Outer Banks Wedding Expo Opens This Weekend

Outer Banks Wedding Expo coming Saturday and Sunday January 13, 14.
Outer Banks Wedding Expo coming Saturday and Sunday January 13, 14.

The Outer Banks—beautiful and romantic—has become one of the most popular wedding destinations on the East Coast.

As its popularity has grown so has a wide variety of professionals have found a home on the Outer Banks specializing in making that special day a dream come true.

The 19th Annual Wedding Expo is this weekend at First Flight High School and First Flight Middle School in Kill Devil Hills. The events may be held in the local schools, but the pros on hand have become masters at transforming the space into something magical.

Planning a wedding takes a lot of time and effort and with so many vendors and services gathered together at one time, there is a great opportunity to get to see the most Outer Banks wedding professionals gathered together in a single location.

There are over 200 vendors on hand and tours of wedding venues are also offered. However, with so much to do and so many people to see some pre-planning is helpful.

Things to Know


Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sunday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Shuttle busses run between the schools and they run very frequently

Some Advice

Wear comfortable shoes. There is a lot of walking involved. The high school area extends through what would be a cafeteria to a large gym. The middle school is not quite as extensive, but it does cover a lot of area.

Take a good appetite. There are a lot of restaurants, food and drink vendors and caterers on hand. All of them are handing out samples and the sample are very good.

Take notes. This is really important. With 200 vendors on hand, it is simply not possible to remember every conversation and every impression.

Have fun. This is all about planning an event that will begin what will hopefully be a happy life together. Have some fun with it and remember to laugh.