This time last Sunday we were recovering from an incredibly busy day at the Great Lancashire Wedding Show - we had a stand as our alter ego business. It was an amazing day, with a huge number of visitors through the door. Maxine at Little White Books, who organised the show, tells us more. 'Almost twelve months ago to the day I was approached by Bolton Arena to organise a wedding show at their venue. After the initial meeting there was a natural feeling of trepidation; I mean, from organising regular wedding fairs across the region this was a huge leap into the world of exhibition standard wedding shows. Whilst driving from the meeting I came up with the name of the ‘Great Lancashire Wedding Show’, a show that celebrated Lancashire businesses and had original promotional photography set in a typical Lancashire landscape. At this point the Show seemed like a natural progression for Little White Books to take, and so on the 4th July 2012 the Great Lancashire Wedding Show was launched.
I’ve told many people that in the nine months of preparation, organisation and promotion it probably would have been less stressful to have had another baby, but then again, I’m know I’m only kidding when I say that. All the team at Little White Books have relished putting this show together – it’s taken great effort and care to achieve what we achieved but we can hand on heart tell you all that WE LOVED EVERY MINUTE! From the day we drove to a cobbled street in Bury and had loads of fun at our first photo shoot, through to the sheer anticipation & excitement when we launched, to all the fabulous wedding businesses who believed in us and put their faith in us when we said it’s going to be the biggest show in Lancashire, to the hundreds of brides and thousands of people who came to visit our show on Sunday 21st April 2013 – every ounce of hard work was rewarded when those doors to the Arena opened at 11am and the people flowed in. Thank you to all the fantastic businesses that traveled together with us on our journey and who all became an integral part of our very first show and its success. And thank you to all those brides that came to visit our ‘Great Lancashire Wedding Show’ – we’re glad we made the decision to give you all free entry on Sunday and we’re proud to announce that our next show on Sunday 10th November will also be free entry. So, sit back and enjoy a quick look back at some of the highlights of the day. [gallery ids="715,716,717,718,719,720,721,722,723,724,725,726,727,728,729,730,731,732,733,734,735"] Thank you to the following photographers for providing their show images: DJ Archer Jenny Martin Lottie Designs Mick Cookson And special thanks to Beverley at Little White Books who painstakingly ensures that we always get the right mix of businesses and a consistently strong calibre of exhibitors at all of our shows. Maxine – Little White Books' Can't wait for the next show!