With the imminence of the fantastic Brides Up North crew coming to Capesthorne in October, we thought we would help your Brides and Grooms-to-be prepare for the wedding fair frenzy.
With exhibitors on site to help guide you with bridal accessories, bridal wear, cakes, confetti, favours, flowers, styling, hair & makeup, stationery, live music and entertainment, photography, videography, rings, you name it (!), you’d be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed as soon as you arrive!
Here is our 5-point guide to help you along your way.
Avoid bringing an entourage!
We understand that the excitement of planning your wedding needs to be shared with all your dear ones, but bringing several voices into the mix can be potentially very stressful for the couple. Consider carefully who will be a helpful presence, open-minded and encouraging. You’re not obliged to issue an open invitation, so keep it discreet and personal.
With exhibitor’s permission, take snap shots of details you notice and things you would like to refer back to after the event. It may be that at a later glance you realise it wasn’t quite what you thought, or the picture reminds you of how much you loved it.
Have conversations with exhibitors
Don’t just shyly glide by the stands, if a supplier interests you, talk to them. Weddings are all about relationships and you will feel far more at ease if you have a rapport with the people supplying to you. You can also gauge how invested they are in you and your day by how they converse with you and communicate with you after the wedding fair.
Take time out
Take time to sit, have a coffee, re-group and digest all you have seen so far. This will help the variety feel less overwhelming and you keep it all in perspective.
Try to remain light and open-minded about everything and remember that these things are here to make your wedding more enjoyable, not more stressful. Laugh if you have differing opinions, dance to the live music on offer, have a tipple of Prosecco and enjoy this part of planning the most important day of your life.
Click here for a registration form to the Brides Up North Wedding Fair at Capesthorne Hall, Sunday 8th October 2017