A bridal show alternative complete with an emotional vow renewal ceremony, light bites, and a dance-party reception.

Yep, we host big, fake weddings to connect brides and grooms to the best local vendors.

Planning a wedding?

At each event, our “wedding guests” are brides and grooms who get to truly experience local wedding vendors in action.

Are you a wedding vendor?

The Big Fake Wedding promotes small businesses and facilitates the opportunity for genuine connections to brides and grooms.

We love our vendors. We love our brides and grooms. Even more, we love when our people connect. Browse our new and growing vendor network to find the perfect local vendor.

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“This company is changing the way future brides and grooms prepare to celebrate happily ever after.”

— Sheinelle Jones, The TODAY Show

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Event Highlight : The Big Fake Wedding San Francisco

Made for the modern bride, we challenged our vendors to keep it classic and minimal. There could not have been a better scene for this exclusively black and white mood board than The San Francisco Mint…

Event Highlight : The Big Fake Wedding Dallas

Our DFW vendors set the scene for a cozy winter evening at Hidden Pines Chapel last month. Think: Roaring fire, lush greenery, and genuine connection…

Event Highlight : The Big Fake Wedding Charleston

We can’t get over all these bright-yet-refined details! The vendors of Charleston sure know how to throw the perfect Palm Springs soiree. Some details that you can’t miss are the ceremony backdrop, hand-painted map, and palm branch tablescapes…

“I loved The Big Fake Wedding. I was just beginning the wedding planning process and had no idea where to start… I’ve already booked a bunch of the vendors from the event, and it took such a load off.”

— Erin, a Greenville bride

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The Big Fake Wedding® is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional vow renewal ceremony, light bites and a dance-party reception. "Wedding guests" are brides- and grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action.

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