Whichever way you spell it, wedding fair season is about to start again! My first one of the season is this coming Sunday. It’s in the stunning and ethereal Dartington Hall, where I’m delighted to be a reccomended supplier.
If you’re planning on attending a wedding fair then there are a few tips to get the most from them.
Don’t get there as soon as it opens. There’s always a rush at the start, which makes it hard to talk to everyone, or for you to see everything. Try around mid way, there’s often a lull around 1/1.30. Then you’ll be able to have a proper chat to all the suppliers you want to.
Make notes. Especially important at the bigger fairs and shows. There will be so much to see, that’s it’s easy to forget which stand you saw what on. There’s nothing worse that remembering that stunning cake/dress/flowers etc, but forgetting which supplier it was.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. There are no stupid questions, we may do this everyday, but you don’t. And we know that. We will also ask questions. For me it’s always wedding date, location and rough numbers. The date is generally the first thing any supplier will ask about, as there’s no point going any further if that date is already booked up.
Any supplier you really like, and think you would like to use, take their cards and give them your email address. Then, if it’s busy and no time to properly talk, we can get in touch later.
If you’ve got pictures, colour swatches, mood boards, a Pinterest board, then bring them with you. That way we can instantly see what your ideas and tastes are. And that makes it easier for you to communicate to us what you want.
And lastly enjoy!