At Magpie Wedding, we run creative wedding shows as well as curating the Eclectic Boutique at the National Wedding Shows. Our ethos is to give our couples something interesting and fashion led to look at – whether it is at a vintage event, an urban event, or a luxe event.
Our shows do not promote teeth whitening nor weight loss, or more traditional items such as chair covers or chocolate fountains. But we love UK indie dresses, artisan jewellery, stunningly different cakes – you get the picture!
We are always looking for new businesses to work with so if you are interested in our shows generally, please join our mailing list by filling out the Enquiry Form.
The ways it works is this…..
You complete the application form, telling us a bit more about yourself and which show you are interested in. We will then get in touch and tell you more about it and whether we feel you are a right fit for our brides. We are not just about bums on seats – we want to create perfect matches between wedding suppliers and brides, so it is important we get it right.
We also make sure there are only a certain amount of each supplier at every event – this amount depends on the size of the venue and exhibitor numbers.
Our 2019 Shows
The Virtual Wedding Fair is where couples can sit back from the comfort of their sofa, or maybe even stay in bed, and watch our hand picked suppliers coming live through their phone, their tablet or pc.
Launching on Valentine’s weekend, a whole 9 YEARS since we originally launched as the first vintage wedding fair in the UK, The Virtual Wedding Fair is a live experience via Facebook and Instagram (that’s 58K people) where you will share your products, hints and tips in your chosen field (think how much wedding cake do you need, or should you get an engagement shoot) and then you will launch an online competition or promotion to gather email addresses.
The couples can ask you questions there and then, or afterwards. You can then engage with them and invite them to a consultation.
You will have an hour slot on your chosen day which you have control over. So you can spend one whole hour coming live to Facebook and Instagram at the same time, or you can do 20 mins on each – it will be up to you but we will agree this beforehand so we can tell the couples.
You will get: advertising and PR before and on the day, full training on how to do a brilliant live a month before, your video will be boosted/advertised after the event to increase reach and also there will be an opportunity to download the video to be shared elsewhere i.e. to our mailing list, again to get more couples to see it. In the background we will continue to grow our numbers: followers, email list and brand awareness as usual.
And if you cannot stand the thought of going live, you don’t actually have to go on camera – you can get models!
February Saturday 23rd from 10am-4pm is London and surrounding counties – think Herts, Beds, Surrey, Kent etc. This can be nationwide suppliers too
February Sunday 24th from 10am-4pm is the North West but again can be nationwide suppliers.
This will be repeated for different areas and styles over the rest of the year. Please note that February’s is at an introductory price so we can see what works to be tweaked for March.
What you need to do
This is an application process rather than going straight through to booking. Please apply using the form below sharing as much info about you as possible. Applications close on Friday 30th November. We will then shortlist the applications and invite you to a 10 min Facetime call so we can chat further. It is important we get the right people for our brand and our brides as we want this to work for us and you.
The introductory price is £125. If you have any questions as this is so new, then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eclectic Boutiques at The National Wedding Show
We are now ready to announce our return to the National Wedding Show in the Spring with our Eclectic Boutique. This is the creative alternative area, which we have now organised for over 3 years! The dates are:
- Manchester Event City 9-10th March. This is a great event with an affluent bride, and over 8,000 visitors, free parking, easy unload and a great vibe
- London ExCel 13-14th April. This is also a great event with a creative East London and beyond bride, 9-10,000 visitors. Parking is not free here alas.
We have 11 spaces at London and 8 at Manchester. Due to repeat bookings some spaces have already gone though – this sells out fast!
Manchester is £700 and London £750 for the two days for a 2.5 metres square space (often bigger). You can pay in instalments too – hit reply and we can tell you about our payment plans.
Please note – all exhibitors have to be agreed by the main organisers and cannot have exhibited directly with them before. Power costs extra at these events.
We have spaces for everything except photographers at both, and photo booths at Manchester.
Please read our full T’s and C’s before completing the form.
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