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Top 6 Reasons to Visit a Wedding Fair

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If you’re planning a wedding, the best place to be is at a wedding fair. A lot of the hotels and wedding venues in Oxfordshire open their doors for a wedding fair during the summer. It’s your chance to look around the properties and many of the fairs have exhibitors and information to help plan your wedding day. Alternatively, there are fairs in the south east that take place at exhibition centres, town halls, racecourses, and churches where you can meet with different vendors, and plan different aspects of your Oxfordshire wedding. Here’s why you need to pencil a wedding fair into your diary this summer.

1. Lots of Suppliers all Under One Roof

When you visit a wedding fair, whether you go to one of the major ones in London or Manchester or you stay local in Oxfordshire, you get to see lots of different suppliers all in one place. You don’t have to drive around to get to the florists, and then the caterers. If you are pressed for time it helps to have access to everything in one place. If you are planning an Oxfordshire wedding then it also helps to go to a local wedding fair so that all the people you meet are from the local area.

2. Get Fashion Inspiration

Suppliers will be there showing off their dresses, so you can get some ideas for your dress, the bridesmaids’ dresses, and even clothes for the mothers and the groom. Even if you don’t place an order you can see what’s current and what looks good. The bigger wedding shows have catwalk performances that showcase the latest designer looks.

3. Taste and Sample the Details

If you are visiting a wedding fair at one of the Oxfordshire wedding venues you will probably have the chance to sample the food you could order if you had your reception there. Or, taste different wedding cakes, sample the type of drinks you could serve before the wedding breakfast, and take a closer look at the souvenirs and favours you could offer. The advantage of a wedding fair is you can touch and handle the goods, so you see exactly what you are getting which is something impossible through the internet.

4. Offers and Discounts

Often a vendor will offer special money-off deals if you place an order at the fair, or will give you a code to use when shopping on their internet site. If you are on a budget, wedding fairs can help stretch it.

5. Look Around the Venue

Take a closer look at Oxfordshire venues like in a relaxed way, with no hard-sell. You also have the opportunity to ask plenty of questions about the location, and you can find out the kind of packages on offer.

6. Have Some Fun

With demos and product displays, fun competitions, goody bags and more, a wedding fair is a fun place to be when you are planning your wedding. Plus, because weddings are such positive occasions you are sure to be surrounded by happy people. Take a little time out of your Saturday and have some fun at a wedding exhibition.

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