Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2011 Wedding Trend: Local is the New Organic

Being eco-friendly and "organic" came in strong with the year 2010, with brides planting trees in honor of every wedding guest and insisting that the meat at their wedding be from grass-fed animals. For 2011, supporting your local economy is chic!
Going local usually means you're also getting organic products, as you're buying from the farm around the corner instead of around the world. And, using locally made products for things such as favors and decor supports your hometown and adds a sweet, intimate charm to your event.
Some ideas for going local for your Western New York wedding (which can easily be translated to any town you may be getting married in)...
  • Wine from a local winery in the Niagara region or the Finger Lakes
  • Chocolate from a local business like Fowlers (we love Truffaloes!)
  • Local products included in your OOT guest bags- such as Frank's Hot Sauce
  • Favors produced by a local shop, or even roadside stand (candles, soap, etc.)