Godwick Unveiled …Why I love Wedding Fairs
OK, I admit it, I got married 6 years ago, but I still go to wedding fairs.
I try to tell myself it’s purely for work purposes, trying to spot those new wedding trends, but now it’s peak wedding fair season in Norfolk, I just can’t help myself!
If you are planning a wedding I would really recommend you attend a wedding event. The first one I went to was the Wedding Show at Earls Court, Olympia.
I admit I was a bit sceptical. I thought they would be filled with hundreds of stalls selling the same thing, and all trying to get me to spend more than I thought, but that couldn’t have been further from the truth. I had a wonderful day chatting to like minded brides and picking up tips to make the wedding truly personal.
I was also worried about dragging my groom along. He was quite resistant, and I had to promise a pint of beer in the pub afterwards, but once we were there he got into the swing of things actually cheering louder than me at the wedding catwalk show (where he ended up finding the tailor who made his suit).
It was with these happy memories in mind that I popped along to the Drayton Hall wedding fair in Norwich recently. Favourites from the day included the ‘most Curious’ room, which brought together some of the counties vintage and alternative designers and services.
I also ate my weight in cake samples, thank you so much to the stallholders that gave me second helpings even after I admitted I wasn’t planning on getting married again any time soon.
I met toastmasters, saw a ring-bearing owl, listened to wedding bands and delighted in tiaras, jewellery and gorgeous dresses all at special one-day wedding fair prices. If you are a girl like me, who likes to be efficient wedding fairs are an excellent choice for using your time productively and making some friends along the way.
If you are looking for a local wedding fair there are a few coming up in the area and of course this year Godwick will be hosting its own wedding fair on 12 October for the first time called The Most Unusual Wedding Fair.
The Godwick team is joining forces with the team from Magical Events to bring you something different. We will be focusing our event on what couples choose to get married at Godwick for.
So think Rustic, Whimsical, Vintage, Boho and Festival. For our couples already booked in 2015 and 2016 this is an excellent chance to meet a collection of unusual and quirky suppliers that we will select for you.
More details will appear on our website and Facebook pages soon, but expect the unusual and expect to have a good time. That’s what I mean, it won’t be your usual wedding fair! See www.themostunusualweddingfair.
Here’s some other wedding fairs happening in the region in the near future.
Seckford Hall, Woodbridge. March 9 2014
Norfolk Brides Wedding Fair, March 16 2014, Drayton Old Lodge
A Most Curious Wedding Fair. 19 April 2014, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich
The Most Unusual Wedding Fair. 12 Oct 2014, Godwick Great Barn
Godwick Unveiled is written for Godwick Great Barn by Miranda Durrant