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FAQ

Why attend Behind the Bash?

Central PA is a hot spot for weddings – for our locals and for couples planning from out of state. We have everything you need for a phenomenal wedding. Couples are choosing Central PA for it’s easy access to airports and train stations, superior cost vs. value in the wedding market, and the easy pull of professional vendors from Philly to Baltimore. Your options have suddenly expanded and your budget won’t take the hit. Getting the wedding of your dreams without a $250 per plate price tag? Seems like a win to us!

How is this bridal show different from the others?

If you’ve ever been to other bridal shows, you know the shtick. You leave with a bag full of nonsense, you’re pushed into signing a contract to score a deal, and everyone is selling this imaginary “perfect wedding” that is great for Pinterest but isn’t tailored to you at all. We’re just not about that. The co-creators feel like weddings are constantly evolving and have become more unique, but wedding shows are stuck in the early 2000’s. Behind the Bash shows you that there are vendors out there who really get it.

I know you’re giving tours of Historic Shady Lane. Do I have to sign up for a tour ahead of time?

Great question! This is an optional tour. When you RSVP, you’ll select the option to take a tour.

What about the weather?

This is a rain or shine event. If it rains, pack an umbrella to get you from the parking area to the event spaces. Vendors will be inside a tent (rain or shine). If it’s sunny, remember your sunscreen!

What’s the terrain like?

You’ll be walking on grass, gravel and hills – so wear appropriate shoes!

Where do I park?

You’ll park in a grassy area at the estate which is typically used for wedding parking. It’s totally free and we’ll have golf carts if you’d like a ride.

Who’s running this thing, anyway?

Behind the Bash is the brainchild of Lauren Stine and Taryn Blake – two wedding professionals who have coordinated over 250 events with over a million dollars in budgets in the past few years (so we’ve got the experience to back all this up!) We’ve been to other wedding shows both as vendors and as a bride and were always underwhelmed at what we got out of them. Working with engaged couples is what we love – but what we’re passionate about is digging to your core and getting to know what is going to make your event truly authentic. We design wedding experiences. We’re excited to meet you and join your journey.

Are you hiring staff for the event?

We’re looking for day-of interns who want to break into the event industry as well as tour guides and parking attendants. Send us an email for info!

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