Consumers are frequently urged to “shop local.” While this may be great for the community and small business in the area, is it really beneficial for the consumer? We’re going to consider 3 ways you can benefit when using local vendors for a wedding.
Local Vendors Know the Area and Each Other
As a result of local vendors being familiar with the neighborhood and one another, you end up with a higher quality end result. Local vendors can recommend other small business that they have successfully teamed up with in the past. This means you don’t have to worry about your photographer, caterer, DJ, and other professionals being able to work together well to bring your big day together. Knowing the area well allows a local caterer to know the best places to source fresh food, gives a photographer the opportunity to suggest ideas for great spots for a shoot, and ensures your limo driver will have no problem finding the venue.
Less Stress for the Bride and Groom
When all of your vendors, from the person providing the flowers to the seamstress for the dresses, are a short drive away, it removes a lot of the stress of getting together and traveling with the wedding party and family members who need to help out with the preparation. Also, since local businesses are already networked with other businesses that provide the services you need, they are in a better position to suggest someone local to fill in the services you don’t have in place yet.
The Perfect Choice for a Green Wedding
Shopping local helps the local economy, it keeps vendors from driving long distances, reduces energy consumption, and saves the most important resources of all (at least when it comes to your wedding day) – your time and money.
Caterman Catering is proud to have a working business relationship with local vendors throughout the San Jose and Bay areas. So if you want your wedding to be high-quality, less stressful, and less of a drain on your resources, give us a call today at 408-441-8719.