Further to Boris’ latest announcement, we have made the very sad, yet inevitable, decision to postpone our Spring 2020 Indie Wedding Fair events.
As a wedding fair operated by an independent who is not only hugely passionate about supporting small business and our local economy and wedding community, but who is also very hands-on active in the day to day wedding and events sector, we too are dealing with these uncertain times and managing postponements and cancellations with our couples for the season ahead.
In short, our hearts break for the couples who are having to change plans for this year, for all of you and for all our friends, the majority of whom are self-employed with ongoing business overheads- as well as for those who have been affected in other ways by Coronavirus, including the vulnerable members of society who are most at risk in terms of physical health.
It is, indeed, a bleak Tuesday, and we wholeheartedly feel for all our communities and our society in these unprecedented times.
We have always run these events not for profit, but for the community. Sharing the cost of advertising and production and making a stand together about indie business, whilst reaching those people who appreciate and share our values and work ethic and sustain our businesses. The message isn’t just about looking or being cool (though sure we are inherently that too, right?) but about so much more than that. It’s a community which we are forever grateful and proud to be a part of and I am hopeful that as small businesses we will weather this (shit)storm together.
Now more than ever we feel like people need to show support and solidarity for their independents, if independent culture is to be preserved.
We stand by those of our friends who are still working in these terrible times, and we are too (albeit not with these larger-scale public events.)
All bookings will be transferable to new dates when they are revised. And we will work on connecting with our audiences through digital marketing strategy until that human connection can once again be restored.
With much love,
Inner City Weddings and Events Ltd.