CHARLOTTE, OWNER - THE WEDDING SCENE
Hi! I'm Charlotte, also known as Lottie, or Char, and I'm the owner of The Wedding Scene.
I started working in the wedding industry in 2014, designing wedding stationery and I was fortunate enough to win The Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards Wedding Stationer category in 2015. I've created wedding stationery for couples all over the UK and love the artistic aspect of my work, the stationery has evolved but continues on a reduced scale to this day.
So when I say, I'm in this with you, I really am.
I've exhibited at wedding fairs (and still do) and experienced highs and lows with them. I know what it's like to work with couples and the journey you take with them as they lead up to their wedding day. I've taken part in, and organised styled shoots, submitted to blogs and magazines (and been lucky enough to be published in quite a lot).
I know what it means to be in the wedding industry.
As I've mentioned, I've exhibited at wedding shows (or fairs, showcases or, shudder - fayres) and having had some pretty poor experiences at some, for fairly sizeable fees, I took it upon myself to change things up. Starting with bringing a wedding showcase to my home town of Sturminster Newton, Dorset in 2017.
Since that showcase, I've gone on to organise Dorset's largest one-day wedding show with East Dorset Wedding Show which remains a hugely popular wedding event for couples and suppliers alike.
2020 brings a fresh new look and a brand new name to better illustrate what we offer wedding professionals and the soon-to-be-weds in the UK.
Our wedding shows are diverse, informative and inspirational - wedding planning should be fun, but we make it easy too.
At each of our shows, couples can peruse a wide range of information boards to empower them in their planning, a decor inspiration area to help inspire them and all of our incredible exhibitors to make it all come together for them. That is at every one of our shows.
We've gone all out on decor, creating our own catwalk and fashion show backdrop and decoration, exclusively to fit our vibe, whilst displaying gorgeous wedding-wear of course.
We love bragging about the excellence of our exhibitors so our marketing is personal, effective and plentiful.
A NEW WEDDING INDUSTRY STANDARD
2020 has seen the introduction of our new wedding supplier directory and it's not like the others! We don't just take on any Tom, Dick or Harry who has the spare funds to join, we vet, verify and ensure that the wedding professionals we recommend, are trustworthy, reliable and passionate about their work.
All to ensure that our browsing couples can have the best possible experience of planning their wedding, and the most incredible day of their lives as a result.
WHAT WE OFFER EXHIBITING WEDDING PROFESSIONALS
Along with our much-loved promotional shout-outs leading up to the show, you get a huge amount of additional marketing as standard that many other companies just don't offer. For example; -
Company Details in the Show Guide
Our show guides are given to every couple, at every show and feature loads of useful tips and information so we get great retention of this handy resource. You can also opt to purchase advertising space within.
Speaking of the Show Guide, for each edition, we run a Front Cover Star Competition where you/your business can feature on the front cover - you get loads of extra promotion on social media just by becoming a finalist and the winner, gets the front cover spot.
Show Day Opportunities
Take part in our fashion show or inspiration area - you get loads more exposure and photos of your work on the day.
Many of our wedding shows for the 2020/2021 financial year are brand new and so we don't have exact statistics and footfall to share with you just now but we've never seen fewer than 80 couples through our doors at any of our shows, even the first one.
If you would like to know more, you can either grab an Exhibitor Media Pack, or drop us a line - we're super friendly and happy to help with any questions you might have.
We organise large-scale wedding shows in Dorset, Somerset & Hampshire and we're privileged to work with, and support, some of the most talented wedding professionals in the business.
We're a down to earth and friendly company, offering inspirational and unpretentious wedding planning for everyone - whether your budget is £5k or £50k, you can find your perfect wedding suppliers at our shows.
We hold our shows in a variety of locations but in each county, we utilise a community building (usually a school) as they're fabulously large spaces to accommodate our enormous shows and also, it allows us to do a bit of good in each county we visit - a little extra revenue for our schools can't be a bad thing, those eager young minds can always benefit from more resources to improve their learning experience.