A business woman is sweet on the idea of joining forces with other companies to hold a free wedding fayre.
Alicia Wallace – who owns My Sweet Art Creations – is keen to get together with others who supply to the wedding sector to organise an event in Thame.
The mum-of-three started making decorative ‘sweetie trees’ and centrepieces as gifts for friends, but when the orders started coming thick and fast she set up her own company earlier this year.
Alicia, of Chinnor, said: “Wedding fayres are expensive, and I know it’s difficult in this climate as people aren’t spending as much money, but my dad is in marketing and he said there wasn’t anything stopping me setting up my own fayre for free.”
So Alicia is appealing to potential wedding venues in Thame to come forward if they’re willing to offer their space for free.
She said: “I’m hoping to hold the event in the next couple of months, but I’d love to hear from businesses who want to join me.
“All they’d have to do is market themselves and let people know about the event.”
Alicia is keen to hear from all sorts of businesses, from stationers and hairdressers to dress makers and caterers.
Alicia plans to sell raffle tickets offering people a chance to win her sweetie cart laden with treats for their wedding – a prize that’s worth more than £250.
All proceeds will go directly to children’s hospice Helen and Douglas House in Oxford.
You can see Alicia’s retro cart for yourself tomorrow, as she’ll be selling her wares at Whizz Kidz play area in Jefferson Way.
If you want to get involved with the wedding fayre, contact Alicia on 07913923360 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her website at www.mysweetartcreations.co.uk.