Brindley Beach beach bags were out in force at last year’s Wedding Expo.

This is the big wedding weekend on the Outer Banks. The 19th Annual Outer Banks Wedding Association Wedding Expo is Saturday and Sunday from 9-3 and for couples planning on getting married on the Outer Banks, Kill Devil Hills is the place to be.

Taking place in at the combined locations of First Flight High School and First Flight Middle School, the Expo has just kept growing and growing as more and more couple discover the Outer Banks as a the perfect place to begin a life together.

There will be over 200 Outer Banks wedding professionals on hand to help with everything from planning, to videos, to catering and of course Brindley Beach Vacations is always available for to help find the perfect location for a wedding.

What began as a group of professionals working to help couple get married has grown to become an outstanding organization that can help with everything from a wedding to a professional event.

So—even though the Wedding Expo is themed around weddings, keep a eye out for family gatherings or for businesses, the perfect place for a management getaway.

A couple of tips for attending. There are over 200 vendors on hand—have pen or pencil and a notepad ready. It is simply not possible to remember everything seen and heard two or three weeks later.

Comfortable shoes are a must. There is a lot of walking. Yes, the shuttle buses between the schools means there is no reason to walk back and forth, but there is still a lot of walking.

Bring a good appetite…in fact, don’t eat for days. Some of the best caterers and restaurants anywhere are located on the Outer Banks and many of them are on hand Saturday and Sunday handing out samples.

Mostly though—have fun.