Learn more about how to become a Member of the Outer Banks Wedding Association. 


The Outer Banks Wedding Association is a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 150 member businesses for the purpose of promoting the Outer Banks as a wedding destination and our members as resources to brides and those planning events in the area.


To be recognized as the premier wedding destination on the East Coast. The Outer Banks is one of the most popular coastal wedding destinations in the country, and the Outer Banks Wedding Association is the premier service organization for wedding professionals located in Currituck, Dare, and Hyde counties. We are over 150 members strong, and are governed by a nine-member Board of Directors.


We encourage any wedding-related company meeting the criteria to submit an application.



  • You must be a year round resident of Dare, Currituck or Hyde County.  A valid North Carolina Driver’s License must be on file for each member as proof of residency.
  • Your business must be located in Dare, Currituck or Hyde County. Supporting documentation should be submitted with your application.
  • You must provide a Letter of Recommendation from a current OBXWA Vendor. 
  • You must have a website representing your business.

*If you are unsure of your eligibility, please submit an application for review from our Board of Directors.


  • Your business linked on our web site and listed in our official magazine, Outer Banks Weddings.
  • Access to leads generated from our web site and events.
  • The opportunity to exhibit in and sponsor our annual Wedding Weekend & Expo and OBX Wedding Fest, which collectively draws 1,300 attendees from across the region.
  • The opportunity to advertise in our official magazine, Outer Banks Weddings.
  • National, regional, and local media coverage generated by OBWA’s public relations efforts.
  • Networking opportunities with other OBWA members.


We offer five tiered membership levels to meet the needs of our vendors. 

There is a non-refundable application fee of $50.00. Upon receipt of your completed application, application fee and dues, our Board of Directors will review your application at their next monthly meeting.  You will be notified via email once your membership has been approved.

*Application Fee is currently waived for new members*

Our association operates on June-May fiscal year. Membership renewal and dues are paid during the month of June annually. 


  • $3,325 Value

  • Quarterly Payment: $700

  • Membership – single category on website ($450)
  • Weekly Leads
  • Weekly Newsletters
  • Web and social media inclusion
  • Full page ad in magazine ($1725)
  • Expo Platinum Sponsorship ($950)
  • Fest participation ($200)
  • 2 dedicated blog posts on OBWA website/ social platforms
  • Social posts, reels, e-blasts


  • $1,250 Value

  • Quarterly Payment: $250

  • Membership – single category on website ($450 value)
  • Weekly Leads
  • Weekly Newsletters
  • Web and social media inclusion
  • Quarter page ad in magazine ($600 value)
  • Participation in Wedding Fest – Cocktail Table ($200 value)
  • *Expo participation is not included and is an optional Add On


  • Non-profits and other community organizations (e.g., Visitor’s Bureau, Chamber of Commerce)
  • Membership – single category on website
  • Weekly Leads
  • Weekly Newsletters
  • Web and social media inclusion
  • Opportunity to collaborate and participate in events and advertise in magazine

The Outer Banks Wedding Association is a non-profit trade marketing organization representing the Outer Banks wedding industry. While we require our members in good standing to adhere to a Code of Professional Ethics, the organization’s Board of Directors do not recommend or refer to any single member, nor do we mediate disputes between members or their customers.


PO Box 3220
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

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Ok groovy babes… here’s a trend to love! 🪩

The iconic dance floor decor has made its return to popularity, but it’s finding its way into other places than just the center of the party. Thanks to their reflective magic and ability to brighten up a space, couples are requesting disco balls to bring some cool glamour to their wedding day.

From larger overhead installations to mini disco balls in bouquets, they take the party up a notch. Check out these fun and creative ways that disco balls have been used for Outer Banks weddings!

Check out more disco ball décor inspo on the blog — ✨

Photos 1-4:
@sarahdambraphoto / @reneelandryevents / @ocean_atlantic_event_rentals / @southernhospitalityobx / @whaleheadweddings

Photos 5-7:
@kaseypowellphoto / @honeysuckleeventsobx / @coastyleweddings

Photos 8-10:
@antoinette_photography / @honeysuckleeventsobx

Photos 11-14:
@sarahdambraphoto / @honeysuckleeventsobx / @metro_rental / @southernhospitalityobx / @whaleheadweddings

Wishing a very Happy Mother’s Day to all the ma’s + mother figures 🫶🏻

Photo: @pullen_photo
Venue: @theberkleymanor

We’ve been seeing a lot of updo’s lately, like this beaut by @southernblushbeauty_ 😍 But for wedding hairstyles, the possibilities are pretty much endless. Find your stylist and chat with them to figure out what will work for you. Some things to consider are the cut of your dress, the overall style of your celebration, and even the location of your wedding. These factors can call for different looks!

Photographer: @sarahdambraphoto
Beauty: @southernblushbeauty_
Venue. @sanderlingresort

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