The Farm to Table food movement continues to spread across the nation as people are recognizing the benefits to eating local and giving support to local restaurants and farms. Greenville, is no exception, as our food scene is becoming nationally recognized – vote here – for the overall dining, which includes the farm to table restaurant experience.
While we love this local-friendly food movement, we LOVE that the farm to table concept is spreading into the event/wedding industry. And no, not just with food! Farm to table can be applied to a few other areas on your big day, so if you’re the local-supporting type, you can certainly find ways to incorporate your local favorites into your big day too!
Farm to Table | Eat Local
You already love eating local, so why stop for your wedding? Passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour could just the time to showcase some of the town’s freshest and best food they have to offer without ruining what is sure to be a wonderfully tasty main course. Are your celebrations out of your town? Even better! Take advantage of the destination by trying to incorporate as much local food as possible.
Farm to Bouquet | Farm Fresh Flowers
Let’s be real. Florals for your wedding can be expensive, but it’s no surprise that most brides want to incorporate flowers in some way into their decor. Is there a way to cut these gorgeous expenses? Of course! Do some research in the area for local farmers who supply bridal-decor worthy flowers for a fraction of the cost. Make a day of it, and go pick them yourself!
Farm to Brew | Local Craft Beer
Whether you are familiar with your local beer scene or not, providing out of town guests with the opportunity to try local brews is a great way to incorporate the town into your wedding celebration. Most likely, someone will be traveling from out of town (destination? Then the whole crew is traveling!) and they will have limited time to explore all that particular city has to offer. Bring in a local beer to serve during your reception to allow guests to have a taste of the town!
Farm to Favor | Local Favors
Another opportune moment to show off what your city or town is all about is in the favors. Sending your guests off with something unique to the city will set your favors apart from the rest. Not only will they have a one-of-a-kind favor from a city they’ve traveled too, but they will have this amazing little reminder of the special event they just attended!
Traveling to Greenville, SC for your wedding? Be sure to check out ALL of our amazing vendors local to the Greenville area. Check out our preferred vendor page for some that we work with at The Old Cigar Warehouse!
Photo Credit: Ryan & Alyssa, JJones Photography, and the TD Saturday Market