At Magpie Wedding, we run creative luxe wedding shows, ethical wedding shows as well as curating the Eclectic Boutique at the National Wedding Show in Manchester and London. Our ethos is to give our couples something interesting and fashion led to look at – whether it is at a vintage event, an urban event, or a luxe event.
Our shows do not promote teeth whitening nor weight loss, or more traditional items such as chair covers or chocolate fountains. But we love UK indie dresses, artisan jewellery, stunningly different cakes – you get the picture!
The Ethical Wedding Show is for couples who care about the planet and want a wedding day that doesn’t impact it. They are what we call “ethically minded” – they still want the day to be beautiful, and creative, they just want to be able to add vegan canapes or locally sourced booze!
They don’t want items flown in from the other side of the world. They want to know that everything will be recycled either and don’t want an single use plastic anywhere!
Each show will also have talks and demonstrations, and we have some exciting sponsors to announce very soon.
As you can expect we need to make sure that everyone involved really does care about the planet so there are some questions added to the application form below that you need to complete!
We are always looking for new businesses to work with so if you are interested in our shows generally, please join our mailing list by filling out the Enquiry Form.
The ways it works is this…..
You complete the application form, telling us a bit more about yourself and which show you are interested in. We will then get in touch and tell you more about it and whether we feel you are a right fit for our couples. We are not just about bums on seats – we want to create perfect matches between wedding suppliers and couples, so it is important we get it right.
We also make sure there are only a certain amount of each supplier at every event – this amount depends on the size of the venue and exhibitor numbers.
Our 2021 Ethical Wedding Shows
🖤 Leeds Left Bank, September 19th 2021
🖤 Norfolk, Wellington Wood, Thetford, October 10th 2021
🖤 Manchester Victoria Baths, October 24th 2021
- Fledgling Single 8 foot Stand (for businesses less than a year old) – £100 – 3 available per show (SOLD OUT AT NORFOLK)
- Single 8 foot stand – £180
- Double 16 foot stand – £340
- A single stand plus a standard directory listing (worth £250) – £360
- A single stand plus a blog post dedicated to you (worth £200) – £300
- A single stand plus a social media 24 hour takeover (worth £300) – £360
PLUS every exhibitor can join our standard directory for half price before or after the show within the next year!
Please note: We will not be producing flyers for this event. We therefore will be introducing a competition for all exhibitors who share the show on their social media. The person who does it the most and the best will win a half-priced stand off the same show! More details to follow.
Installment Plans are available on all shows
We are not giving out tables at our shows – we believe a row of tables at wedding shows is a bit boring! Therefore we are banning the trestle table! We will host a webinar beforehand to give you ideas of what to do instead – but for now we urge you to think out of the box with your display and say no to the trestle!
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Eclectic Boutiques at The National Wedding Show
We return to the National Wedding Show in the Autumn with our Eclectic Boutique. This is the creative alternative area, which we have now organised for 5 years! The dates are:
🖤 Manchester Central October 9/10th – 3 places available. £700 for the two days.
🖤 London Excel October 16/17th – SOLD OUT
Please note – all exhibitors have to be agreed upon by the main organisers and cannot have exhibited directly with them before. Power costs extra at these events.
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The Virtual Wedding Fair
The Virtual Wedding Fair is where couples can sit back from the comfort of their sofa, or maybe even stay in bed, and watch our hand picked suppliers coming live to them through their phone, tablet or pc.
Launched early 2019 (long before any lockdown) The Virtual Wedding Fair was the first Virtual Wedding Fair in the UK, and is where we bring all the suppliers our couples are looking for. You will share live your products for them to drool over, you will give them hints and tips on your chosen field (think how much wedding cake do they need, or should they get an engagement shoot) and you will launch an online competition or promotion too.
As it is live they will have a chance to ask you questions there and then, but if they are watching later they can always send you a message.
Now we know this means that they can’t actually try the cake (as we can’t teleport cake through a phone but we are working on that!) but they can always do that when they arrange to go and meet you to chat further and hey, to book you!
The next fairs will be week commencing 15th February and last throughout the 7 days. They will be a one hour show daily (no death by Zoom calls here!) fully branded with Magpie Wedding logo and colour, with guests appearing throughout the show. We are working hard to make this look and feel more professional and interesting for the end user.
The aim is to have themed shows such as Style The Bride (bridal and accessories), The Finishing Touches, Making Memories (photograph) – and these will be decided nearer the time when we have chosen the businesses involved.
What you need to know
The booking is for a 10 minute live interview via video conferencing but you will be needed for the hour as we ask you all to appear, then we will cut to one supplier at a time. It will be at 6pm.
There will be set questions so you can fully prepare. We will ask you to tell us about your business, showcase a few products, give one tip for couples booking and finally an offer just for our couples. You will have chance to share your website and contact details. Your name and business will be written on the screen.
This will appear on Facebook then put onto our You Tube channel afterwards. We will also create a page on the website with the videos and link to your businesses. Of course your business will be shared across social media channels and our newsletters.
You will need to be available the week before for a dress rehearsal so you understand how it works and for us to check your lighting and sound so the finished show is as good as it can be.
The cost is £65.
What you need to do next
This is an application process rather than going straight through to booking. Please apply using the form below sharing as much info about you as possible. We will then invite you to a FaceTime/Zoom call so we can chat further if needed. It is important we get the right people for our brand and our couples as we want this to work for us and you. We can share hints and tips with you too if you are new to video.
APPLICATION FORM FOR ALL EVENTS
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