This past Sunday we held our first ever wedding fair…
and my oh my, did a lot of you turn out! Over 500 budding brides and grooms came to the hotel to see what UK based vendors had to offer, from flowers to food, to rings to ruffles, everything under one roof, and it went down a huge success!
We spoke to one couple who had just under two months to organise their wedding, and managed to sort everything they needed in under 3 hours!
“This fair has been great. Being the most unorganised couple ever, we decided to leave near enough everything to the last minute!” said Lucy, Bagnor.
“We never realised how much planning went into weddings, but coming here when we did was a smart move, there was so much we were missing out on! It’s more than just the dress and the disco afterwards. You have to think about flowers, food, wedding favours, invitations and stationary, accessories, just loads!” she continued. “We even managed to sort out our wedding rings from the Orla James stand. They were super helpful, and said they could get our rings done in just over a week! That’s a loads off, as we completely forgot those too!”
Another couple were amazed by the bridal fashion show that we held to support the event. “The dresses were stunning, it’s great to see what local designers are putting out there. There’s so much choice these days, but seeing some of their best work gives you a good starting point for something that suits you perfectly” said April, Chester. “I wouldn’t go as far to say I’ve seen ‘the one’ dress I’m after, but it’s definitely convinced me to go with a local bridal designer. I think they’d be able to provide me with something a lot more original and bespoke.”
“The fair has been incredible for my business” Local Florist Simon Appleby exclaimed. “From a business point of view, it’s great to put up a stand and for people who really are genuine about what they want to come and see you, and ask questions. It’s given me a real outlet to give my thoughts and opinions over selling a bunch of roses on Valentines. People actually want to hear your ideas, and you can work with these people to give them what they want and what would work best. Events like this are saving local businesses.”
So by the sounds of things, it looks like the event was great for not only the couples, but our local businesses too. We’d also like to thank the couples who booked their wedding dates with us, and look forward to celebrating and creating memories that you’ll cherish forever.
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