What is a Wedding Fair?

We’re less about huge crowds & more about connection

Kelly from Creative Box chats & shows her design work. Image by Ruth Gilmour Photographer 2018

Kelly from Creative Box chats & shows her design work. Image by Ruth Gilmour Photographer 2018

One Wonderful Day is not about slick, well-oiled sales-pitch approaches & a rabbit warren of commercial, black divider walls. What we're interested in is building relationships & offering decent service you want to tell your friends & work colleagues about. Not volume, up-selling or free steak knives.

When you come to One Wonderful Day you can expect to meet the real people.
experienced experts who do the work & offer great, personalised service.

Fran speaks with soon-to-be brides as others enjoy the beautiful Miss O & Co styled space. Image by Ruth Gilmour Photographer 2018

Fran speaks with soon-to-be brides as others enjoy the beautiful Miss O & Co styled space. Image by Ruth Gilmour Photographer 2018

Come along & chat. Ask questions. Hunt out suggestions to suit your needs & find friendly professionals you can trust & connect with. Whether you’re just beginning your wedding planning journey or you’re further into it with just a few loose ends to tie up, there's something for everyone.    

Because we're only human, and it’s the weekend, there will be coffee available for purchase onsite.

The Story behind the Wonderful

The name of our event, One Wonderful Day is one grounded in perspective, walking the line between vibrant dreams & delightful reality.

We believe your wedding day should be Wonderful... but we also acknowledge it is just One Wonderful Day in the wonderful life you're sharing.

There's plenty of Wonderful still to come, on the other side of your wedding day.  



Who is One Wonderful Day for?

At One Wonderful Day we are fans of Love & there's plenty of room for everybody!

In our corner of the world, Love is Love. there are no wedding police or rules you need to follow.

Everyone is welcome, whether you’re planning an intimate backyard soiree, hosting guests at a wedding venue, or creating a live-in, weekend-long wed-estival... we have plenty of experience & ideas to offer. We love seeing folks making plans to suit them & celebrate their way.

We went along to the One Wonderful Day 2016 and really enjoyed the range of quality vendors, five of whom become part of our day - Abbie Hartland Makeup Artist, Ruth Gilmour Photography, Petal Passion, Adora - Bridal Hair and Amoroso String Trio.

The event gave us the opportunity to explore the wide range of options available in a well presented and professional environment. The vendors were helpful and inspiring and we came away with many new wonderful ideas.

I strongly recommend that all future couples take advantage of being able to meet and talk to such a wide range of wedding professionals to help guide them with their planning.    

- Amy Peters, April 2018 bride.

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"I was lucky enough to attend One Wonderful Day 2016 where I discovered many of the exhibitors who came to be an integral and rewarding part of our big day (Abbie Hartland Makeup Artist, Little Hair Co, Petite Posy, Ruth Gilmour Photographer, Sienna Reid Floral Design and The Love Light). The fact that these talented ladies all knew each other, and were able to work together, calmly and confidently helped create a fun and relaxed feeling (much needed when planning what can be an otherwise quite a stressful and complicated process!)" 

- STACEY Married at Narrows Landing, 24 March 2017

I attended One Wonderful Day in 2016 as part of the planning for my 2017 wedding & I enjoyed it more than any of the other similar events I attended - it was smaller so you had more of an opportunity to talk to people. Most of the vendors were local so they knew the Waikato venues and other local vendors. I really got the feeling these were truly passionate people, genuine about what they do;
all super friendly and approachable.

The discussion panels included various vendors who answered questions I had found myself asking - which was awesome & really helpful. The panels highlighted that these vendors really knew their stuff.

For our wedding, we used three members of Wed in Waikato, Abbie Hartland Makeup Artist, Creative Box for our wedding invites and Petal Passion for our flowers.  Right from the start these guys were approachable, had fantastic ideas and communication was fabulous. I didn’t once question whether we had made the right decision with any of them! All three were fantastic to work with and we couldn’t be happier with what each of them did for us. 

ANGELA | Married at Sarnia Park, 3 June 2017

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