why you should

for your Vermont wedding

Small businesses are the backbone of Vermont's economy, and we rely on the support of local and out of state customers to thrive and grow. Are you considering welcome gifts for your guests? Or thank you presents for your wedding party? Vermont is renowned for its exceptionally talented craftsmen and women who pour their creativity into creating locally made products. Are you thinking about hiring a catering service for your big day? "Farm to table" is a term you hear frequently in the Green Mountain state. From Cabot Cheese to Lake Champlain Chocolates, Vermont's farmlands provide the perfect foundation for farm-fresh produce, fresh dairy products, and locally sourced ingredients. Stocking up the bar for your wedding reception?  Vermont is also famous for its wide variety of locally brewed beers, ciders, wines, and spirits (which also make great gifts)! By purchasing these local goods, you help to support what makes Vermont a unique (and sustainable) place to live or visit. 

Buying Local Keeps Money in the Community
One of the most significant ways in which supporting local wedding vendors benefits the economy is by keeping money within the community. When you purchase goods or services from a Vermont wedding professional, the money that you spend stays within the community, circulating through the local economy. This, in turn, creates jobs and other opportunities, while helping to support the infrastructure of the area. According to a study by the American Independent Business Alliance, for every $100 spent at a local business, roughly $68 stays in the local economy, compared to only $43 when spent at a non-local business. 

Buying Local Supports Local Entrepreneurs 
As we mentioned, small businesses are the backbone of Vermont's economy, providing much-needed jobs and creating opportunities for entrepreneurs. By hiring Vermont wedding vendors, you’re directly supporting these business owners, helping them to thrive and grow. Additionally, the success of these wedding professionals means a healthier economy, which translates to better job opportunities for people in the community. In addition to all these benefits, many of the business owners in the Vermont wedding professional community are known for their sense of civic duty, and they often help sponsor local events, which foster meaningful connections and build community trust.

Buying Local Gets You Better Customer Service and More Unique Offerings
Supporting local wedding vendors also has the added benefit of offering unique customer experiences and personalized customer service. Vermont based wedding vendors really know the area, they are invested in our communities, and they are often more passionate about providing an unbeatable client experience, which out of state vendors cannot match because there is no local ownership or management.

Buying Local Has Environmental and Social Benefits
When you hire a Vermont based wedding vendor, you’re reducing your carbon footprint by reducing the need for shipping and transportation. Additionally, Vermont based businesses often prioritize sustainability and ethical practices, making them a great choice for environmentally conscious couples. Supporting Vermont wedding professionals means supporting diversity and inclusivity within the community, as many of our businesses were founded by individuals from different backgrounds. 

If you are ready to say "I do" surrounded by the magic of the Green Mountains it's time to head on over to our Vendor Guide which features ONLY Vermont based wedding businesses. Thanks for buying and hiring local.

The Importance of Buying Local:
Why it Matters