All the reasons why you should be shopping small for your wedding day

Shopping with local businesses has become a part of our everyday life. From the local independent high street coffee shop, the new independent restaurant, and the shops and hairdressers run by your friends.

It is in our nature to protect these businesses who are now a huge part of the local communities we live in, and planning your wedding should absolutely include these businesses to.

Image taken by Isabelle Morton Photography

I love to shop locally. I love the pride creative businesses have for their products. Pieces that have been created with their heart and soul, from the kitchen table or home studio rather than a faceless factory.

Each of these businesses is the person who dreamed it, created it and put their whole self into it, in order to create something truly magical and unique for you.

Shopping locally gives you the perfect opportunity to really meet the person behind the business and build a relationship with them. From this relationship you will receive a piece that can be kept forever, long after you've said your wedding vows.

Images by Dearest Love Photography

Your wedding day is the perfect time to really be able to express your personality as a couple.

I strongly believe your wedding day must be about you, your relationship, your likes and dislikes and you both as a couple. Imagine your wedding day and all its details repeated 1000's of times if couples only had access to the same products and services by a few large companies - how un unique would every wedding be!

Thankfully the wedding industry, especially in the Midland's, boasts an amazing array of independent creative businesses all who are ready to understand you as a couple, and will design and create you something unique, one of a kind and only for you.

Whether that's a bespoke, handcrafted piece of jewellery, a local supplier to create a bouquet made of paper flowers featuring your favourite book, your wedding cake from the local bakery, or your regular hairdresser to do your wedding hair. Each business you choose cares as much about your big day as you do, to them you are not just another order number on an email, but a friend and a supporter who believes in their business.

Images by CJ Photography

"Weddings are not about spending the least amount of money, or the most amount of money, they are about spending good money on the elements that are important to you and your partner."

Kristi Richardson, Bloomed at last


The wedding markets I organise focus on showcasing local creative businesses from the Midlands, rather than having markets full of businesses from miles away. I feel passionately about showcasing local businesses as the couples visiting my wedding markets will be local, so should the businesses that they meet.

Discover talented wedding creatives who will provide you with wedding inspiration to help you inject more of your personality into your Wedding Day, as well as allow you to shop for beautiful handmade gifts from incredible local artisan makers + designers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whether you're planning your wedding day, need a gift for the happy couple, or just fancy shopping with some local businesses, The Artisan Wedding Market will allow you to do all of this and more.

Images taken by CJ Photography