Local sounds more fun! Do you ever like going to the local market to do your shopping? A lot of people think buying local is far more beneficial- one for the local economy & two for your health.
There are hidden perk to using local vendors, and supporting them does more than put a smile on their face.
If you are into the destination wedding side of things, even just a small coastal country town like Phillip Island, these towns rely heavily on tourism (did you know wedding tourism is a thing?), so supporting the local businesses is forever appreciated.
Let's look at 4 reasons why to choose local vendors.
Local vendors know the locals & can educate you on the area
Knowing the locals is very important as they know the diversity of their own town, from where the best photo spots are to all the local produce & all the event styling you could possibly want. Having a local crew on your wedding team means they will know exactly how to operate to the best of their ability in their own environment. You may even be lucky enough to get a discount if you are connected with all the vendors in the local area.
The locals are just as talented
In this day and age your don't need to live in the city to have find amazing talent, imagination and culture. Most regions have a little something to offer their visitors.
There is no need to bring in outside vendors if you don't have to or want to save a few $$.
Alos, if you want to do your own styling & flowers then that is fine too! Just keep in mind a bit of extra time & travel.
you will save money
By choosing local vendors you will already save yourself some hard earned cashola!
You can say goodbye to the travel time which is already an added saving! Given that on average you will hire between 8 and 14 vendors, this saving can add up pretty quickly. Also you will save yourself so much time by having the local vendors set up everything for you at the venue before you arrive. Using local vendors mean the likelihood is they have worked together before and will do a lot of the coordinating behind the scenes for you. (Having to lug your own styling or flowers around is a big headache when you have so much more to be focusing your time on.)
really good for the local economy & environment
With less carbon footprint you're doing great for the environment, saving trips to & from your home destination. It is less travel time for locals to get to the venue. This is also great for the local economy by supporting all the local businesses who rely on these type of events. Most local vendors are small businesses and by spending your dollars with them you are a real person is doing a happy dance.
phillip islands local vendors
Over the top events- A very high standard of equipment, flowers & styling.
Phone 03 5952 1791
Elaines Cakes- Extremely high quality Cakes & deserts with any style you like
email@example.com or 0434 343 768
Lisa Anne- A gorgeous celebrant creating heartfelt & soulful ceremonies
www.lisaanne.com.au or 0417 298 394
Flowers of Phillip Island- Experienced florists creating wedding flowers of your personal desire
03 5952 2235
The Times Duo- High quality up tempo tunes to dance all night too!
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0424 342 013
Love always Kaylah <3