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The image shows the advert for the DIY Wedding Fair and includes details such as the venue being Venue 360 in Luton, Bedfordshire on Sunday 13th October 11am - 3pm and with free entry. Other details can be found in the main body of this blog

Why 'The DIY Wedding Fair'?

When it comes to wedding fairs, it's hard to stand out in the crowd, and there are persistent rumours that couples aren't using fairs any more to help in their wedding planning. I'm not convinced that is the case, but I do believe that the traditional hard salesy tables and pitching is struggling to meet our couples needs. I also believe that there is a lot of choice of wedding fairs for couples to visit, so it's important to be a bit different.

I realised early on with fairs that you need to have the right suppliers, with the best attitudes, and a fab mix of interactive versus traditional static displays. The suppliers who have done the best return on their fair investment have been the fun, interactive ones; the casino tables, the photobooths, etc. Well then I started thinking about the kinds of weddings being planned at the moment, yes they've got lots of moving parts but more couples than ever are DIYing some element of their big day.

Whether it's a conscious choice in order to save money or people are just more crafty than they used to be, many couples feel happier having this kind of control over some element of their wedding, rather than getting someone else to do it for them. This is where the first sprouts of my idea came from.

The DIY Wedding Fair was borne out of the traditional fair but with an element on hands-on practical advice and support for the DIY couple. One of the biggest mistakes DIYers make with their elements is about what they don't know. If no-one has told you how to securely stack a wedding cake and why, how would you know what to do?

Our suppliers will be offering real hands on tips about all aspects of planning your own wedding, they'll show you how to do it so that you can do it right. If you're loving planning your DIY wedding and just want a little bit of advice from the experts then this will be the place for you.

Watch this and my social media for details of the talks, demos and exhibitors all aimed directly at you. Advance booking will be required for workshops X