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:
Marie (Precious times) n
Jess from The Homemade Wedding Company,
Miriam and Sharmila from Preloved of Cheltenham,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few pics from today….