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January 15, 2019

3 Reasons to Choose A Hometown Wedding

By: Kristina Phelan

Choosing the location of your wedding is one of the most important aspects of the entire wedding planning process. Every other aspect of the wedding will depend on the location: from the flowers to the guest list and reception. Many couples choose to have a hometown wedding in order to invite lots of local guests. Others do so to include hometown favorites on their big day. Here are 3 reasons to choose a hometown location for your upcoming wedding:

Reason #1: Familiarity

Couples choose to have a hometown wedding due to being familiar with the surroundings and vendors available. Just knowing the options in your area is a huge part of planning a wedding. You can make sure that you have that perfect bakery or florist for your big day. It is likely that your family will have connections to these vendors as well. This could get you discounts or favors should a problem arise on your wedding day. Knowing what is available in your area is a huge part of choosing to have your wedding in a familiar location.

Reason #2: Large Guest List

Those couples who have large families on both sides will most likely choose a hometown wedding. Large guest lists are one of the main reasons why hometown weddings are chosen. Those couples with large families will also probably have many friends who attend as well. Choosing a location within your hometown that has enough room for all of the guests is important.

Reason #3: Budget

Having a large family doesn’t meant that you have to have a big budget for a hometown wedding either. Many beautiful weddings offer a simple celebration with drinks and cake. You could also get a lot of things at a discount due to the connections that family members have within town. You may also have someone who will lend their landscaped backyard or property for the wedding. Being able to have the wedding within your hometown is a key part of keeping the budget low.

Planning a hometown wedding is a great option for those couples who value having everyone attend. It is also a good way to have a party on a tighter budget. You’ll also enjoy knowing the vendors by being in a town that you know well. Consider these 3 reasons to choose a hometown location when planning your upcoming wedding.

Photos by Lauren Fair

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