On April 9th, we attended our first trade event!
Cwtchfest is Wales' only wedding festival. Guests get wristbands on entry and exhibitors display their wares in huge tents and outdoors. There are even street food vans and bars on wheels parked up. It may only be spring but Cwtchfest got us feeling summer festival vibes from the moment we pitched up!
There was work too, we promise. In fact, we were a last minute addition to the exhibitor list, and as newbies to the wedding industry we wanted to grab the chance with both hands and impress everyone including ourselves. So we worked like crazy into the nights Thursday to Saturday to complete everything we'd been taking our time on, and turned up on Saturday morning with enough stock to fill our stand to burst!
We'd prepared our new customisable chalkboard wall to suit the occasion, and it was cordially invited to greet guests at the main entrance as they arrived.
We also put our lovely bell tent up to shade Cwtchfest's usual children's play area from the unexpected sunshine. We'd always thought of it as a grown-up's cosy hideout but kids seemed to like it even more than we do!
There was an amazing turnout with over 1,000 guests, we met loads of talented traders and some super cool nearly-weds! We said we'd be really selective about which wedding fairs we attend, and we're so glad we saved all our love for this awesome event. Where else could you hope to meet so many unique couples and be able to bring such an eclectic bunch of wedding businesses together. Well done, Cwtch the Bride... you smashed it!