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Give Wedding Guests a Taste of Home at Your Celebration

Whether you're getting married in your hometown or afar, honor your favorite city.

Give Wedding Guests a Taste of Home at Your Celebration

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Photo: KT Merry Photography

These days, many brides and grooms meet and fall in love in cities far away from where they were raised. They may choose to host a wedding at one's family residence, in the city where they currently reside, or a faraway destination. However, no matter where couples choose to exchange their vows in front of family and friends, there are many ways to honor the place you call home.

If you're hosting a wedding in your hometown, consider a venue that is important to your family, such as the church you grew up attending or a park you loved visiting. And if your wedding is far from home, honor the place you call home or the city you love with unique accessories, favors, food, and so much more.

Browse the ideas below, all of which were important to real brides and grooms on their wedding days. There's nothing like coming home to see loved ones, but if you have your heart set on a celebration in your new town or a destination wedding, there are plenty of ways to give your guests a taste of hometown love throughout your wedding.

LA Tote Bag
Give your guests a taste of what's to come by offering them tote bags filled with welcome gifts. Bonus points for using the "I love [enter city name]" slogan. Photo by Callaway Gable; Consulting by Sterling Engagements

Church where bride grew up
Choose a ceremony site that means a lot to you or your family. This particular bride exchanged vows at the same church where her parents said "I do." Photo by Cassi Claire Photography

Turquoise cowboy boots
Honor your country roots by having bridesmaids wear cowboy boots in your wedding colors. Photo by Stephen Karlisch; Consulting by DFW Events Inc.

Baltimore Ravens wedding lingerie garter
Keep your hometown sports team close to you during the celebration by wearing a bridal leg garter embellished with your favorite team's logo or colors. Photo by Donna Von Bruening

Butterfly escort card table
Ask your loved ones to help with wedding décor. The butterfly escort cards in the photo above were crafted by the bride's mother, who would always make her unique gifts growing up. Photo by KT Merry Photography; Venue: The Breakers

White tulips in clear terrarium
Choose wedding flowers that mean something to you. This bride used tulips throughout her wedding décor since her parents would plant the blooms each spring and even visited Holland to find new species. Photo by Chrisman Studios

Florida and Texas wedding favor cookies
Celebrate both of your hometowns by offering cookies in the shape of your respective state as wedding favors – or serve them at your dessert bar during the reception. Photo by KT Merry Photography

Texas honey and biscuits at wedding
To give the celebration a hometown feel, biscuits and Texas honey were served at a station during the wedding reception. The couple also had two of their favorite eateries deliver late-night snacks. Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography; Consulting by Jordan Payne Events

LA wrappers on cigar station at wedding
An image from this couple's engagement shoot in Los Angeles was turned into a logo that appeared on various elements of wedding décor, including cigar favors. Photo by Callaway Gable; Consulting by Sterling Engagements

LA Dodgers wedding cake for groom
Honor your hometown with a fanciful groom's cake. This bride surprised her beloved and had a confection created that was crafted to look like Dodger Stadium. Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Go Packers wedding after-party viewing
Since this couple's destination wedding was held in Turks & Caicos, the groom's hometown was honored when guests gathered around a projection screen on the beach to watch the Green Bay Packers playoff game. Photo by Jason and Rebecca Walker for Ira Lippke StudiosConsulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

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