Happy Valentine’s Day!

Now that we have had Valentine’s Day there will have been proposals in the air for some lucky couples. Once the engagement is announced the fun of planning the wedding can start, so whether you have been engaged for two minutes, two months or two years a wedding fayre is the place to look for the inspiration and the perfect products to make your day unique.

There is more choice in the wedding industry than ever before so start by setting a total budget and then look at what is really important for you and your partner. If the groom has his heart set on arriving in a classic car and the bride wants a wedding in a castle they may find that there are other things that they can do without and still have their dream wedding day.

A bespoke wedding is still an option for some couples, but when this can run to expenditure of thousands of pounds lots of engaged couples are taking a DIY approach, making things themselves or calling in favours from talented friends and family. It is possible to stick to a budget and not feel like you have done things on the cheap or have had to compromise – it is all about getting the balance right. Visiting wedding fayres is a good way to see what sort of products and services are available, speak to the specialist companies, get a feel for prices and perhaps find that must have item that you can snap up with a special show discount in to the bargain!

County Brides organise lots of wedding fayres in the North West where couples can speak to their local wedding companies and find the key elements that make up a perfect wedding. With five more fayres still to come in the spring season and some new venues in the autumn, including a two day event at St George’s Hall in Liverpool in October, visit a County Brides wedding fayre and pick up a free copy of their fantastic magazine to set you well on your way to a wonderful wedding.