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Q We're recently engaged and want to start getting out to local wedding shows. How can we make the most of them?
A Annika and Will Oliver says: A face-to-face meeting with a potential supplier gives you the chance not only to discuss your vision for your wedding, but also to get a feel for the person. You may well end up spending a significant sum of money on their services, as well as a significant amount of time with them. So, it's important to feel comfortable with this new partnership.

I'd recommend looking through the list of suppliers exhibiting at the fair on the organiser's website. If a particular one interests you, you can investigate them further online to asses their suitability before coming along. It could save you a lot of unnecessary questions and will help you prioritise your time at the fair.

Many suppliers offer special on-the-day deals at wedding fairs. With all the things that need to be arranged and booked for your wedding, getting along to a show can help you get what you want for less. That means your budget stretches further to cover more of the nice-to-haves.

Don't be afraid to ask for testimonials from previous couples. Any professional worth their salt values their reputation and would be happy to supply these. And finally, take a notepad and pen. You don't want to forget details of your conversations by the time you reach home. That's why, at The Kent Wedding Fair, we supply them in our goody bags!

Annika and Will Oliver, White Sky Events

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