How to get the most out of a wedding fayre
This Sunday marks my first professional appearance at a wedding fayre and I am beyond excited! It is being hosted by Ryan Patrick Design. For those who don’t know him, Ryan is a hugely talented wedding stationery and accessories designer based in Limavady. In a day of firsts, Sunday will mark the very first Newton Square Wedding Fayre event! So while I brush up on my supplier tips, I think it’s only fair that I also supply a handy list of how you can get the most out of your trip to see us – or any other fayre you may be attending between now and the big day!
1. Bring a friend
If your partner can’t make it, be sure to bring along a family member or friend to bounce ideas off. An objective view point will be invaluable if you find yourself being given the hard sell by some of the vendors.
2. Do your research
If you’re only intention is to window shop, great. But, if you’re going to a wedding fayre in the hope of securing some vital wedding day suppliers, a little research can go a long way. Find out who will be showcasing their services. Visit the websites of those you may be interested in – especially their prices. Vendors may offer you exclusive ‘wedding fayre deals’ and it pays to know just how much of a discount you’re getting on a supplier’s regular day deals.
3. Bring a fully charged phone
It may seem obvious but you’re going to want to take a LOT of photos and hopefully take the details of more than one supplier. A fully charged phone with some freed-up memory will go a long way to making sure you get the most out of your day.
4. Bring a large handbag
Depending on the size of the fayre, it’s likely you’ll come away with more than a few flyers – a decent sized handbag will save you carrying them around in your hands.
5. Get your bank account (and credit cards) in the black
Let’s face it, the day may present an offer that is just too good to refuse. Wouldn’t it be a terrible shame if you missed out on a great bargain because you’d maxed out your cc? Definitely. Oh, and it’s no harm to know the location of the nearest ATM in case your chosen vendor doesn’t have card facilities on site.
6. The early bride catches the worm!
As the day goes on, it’s inevitable that suppliers will get tired – some may even pack up and leave early. Getting there within the first couple of hours, means both you and the suppliers will be at your freshest which can only be a good thing when it comes to getting the best from each other. Also, when it comes to entering competitions, leave the cynicism at the door – I know more than one bride who won big after entering a wedding fayre competition.
So, there you have it! If you’re near, call in and say hi at the Newton Square Wedding Fayre this Sunday 12-3!