I attened my first wedding fair as a Bride to be. I had been to a wedding fair before as a bridesmaid; but it was a different experience when you are the one in the driving seat and planning mode is switched on. It was a beautiful bespoke vintage and handmaid wedding fair. The Spectacular Vintage wedding fair hosted 5 events this year across Ireland – Limerick, Cork, Athlone, Waterford and Dublin. I attend their Limerick event which was held in the Woodlands House Hotel.
Walking into the fair can feel overwhelming at first I didn’t quite know where to start. So here are a few of my tips to getting the most from weddings fairs and to help you enjoy the experience .
I think its good to go in there with a plan in mind. Make a mental list of suppliers you would like to talk with. What is on your check list that needs to be booked etc.
Depending on how big the fair is, simply do a round of the room checking out the different suppliers first. Check out the beautiful display tables and craftmenship. There were so many talented and unique supliers there, that I wanted to make sure I didnt miss anyone.
Once I had sussed out the room I started talking to the suppliers. There are so many suppliers to chat to everyone from florists, bakers, invatation designers , photogaherphs, Mens tailors, Brides accesories, Jewellers and much more. Chat to them and listen to their expertise and advice. You will also see food and beverages suppliers.
Enjoying a glass of bubbly is a must!
Enjoy the experince
After we had chatted to the suppliers that were on our check list, we sat and enjoyed some afternoon coffee. We took this time to simply sit and chat sharing our ideas and thoughts on the many different styles and trends to choose from. We left feeling re energized, with a fresh new outlook on wedding planning.
Be sure to ask for business cards and flyers to take home with you. That way when you are home, you can go through all the suppliers and narrow it down. You will also have their contact details and website information on hand.
At the end of the day it was a really fun day that added to the excitement of planning a wedding. I would 100% reccomend rounding up your bridesmaids and heading out for a girly day at the wedding fair or bring along your Fiancèe and enjoy the experience together. We brought Dylan along too and I loved been able to share this moment with him.
Be sure to check out The Spectacular Vintage events for upcoming wedding fairs that you can pencil into your diary.