Today as Part Two of our Preloved Yorkshire Wedding series we’re talking to Katherine Cocksedge from The Bridal Market. The Bridal Market is a wedding fair that brings newly weds and brides-to-be together to buy and sell from each other. Their events are held all over West Yorkshire.
The Nup: Why did you set up The Bridal Market?
Katherine: When planning my own wedding in the summer of 2013, I became increasingly frustrated at the lack of individual and unique items stocked on the high street so I decided to make everything for my wedding myself. This is when I fell in love with the idea of utilising preloved gems when wedding planning. It’s such an inexpensive way to bring your personality into your wedding day, I couldn’t believe more people weren’t doing it. After a chance meeting with my business partner Gaynor Hughes, we quickly found we shared this passion for preloved and the concept of The Bridal Market was born with the aim to make the seemingly unaffordable, affordable for the every day bride.
The Nup: Why do you recommend preloved?
Katherine: We love preloved! Buying preloved is a fantastic way of injecting your personality into your big day. Everyone can buy off the peg on the high street, but not everyone can see the beauty of embracing preloved items. Every piece has it’s own history and story attached and it’s a great way to create an eclectic look at your wedding without the overall look seeming too ‘done’.
To any bride who may be hesitant about buying a preloved gown when shopping, I’d urge them to at least consider exploring the preloved route. It’s a guaranteed way to save money that could be spent elsewhere in your budget.
The Nup: What can I expect when I come to one of your wedding fairs?
Katherine: As at any wedding fair, there are always an amazing mix of independent wedding suppliers to add the professional finishing touches to your big day. What makes our events different is that these wedding industry professionals exhibit alongside newlyweds who are selling their luxury preloved wedding decor, accessories and attire. The Nup: When and where are the next fairs taking place?
Katherine: Our next fair is set to be our biggest and best to date. We will be taking over the indoor events space within Leeds Kirkgate Market on Saturday 7th January from 10am-4pm and it’s shaping up to be an amazing day. With 40 exhibitors confirmed there will be the chance to find a supplier for every aspect of your wedding day. A bridal catwalk show will be one of our main attractions with live musical entertainment throughout the day.
Thank you Katherine. For more information on The Bridal Market, contact Katherine or Gaynor on 07931 503431, or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nuptial team x
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