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Saturday, 2 March 2019

UK’s biggest alternative wedding fair to returns to Birmingham

The UK's biggest alternative wedding fair is set to return to Birmingham later this month. The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza Alternative Wedding Fair, taking place at The Bond and Fazeley Studios in Digbeth on March 16 and 17, is now in its sixth year and is set to be bigger than ever, and will feature over 80 unique suppliers, giving alternative brides in the region the opportunity to meet everyone they need for their dream day. 

Event attendees can expect everything from vampire hearses, unicorn dresses, zombie gift dolls and even celebratory tattoos. 

The fair is a showcase for the very best of alternative wedding suppliers that are hand-picked for their creativity and unique services to help customers plan their dream alternative wedding day.

The show provides inspiration to alternative couples with an extraordinary colourful range of wedding dresses, shoes, stationery, accessories and jewellery that aim to reflect their personalities.
Visitors can expect to see exotic wedding gifts like stag heads and skulls next to fairy-tale wedding cakes inspired by unicorns and beautiful vintage bouquets embellished with buttons and brooches.

The rise of wedding bloggers and Instagram influencers are providing inspiration and ideas to couples who do not find the traditional church or registry wedding appealing or reflective of their personalities and interests.  

Jo Millburn highlights that “the growing influence of bloggers and social media has enabled brides to see what other couples are doing and helped them to realise that they don’t have to stick to a traditional sit-down meal and DJ for entertainment. A lot of people now want to inject their own personalities into their weddings”.

Wedding entertainment options in 2019 now include gaming consoles, karaoke machines, body piercing, harpists, magicians and vintage double decker buses complete with bars and wraparound marquees.

Jo Millburn said: “More couples are choosing to be married by celebrants rather than vicars and they create the day to suit themselves” 

“Handfasting ceremonies which are used in Pagan and Wiccan ceremonies are a specialty of ours and involve a couple binding their hands together during the ceremony when reciting their vows to symbolize their connection and devotion to each other. We also offer gothic, Norse and steampunk themed weddings too.”

A wide range of experts will also be on hand to give advice to couples on planning their wedding day entertainment and recording their wedding ceremony with specialist photographers and videographers.

There will also be opportunities chance for visitors to get expert advice, take part in craft workshops, enjoy street food and drink, have fun in the photo booths and gaming stations, plus a chance to win big prizes in the sheep treasure hunt competition.

The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza Alternative Wedding Fair takes place at The Bond and Fazeley Studios, Digbeth on March 16 and 17. To find out more, head here

Fancy winning two FREE tickets to attend this event? I'm hosting a competition on my Instagram page! Head to my Instagram here now to enter. To be considered, all you have to do is like the post, and comment with the song title you would like as your first dance at your wedding. The winner will be announced on Saturday 9 March at 11am. Good luck!

Your two free tickets can be used on either the 16 March or the 17 March. Tickets are not valid for both days. Your tickets will be provided to you by the event organisers and you will receive them via email. This competition is on Instagram only - entries via Twitter and Facebook will not be considered. 


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