On Friday I had a great day over at the RSVP show in Islington. If you haven’t been before, the show is all about events and is a great place to meet suppliers and to see what’s new on the block. Although predominantly geered towards the corporate events industry there are always lots of great wedding suppliers to meet, nice food to taste and astonishing things to see (this year featured a very brave, topless, body painted lady!).

Among my favorite suppliers were MYdrap who produce disposable cotton linen that comes on a roll! The company offer a selection of colours and sizes from coasters to placemats and each piece simply tears off just like kitchenroll – a fantastic and really cost effective way of adding a spalsh of colour to your tables. The linen is 100% biodegrabable (the company advise adding them to your fabric recycling) but can be laundered and reused a limited number of times; great for those first few parties as Mr and Mrs!


Another favourite exhibitor were Madhen who sang up an 80s-tastic storm and had a whole aisle of visitors bopping along to a particularly good rendition of Sweet Dreams by the Eurhythmics. Madhen do 5 different acts including a Blondie tribute acts and Helen the lead singer looks so like Debbie Harry that I did a double take!


I also met the lovely ladies from Granger Hertzog, a props company who do lots of beautiful furniture and accesories including the amazing chairs below, perfect if your venue is a ‘blank canvass’ and you’re looking for one or two pieces to make it feel a little more like home.


Zoë Lingard owns Weddings by Zoë Lingard, operating throughout South East England.

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