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Boho & Ultimate DIY Wedding / Tim & Kate

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Boho & Ultimate DIY Wedding / Tim & Kate

We had the pleasure of coordinating Tim & Kate’s beautiful DIY outdoor wedding in August 2018. Set in the stunning private land of Stonyford Cottage Gardens in Cheshire, this location gave them free rein to create their perfectly desired Boho themed wedding. And what fun we had!

From the most impressive cake stand we’ve ever seen, to custom made photo booth back drops and home grown herb centre pieces. This wedding was completely bespoke to the couple and their fun personalities.

And my gosh did they work hard?! When we arrived the day before the wedding to assist with set up, Kate was up a tree hanging fairy lights and lanterns! Everyone worked so hard to ensure everything was brought together.

Their attention to detail and organisational skills were impeccable which really paid off for the final result. We worked with them from around six weeks before the wedding as well as managing the day itself, but having comprehensive supplier plans and timetables made our job a lot easier! Officially the most organised couple we’ve ever worked with.

Photography: Jessica O Shaughnessy

Suppliers

The wonderful local wedding suppliers that helped bring Tim and Kate’s vision to life are as follows:

Venue: Stonyford Cottage Gardens
Tipi: Teepee Tent Hire
Photographer: Jessica O Shaughnessy
Videographer: Rebecca Ranville
Celebrant: Shropshire Ceremonies
Caterers: The Treacle Town Pie Company
Loos: Wreckin’ Loos
Musicians: The Distance and Kick Back Sundays
Mobile Bar: Horse Box Bar 65
Flowers: Ginger Lily Florist
Lighting: Tipi Unique
Insurance: John Lewis

We hope this special feature gives you inspiration for your wedding or event.

Want to feature your wedding our blog? Please contact claire@bouquetandbells.com.

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The Impact of Social Media at a Wedding Fayre – A Guide for Exhibitors (Part 3)

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Photo Credit: Kate Mayo Wedding Photography

We were thrilled to be guest speakers at the recent Wedding Industry Supplier Network event. We spoke about how to get the most out of exhibiting at a Wedding Fayre, sharing all our insider tips including the essential dos and don’ts.

Following this discussion, we decided to publish a series of posts outlining everything you need to know. Our last post was all about the do’s and don’ts of exhibiting at a Wedding Fayre, and what you can do to ensure every box is ticked to give you the best possible chance of securing those all important bookings. Not read it yet? Click here to read the full post.

This post focuses on the impact of social media at a Wedding Fayre and how you can use it to your benefit.


The connections on social media platforms are endless and it’s important you make the most of this as an exhibitor. As an organiser, we put around 80% of our advertising budget into promotion on social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram. These are used throughout the organisational process to continuously promote on. We’ve found that we attract the most brides through these platforms and we’ve learnt how to use them well. 

Use Your Followers

Every business has a following, and we encourage exhibitors to use this to their benefit. Our Wedding Fayres host anywhere between 25 – 100 exhibitors, and with so many wedding specialists coming together the online reach can be extraordinary. It’s important that your followers are informed where they can next find you, and giving them an opportunity to meet you and chat to you face-to-face may just encourage a booking!

Marketing Plan

We send a comprehensive marketing plan as part of our Exhibitor Manual to all exhibitors that attend our shows. This is made up of lots of ways they can help spread the word about the Wedding Fayre.

It’s essential that we work with exhibitors to help boost visitor numbers. While we have a great following with lots of excited couples and a fantastic list of pre-registered couples for each show, working together can result in even more people visiting the shows which gives suppliers a better chance of securing those all important bookings.  

Continue Social Media at the Show

Your social media presence at a Wedding Fayre is so important. Why not take a photograph of you at your stall and let your followers know you’ve arrived. We’d always recommend using the official hashtag (provided in the marketing plan) and tagging us in all of your posts so we can share to our following.

Wedding Fayres are also a fantastic way to network with other Wedding Specialists. Why not have a wonder around before show opening and exchange social media handles with fellow exhibitors.

We love helping to make connections. We always publish a list of exhibitors to our social media platforms and website prior to a Wedding Fayre, making it super easy for suppliers to connect in advance.