Great Ideas: The Locavore’s Guide to Marrying

Great Ideas: The Locavore's Guide to Marrying | Southern New England Wedding

Want to keep your wedding’s features as local as possible? Here are 4 great ideas to get you started…

1. FARM TO FORK  Forks & Fingers Catering by Design brings the flavors of the season to each of the meals they create. By using fresh, local ingredients in their menus, they support farmers, open space and local economies. Not to mention, farm fresh just tastes good!

Great Ideas: The Locavore's Guide to Marrying | Southern New England Wedding

Great Ideas: The Locavore's Guide to Marrying | Southern New England Wedding

2. STAMPED, SEALED, DELIVERED  Boston-based graphic designer Chelsey Emery makes customizeable return address stamps in a variety of cheery fonts that will give your invitations a special, made in MA, touch. $25

Great Ideas: The Locavore's Guide to Marrying | Southern New England Wedding

3. REGIONAL REGISTRY  A local mindset can extend well beyond the details of your wedding day. With a host of online registry companies allowing you to add products from many stores, it’s easy to include your friendly neighborhood artisans, like Farmhouse Pottery of Vermont, as you build your home.

Great Ideas: The Locavore's Guide to Marrying | Southern New England Wedding

Great Ideas: The Locavore's Guide to Marrying | Southern New England Wedding

4. HIKE FOR TWO  Just because it doesn’t fit in your kitchen cabinet, doesn’t mean you can’t register for it. Add a household membership to a great organization like The Norman Bird Sanctuary for a year of hiking like the love birds you are, and championing a good cause, too. $65

Great Ideas: The Locavore's Guide to Marrying | Southern New England Wedding

Great Ideas: The Locavore's Guide to Marrying | Southern New England Wedding

Note: This article originally appeared in the 2014/2015 Southern New England Weddings: Destination Edition

As a native of South Coast Mass., Jen knows southern New England well but is never surprised when she discovers a new favorite destination. An English major who has worked in publishing as an editor and freelance writer for over 15 years, she enjoys interviewing, writing and especially blogging for Southern New England Weddings (because weddings are endlessly pretty and inspiring!). She lives in Rochester, Mass., with her husband and two young daughters.

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