What makes the anti-wedding show different to other shows?
At the show, you will find a large number of suppliers who will show you that you don’t have to follow wedding trends. It’s YOUR DAY, so do it YOUR WAY. Put your personality into your day, do what makes you happy! If you want to wear a coloured wedding dress? Do it. If you want to wear a flower crown instead of a tiara? Do it! Guys, if you want to wear a deep magenta suit and silver shoes? Do it! Don’t copy others, follow your own path.
How long have you been in the events business for?
10 years now, specifically in weddings for seven years. I’m a qualified wedding planner and since I got my accreditation, I have been hooked on the industry.
What makes Beckie Melvin Events different from other shows?
So many elements! You’re not Just a number at my wedding shows, whether you are a supplier or a visitor. I want to learn your story, to know what makes you tick, and I want to perfectly match each couple that I meet to their ideal wedding specialist. I have a skill at that, time and again I can find the perfect match of wedding vendor to couple and it’s great to see their reactions!
My shows are so important to me. I want to get these brilliant suppliers seen, noticed and booked out.
I’ve put my heart and soul into every one that I do.
You’ll only ever speak to me on emails, and it’s me you meet on the day at the door. After all it’s my name on the business, so I don’t want to hide away behind a screen. It’s me! Here and proud.
What’s in the Future for Beckie Melvin Events?
More anti wedding shows in a variety of exciting venues in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The free-thinking format has caught the attention of couples and specialists like, plus it's of cause very close to my heart, so it’ll be around for a while yet!
What makes them an anti wedding shows?
Well it’s not about being anti wedding, but anti following the crowds and trends. All the suppliers at the shows - including myself, with my wedding planning business - fully support my motto "your day, your way". We all want couples to realise that it’s the done thing to make yourself happy, buck trends and put your own personality and stamp onto your day.
If someone is looking for something eccentric have you got them covered?
In short yes! However funky and quirky, we are here to help. For example I regularly exhibit - coloured wedding dresses, mobile glitter bar, bespoke suits for the guys, a paper florist, a celebrant to personalise your vows.... we’ve got some really fun stuff planned.
Will you give people inspiration of things they may want for their special day?
That's a BIG yes! We always have a packed room with a lovely atmosphere so let’s get excited about wedding planning again.
I'm a qualified wedding planner dedicated to designing & creating weddings for alternative couples. Because everyone deserves a wedding as unique as they are