It’s time to start planning your big day, but where do you begin? Planning a wedding will involve making lots of decisions. There are so many choices to be made, from the theme of the wedding to the dream dress.
With so many sources of inspiration, like wedding magazines and pinterest, it can all seem a little overwhelming. A good place to start is a wedding fayre. It will give you the opportunity to chat to exhibitors for advice and to discuss your ideas with an expert.
A wedding fayre is also a super fun day out! Why not take along your maid of honour and bridesmaids for support?
Here we will offer some great tips on getting the most out of a wedding fayre.
Have a strategy
Wedding fayres are large events, so be prepared for lots of walking. First thing to do is check out the fayres website and have a look at the programme. Try and get an idea of the floor lay out and where the best vendors are. Bring a big bag with you – you’ll need it for all your free gifts and brochures.
Phoebe from soyourgettingmarried.com has this advice on prepping for a wedding fayre:
“When you are visiting a fair there are some key things that you will need to consider. Talk to your partner before to confirm what you still want to book, the budget that you have and the overall feel for your wedding day. With so many things on offer it can be easy to become side tracked.”
How to make the most of your day
The best place to start the day is at the catwalk show. This is where bridal boutiques will showcase the year’s most beautiful and elegant designs. Now is your chance to get inspired, so sit back and relax with a glass of fizz and take a look at the models as they show off stunning bridalwear and accessories. This includes tailored suits for your groom, all live on the runway.
Attending a wedding fayre is like being a VIP at big event. You will have exhibitors and vendors going out of their way to woo you with offers and freebies from the moment you step through the doors, handing out everything from free chocolate to magazines. There will be a lot of suppliers there too, so make sure you collect all of their business cards and brochures so you can have a look through them later. If you see something you like, take a photo of it with the business card so that you remember who the supplier is.
Try any samples which are offered to you, such as cake and food. Take your time walking around the venue, and make sure that you spend some time out relaxing with a glass of bubbly to go over everything you have seen. Chat to vendors and supplies for quotes on their services. Enter all of the competitions. There are some great prizes on offer that will save you a fortune if you win.
It is definitely worth setting up a separate email address to give out for the wedding fayre. It will keep everything in one place and make it easier to organise.
Try on all of the wedding dresses you like. You never know, you may come across your dream gown. Try on bridal accessories to give you ideas of what you like and what suits you.
The most important thing to do at a wedding fayre is to enjoy it and have fun!