How to support local when planning your Queenstown wedding day

Posted on September 9, 2020 by QWA

Learn how you can shop local and find the best local wedding suppliers for your Queenstown wedding!

Heli Wedding

As New Zealanders continue to unite for recovery against Covid-19, supporting local business in Aotearoa is now more important than ever, even on your Queenstown wedding day! If you’re looking to shop local when planning your wedding, here are our top tips:

1. Stock the bar with local liquor

Central Otago is famous for pinot noir, but Queenstown wineries grow many differnt varieties and even make their own bubbly – perfect for your Queenstown wedding toast! Did you know there are also delicious local craft beers and spirits to enjoy? Book a tasting to try before you buy.queenstown-wedding-alcohol

2. Use community conscious catering

Fill your Queenstown wedding menu with local delicacies including organic veggies, real fruit ice cream, wild venison, and artisan cheeses. You and your guests will love it!

Raw Food Cake

3. Find seasonal flowers with your florist

Trust your Queenstown florist to create Instagram-able floral magic whilst also supporting local flower growers. You can even have your bouquet pressed and preserved as a keep sake!

Bouquet

4. Give back with your wedding gifts

A guilt free Queenstown wedding registry option where guests can give a little and it means a lot to those in need. Some local charities that the QWA support are Baskets of Blessing Meals and Family Works Southland.

Baskets of Blessing Logo5. Fun wedding favours

Treat your guests to some money off at one of Queenstown’s top cafes, bars, restaurants, or activities. There’s so many to choose from!

Bride and Groom Minus 5 Ice Bar

6. Local designer dresses

Still looking for the perfect Queenstown wedding dress or need to arrange finishing touches to your wedding suit? Queenstown boasts some amazing design talent and shopping experiences for you and your whole wedding party. Book a consult now to get those creative juices flowing!

Brides Dress

7. Beautiful and bespoke wedding rings

You’ll wear your wedding rings every day forever, so they need to be made well and made to last. Trust our talented Queenstown jewellers who can design and create something beautiful and durable, just for you!

8. Support an essential service

We’ve all been through the ringer with lockdown in different ways. But our essential services have kept us going throughout it all. Brighten up their day with some left over wedding flowers or cake and you’ll be beaming with joy too!

Fondant 3 tier cake with Pearl Detail
Fondant 3 tier cake with Pearl Detail

9. Share and review

When your Queenstown wedding suppliers have done a great job, thank them with an online review and spread the love by posting on your social media platforms and tagging your dream team. This helps other couples like you find the perfect wedding crew for them!

Bridal Party

10. Love local vendors

Our QWA members are super talented and have excellent local knowledge that will help bring your Queenstown wedding dreams to life. Use our online directory to pick your favourites and get in touch with them today to start your Queenstown wedding planning journey!

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You can find all Queenstown Wedding Association suppliers in our easy to use online directory HERE.