What a brilliant day today has been .. .. far, far better than my Sis and I ever imagined.
Picture a gorgeous hotel with a beautiful conservatory in the middle of the most well kept grounds .. .. and we are in the conservatory.
The weather is glorious and we had a steady stream of the most lovely people visit our stand. Not just prospective customers but the people from the other displays too.
Once we were all set up (which took exactly an hour from pulling up in the car park to being happy with our display) we wandered around to see what everyone else was offering.
We had agreed from the start that we were just going to be ourselves and people liked us or they didn't (but I just cannot imagine anyone not loving my Sis .. .. she is just wonderful). We stood and chatted with most of the stands before visitors arrived and admitted to about three that it was our first Wedding Fayre and we were given lots of useful advise and told not to worry if people didn't place orders on the day .. .. they often come later. Everyone was just so helpful and caring and then partway through the day people came to visit our stand to see how we were doing and if things were going OK. We admitted to the organisers that it was "our first time" and it caused great amusement and we were Christened "Wedding Fayre Virgins" for the day LOL!!
Here is one of our photographs .. .. not brilliant but it lets you see some of our wares "before play commenced". I am hoping my lovely Sis has some good photographs too as her camera is "much posher than what mine is! LOL!!!
This is just one small corner of our display.
The sample table plan I did was a great success and seemed to draw people to our display and there was lots of interest in that.
We have met the most lovely couples and they stayed and chatted with us for ages.
Quite a few samples now need to be made and posted out and we received some lovely comments. A thoroughly enjoyable day and one we can't wait to repeat again in November.
It was great to talk with the young couples and hear all of their lovely ideas. All so very different and colour schemes and ideas that have never even crossed our minds. Very inspirational and we are buzzing!!
We came home so tired but didn't realise how tired until we sat down.
My aching legs have been soaked in a lovely hot bath and I am now going to sit and do absolutely nothing until tomorrow .. .. and then I will be tidying up, ordering card and goodies for samples that don't fit in with colour schemes I have already worked to, playing with snippets and ironing shirts .. .. poor hubby is down to his last one!! What a bad wife!!
Thank you to everyone for all of the lovely messages, comments on the revealing of our websites and the good luck messages I received over the course of today. You are such a lovely gang of blog buddies and gave us both a lovely boost ahead of our exciting adventure.
See you all tomorrow.