Welcome to i do. vintage! I am so excited to get this baby started. Me and my mum have been brainstorming, sewing, planning galore… but finally! Our vintage props and bespoke vintage collection is growing at quite a speed and we’re ready to launch our website.
After I (I’m Becky by the way) recently got married, I had so many vintage goodies and bits and bobs, I didn’t know what to do with them all! I had this idea that we could rent out the props out to other sweethearts to help add a vintage touch to their wedding! BUT theres more! My wedding had a very homemade, unique feel; me and my mum spent hours sewing napkin holders, or sawing wood to make a picket fence and hammering nails into our hanging picture frame for a photo booth we had.
Everyone who came to the wedding couldn’t believe all the things we handmade ourselves, so with this in mind, why not share this creativity with the world! Offer these vintage, unique, one of a kind props to help add that homey bespoke feeling to any special event.
Both me and my mum (she’s called Wendy by the way) become inspired all the time to make new crafty things. We’re both always halfway through some crafty creation, then we see something else which is just as amazing and start working on another something new!
I’ll be using this site to advertise our props, upload ‘how to’s’ on the projects we make and hopefully inspire others to make bespoke bits and bobs.
Who are we?
I’m Becky, a 30 something mama of two, from West London and I run this creative little business together with my mum Wendy.
When covid landed on our doorstep in 2020, one thing we did to help encourage sales of our craft kits, was create the Shop Small Christmas Gift Catalogue. We posted it out to thousands of homes, advertising gift ideas, all sold from small businesses, including my own, encouraging people to shop small at Christmas.
I loved helping other companies, I wondered about converting our catalogue into an in-person event.
So in summer 2022, we hosted out first ever pop-up market in Westfield shopping centre, encouraging the nation to shop from small businesses. I absolutely loved meeting so many inspiring business owners and helping them increase exposure and sales, it’s made me want to organise more events. It’s naturally turned into a business itself, hosting in person shopping events, helping diversify the high street with products from small businesses.
As a product selling business owner myself selling a range of craft kits, I know full well how hard it can be to generate a regular income and to keep the business going especially with big brands dominating the high street
From my own experience I’ve found if you have a good product, selling in person can be such a beneficial way to get your stock off the shelves and into the hands of your ideal customer. I’m passionate about helping small businesses thrive and the I Do Handmade Pop-Ups will hopefully do exactly that.