Bring an appetite and walking shoes to the 2015 Outer Banks Wedding Association Wedding Expo

It’s a big weekend coming up for brides and grooms with the annual Wedding Expo scheduled this Saturday and Sunday.

We’ve mentioned before how big a part of Outer Banks life wedding have become, but it bears repeating. From Corolla to Ocracoke there are around 3000 weddings performed every year—and that figure may be low. Hard figures are difficult to come by. There are three counties involved, no one keeps records on whether the marriage takes place by the sea or on the mainland, and a marriage license issued in Asheville at the far western end of the state is valid in Nags Head.

But there are a lot of weddings on the Outer Banks, and because there are so many weddings, there are a lot of services and a lot of service providers to choose from . . . which is why the Wedding Expo is so important to couples planning on getting married on the Outer Banks. 

The Expo gathers just about every service provider on the Outer Banks under two roofs—the event sprawls across First Flight High School and First Flight Middle School in Kill Devil Hills—and turns them loose to be their most creative.

The event is a visual feast, wedding musicians provide a backdrop of beautiful music and every caterer is turning out their best and most creative foods. 

Some advice for anyone attending: comfortable walking shoes are a must, and bring a good appetite—free samples are everywhere.