Even when I was getting married myself, I'd never been to a wedding fair. I'm one of those people who loves the idea of clothes shopping but hates the actual doing of it, especially during sales. The noise, the pressure to find the right items in the right size, the volume of people...I'm just no good with any of it, and the idea of a big, loud, busy wedding fair just didn't appeal. A while after becoming a serious baker, I sought out the funkiest and friendliest wedding platforms I could find, the ones that made me feel like I would have been welcome there as a soon to be wed but slightly socially anxious person. It wasn't a long list, but it's how I came across Becky Hoh-Hale and her incredible world of Most Curious.
One of the main things I respect about Becky is how deeply her empathy shines through. In the wake of the renewed interest in the BLM movement, I'd been keeping an eye on how the brands, personalities and various people I follow behaved after the loudest moments died down. Most didn't go beyond posting a black square in solidarity, before going back to business as usual, never to mention those events or subsequent ones again. Not Most Curious. It was starkly apparent from the content on Becky's feed that she'd undergone a thorough audit of her business and decided to make some changes. Most Curious went from being a hugely interesting, quirky and personal brand, to the most thoughtful and inclusive platform I'd ever seen. So when Becky offered me a slot as one of the handpicked suppliers to feature at the Most Curious wedding show, I leapt at the chance.
It was my very first wedding fair, and it was BRILLIANT. It was so good, it may have ruined all future wedding fairs for me. Curated suppliers from all backgrounds. A quiet hour with dimmed lighting specifically for the neurodiverse. A workshop for suppliers with a non-binary inclusion consultant. A fashion show featuring models of diverse sizes, ethnicities, physical abilities. And what a lovely bunch of couples, their crew and their friends! I loved it.
If you're looking for a non-traditional wedding vibe, one that you can sculpt to your own personality, I would strongly recommend you follow Most Curious and get to any event that you can. You won't regret it, trust me.