Sometimes in Jersey you go down the shore in the off season…
And you discover a hidden treasure…
And you wonder what secrets the walls of former casinos hold.
Today I attended the Same Sex Marriage Equality Expo in NJ, put together by American Bridal Shows. It was the first time that a same sex wedding expo has been in the state since same sex marriage in New Jersey became legal.
V was supposed to come with me, but she had a bit of a set back in her recovery from surgery and needed to rest up at home so I was flying solo. I was a bit worried about flying solo, as I’m usually judged in predominantly gay settings because I “look like a straight girl.” I struggled with whether or not I should dress a bit more casual than girly during the expo, and in the end I ended up wearing my usual girly gear. I noticed that a lot of vendors gave me more attention than couples walking around, and that couples were sort of giving me the is-she-straight and why-is-she-here looks. Eh. It is what it is.
Overall, the Expo was a bit overwhelming. V had said we should go in with a game plan, but when I realized she was staying home my game plan became “walk around aimlessly and hope for the best.” I met a lot of interesting vendors today, and I even found a few that might be a good match up for our wedding! There were some fun things going on, like a dance party and entertainment demo, and a wedding fashion show. I wish the fashion show had been more diverse in offering a wider variety of options of clothing, but I also realize there were only 60 vendors at the Expo.
I’m getting a little tired so I’ll list my top favorite things and my top suggestions.
3 Favorites Things:
All in all, I had a really nice time at the Same Sex Marriage Equality Expo (dang that’s a mouthful!). This 2015 bride looks forward to returning next year and seeing it grow into something bigger and even better.
Note: This post was NOT sponsored. I just felt like blogging about this one-of-a-kind event!
Today I learned that the one thing I hate more than driving in a snowstorm is driving a 15 minute commute in 1.5 hours in a snowstorm and being stuck behind a gasoline truck for an hour on a road full of people driving like fools and slipping all over.
Russian roulette, snowy day in Jersey edition, is NOT my favorite game to play.
Be safe, snowbunnies.