Your Guide To The Perfect Outer Banks Wedding
So he’s popped the question, you’ve said yes, and now it’s time to plan! If you’re dreaming of having your wedding on the beautiful Outer Banks, look no further than here! With the OBX being one of the top wedding destinations in the country (no brag) there are so many talented wedding vendors to make your OBX wedding special! See some of our top recommended wedding vendors here, and even more at the Outer Banks Wedding Weekend + Expo happening on January 19th-20th!
FINDING YOUR VENUE
With any wedding, you have to find a venue! Whether you want to have your ceremony oceanside or at an event space, the Outer Banks has plenty of choices that are perfect for you. If you prefer a smaller wedding, an event home is the best choice. (Even better if you want a seaside ceremony, an oceanfront event home gives you the best of both worlds.) If you prefer a large, indoor ceremony, Haven On The Banks is the Outer Banks’ newest wedding and event venue that features 6 cottages along with an event center! The Outer Banks Wedding Association has a list of a ton of great venue vendors to check out as well.
You don’t want anyone going hungry at cocktail hour and during the reception, and of course you want the perfect cake! Choose from dozens of tasty restaurants ranging from the best local seafood to your very own brick oven pizza and find the wedding cake of your dreams. Your catering should be as amazing as your wedding!
FINDING A COORDINATOR
A wedding coordinator can help streamline your wedding planning process. If you’ve already got most of your planning down to a T but want help coordinating on the big day, a day-of coordinator like Mandy Harlow of Heart Of Harlow is who you need. Mandy will help you organize everything on the big day from welcoming guests, direction of vendors, and more. Plus, she does the prettiest hand lettering ever. Check out Mandy’s website for more information and the fun interview we got to do with her here. For a full list of some of the best wedding coordinators on the beach, visit the Outer Banks Wedding Association website.
GETTING THE PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHER
The key to finding the perfect wedding photographer is finding someone who’s photos you love and who you are comfortable with. The great thing about the Outer Banks? There are DOZENS of photographers to choose from! Some of our favorites? Whitney Norko, Sarah D’ambra, and Brooke Mayo just to name a few!
GETTING WEDDING READY
Hair and makeup are probably one of the most important aspects of your big day! The Outer Banks is home to so many talented makeup-artists, hairstylists, and spa technicians for when you need to de-stress a little.
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but with the right resources, your planning process will be a breeze. The Outer Banks Wedding Weekend + Expo will have everything you need to have the perfect wedding day! If you’ve coming from out of town to enjoy the Wedding Expo, don’t worry. Resort Realty has you covered with beautiful, and affordable vacation homes that offer partial stays to make your weekend of wedding bliss that much more special.