This is the month for wedding fairs, so why bother going (except to get free slices of cake!)?
Last week I attended a Wedding Fair at Loseley Park, Near Guildford in Surrey. This is not only to advertise myself, but to help to set the scene for prospective couples with ideas for their own weddings. It’s interesting when you talk to couples about how many of them have been to a wedding fair before; some have been every weekend since they have got engaged, whilst others have come just because they have booked their wedding at Loseley Park and have come to see what it’s like. This baffles me! I’m an addict of ‘Location, Location, Location’ on Channel 4, and anyone else who watches the programme will know that Phil and Kirsty almost cry when their clients say that they have only viewed houses online. Wedding venues are the same. The average cost of a wedding in the UK is now the same as a house deposit, so why not go and check out what you are booking before you sign on the dotted line? We all know how different places and people appear in real life than their online personas, so it is so important that you make sure that you choose the right people and places for one of the most important days of your life. Wedding fairs at venues are fabulous ways to get to see not only your favourite venues, but also is a chance to meet suppliers that you wouldn’t have come across otherwise and give you new ideas. Most wedding fairs are free to attend, and so apart from your time, it doesn’t cost anything for a few hours of entertainment. You can be stunned by a magician, serenaded by a harpist (of course!) and above all else, eat more samples of free wedding cake that you can manage!