I’m rather fond of an opportunity to take all my fluff, packed up in the back of my little car, to a lovely Venue to show the Wedding World exactly what Mrs W can do – one of the things I hear A LOT at these events is either how fabulous they are and how people have never seen anything like it OR that it’s exactly what they’ve been looking for and didn’t know where to find them, so I am always glad I went!
The National Wedding Show at Olympia is the biggest show I have done to date and I have to say that I loved every minute of it – I wasn’t MASSIVELY keen on navigating central London, but I got there in one piece and on time so that counts as a WIN in my book!!
I would be lying if I attempted to suggest it wasn’t hard work – a day of setting up followed by 3 days of standing up and chatting to people is most definitely exhausting, but there is nothing nicer than being able to talk to Brides face to face, to learn about their Wedding plans and how I might be able to add a little bit more magic to their day…….even those who didn’t have any littlies in their Bridal Party would stop to say Hello and admire the fluffy gorgeousness on display!
Everything was incredibly well organised and, as usual, my fellow exhibitors were friendly and made for a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I was lucky enough to FINALLY get to meet some of my favourite folk in person……..lovely Sharlene & Karis (for whom I made a fluffy Petticoat) from Practical Ever After, beautiful Rosie from Wedding Planner, gorgeous Kayleigh from Sparkle, Pearls & Lace and, of course, the utterly fabulous Ellie Sanderson (who, btw, you should ABSOLUTELY go and visit if you are a Suzanne Neville or Sottero & Midgley fan for her upcoming Designer events!!!) – it’s so nice to actually be able to talk to them face to face and not just through a computer!!! I was also hugely grateful to the fabulous Lisa from Ribbons & Tulle for working her magic and providing me with the paper flowers to help make my stand amazing!
Will I go again?? Well I very much hope so – I am generally quite picky about which shows I go to because of the logistics behind it all, but I would welcome to opportunity to be part of another show in the future!