What is The Marriage Expo?

The Marriage Expo is about the marriage, not the wedding.

Open to any couple who is actively planning a wedding or an elopement, The Marriage Expo provides support and tools to help couples get — and stay — married.

The goal: Inspire and empower couples to make the choices that are right for their relationship.

How is it different?

We reject the idea of “the perfect wedding” — whatever you and your partner want is perfect because it’s what you want together.

We only invite vendors who agree to publicly share their prices and work with ALL couples. Read more about The Marriage Expo Vows.

We care about more than your wedding day — we want your whole marriage to work.

We make it about the couple.

What happens?

The heart of The Marriage Expo is the curated collection of speakers.

Non-wedding industry professionals will share their expertise in short presentations followed by open Q&As. See who’s speaking at The Marriage Expo 2019.

The expo concludes with The Married Couples Panel, a live Q&A with couples who have been married between 1 and 50 years. They’ll discuss their best marriage advice, from money to kids to sex.

Between presentations, couples are invited to eat, drink, and visit with a dozen or so hand-picked vendors. To attend The Marriage Expo, a vendor must first commit to The Marriage Expo Vows.

How do I buy a ticket?

Buy a ticket.

Join us on Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Waiting Room in Northwest Portland. Tickets are $10 per couple and include entry into our raffle. (Check out the prizes!)

Tickets will be available at the door. Cash or Venmo only.

Who’s behind The Marriage Expo?

The Marriage Expo is hosted by three Portland-area wedding vendors who are sick of how their industry treats couples:

Emily Sterling of Rooted & Wild is a Certified Life Cycle Celebrant. She believes in the power of ceremonies and gatherings to celebrate, transform, and heal our lives.

Arielle Zamora of Small Yard Flowers provides happiness through flowers in a sustainable and ethical way. Small Yard is a micro flower farm on a normal residential lot in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.

Elisabeth Kramer of Elisabeth Kramer, Day-Of Wedding Coordinator, believes all couples deserve to have the weddings they want. Her mission is to make that happen.