FAQ

Is there assigned seating?

There is not assigned seating and most events will consist of a mixture of limited ceremony seating, reception tables, cocktail tables, lounge furniture and standing room. If you want to be guaranteed a seat and/or seats together at the ceremony, be sure to arrive right when doors open thirty minutes prior to the ceremony.

What do I wear?

It’s a wedding for the hippest people you (don’t actually) know, so take this opportunity to dress up a little! If you need more specifics, shoot for cocktail attire.

Do I need to bring anything?

Bring your ticket (printed or on your phone) to the event and we’ll hand you your real ticket – a wedding invitation! You may also wish to bring a little cash to cover parking or drinks, but that depends on the city, as drinks and/or parking are sometimes included.

What should I expect?

The NotWedding is a complete mock wedding, so you can expect a ceremony, dinner and a dance-party reception, along with a chance to meet the participating vendors. Read this blog post which offers tips on How to Be a NotWedding Guest!

So is this a real couple?

Yes, our NotCouple is a real couple, but this isn’t a real wedding (hence, the NOT in NotWedding)! The couple is actually already married, so the ceremony serves as a vow renewal for the pair. We like to say that they will tie the NOT!

Let’s say I fall in love with the wedding cake. How will I know who baked it?

We share our vendors’ names and contact info with you on the website under each city’s event page, and then at the event you’ll receive a detailed program outlining each vendor and their work. You will also have a chance to hunt down your favorites in our Tunnel of Love, which is a meet-and-greet area during the reception where vendors hand out business cards and freebies to our guests.

I’m a wedding planner. Can I attend The NotWedding as a guest?

Yes! We encourage wedding planners to attend the event as a way to get to know new vendors, and we also encourage planners to bring their brides as guests!

How can I see the photographer’s work?

Our photographers each do a pre-event shoot to show off their style before the event that will be shared on our blog and Facebook page. After the event, we will post their photos on the event page and in the gallery so you can see how they would capture a real wedding.

How do you choose the vendors?

We choose the vendors through word-of-mouth referrals and through the vendor applications we receive from interested wedding professionals. We like to offer our brides a wide range of styles and price points, and we try to find vendors with character and quality that we can believe in.

Can my fiancé come?

Bring someone (or a posse of someones) who will let you have fun and will allow you the time and freedom to take it all in, and if that’s your fiancé, then yes, bring him! If this doesn’t sound like your fiancé’s cup of tea, then bring a bridesmaid or your momma.

I won’t be able to attend anymore. Do you offer refunds?

We don’t offer refunds for the tickets, but you are welcome to give away your ticket so that someone else may go in your place.

Can I bring my camera?

We do ask that you leave your cameras at home since we will have some incredible photographers on hand to capture every detail for you. Taking photos with your phone is totally fine, but we’d prefer you leave the heavy duty photography to our professionals!