Hometown Pride

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We spoke with Kelly Fowler, of Just Save The Date, and she gave us some great insight. This wedding planning extraordinaire has helped many couples bring their hometowns all the way to Key West.

If there’s a song that has strong ties to your hometown, consider playing it at the end of your reception as a send off. Bostonians can pay tribute to their grand city by playing Neil Diamonds “Sweet Caroline”, and Carolinians can play James Taylor’s “Carolina In My Mind”.

When it comes to paying tribute through food…the skies the limit! Highlight local beers and cocktails during the reception or cocktail hour. If you hail from the glorious South bring those southern staples into your meal. Biscuits, grits, and sweet tea OH MY! When it comes to cake decoration, consider a cake topper that represents where you call home.

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More ideas: local goodies in your welcome bags, favors that pay homage to your heritage (Kelly did a wedding where they passed out viking helmets), table names that pay tribute to your hometown, personal paper goods with maps of your city, postcards of where you have traveled as a couple with stories on the back from your travels.

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Special ways to help those who couldn’t come experience the big day: Consider doing a live feed of the ceremony (some DJs or videographers offer this as a service), putting up family photos at the venue, or putting up directional signage of where guests are from.

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 Show your hometown pride in ways that are unique to your city! Feel right at home even miles away. Be Bold…Be Beautiful!

Photos | Once Like A Spark & KLK Photography

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