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Winning at Wedding Fairs - A Modern Day Event

Updated: Oct 30, 2020

For many engaged couples, attending wedding fairs is a must when it comes to planning their big day! Wedding fairs can be a huge help throughout the planning process. Perks include meeting suppliers face to face, seeing their work in person, making savings, as many suppliers run promotions & give special discounts to attendees & above all, they may even get to sample some beautiful wedding cakes!

All in all, attending a wedding fair can be a fabulous, fun day out!

But as we all know, we are not living in ‘normal’ times, therefore organising & running a large wedding fair safely, whilst adhering to current government legislation, is an almost impossible task. Wedding fairs, like so many other events, are centred around interaction! Interaction between the customer & supplier, and even interaction between customers & other customers and the same with supplier to supplier! This contact & communication is somewhat interrupted by the current legislation on social distancing, therefore as a result, for now, we are best to take our wedding fairs online!

Your wedding planning certainly doesn't have to stop!

The web is a truly wonderful place, with brides & couples having practically every tool at hand such as Pinterest, Wedding websites & blogs. Vendors are so accessible over the internet which is amazing! Online wedding fairs are a great way to view local suppliers from the comfort of your own home! You can even invite the girls round for a cheeky glass of fizz (where current restrictions allow), or watch with your other half, to gain ideas and inspiration. Since Covid-19 has put a halt on the majority of in-person events, we have seen many online wedding fairs taking place across the country & thought it would be great to bring something local to Lincolnshire.

The upcoming Online Wedding Showcase Lincolnshire is the perfect opportunity for local couples to learn all about their favourite suppliers & even discover some new ones!

The showcase is completely free for brides & couples & will take place in a dedicated Facebook group on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2020. You can join here now...

Once you have joined the group, take a look at this handy list to help you get the most out of the Showcase...

  • Take notes..

Make sure you have that pen & paper handy to make those all important notes! This is also a great tip when attending wedding fairs in person, as there can be a lot to take in & a lot of people to chat to! Luckily with an online event, there is usually the option to go back & re-watch videos, lives & view previous posts. This will be the case in the Showcase group, & posts will be organised into categories, so you can easily find what you are looking for.

You may find it useful to have a list of questions prepared before the event, so that you know exactly what to ask on the day. Be organised & clear about your budget, ideas & priorities as a couple for your big day.

  • Interact!

The showcase group is full of like minded local brides & grooms! Take this opportunity to chat to them, swap ideas & share wedding planning tips!

The more you interact with the group & the others in it, the more you will get out of it!

  • Gain clarity..

Wedding fairs, both virtual & in person, are an amazing way to gain clarity on your big day! Suppliers will have an array of examples to show you, whether it be samples of real wedding photographs, taken by a wedding photographer, or a set up by a venue stylist to show an example of how your big day could look.

Wedding fairs can really help you to focus your ideas, & make some all important decisions! They are also great for discussing budgets & getting a good indication of how much things cost, helping you to set an ideal budget for your special day.

  • Get up to date on trends!

We have no doubt that you will have already scoured Pinterest for the latest looks & trends, however wedding fairs can be a great way to see some of those trends brought to life, & perhaps to even to learn about some new ones. Wedding fairs, & especially online ones in the current climate, are a fab way to see fresh content from specialists & also to be introduced to new faces! Something which can be very tricky at the moment!

  • Get behind the industry!

By joining the showcase group, you are showing the industry your support! Now is the perfect time to get behind our wonderful local wedding suppliers, as they need you now during these troubles times, more than ever. By interacting with them, commenting on their posts & sharing their business page, you really are helping them stay afloat!

Join here now!...