Thank You For Joining Us At The Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo

See you next March at the Motor City Casino

Plan Your Perfect Day

All of us at Between The Lines are totally excited about the Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo at the MotorCity Casino Hotel, March 2018. We hope that you will join us for this fabulous celebration of marriage equality!

We see in the mainstream news every day an increased backlash to same-sex marriage equality — bakers refusing to make wedding cakes for same-sex weddings, politicians using us as campaign fodder to bolster their conservative bona fides. It is important for us to keep up the pressure against the forces that want us to disappear from society. But it is even more important for us to recognize our friends, thank them and rally around them as they support us.

All of us have been involved in weddings and the wedding industry, as florists, hairdressers, professional service providers, and of course as members of the family and wedding party. But it is new for us to be the actual principles in our own wedding. Like everyone, we will have our unique family participations in our wedding ceremonies and receptions — some more supportive and involved than others. We have a lot to learn and explore and a lot to offer as we plan our celebrations. The expo gives us the chance to meet and talk with the professionals that do this every day — the ones that know how special we are as couples and to each other.

2017 Schedule

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12:00 Opening (Comerica Stage)

12:15 Five Star (SoundBoard Stage)

12:30 Prize Giveaway (CS)

12:45 Beauty Demo (CS)

1:00 Chris Anthony (SBS)

1:00 Prize Giveaway (CS)

1:15 Arthur Murray Dance (CS)

1:30-2:00 Tux Fashion Show (SBS)

2:00 Blue Water Kings (SBS)

2:00 Chocolate Demo (CS)

2:15 Prize Giveaway (CS)

2:30-3:00 Honeymoon Fashion Show (SBS)

3:00 Prize Giveaway (CS)

3:15-3:45 Bridal Fashion Show (SBS)

3:45 Prize Giveaway (CS)

4:00 Thank You and Goodnight! (SBS)

Over 110 Vendors

There will be more than 110 vendors at the expo this Sunday — bakers, photographers, banquet halls, hotels, cruise lines, travel agencies, caterers, wedding planners, officiants and churches, adoption agencies — all ready and willing to work with LGBT couples to make our celebrations the best possible. These are our friends. These are the companies and business people who value us not just as potential customers but as full celebrants of marriage equality. They are happy for and with us.

MORE VENDORS […]

Our 2016 Sponsors

Parking/Venue

Pride Source Media Group, publisher of Between The Lines weekly newspaper, hosts its seventh annual Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the Motor City Casino Hotel in downtown Detroit. The hotel has 3,500+ convenient, well-lit spaces in our attached parking structure. Self-Park and Valet are free. Enter on Temple St and get directions here.

Say ‘I do.’

Come join us for the Ultimate LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo March 26, 2017 at the fabulous MotorCity Casino Hotel. Enjoy a fantastic fashion show, food, live entertainment, prizes and more all in MotorCity’s state-of-the-art ballroom and Sound Board Theater.