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Shop Local

“Fresh food, great prices and
friendly helpful people.”

Watch our community grow and thrive!

“Excellent food, and friendly service.
very family oriented which I LOVE.”

Small businesses pay sales taxes to the city and county the
business is in. This benefits public schools, parks, roads and
sidewalks. This also funds public service workers like firefighters.

LOcAL ShOppERS’
FAvORiTE DESTiNATiONS:

34%
visit
clothing
stores

“Honestly, the best customer service
and the most adorable clothing ever!!!!”
-Actual reviews from our local businesses.

75% FOR
LOTS OF

56%

frequent
food/
beverage
stores

eat at
restaurants

REASONS:

is beneficial. Local vendors are more likely
to source their materials from other local
businesses, reducing their carbon footprints
along the way. For example, local caterers
may rely on local farmers for their foods,
affording couples the chance to host ecofriendly or even farm-to-table weddings.

Local vendors are often a go-to choice
when couples are planning their wedding
ceremonies and receptions. As the “shop
local” movement grows in popularity,
weddings present a prime opportunity to
embrace this movement.
Couples may have different ideas
regarding where to tie the knot, but
local vendors can be hired regardless
of geography. Brides magazine says the
biggest factor influencing wedding location
is the size of the guest list and the number
of people who wouldn’t be able to attend
if the wedding was in a particular locale.
Hometowns might be the traditional choice
regarding wedding location, but the XO
Group says one in four couples now host
destination weddings.
Once couples choose a town or city
to host their weddings, they can begin
exploring the benefits of working with
locally-based vendors.
Familiarity
Local vendors will be familiar with the
area and possibly even the location where
the wedding will be held. That can help
couples avoid having to give directions,
discuss venue protocols, and handle
other tasks that must be worked out with
non-local vendors. For example, local
photographers familiar with a particular
venue will know all of the best places to
get shots, and some vendors may have
preexisting relationships with venue
representatives that could ensure wedding
day operations go smoothly.
Proximity
Local vendors can meet with brides
and grooms more readily throughout the
planning process, making things less
stressful on the happy couple. This also
makes it easier to drop off deposits, attend
meetings, make fitting appointments, or
attend styling sessions.
Savings
Couples who travel for their weddings
and employ local vendors will not have
to pack as much. Using local vendors
eliminates the need to bring along bulky
dresses, decorative items, flowers, and
much more. Plus, couples needn’t pay to
transport and house vendors brought along
from back home.
Environment
Individuals who take great strides
to conserve resources by reducing their
energy consumption and protecting the
environment often find that shopping local

of shoppers like
66% the
convenience
to support
63% want
local businesses
one-of-a-kind
54% like
products
prefer the
53% customer
service

Customization
Working with local vendors often
translates into getting more personalized
service and attention than mass retailers or
merchants can provide.
Going local when choosing wedding
vendors is an increasingly popular choice
among couples about to tie the knot.

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(217) 276-3190

dleveland@consolidated.net

Mon-Sat
10:00-1:00
217-235-2161
920 Lafayette Ave.
Mattoon, IL
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