I've had a very busy autumn so far and have exhibited at six different wedding fairs over the last couple of months.
It's been a while since I've shown my jewellery at any events as most of my sales have been online or by recommendation, but as I'm now making more and more engagement and wedding rings, I thought it was about time that I got out there and started showing potential clients what I can do!
It's been a learning curve and I've refined my display at each event but everyone that I spoke to seemed to love my rings. I've really enjoyed being able to speak to lots of lovely couples, mums, dads, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles etc etc, hearing all about their plans for the big day. I'm going to take the fact that I'm now already receiving commission requests (even though some couple aren't getting married until 2017) to mean that exhibiting at wedding fairs has been a success.
My favourite fair (or fayre) of all was one that I managed to sneak into at the last minute so thank you very much to Hayley for having me! The Vintage Wedding Fayres select their exhibitors very carefully and are intended for all those who want to add vintage, bespoke, hand made and unusual touches to they day. Each fayre also has a pop up vintage shop where you can buy all sorts of interesting things to help style your wedding or just to decorate your home! I have one more vintage wedding fayre in Bath on the 16th November (hope its not snowing by then!) but I'm hoping that I'll be invited to take part in a few more of their fayres in the spring.