WEDSTIVAL 2016 // THE REVIEWS ARE IN
Wedstival 2016 @ Capesthorne Hall
If you’re planning your wedding then you’ll no doubt have visited plenty of wedding fairs (I have one couple who have been to almost 50 of them!!) IT’s an opportunity to wonder around a venue and pick up a few leaflets from other wedding suppliers. But not Wedstival. Wedstival is not like other wedding fairs.
In fact, even calling it a ‘wedding fair’ seems a little, well, wrong. It’s much more than that. Imagine if you could take all the best bits of a wedding fair (like the cake samples, awesome suppliers, amazing displays, creative ideas & wedding inspiration) and combine it with the fun and vibrance of a music festival. The constant live music, funky mobile food vendors, an inflatable pub (yes gents, an inflatable pub!) and you’re half way to describing the vibe of Wedstival.
I’m going to put this out there. I’ve never really liked wedding fairs (eesh, did I type that out loud?). What I love is meeting new people, showing them amazing magic, meeting other creative professionals in the wedding industry and having the opportunity to talk through a couple’s plans for their wedding. And that’s why I loved Wedstival. It gives couples the opportunity (in a less pressure driven environment than most wedding fairs) to talk to suppliers casually whilst being entertained.
It was quite clear to the exhibiting wedding pro’s that visitors to Wedstival were having just as much fun as us. And that’s fantastic because in my opinion that’s what weddings are all about. The free flowing nature of the event allowed visitors to dip and dive between 2 marquees, a mega Tipi and Capesthorne Hall itself whilst enjoying the sunshine (and the occasional downpour). But even the sporadic wet weather couldn’t dampen spirits!
“It was quite clear to the exhibiting wedding pro’s that visitors to Wedstival were having just as much fun as us!”
Wedstival has raised the bar in what a ‘wedding fair’ can be. And I’d bet my magic wand* that everyone that came along had an amazing time. Whether Brides Up North intended it or not, it’s apparent that with Wedstival’s overwhelming success they have created a new genre of wedding planning event.
A massive congratulations to the Brides Up North team for hosting a fantastic event. I’m sure this is only the start!
* ‘Magic Wand’ is not a euphemism!