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How Clients will Benefit from Local Vendors

May 3rd, 2018

Local vendors are often a first choice when couples are planning their wedding ceremony and reception. As the "shop local" movement grows, it is a prime time for the wedding industry to get engaged.


Couples may have different ideas of locations to have their wedding, but local vendors can be found regardless. Brides magazine says the biggest factor influencing decision of a destination vs. local wedding is the amount of desired guests that are able to attend. Hometowns might be the traditional choice when choosing a wedding location, but XO Group states 1 in 4 couples plan a destination wedding.

                                        
Familiarity
Local vendors must be knowledgable about wedding venue locations. That can help couples avoid having to give directions, discuss venue protocols, and handle other tasks that must be worked out with non-local vendors. For example, local photographers who are familiar with the venue will know the best places to take shots.

Environment
Individuals who are concerned about the carbon footprint of their wedding will find local vendors to be a more environmentally friendly option. Local vendors are more likely to source their materials from other local businesses, reducing their carbon footprints along the way. For example, local caterers may rely on local farmers for their foods, affording couples the chance to host an eco-friendly wedding.

Proximity
Throughout the planning process, local vendors are available to the the clients more-readily for meetings, trials, appointments and other planning details. The accessibility of a vendor is vital, as it is a stressful time and clients need to be able to contact their vendors easily.

Customization
Working with local vendors often translates into getting more personalized service and attention than mass retailers can not provide. Local vendors who are knowledgable about their city will be able to provide new brides with Victoria's best wedding venues and can recommend other WoW Members for different services!

Savings
Couples who travel for their weddings and engage with local vendors will not have to travel with their wedding decor. Using local vendors eliminates the need to bring along dresses, flowers, decorative items, etc. Plus, couples needn't pay to transport and house vendors brought along from home. 

 

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