Surrey Wedfest – An alternative way to plan your day

Sunday June 10th sees the very first Surrey WedFest open its doors and I for one am very excited! With less than 5 days to go, it’s not one to miss.

An alternative way for couples to organise and be inspired for their special day, this festival themed wedding fair will show case over 50 hand picked exhibitors at the stunning Robert Denholm House on the Surrey and Sussex boarder with easy access from the M25. The venue alone should give you some great inspiration for possible spaces for your wedding, be that a celebration within the beautiful house, or a marquee or tipi set up in the wonderful gardens

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I have been asked to be a guest speaker (eek!) so you can find me in the Inspiration Tent at 2.30pm giving a talk on wedding planning and some top tips for organising your day. It’s not every day you will find a wedding planner giving away some expert advice for free so come along and see me. I will also be hosting a short Q&A session at the end and will be there all day so I look forward to meeting you, and hopefully answering some of your questions.

As well as me, you will also find suppliers for everything else you could need for your big day from photographers to tipis, florists to wedding dresses. And as with any decent festival there will be a main stage, lots of entertainment, bars, and of course food!

So who can you expect to see there…

Love Tipis will be setting up a festival themed area showcasing their tipis, along with glamping bell tents from Beautiful Bells and Great British Bell Tents

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If you are after a more traditional structure then ESL Marquee Hire and Tentstyle are for you…

There will be lots of mobile catering and bar units coming along including Vintage Bar BoxLove Fizz CoTapenade CateringChin Chin Mobile Bar and Tie the Knot Wedding Catering

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Place Settings Event Hire will be available to discuss your furniture and tableware needs.  The Event Flag Hire company have supplied the event with some amazing festival themed flags and bunting.  And if you are thinking of getting married outside and want to do it your way then you should be heading over to I Do Celebrancy to discuss how they can achieve this for you.

Another huge part of a wedding is the entertainment!  

The main stage and roaming acts will be provided by Toast FunctionsSweet Clarity SopranoMarianne Wedding Singer andStrobe Events.  There will also be a very cool and quirky Silent Disco Tent provided by Silent Noize Events and Dj'ed by the very cool and talented Brian Mole Weddings

Who loves magic?? Me!! Stephen James Magician will be roaming around the venue surprising you with lots of tricks…

At the heart of it, Surrey Wed Fest is all about inspiration so make sure you pop over to the inspiration tent, where industry experts (including me!) will be giving talks and advice on planning your day.  The inspiration will continue throughout the event with fabulous suppliers offering all manner of different and quirky things for your day

An outdoor wedding often features a VW Camper, these are being provided by BorrowMae and Gecko Campers (this one even converts to a photo booth).  For the boys, and the girls too! a gaming van will be supplied by Pac Van.  Who will be losing your better halves in there I wonder 😉

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Lumimix will also be onsite with creative and quirky props for your day, they also have a very quirky photo booth

Those little and personal touches that add personality to your day can be created by the wonderful and creative Alice from The Fabulous Fingerprint Company, her illustrations are amazing.  We just love Wedition, Liz will be available to discuss her quirky wedding magazine idea and is also doing a talk in the inspiration tent

The fabulous team from To Have & To Hire will have one of their creative team members on hand for the day to discuss your styling needs along with some fabulous florists to give you inspiration including Wild & GreenFaux Bloom and Belles and Whistles

Brides will have the opportunity to Say Yes To The Dress on the day!  Happily Ever Lawther are creating a pop up bridal shop in the house, where you can actually try on dresses!  If you book on the day they are offering a 10% discount.  Also for the ladies the talented Gecko Bridal will be available to chat about your make up needs, she may even be able to provide some festival makeup!   Then there is the bling, diamonds are a girl's best friend after all, so make sure you check out the designs created by Goldfinger Rings.

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A wedding isn’t a wedding without cake!  There are two very talented cake artists coming - Sugar High Cakes and Love from Lila.  I’m hoping there will be samples…

Finally and by far not the least important are the photographers.  These guys will create the memories on your day that will last.  There will be a huge selection including IC Photo graphicsZest Photography, Musk Photography and FilmStorehouse Photography and Love Heart Photography.  But if you want your guests to create their own memories Oh Snap UK is for you.

There is still time to grab your tickets and be part of something different at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/surrey-wed-fest-tickets-43406077747