The concept of The Big Fake Wedding (formerly The NotWedding) was established in 2008 by founder and CEO, Callie Murray. The idea was to have a bridal show alternative in the form of “the ultimate wedding.” For brides and grooms, the event serves as a source of inspiration, a resource in finding trusted wedding vendors, and an emotional reminder to plan for what comes after the wedding: a marriage! For participating wedding vendors, the event exposes their business to new referral sources, while also exposing each vendor to a wealth of inspiration, resources and confidence to take their business to the next level. The Big Fake Wedding was created with the intention of working towards the very real goals of promoting small businesses, inspiring brides and grooms, and encouraging solid marriages.
Complete with dinner and drinks, an emotional vow renewal ceremony and a dance-party reception, The Big Fake Wedding is a night that engaged couples don’t want to miss.
To promote small businesses, The Big Fake Wedding curates a group of the best and the brightest wedding vendors in each city to put on the ultimate wedding. This hand-selected vendor team follows a unique inspiration board to ensure that each event is cohesive and that our guests feel a sense of unity. Apply to join the vendor team here.
To inspire brides and grooms, this rockstar vendor team showcases their creativity, products and services so that brides- and grooms-to-be can taste the cake, dance to the music and smell the flowers as they would on their real wedding day. Our guests are able to meet these talented vendors face-to-face and get ideas for their own special day. Buy your tickets here.
To encourage solid and committed marriages, each event has a featured couple who renews their vows at The Big Fake Wedding. The Big Fake Wedding begins with a sweet and emotional ceremony to remind our guests that planning your wedding leads to something much more special – spending the rest of your life with the person you love.
Guests will leave the event with a swag bag in hand, fun goodies from various vendors, and tons of inspiration for planning their own wedding. We invite you to join the fun – take a look at the rest of our 2015 schedule here!