The beauty of booking local

Courtesy Outer Banks Wedding Association

To help keep your stress levels low and other worries at bay, discover the beauty of booking local. As a group of islands known for destination weddings, we are prepared for the stress and surprises of planning from afar.

They are here for you.

When you’re planning from a distance, local vendors are here to work together. They can make stops, run errands, and meet with other vendors to establish a perfect timeline that will navigate the increased traffic during summer months. Booking a local wedding coordinator can help shoulder the burden of researching and communicating with other vendors, dealing with logistics, and handling any small fires face-to-face. Don’t let that DJ you booked from out of town ruin your grand entrance because they’re running late getting to the OBX!

They are Established.

Given the size of our locale and the astonishing number of weddings that occur here, every wedding vendor that is a part of Outer Banks Wedding Association has a proved track record of professionalism and reliability. Our members are proud to be part of such a dynamic group. Each and every member of our association has been recommended by another member and approved by our Board of Directors. This allows you to have the comfort of knowing that they are a reliable and established business.

They know the Venues.

Each of our venues offer unique settings and tucked away surprises that only locals are familiar with. You can trust that our photographers know the best spots for your bridal portraits and how to capture the natural beauty of the Outer Banks–sunrise, sunset, how to position people in coastal breezes, etc. Vendors, such as caterers, floral designers, and DJ’s, know the do’s and don’ts and can offer great ideas for bringing the details together. 

They are a Team.

Outer Banks wedding pros are a tight-knit community. They are always working together, often daily, so there is an existing relationship. With so many moving parts behind the scenes, issues can arise. It’s important that all your vendors can work together to resolve these issues without interrupting your day. Working together as a team makes weddings run seamlessly.

They are Prepared.

Weather is the one thing that no person has any control over, but that does not mean it will ruin your wedding day! Outer Banks vendors know the best sources to trust when monitoring the quick-moving weather patterns common to our area. They know that some areas are only accessible by 4-wheel drive, and they are prepared for changes in terrain and tides caused by coastal weather. Last minute changes can vary from moving your entire event inside or simply ensuring umbrellas are handy. Let them help you establish a backup plan that you’ll be sure to love.

How to Book Local. 

First, you can browse our vendor directory, or you can submit a contact vendors form to hear from local vendors. Browse our blog and connect with us on social media to get inspiration, or request a free copy of the 2020 Outer Banks Weddings Magazine that features real weddings, styled shoots, and a member directory. Want to meet with vendors in person, tour venues, sample food, and more? Plan to attend our 2020 Wedding Weekend and Expo this March! Tickets and information can be found on our website.