily on a plane

As beautiful as honeymoons to extraordinary locations like the Maldives are - the long-haul flights pollute the environment, and many of the "dream hotels" contribute their share to the pollution of tropical paradises. Romantic, unforgettable days (and nights) for two experience newlyweds just as atmospheric within reach. Romantic chalets, cozy forest huts and retreats with breathtaking panoramas make it possible - usually with luxurious, unobtrusive service and local specialties.

Image: In green and in good times. 

Wedding quite sustainable - not only in May

One of the most beautiful days in life does not have to be associated with an ecologically guilty conscience. On the contrary, the conscious decision for a sustainable concept offers unique opportunities to really stand out from the crowd in the planning and the process and to celebrate in harmony with nature. A truly "green" wedding in May, but also in the other months is feasible, often even inexpensive and also gets the invited guests in the mood for more environmental awareness.

Image: Love is in the air. 

Eternal flowers

Nicholas Hänny, the co-founder of NIKIN, and Carla Hänny, our Chief Financial Officer, also got married. Fun Fact: the flower decorations from their "most beautiful day" are still in use today. The white mini flowers also decorated the shelves in the pop-up store or often the racks at the direct sales in our homebase Lenzburg.

Are you married too? Tell us about your "most beautiful day"!

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