Congratulations to all the couples out there who are planning their wedding – the fun starts now! This Saturday the 4th of October, we will be holding a wedding fair from 11am – 3pm at Maunsel House! Come on by and meet the hand-picked suppliers who will be offering exclusive advice for your wedding. Admission is completely free, along with complimentary drinks and canapés! Maunsel House is such a magnificent and romantic venue – you are sure to become inspired and get your creativity flowing.
Save yourself countless hours of communication and travel looking for the perfect vendors – we’re bringing the Southwest’s best wedding suppliers to you so that you can meet with them all in one day! There will be giveaways, discounts, and amazing prizes!
Shooting Pixels will be holding the Win Your Wedding Photography once more, exclusively open to brides and grooms attending the Maunsel House Wedding Fair. Register at the event for a chance to win an engagement shoot and wedding photography (including photography of the bridal preparations)!
We have a long list of suppliers attending, including:
Abbi Chapel Bridal
B.E Cooling – Musician
Belle Amie Bridal
Ben Simmonds Photography
Bon Appetit SW Catering
Box Clever Weddings
Brian Bland – Outdoor pursuits
Charlotte Jane Cakes
Claire Dibble – Harpist
Crème de la crème casino
Elizabeth Clark Designs
Ice Maiden Cakes
Knots & Kisses Stationery
Lazy Ricks fish ‘n’ chip van
Little Wedding Helper
Make up by Becky Flynn
Martin Hill Photography
Mitchell & Vincent
If you are thinking of attending, check out our top tips for making the most of a wedding fair:
Take your time
A wedding fair is an amazing opportunity to find the perfect vendors for your special day, so make sure you take your time and make the right choices. You want to make sure that you communicate your needs thoroughly to several vendors in order to make sure you pick the one that suits your wedding the most. Wedding fairs are also excellent places to efficiently find the best quote for the service you’re after. Make sure you take your time to ask for quotes at several exhibits.
Bring a notebook (and calendar)
There will be some of the UK’s top wedding suppliers at the fair who have seen and provided for loads of weddings. A wedding fair is a great time to take advantage of these peoples’ expertise. Bring a notebook and jot down the guidance and inspiration that you receive, along with notes about suppliers you might consider hiring for your wedding. If you can bring your wedding calendar or date book, you will also be able to mark down the vendor’s availability and schedule appointments for follow up.
Collect business cards
You will surely meet suppliers that you click with so be sure to collect business cards! If you take down the name, contact info, and title of the person you were speaking to, you will be able to pick up the conversation where you left off once you get home. It is also a good idea to make notes on the business cards so that you can remember why certain people appealed to you.
Bring your current ideas
If you have some ideas in mind for photography, catering, or decoration, be sure to bring some photos with you. You will have the chance to show your inspiration to the vendors at the fair so that they can get a good idea of what you are looking for and let you know how they can help you. Bringing your own examples of the types of products you are looking for will allow you to communicate better with vendors on whether or not they can provide that for you.
Bring a little extra cash
Some suppliers don’t accept cards and you might want to book some services or hold a date. Some of the best discounts are given at wedding fairs. Always a good idea to have a little cash on you just in case.
You are planning your wedding, and this fair is just one of the many amazing parts of the process. Make sure to have lots of fun getting inspired and planning your special day.
So come by and enjoy this event in the stunning setting of Maunsel House. Our past wedding fairs have been incredible events, so don’t miss out this year! See you on Saturday from 11-3! You can find our address and contact information here if you have any questions.