October 26, 2017

Grasmere Gingerbread is loved by many, so why not treat those close to you with Grasmere Gingerbread Shop favours! The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop can offer you the opportunity to thank your guests through tasty delicacies. We spoke to those at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop to see what they have to offer at our Winter Wonderland Wedding Fair…


The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop


Tell us a little bit about your business…

Grasmere Gingerbread favours provide guests with more than a simple token of gratitude. Every detail of our beautifully packaged delicacies are chosen by our couples; from the colour, size and shape to the subtle features that make them uniquely yours. We offer a free consultation service to discuss individual requirements and tastes, during which we gain a personal insight into how best our favours can complement each special celebration. Our world-famous Gingerbread always proves an original and charming token of thanks for friends and loved ones. Not to mention, it is also baked fresh on the day of service making it the most moreish gift imaginable.


What is the best thing about working in the wedding industry?

To be a tiny part of someone’s biggest day of their lives is a real honour! It’s wonderful to hear about the couples plans and ideas that make their wedding unique.


Why do you think it’s important for couples planning their special day, to visit wedding fairs?

A wedding fair is great for inspiration. Its good to see new trends, colours and themes.


Do you have any new products you will be introducing in the new year?

Anyone who has visited our tiny shop will know how laden our shelves are with ginger-themed foodstuffs and handcrafted gifts. We are very selective with the products that we choose to bring into the shop and always choose local suppliers where possible. We often chance upon a product that we feel is in-keeping with what our customers are looking for but currently have no plans to introduce anything particular in the new year. However, as far as our wedding favours are concerned, we are constantly on the lookout for new ideas. Every single favour request we receive is so unique that we strive to offer as much choice as possible for our couples. Fortunately, there are infinite box sizes, shapes, colours and materials available to provide inspiration and our multitude of decorative features is always expanding. We like to think that imagination is our couples’ only limit!


Do you have any special offers available at the Wedding Fair?

We keep our pricing structure as fair as possible and like to offer shop visitors enquiring about favours the same options and prices as those we meet at fairs and shows. Fairs are a fantastic opportunity to meet with Shirleyann and discuss ideas directly. They provide us with a great insight into our couples’ special day and perhaps peek at other aspects they are piecing together. We always offer free samples and are fully stocked with examples of our previous creations, meaning that the option is always there to test the Gingerbread and start forming ideas at the stand before committing to a particular style.


What is the BEST piece of advice that you can give to a couple planning their wedding?

Two heads are better than one? It’s always lovely to welcome couples into a discussion about their favours and realise their dream choices with them. Often, couples enter a conversation with us having not thought about the style of favour they want or prefer. It’s great to see ideas form between our couples and the ‘lightbulb moment’ when they discover a shared preference or think of a creative flair to make their favours personal. It’s all about making a couple’s favours uniquely theirs and this is something that participation from both often requires. It also helps to plan in advance where possible. Knowing the smaller details are sorted ensures enjoyment in the preparation and generally, a more relaxed run-up to the big day.



The Big Wedding Showcase

It’s time to be blown away by inspirational ideas for your special day at Abbey House Hotel & Gardens, BIG Wedding Showcase on 14th & 15th April 2018!

Here’s only a couple of reasons to attend this exciting event …

• Welcome Drink & Canapes
• Live Music Tipi
• Fabulous Prize Draw
• Hotel & Wedding Suites Dressed by the award-winning Red Floral Architecture
• Concierge Team Offering Guided Tours of Our Luxury Wedding Suites

Pre-register your interest now by submitting the form below.