With the date for the Casa Hotel Wedding Fair quickly approaching, we wanted to share some tips on how you can get the most out of attending a Wedding Fair.
Get there early
These events can get very busy, especially at the bigger venues, so try to get there as early as possible to avoid the afternoon rush. It’s no fun trying to squeeze past hordes of women who all want to look at the same thing and there is nothing worse than waiting half an hour just to speak to a supplier you are interested in.
This might be a long day so stick to your flats. If you are interested in buying your dress at a fair, do ensure you bring heels with you, preferably in the same height as the ones you will want to wear on your special day. On that note, also ensure you wear comfy clothes. If you want to try something on it’s best to make sure you can easily slip things on and off. Also, bring a large bag. You’re going to be given lots of flyers and brochures from exhibitors and need an easy way to carry them.
Speak to suppliers
These guys have the expert knowledge in their industry so ask any questions you might have. While this is probably your first time (and hopefully your last!), the suppliers attending have probably seen hundreds of weddings so there won’t be anything they can’t answer. And don’t be afraid of stupid questions - they have heard it all!
If you find a supplier you really like and get on well with be prepared to put down a deposit. Remember, they may book up with couples now planning 2-3 years in advance so don’t run the risk on missing out on your favourite supplier.
If you choose to put down a deposit, make sure you negotiate a discount first. Suppliers will expect a little bit of haggling on the day as long as you don’t take the mick.
A wedding fair is a great way to experience wedding related products before your big day and dedicated sections for wedding flowers, wedding décor and wedding beauty will help inspire and entice you during your day out.
Ensure you charge your phone the night before so it doesn’t die on you, leaving you unable to take pictures.
Enjoy the bubbles/freebies/goodybags
Wedding fairs are there to have fun so take your time and have a glass of bubbly with your friends or husband to be. Don’t turn down any cake samples either - you never know what you might miss out on! Lastly, make sure you pick up a goodybag filled with flyers, offers and perhaps a free gift or two. You can study them at home once you’ve had a chance to digest your day!
And don’t forget - come and see us at the Casa Hotel Wedding Fair (Handford Lane, Yateley GU46 6BT), this Sunday 23rd September 2018 from 11am until 4pm!