June 23, 2021

Local Wedding Vendors Make Your Day Special

Golden Isles Wedding Association-The Island Directory

The Importance of Hiring a Local Wedding Vendor for Your Big Day

Destination or locals weddings in the Golden Isles are made easier with local professional vendors

Why does Hiring a local wedding vendor for your big day make good sense? Local Wedding Vendor, Elena Edwards, Director of Golden Isles Wedding Association talks about the importance of choosing a local vendor for your wedding, whether you’re a local bride or planning a destination wedding.

Local knowledge is priceless. When you vacation somewhere new, you want to know where the locals eat, not where the tourist traps are. One good way, is the consult theislanddirectory.com for all the best businesses, restaurants and places to play and things to do.

Destination weddings work the same way– you get one shot to make it right, why risk working with someone outside of the area? The trusted wedding vendors from Golden Isles Wedding Association have years of combined experience making weddings and events special for their clients. They know the ins and outs of the area, what works and what doesn’t. The Golden Isles has unique surroundings and changes, with a trusted vendor, you will be able to gain insight to the best places for beach weddings, pictures, reception locations and everything else that pops up.

During my time in the wedding industry, I’ve heard so many stories of wedding days ruined by vendors that weren’t local. Whether it be considering the tidal charts, knowing local noise ordinances, or having a rain backup plan, local pros are a must.

Golden Isles Wedding Assoc. Vendor Social



The motivation behind creating a local wedding association is to be a trusted resource for couples planning weddings. We seek to improve the quality of weddings in our area, through collaboration and education. The Golden Isles features national award-winning wedding professionals, luxury resorts, and celebrity event designers. We have the talent and resources to make your wedding vision come to life.

Visit goldenislesweddings.org/vendors for a complete list of local and trusted wedding professionals in the area. You can find them and a host of other local wedding vendors on theislanddirectory.com.

If you’re a local vendor or venue and are interested in joining the association, please visit goldenislesweddings.org/join







For a list of the Best Places to Get Married on St. Simons Island check our blog post.













Styled Shoot organized by GIWA

Featuring John Krivec Photography, A Courtyard Florist, Village Creek Landing, Gentlemen’s Outfitters, Cunningham Jewelers, and Sweet Luncheonette.

GIWA Networking Night, Photographed by Brooke Roberts Photography