We’ve something NEW to share with you….. Cotswold Wedding Show & #britishbridalbootsale

Yup that’s right we’ve two awesome events for you in 2019 – #britishbridalboot sale is back and BIGGER than ever along with our new offering Cotswold Wedding Show.

If you follow us over on the ‘gram you may have seen in our stories about our plans for wedding events in 2019.

Our flagship event #britishbridalbootsale is remaining but as a stand along Preloved Wedding event – think wedding car boot.

With the average wedding now costing in excess of £27,000 as well as a need to be more sustainable why not head down to this event and pick up preloved wedding items from wedding and bridesmaid dresses to event decor and props. Help stretch that budget alittle further by sourcing preloved items for your wedding….. and then why not sell them on after the event for them to be reloved all over again at one of our  #britishbridalbootsale’s? The perfect way to have a sustainable, affordable and gorgeous wedding that won’t break the bank!

Having conducted some market research and to represent our strong ethos of sustainable, affordable weddings the second of our shows this year will see the premier of Cotswold Wedding Show – so why is this different from other fayres and shows?

Unlike some of the larger fayres you will not be over-faced with rows upon rows of suppliers all wanting to grab your attention. We offer a smaller soiree focusing on showcasing exceptional, quality suppliers in unique, alternative venues. There will be a selection of carefully picked suppliers offering a range of services that may be sing homegrown, british sourced or recycled products.

For #britishbridalbootsale be sure to register your interest if your coming to buy the bargains. Its FREE entry for all brides and their entourages 🙂 or to book your stand:


The perfect mix of preloved and ethical items/services. Its the great one stop shop of your  affordable wedding. Plus we will be having a little launch of something new that A Cotswold Wedding has been working on too.

Some pics from our first #britishbridalbootsale:



For a Cotswold Wedding Show, brides can register for their FREE tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cotswold-wedding-show-sunday-3rd-november-2019-tickets-60550131072 

We look forward to welcoming you to our events with a glass of fizz!

Happy Planning




#britishbridalbootsale – The after post!

Sunday 21st October saw A Cotswold Weddings first furore into Events  with #britishbridalbootsale.

The concept is essentially a Preloved wedding fayre with a difference – newlyweds selling on their own wedding paraphernalia alongside wedding suppliers who either specialise in preloved wedding items or who have old stock/seconds/ex hire to pass on.

You see in a world fit to bursting and with a throw a away culture we need to ensure we all do our part and with the average wedding now costing in excess of £20,000 preloved is quite frankly the way forward. If you can save on that designer dress or groomswear, find alternative options for your maids and men whilst sourcing your decor and styling at half the price it is the perfect way to ‘Boss your Budget’ whilst doing right by the environment – it also means you free up additional cash if you so wish, to splash out more on your perfect venue, the photographer of your dreams or that 5 tier wedding cake.

As opening dawned the queue started early at 10.40am and the first through the door were clearly prepared for todays bargains with lots of carrier bags.  At the point of opening people were queued out to the road!

Like all boot sales, everyone arrived at once for fear of missing out on the bargains although a steady trickle of couples continued until closing time.

All in all, 100 people through the door, 100 people looking to have a gorgeous AND affordable wedding, 100 people eager for bargains. And bargains were to be had!

A special thanks to those who supported our first #britishbridalbootsale:

Sam (Infinity Dresses Bridalwear)

Marie (Precious times) n

Jess from The Homemade Wedding Company,

Miriam and Sharmila from Preloved of Cheltenham,

Pam from Beaus & Balls Formal Menswear 01452 543213

Hayley and the team from The Tipsy Newt).

Thanks also to our newlywed sellers who passed on their own loved wedding items to be reloved all over again…. even managing to sell on a Pallet Mobile Bar!

Now… to rest my weary legs and plan the next one 

Dates for 2019 to be announced shortly, expressions of interest to aotswoldwedding@gmail.com

Happy planning

Sophie xx

Here are a few pics from today….

#britishbridalbootsale is HERE!

So the i’s have been dotted and the t’s crossed…. pleased to present #britishbridalbootsale is here and we are launching our first show this Autumn:

This preloved show is exactly what it says… a preloved wedding fayre for eveything wedding and preloved.. whether your a newlywed wanting to declutter and pass on some of your wedding paraphernalia or one of our specially handpicked preloved wedding suppliers (preloved/sample/ex hire/ex display/seconds) you’ll find everything you’ll need here for an affordable wedding….. note i haven’t used the word cheap, because it is not cheap or tacky but good quality preloved items at affordable prices so that you can have that luxe wedding for less!

Date for the diary:

Sunday 21st October 2018


Details to book can be found here:



If your after a newlywed table to book be quick – early bird prices are only available until 31st August 2018.

Want to register for your free place to include goody bag and glass of fizz – click the link to book – in our first 24 hours of being live, 45% of our VIP places have been taken!


Look forward to seeing you all very soon!


Happy planning