Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Spring Wedding Show

A few months ago I had a sudden urge to do a wedding show, as you do. We sell and hire lots of the kinds of stuff used at weddings - cake tins and stands, bunting, ribbons, cake decorating stuff - and hessian, or burlap as it is known in N.A. Plenty of couples want to D.I.Y. some aspects of their wedding and so often when they do come in they remark that if only they had known we had all the stuff that we have, they would have come to us for it. So why not get out there and show them.
The show was on Sunday 18th October, at Macs Function Centre which is a converted dockside warehouse and quite funky.
 Cupcakes - wrapped in hessian ribbon, lace or both. Fruit leather daisies make a lovely topper for a rustic look.
 Of course I had to show off my butterflies too. The cupcakes are there to show off the tiered stand that we have for hire, and also to promote private workshops in decorating them.
 Cake toppers - I was chuffed to find one with two guys. None with two women seem to be available...
 more stuff
 The whole muddle.
I HAD to get these wicker hampers - they are so great for displaying stuff. Back at the shop it is filled with rolls of Christmas wrap. Here, it is showing off all the things out of which you can make table runners.

It was a pretty quiet show really, but we had some lovely chats with lovely people, and got to know some of the venue people and hire people etc so we can all help point people to each other. 
At some level I find it odd that people would pay $18 to get into a show like this and then act like the people with stalls are trying to ensnare them. Most of the attendees were relaxed, happy types interested to find out what we had to show them, but about 1 in 5 groups didn't even bother to come over and see what we were about. So stupid - how do they think they can tell what it is we are offering by a quick glance at our stand. And us. It's these types that really put me off getting in too deep with wedding related stuff. To me it is such a sacred act, so much more important than the colour of the serviettes, and I find all this superficial nonsense really disheartening.
Oh well. That's what happens when you go to the people instead of waiting for them to find you, I guess.


  1. I can see how this could both be very enjoyable and frustrating at the same time. Friends have had similar experiences at craft fairs here in the US. And it is all so unpredictable. But you did a great job with your display and the products are lovely. I am sure in the long run this will pay off well for your efforts. Nice work!

  2. "To me it is such a sacred act, so much more important than the colour of the serviettes, and I find all this superficial nonsense really disheartening."
    Hear, hear! It's always depressing when you see someone putting more effort into their wedding than their marriage.

  3. Great stand. Wedding Shows are well worth it.