There’s no better place to meet amazing wedding vendors face to face than a wedding fair. However, you want to avoid the one with the pink stretch hummer outside, which might be huge and packed but not your style!
Luckily, in our wedding planning adventures, we’ve come across a few Brisbane and Northern NSW bridal fairs that are elegant, inspirational and where the vendors aren’t just there to add your name to their mailing list. Here’s our favourite upcoming bridal fairs, plus a few you should keep in your calendar for next year.
A Darling Affair
When: 19th July, 2014
Where: The Chapel Wombye, Sunshine Coast (They also do a Gold Coast wedding fair at the beginning of the year)
A wedding fair that will ‘knock your socks off’, A Darling Affair is a curated selection of amazing wedding vendors, showcasing their wares for potential brides. Everyone from venues, to florists, to makeup artists and planners will be on display, and they also have a pretty cute blog!
When: July 20, 2014
Where: Lightspace, Brisbane (They also hold events in Hobart, Perth and Adelaide!)
Now, this is a wedding fair with a difference! Lovelocked is a big fake wedding, where some of Brisbane’s best wedding vendors come together to show you what they can really do! You can see just how that celebrant is going to perform, just how your ceremony area will be styled, and more – it’s better than any referral.
Byron Bridal ShowcaseWhen: 9th August, 2014
Where: Ewingsdale Hall, Byron Bay
The Byron Bridal Showcase is organised by wedding industry guru, Jennifer Gifford of The Bride’s Market, and is a selection of the best wedding vendors in Brisbane and northern NSW. Vendors collaborate to create stunning, real life styled spaces that help you visualise what your wedding might actually look like, instead of trying to imagine what a florist or a wedding stylist might create in isolation. There’s wedding dress fashion parades, hair and makeup demonstrations and live music, a must stop on the wedding fair trail!
Vintage Bride Wedding Fair
When: 17th August, 2014
Where: Broncos Leagues Club, Brisbane
If you are a vintage bride, this wedding fair selects vendors that match your style perfectly. You’ll get to meet with 40 vendors, and you’ll leave knowing just who can bring your wedding vision to life.
One Fine Day
When: Usually May, 2015
Where: Sydney and Melbourne (let’s petition them to come to Brisbane!)
The benchmark for pretty much all wedding fairs, if your wedding budget stretches to a trip down south for inspiration, you can’t go past One Fine Day! Some of the best wedding vendors in the country travel to this fair, and the instagram photos that come out of it can only be described as epic. The vendors are hand picked, and even your fiance will want to go to this one with you.
Where: New Zealand
New Zealanders, you don’t miss out (but you do have to wait until 2015. The Wedding Collective is new to the wedding scene, and is a curated selection of vendors, brought together by photographers, Sadie & Co). They have a great directory on their site, so you don’t have to wait until the next fair to find your wedding team.
Know another we should add to the list? Email us!