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!
Our Ethical Shows aim to share ethically minded businesses with couples who care about the planet as well as each other. There is a criteria you need to fulfil to be part of the show which can be seen in the Application Form below.
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 2020 Shows
The Ethical Wedding Show- Manchester Victoria Baths 25th October 2020
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!
- Fledgling Single 8 foot Stand (for businesses less than a year old) – £100 – 3 available per show
- Single 8 foot stand – £150
- Double 16 foot stand – £280
- A single stand plus a standard directory listing (worth £100) – £200
- A single stand plus a blog post dedicated to you (worth £200) – £250
- A single stand plus a social media 24 hour takeover (worth £300) – £300
PLUS every exhibitor can join our standard directory for half price before or after the show within the next year!
Please note that 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.
Also if this show has to be cancelled due to COVID-19 all bookings will move to March 14th 2021
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 31st/November 1st. We have one photography space – £700 or £750 if paying by instalments
🖤. London Excel October 17/18th. We have one photography space – £750 or £800 if paying by instalments
Please note – all exhibitors have to be agreed by the main organisers and cannot have exhibited directly with them before. Power costs extra at these events.
THE BOOKING FORM IS BELOW
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!
KEY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!
🖤 July 25th – all day on Facebook – South & North UK Weddings
🖤 July 26th – all day on IGTV and Insta – South & North UK Weddings
Details and Prices
The booking is for a 20 minute live interview on the Saturday on Facebook via Zoom. There will be set questions so you can fully prepare. This will then put onto our You Tube channel afterwards. The cost is £65. You will also be shared on social media, the blog and in newsletters in the lead up. We have 25K followers on Facebook. Our last Virtual Wedding fair enjoyed a reach of 43K people.
On the Sunday you can upgrade your booking to feature a 10 minute pre recorded video on IGTV and our Instagram grid. Again there will be set questions to help you with your video. This upgrade costs £34 so £99 in total. We have 47K followers on Instagram.
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 brides 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.
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