Consider this your invitation to Something New: The Independent Wedding Fair.
This Nov. 14 from 1-4pm, join a hand-picked selection of more than 25 of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area’s most talented and passionate wedding vendors at The Varsity Theater in Dinkytown, Minneapolis.
And from noon-1pm at the Varsity, we’ll be hosting a “Not So Real Wedding” — a full wedding day condensed into an hour of amusement. We’ll begin with a cocktail quarter hour, then a ceremony, and end with a reception featuring cake cutting, dance instruction, and more.
Besides the opportunity to meet and talk with a variety of wedding professionals, the Independent Wedding Fair will offer “Ask the Experts” discussions to give you a chance to ask questions about planning your day. As the Star Tribune wrote, it’s an “alternative to the wedding mega-fairs that are impersonal, high-pressure, unimaginative, and unnecessarily opulent.”
Still not sure? Join us for some amazing snacks from Chowgirls Killer Catering, Sweets Bakeshop, and Jessica’s Cakes, or just chill out in the lounges and take it all in. We’ll have live music from two local bands, food and cake samples, and more.
For tickets and more information, visit the website.
To help spread the word about the Fair, we’re putting a $150 gift certificate to Corner Table on the line. Here’s how to enter:
1. Post a comment at the bottom of this story, using a valid name and email address.
2. Your comment should be a tip for brides and grooms about wedding food or drinks — the thing you wish you’d known, or great ideas that you’d like to share.
Tips can be ways to save money, add style, or just enjoy the day.
We’ll use the best ideas to create tip cards that we’ll give out at the wedding fair, and one tip — drawn at random — will win the submitter a $150 gift certificate to Corner Table.
Contest deadline: Drawing will take place midnight, Sunday, Nov. 7.
Heavy Table contributors and Something New vendors are not eligible to win.
Featuring local, seasonal foods cooked to the height of their potential, Corner Table describes itself on its website as …
“… a restaurant that listens to the fields, farms, pastures, and seasons that surround us. That source of inspiration guides our creativity and our entire menu, which is crafted from foods sourced locally and in season from responsible family farms. This approach is completely sustainable, and it’s grounded in our respect for our history, nature’s perfection, and our place in the world.”