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wedding expo

For five years, we co-produced the Lovesick Expo, the nation’s largest alternative wedding fair. The Lovesick Expo ended in 2018, but oh man, that shit was the best. This is our archive of posts about wedding expos… including alternative wedding expos.

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The 3 dark wedding industry secrets I unearthed at a mainstream bridal show

Shortly after my engagement, a friend who was also planning a wedding gently dragged me to a big bridal show in Atlanta. I knew it wouldn’t be the most exciting experience for me. Still, I figured what’s the harm? Maybe I’ll find a booth that inspires me. Maybe it’ll be a little fun, expand my horizons. Maybe there’d even be free champagne? There was no free champagne. And it wasn’t fun. Instead, there were three big secrets I unearthed about the wedding industry from the one and only big bridal show I attended…

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5 ways wedding expos are like zoos

I’ve only attended a few wedding showcases so far (there are a few more on my calendar, if I get to them) but I feel like I’ve already learned a few valuable lessons — most notably that wedding showcases are like zoos.

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I went to an alt-wedding expo, and lived to tell the tale

The idea of going to a bridal expo gave me hives, but when I read about Philadelphia’s Lovesick Expo, I jumped at the chance to attend. Not only am I hive-free, I’m here to tell you all about it.