5 wedding decor ideas infused with the local flair
Whether you are travelling to an exotic far off local, or planning to invite out of town guests to your current home, incorporate the flavors, sights and sound of the local culture to give your guests an enhanced personalized experience.
- Welcome Bags and favors
Set the tone of the wedding festivities with a welcome bag in their room or upon check in including a welcome drink, map of the venue, wedding itinerary, recommendations for restaurants within walking distance and a list of the main attractions to see while they are in town. Personalize your recommendations with your own favorite spots. Add local favorite snacks and beverages to give guests a preview of what is in store.
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- Choose a venue with a local character
During your venue search look for sites that genuinely connect with your guests, properties that retain the local charm but are also retrofitted with all modern comforts. An event is more fun when you create ties to the venue that all guests can share.
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When planning your decorations, ask your designer to use locally inspired flowers, plants and other materials. Consider a fusion of styles – something contemporary you love with something purely local for a look that is unique to your wedding.
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- Customize your menu
Choose your menu basis the uniqueness of your wedding destination like the south Indians, for example, must have their parboiled rice and fish. You do not have to turn your entire wedding into a fiesta, simply request local ingredients throughout your menu, and sampler-size local delicacies as finger foods at your cocktail reception.
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When it comes giving a complete experience to your guest, music and entertainment ties everything together. Panjabis’ love their their dhol, keeps the guests moving and is not something you see every day. Another more interactive form of entertainment could be incorporating artisans who are making a handicraft that you can send home with your guests or even a sketch artist to draw portraits.