In 2005 they partnered with the local wedding community to launch the Love A Cure Breast Cancer Benefit in which 100% of the proceeds from both ticket sales and silent auction items went directly to Open Arms of Minnesota. Over $120,000 was raised over 4 years to support Open Arms’ expansion to serve meals to breast cancer patients.
In 2008 The Wedding Guys developed the ICON Awards, honoring excellence in the Twin Cities wedding community. In 2008 they also received an award of their own; their first international award from The International Special Events Society, to-date earning 7 awards from this prestigious organization.
By the end of 2008 they had built Twin City Bridal Association to it’s pinnacle. In 2009, they departed the Twin City Bridal Association leadership team to pursue national and international opportunities, while contracting to continue producing The Wedding Fair and The Wedding Directory, now as their own company The Wedding Guys, Inc.
In 2009, The Wedding Guys launched both UNVEILED – The Ultimate Wedding Planning Event in Dallas, Texas and The TrendSpot Press Fashion Show for New York Bridal Fashion Week. Both events gave The Wedding Guys the latitude to broaden their horizons and their International reputation. By 2010 they expanded UNVEILED to Atlanta, Georgia.
When Twin City Bridal Association terminated The Wedding Guys contract in 2010 to take The Wedding Fair and Wedding Directory in a different direction, The Wedding Guys were excited with the opportunity to finally bring all that they had developed with UNVEILED to the Twin Cities market.
In 2011 The Wedding Guys saw expansive growth. In April 2011 they traveled to London to cover the Royal Wedding for local and international media including Fox News. In November they launched UNVEILED in Minneapolis and by December they were filming their first episode of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress spin-off series Randy to the Rescue, produced in conjunction with Half Yard Productions.
In 2015 The Wedding Guys began expanding their speaking appearances including The Special Event Conference and Congreso de Bodus in Merida, Mexico. They expanded their business offerings introducing Chrom Creative, their brand agency, offering marketing development, media buying and business consulting. In November 2015 they launched UNVEILED 2.0 in Minneapolis, doubling the footprint of the show.
In May 2016 The Wedding Guys launched UNVEILED-Rochester with the first show set for January 2017. A month later they launched their IGNITE – Business Strategy Summit to assist their clients with top-tier education from internationally recognized speakers.
In celebration of a decade and a half of excellence, The Wedding Guys’ team will be celebrating their 15th anniversary at Wedding Guys Wednesday on August 17th. Please join them in celebrating an amazing history and all the exciting things yet to come.