Event Trends | Keeping It Local

A major trend taking over events for 2016 is keeping your event locally sourced. Not only is this trend great for the community, but it also allows your guests (both local and out of town) to appreciate what your wedding location has to offer. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite ways to “keep it local” for your event!

1 | Local Food

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The Upstate offers a variety of different vendors who are not only unique to Greenville, but also provide locally sourced food. Wow your guests with tasty options from some of the great food service providers that that the area has to offer. From traditional caterers to local restaurants to food trucks, you can’t go wrong choosing a local business!

2 | Local Breweries

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Want to make a big impact on your guests? Show them the different wines, beers, and spirits that the Upstate produces! Liquid Catering offers two packages* that provide an excellent taste of what local breweries, wineries and distilleries have to offer! These drinks will leave your guests wanting more and provide a way to help your guests experience the greatness of the local community!

*Liquid Catering‘s Southern Spirits Package Coming soon!

3 | Local Musicians

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Up the wow factor at your event by featuring local musicians! A surefire way to impress your guests is with live performances that are unique to the Greenville area. Not only will your guests be able to listen to the talent that the Upstate has to offer, but a great band will also have an arsenal of songs ready to tailor their performances to your event.

Some other great ways to consider keeping your event #local?

  • DIY Favors: Have a favorite shop around town that is special to your wedding location? Ask them about doing a wedding favor! One of our favorite locally sourced favor has been little bags filled with Downtown Greenville’s favorite popcorn from Poppington’s Popcorn!
  • DIY Flowers: A little investigating can go along way! Research local flower farmers so you can handpick your wedding flowers. IMPORTANT: Using local flowers (like food) means you may only have access to certain flowers and colors due to the season that your wedding is taking place.

We know that there are many other ways to keep your events locally sourced. Share your favorite ways with us in the comments below or on social media!

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