You can vote for us again this year under SPECIALIST WEDDING SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR (I want us to go forward with ALL our shows this year, not just 1, as each one is important to us)
A million thank you's
As a visitor at one of Beckie Melvin Events Wedding Fayres, you can guarantee personal service from the moment you are greeted personally at the door to the final farewell.
The limited number of exhibitors ensures plenty of time to speak at length with everyone. By the time you leave the venue, it will have been possible to arrange your special day from start to finish. There is always a relaxed friendly atmosphere throughout with no hard sell.
Our events are always free entry, so why not come & see us at our next one? We'd love to meet you & discuss your plans for your big day!
Beckie & team xx
It's been a few weeks since I did an update on availability, so actually it's been a few MONTHS! I'm very out of practice but hope this year is the year I get better at blogging.
Our first event of 2017 was The Grand Hall in Bedford on Sunday 8 January, we had a fantastic turnout, so I fully expect the rest of 2017 to follow suit! (In fact the picture below is from Sunday's show, taken around 10 minutes after we opened)
(Sadly no photography slots available this year at the moment)
If you'd like a supplier information pack, please download from here.... <<PACK>>
If you'd like to be involved, please complete a form from here.... <<FORM>>
Any other information you'd like, please do get in touch - I'd love to hear from you!
Thanks & take care
We were recently named as runner up in the English Wedding Awards "Events" category. I had to provide a supporting document, & I thought you'd like to see how I described the business. Thanks to all for voting for us, it was a a HUGE honour to get to the finals. Bxx
Beckie Melvin Events have a simple philosophy. We take the counties best independent venues, fill them with the top independent wedding specialists & suppliers, & bring them to the attention of discerning couples. We don’t run large events, instead preferring a more intimate approach.
This way, the couples can create a rapport with each supplier, including the venue, ensuring it’s a match made in heaven. We get to know each exhibitor personally, & see a high rebooking rate. Many have gone on to become friends outside of work as well, which is an added bonus!
The venues that we work with systematically rebook us time & again, agreeing that our approach of high levels of marketing, a personal relationship with each supplier, mixed with our levels of expertise in the industry all lead to successful fayres time and again.
Feedback from our events has been fantastic, & we’re thankful each & every time it’s received. However we never get complacent – each event has us wanting to reach more people, see more specialists boost their business, & get more bookings for the venues we’re working with.
Venue Feedback from some of our events in Autumn 2016:
(Venue) Hello Beckie! Thank you so much for the Wedding Fayre today, it looked really good :)
(Venue) really pleased with how September went too Beckie! You did a really good job for us and I am certain you'll smash next year too
(Venue) Hi Beckie, I’m very well and hope you are too :) Just wanted to say a big thank you for what deemed to be a very successful event on Sunday. We had so many positive comments from not only the wedding couples that came through the doors; but also the suppliers to say what an excellent turnout it was. It’s always lovely to hear everyone being so positive!
Thank you again – you superstar!!
Supplier Feedback from some of our events in Autumn 2016:
(Supplier) Dear Beckie - Thank you for your email and for a great day on Sunday.
(Supplier) Hi Beckie, Thanks so much for this Sunday. I really enjoyed it and it was a good turnout.
(Supplier) What a great day it's been at our first wedding fair of 2016.
Beckie Melvin Events is a VERY small operation, but with a HUGE amount of heart & passion. Owned & run by myself, Beckie Melvin, based in Bedfordshire. I’ve qualifications in Events & Hospitality, Marketing & Wedding Planning but I’m constantly wanting to learn more, in an effort to further improve the events experience for those I work with. I have a great network of close friends & family, all of whom I can’t thank enough for their continued support as I build my business. I’m blessed to be able to work with them, as well as making new friends from the shows I run.
I also support a national wedding charity through my work, I am the Bedfordshire ambassador for Gift of a Wedding. This wonderful charity provides dream weddings to couples facing terminal illness, often with just a few weeks notice. They make a HUGE difference to people’s lives but rely on donations from the public, from physical items such as dresses, rings & flowers, to services such as music, beauty & décor. I am able to offer my event planning services should they be required, & I also tell the couples I meet about the charity’s work, to help further their success. I think it’s safe to say that I live & breathe weddings!
This morning I want to ask my suppliers about LOYALTY. What makes you keep coming back to the same organiser? What would you like to see as a reward for your loyalty? What would make you choose 1 company over another?
Our prices are already VERY competitive so I can't see a discount being of value. I already offer great customer service, with the personal touch. I fully endorse & support the independent wedding supplier & work tirelessly to promote every supplier. So it's over to you!
What would YOU like to see? Bxx
PS If you're on my database, or on my Facebook page, you'll have seen this same question already, I'd love if you could take just a few minutes to let me know your thoughts? THANK YOU!
#Autumn #Bedfordshire wedding #fayre - stunning country club #wedding venue in the heart of Bedfordshire countryside.
If you're interested in being the specialist to represent your industry, please get in touch - email HELLO@BECKIEMEVINEVENTS.CO.UK (no direct sales, aloe vera, external catering vans or venue enquiries, thanks)
Sunday 30 October
Beadlow Manor Golf & Country Club, Bedfordshire
Well it's nearly 10pm but here I am, still tapping away at my laptop - tonight I'm updating the website with our latest exhibitor details, updating the relevant Facebook pages with confirmed exhibitors, emailing brides to be to invite them to our next showcase (Sunday 4 September, Chesfield Downs Golf Club, Stevenage...), listing our events in as many Facebook groups as possible, & finally answering as many queries as I can within my personal 24 hour deadline.
With 3 more venue meetings this week alone, to set wedding show dates for 2017, it's going to be a LONG few days but so worth it! Thanks for sharing the journey with me, I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am.
Beckie is a qualified wedding planner, with a passion for assisting professional, overwhelmed couples to achieve their perfect wedding day.