The Big Fake Wedding | DC
August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT$25
The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding
“Wedding guests” are brides- + grooms-to-be who enjoy an emotional vow renewal ceremony, a tasty cocktail-style dinner, and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing the wedding vendors in action
The Big Fake Wedding was the first event of its kind when it was founded in 2008, creating an experiential opportunity for wedding vendors to showcase their products and services to shopping brides and grooms just as they would at a real wedding. Ten years later in 2018, The Big Fake Wedding is still the most uniquely curated and most far-reaching bridal show alternative in the nation, attracting over 6,000 attendees and 1,000 vendors annually across 30+ events in 25 cities.
The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the “wedding guests” get to hear the music, taste the cakes, and smell the flowers… while enjoying a night of great food, dancing and surprises, leaving brides-and-grooms-to-be saying “I want my wedding to be just like that!”
For brides and grooms, the event serves as a source of inspiration, a resource in finding trusted wedding vendors and an emotional reminder to plan for what comes after the wedding: a marriage! For participating wedding vendors, the event exposes their business to new referral sources, while also exposing each vendor to a wealth of inspiration, resources and confidence to take their business to the next level.
Tickets include light bites, a signature drink, and a swag bag
In 2008, aspiring wedding photographer Callie Murray was looking for a way to effectively build her new business. With the goals of promoting small businesses, inspiring brides and grooms, and encouraging solid marriages, she rallied her wedding industry friends together to create the ultimate wedding experience: a perfectly planned “wedding” where brides- and grooms-to-be could actually see vendors in action.The inaugural event was a hit, and it became an annual event in Atlanta. Callie has since been joined by an amazing team of people who have helped bring The Big Fake Wedding to cities across the country.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
HOW CAN I BE THE ONE RENEWING MY VOWS?
HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH VENDOR DID WHAT?
I’M A WEDDING PLANNER. CAN I ATTEND THE BIG FAKE WEDDING AS A GUEST?
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE VENDORS?
CAN MY FIANCÉ COME?
I WON’T BE ABLE TO ATTEND ANYMORE. DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?
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- August 8
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Couples Social, DC, Happy Hour, VA, Wedding
- Event Tags:
- "District Bliss", Artistic, Bride, Brides, Bridesmaid, Bridesmaids, Celebrate, Celebrates, City, Create, Creative, DC, Event, Events, Fun, Gifts, Groom, Planning, Unique, VA, Virginia, Wedding, Weddings
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