We are looking for a variety of wedding artisans and professionals who pride themselves in their unique approach to all things matrimonial. Indie Wed showcases photographers, caterers, planners, pastry chefs, stationers, jewelers, and more. Basically, if you make or do anything that can be offered at a wedding, we want you! We also love out-of-the-box vendors who some might not traditionally think of for a wedding; Do you cater via food truck, offer fantastic mobile spa services, or handroll cigars at bachelor parties? If you think you have what it takes, we want to know all about you!
Indie Wed is a unique wedding show and market, the first of its kind in the U.S. to take the wedding market by storm. We present alternatives to the typical wedding show, focusing on wedding pros with a twist. Our event appeals to those who want a full-blown non-traditional event, as well as a more conservative couple who may just want to add a little bit of personality to their special day.
Vendor benefits will include:
- Promotion through our print and online ad campaigns
- The chance to network with similar artists as well as potential clients!
- Complimentary tickets for clients, friends, etc.
NOTE: For our last 7 big winter shows, we have averaged over 1000 attendees each. We’ve had extensive press coverage including numerous bridal blogs, Time Out Chicago, Chicago Social Brides and Brides magazine. We have been written about by bloggers from all over the country and beyond.
Ready to join us? Please make sure you have read the Vendor FAQs before applying.
October 7th – Application is open
November 4th – Application deadline
November 11th (apx) – Notification of acceptance
November 18th – Payment in full, images/links for website, & location requests due
December 16th (apx) – Vendor packets go out to accepted artists
TBD – Vendor meet up and walk through at venue
January 13th – Tax ID numbers / waivers due
January 28th – Indie Wed
Applications are now open and will be accepted through Friday, November 4th
For full-service caterers ONLY – apply here.
For all other vendors – apply here.
**Please note: Only legal businesses who are registered according to local and state regulations will be considered.