It’s January, it’s Martin Luther King Weekend, and that means, on the Outer Banks that it’s time for the 20th Annual Outer Banks Wedding Association Wedding Expo.

Held every year at First Flight High School and First Flight Middle School in Kill Devil Hills, the two day event really highlights how popular the Outer Banks is as a wedding destination.

Brindley Beach Vacations will be there—of course. We have a number of homes that are ideal for a wedding or event and it’s exciting to meet every year with brides, grooms and their families and envision the possibilities.

There is so much to do a the Expo that it’s not possible to list everything, but it is sort of one stop shopping. Yes, we’ll be there talking about how we can help make a wedding something special, but there are also caterers, wedding officiants, photographers, videographers and any associated business that can help a wedding be just a bit nicer.

One group of vendors that we really recommend talking to are event or wedding organizers. For a small wedding, they may not be needed, but for a typical wedding with 100 guest or more, their knowledge of what goes into an Outer Banks wedding is invaluable.

A couple of recommendations based on years of experience attending the show.

  1. Take notes—There is so much information to be gathered that relying on memory seems unreliable.
  2. Wear comfortable shoes—There is a lot of walking involved to see everything.
  3. Don’t eat before you go—It looks as though there will be at least 31 caterers and restaurants on hand. Everyone of them will be handing out samples…and they’re all good. And that number does not include the cakes, candies and bakers.
  4. Relax and have fun.

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