Big, fake wedding returns to Charleston

  • Sunday, June 15, 2014

The NotWedding is returning to Charleston for the second time this summer. The event will be held at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday, July 9. The ceremony is planned for 7 p.m.

The NotWedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. “Wedding guests” are brides- and grooms-to-be who enjoy a touching ceremony, a tasty dinner and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing the wedding vendors in action.

Those attending will experience a perfectly planned “wedding” and have the opportunity to meet the vendors behind the scenes. The bride and groom featured throughout the event are actually a married couple from the Charleston area that will be using the event to renew their vows.

Tickets include an emotional, fake wedding ceremony encouraging strong marriages, a delectable catered dinner and a reception full of drinks, dancing and dessert. The NotWedding also boasts a handful of surprises planned for the guests throughout the evening.

Callie Murray, owner of The NotWedding, believes her company offers a revolutionary twist to the traditional bridal show. “The NotWedding allows brides-to-be to get a feel for how wedding vendors would actually perform on their wedding day, and wedding vendors love being able to truly show off what they do and how they work under the normal pressures of a wedding day,” Murray said.

Style Me Pretty, a top wedding blog that receives millions of hits per month, called The NotWedding “the end-all, be-all of wedding events,” and vendors who have offered their services in the past also rave about the company.

“Undoubtedly, this event single-handedly launched my brand to where it is today,” says Amy Osaba, whose company provided floral design at past events.

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