Buying locally is very important to my husband and me. When we were planning our wedding, we tried to source domestically-made items and filled our gift registry with quality, made in the USA gifts. We figured if we were going to spend a large chunk of money on a party, a lot of it should help keep our neighbors employed!
Obviously, it’s difficult to get EVERYTHING made in the USA, but here are some of our favorite domestic wedding picks.
Apparel & Accessories
Groomswear: My fiancé is very tall and has a hard time finding off-the-rack shirts that fit him correctly. So, he decided to go the custom route, and ordered a couple shirts from CEGO Custom Shirtmakers in the flatiron district (just a few blocks from Hanky Panky!) I was very impressed with the fit, workmanship, details and GORGEOUS textile. Best of all, the shirts are made right here in New York City.
My fiance’s ring was his father’s, so I’m not sure where it was made originally, but we had it re-sized in NYC by the awesome Etsy shop Metalicious. Her original designs are gorgeous, though and she has many great wedding and engagement ring options, all made in NYC.
Brideswear: My wedding & maid of honor jewelry all came from another fabulous Etsy seller, Knit One Pearl Two. Her studio is in Astoria, Queens. She was fabulously accommodating and even re-colored one of her designs into my wedding colors for the Maid of Honor to wear!
My headpiece, a Jane Tran fascinator was also made in the USA.
Obviously, I had no difficulty finding gorgeous made in the USA wedding lingerie to wear! The only difficulty I had was choosing! I opted for the following styles to have in my trousseau.
For my “something blue,” I opted for the Julia Lace leg garter with blue silk ribbon and ivory sparkle rosebud.
For my wedding night, I chose the elegant and sexy Victoria Lace Chemise.
And for my first day of married life, I got a Signature Lace thong in Pink Lollipop (my favorite color) with my new title, “Mrs” emblazoned on the hip in crystals!
Since one hopes most wedding gifts will last a lifetime, we opted for several classic favorites known for quality (and still made in the USA!)
Fiestaware: My great grandmother got her Fiestaware in the 1930s, and my Aunt still uses it daily. I was thrilled to learn that the Homer Laughlin Company still makes their Fiestaware china in Newell, West Virginia, where they’ve had their headquarters for over 100 years.
It’s reassuring knowing that our china pattern has been produced since the 1930s, and we absolutely love mixing and matching all the fun colors when we’re setting the table.
KitchenAid: My prize kitchen item is my KitchenAid stand mixer. It is so efficient, powerful and versatile. They are still made in Greenville, Ohio. I was also very happy to see that many of the attachments for the mixers are also made in the USA.
All-Clad: I really wanted to get stainless steel cookware, as I’ve found non-stick finishes to wear out quickly and have been reported to pose certain health risks. So, we opted to register for All-Clad cookware. It’s made in Southwest Pennsylvania (where my Mother is from!), and is renowned for its quality, beauty and durability.
Lodge Cast Iron: The Lodge Cast Iron company has been making its cast iron pans in South Pittsburg, Tennessee for over 100 years. We opted to register for a square grill pan, and I love how evenly it heats and how well it grills everything from squash to steaks!
As you can see, there are still a lot of wonderful products made right here in the States!