As you’ll know from reading through my website, I loved collecting lots of vintage china over two years in the run up to my wedding. So when I decided to set up Mrs Tea, I thought a good way to start spreading the word was to exhibit at a wedding fair and meet other brides-to-be. A friend of mine, Cards by Cally, pointed me in the direction of South Wales Wedding Markets which immediately appealed to me. The ethos behind the fair is to help local, independent businesses who are often priced out of the larger wedding fairs.
So, after sending off my booking form it was only a few weeks until the day arrived when I got to exhibit at my first wedding fair! I practiced setting up my stall the night before and decided which items from my collection would be best to bring on the day.
So hamper packed and cakes boxed up, we loaded up the car on the morning of the event and headed down to Coleg Morgannwg. I had some help setting up my stall from my husband Jamie who has a good creative eye. He then left me to it when the brides arrived! I was really pleased with how the stall looked and enjoyed recreating a look similar to the one I had at my own wedding.
As well as chat to brides about plans for their big day, what I also enjoyed was getting the chance to meet other wedding suppliers. Hello Marilyn an event planner who arranges weddings, parties and corporate events, Jo from the Allergy Free Bakery who bakes the most delicious cupcakes, Beth from Forbesfield Flowers (whose stall was absolutely gorgeous with beautiful flower creations), Perfection Planning who are based in Newport with an extensive range of wedding props and decorations, to name a few.
I felt really inspired after spending the day at the wedding fair and since then I have set up my website and have thought about other events I may go to…
The next South Wales Wedding Market is being held in July at The Wharf in Cardiff so I may stop by to say hello!