[What’s On] Etsy UK Wedding London Showcase

Well, I’m not sure how many of you were aware of the Etsy UK Wedding Event that took place over the weekend but I somehow managed to miss all the news about it (whoops!) so couldn’t make it to the public viewing having made other plans – FYI, this was their first UK event showcasing some of Britain’s finest and talented crafters and wedding suppliers. I did however manage to pop along the Q&A session they held on the Friday afternoon where they had a panel of well-known wedding bloggers; Annabelle of Love My Dress and Charlie of The Natural Wedding Company (so good to finally place a face to their names!)  along with the Etsy team. It was just a one-hour long session of Q&As where Etsy Sellers (or to-be-sellers like myself!) had the opportunity to ask the pros a range of questions on how to target the wedding market in the right way, tricks of the trade on marketing tactics which included key advice on how to photography your products that was suited to your business and market, how to approach blogs in the correct and “friendly” manner about potential features of your work, etc. So it really was insightful to take down all those key pointers away from that session as well as meeting other sellers out there. As many of you know I’m still dithering about selling on Etsy simply because I’m afraid the overwhelming amount of work I have to do from my day jobs will prevent me from meeting the demand for my handmade products. Anyway, after some encouragement from friends and fellow crafters /designer makers, I have actually got round to setting up a shop but yet to list stuff on it (which seems like a mahoooosive process!) But I will let you all know in due course when it’s ready for the public! :P  And maybe the next time Etsy UK hold an event, I could possibly sign up to be showcased…..now there’s a delightful thought! :P

Right, so back to the Etsy UK Wedding event. I had a nosey through the work displayed downstairs – which was SO beautifully laid out for the public event on Saturday; from personalised cake toppers and stationery to bespoke made dresses and accessories! And boy was the work displayed there to of such high standards…..I left pretty impressed and knowing what benchmark to meet! And it’s also great to know that we now have more UK sellers on Etsy without having to order from our neighbouring American sellers (like when I did last two years!) Anyway, here are a few photos I took with my iPhone (© Made by Molu) and if you want to see more from the actual event on Saturday then check out Etsy UK’s facebook photo album and for more information on the sellers and products check out Charlie’s recent blogpost or on Annabelle’s blogpost. Enjoy!! xx BLOG_STRIP_ETSY UK WEDDING EVENT WEB BLOG_STRIP_ETSY UK WEDDING EVENT2 WEB BLOG_STRIP_ETSY UK WEDDING EVENT3 WEBAnd a sneaky shot of the Q&A Panel via my Instagram: