Sascha (The Wedding Coordinator at The Beaches) asked me to exhibit again at their 2014 wedding fayre on Valentines weekend. The layout was changed from previous years with all exhibitors on the same floor and this seemed to work much better. We saw a good number of brides and grooms through the day and the customer seating for the Wedding Bliss catwalk show was full.
With plenty of exhibitors on show there was plenty to see, experienced professionals to chat to and I’m sure many came away with some great ideas for their big day.
Photographers don’t necessarily expect to get actual bookings at wedding fayres, it’s often the first time we’ll have met couples face to face. Choosing a photographer for your wedding is a very personal thing, after all you’ll probably spend more time on the day with him/her than anyone else! You need to choose someone who’ll act in a professional manner, who’s covered by public liability and professional indemnity insurance, who has a proven track record of getting good results in all situations, who listens to what you want and delivers what he/she promises. So it’s not surprising that couples want to shop around a little before confirming a booking. There are some excellent photographers in North Wales and there are some who upset couples and their guests on a fairly regular basis! I ‘ll leave all that for another day.
We actually met someone for the first time on Sunday and they booked us there and then and paid a booking fee (my new mobile card terminal came in handy). That was great and we’re looking forward to meeting them again at our pre-wedding meeting and then again on the big day! And other brides who saw us at The Beaches have since called and arranged a private viewing of our albums at the studio.
So, all in all, an enjoyable way to spend – my one “day off”!