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How to shop indie for your wedding

Indie Wedding Shopping…

If you’re on the hunt for alternative, quirky wedding suppliers to bring your wedding dreams to life, you may have already realised that your best bet is probably an independent supplier. They have more scope for flexibility with your ideas, are generally much more creative, and have smaller teams (meaning a smoother relationship with them from start to finish). And that’s not to mention that wonderfully famous happy dance every small business owner does when you place an order, and the feeling of satisfaction you receive from supporting their dream when building your own.

And if you’re already here on the veritable hub of all things unique wedding ideas, Mr & Mrs Unique, the chances are that you’re pretty sold on the idea of having indie wedding suppliers. But, how do you find them? As they’re smaller, they tend not to have huge marketing budgets, and so they might not be so obvious to find. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back – here’s our top tips on how to shop indie for your big day.

Shop your feed

Straight off the back of that marketing chat, a super powerful tool to connect with independent wedding suppliers is social media. Sure, small businesses don’t typically have thousands of pounds to sink into posters on the side of buses or billboards in Piccadilly Square; …

Why You Should Work with Indie Bespoke Bridal Designers… Most Curious Wedding Fair Part 2

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Indie wedding exhibitors are kind of what A Most Curious Wedding Fair do…

And this year, we’re thrilled to be sponsoring the show, as it’s what we’re all about too. Last week, Becky talked about the importance of working with indie suppliers for your wedding and how they’re totally key to getting thoughtful, personalised design on the day. This week she’s back to introduce you to some more of the talented suppliers lined up for the fair, who you can chat to and make plans with in less than two weeks time! (If you buy a VIP ticket, you get one of our limited edition print magazines as part of your ticket too…)

THE ACCESSORIES

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Virna Pasquinelli, of Virna Pasquinelli Millinery

I feel that people are starting to rebel against the mass-marketed world where everything is disposable and our ‘likes’ are fed to us by the media and advertising. In a society lacking genuine individuality people increasingly have a desire to differentiate and therefore there seems to be more and more requests for bespoke services.

My Process…

I particularly enjoy the initial meeting with a client as for me is like a game; I study their appearance, body language and the way the talk to capture any kind of sign that makes me understand their unique character and style! I also usually ask them to 

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