Just got back from a long weekend at the Perfect Wedding Expo. The first English speaking wedding show in the Costa Del Sol, my thoughts.....
Having paid a deposit for our stand and initially been excited by this innovative event, we were subsquently disappointed with the handling of the exhibitors of this show, whilst I appreciated there was a lot of work involved, I had expected more communication with the organisers and a decent website and marketing to be done.
Having realised this was not the case I opted out and was prepared to lose my deposit.
However, I was contacted by Gary Tapp, the photographer who said he would share the cost of my stand (which had gone up) and would help me man it for the weekend so after much deliberation I decided to go for it, nothing to lose.
My verdict, it was a good weekend, Saturday was busy, today was quieter, but overall, a brilliant job and exhibition put together and the organisers pulled it off. A good way to network with other suppliers in the Wedding World without having to arrange hundreds of cups of coffees for the next few months and nice relationships forged.
It is a shame that there were some people that let Wendy down with all the hard work she put into this, in particular the website designer, but as it was the first exhibition I would personally give it a 10 out of 10 for a wonderful weekend and hope it has set a precedent for more, which I am sure from the feedback this evening it will. Next year a lot more organisation from the communication and website point of view and I can see this becoming a very large featured show each year, it has my full support.
Well done to the Perfect Wedding Expo team for pulling this off despite some small grey areas. We will post some photos of the exhibition as soon as Gary sends them to me!