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How It All Began
On New Years Eve of 2015 I (Paul) got down on one knee and asked Joanna to marry me. Little did we know this was also the start of a great business venture together! When planning our wedding we noticed a gap in the market, where there was limited choice and the really big WOW factor items were over priced. This is when we started the ball rolling with The Added Extra.
Based in Cheshire and surrounded by lovely picturesque Wedding Venues of all settings from rustic barns to elegant stately homes, you can’t help but love a good Wedding. We simply wanted to be involved and have an excuse to join in the fun. So this is simply how we started. We began to make our products which we continue to do even now and moved into the bigger items such as of Magic Selfie Mirrors and Dance Floors.
Naturally our work began in the Cheshire area but soon moved into the Lancashire, Staffordshire and Merseyside areas too. Weddings was the main focus, and to this day we love meeting and planning with our Brides and Grooms, but we now cover all sorts of parties like Birthdays, Children’s parties, Christenings and the more corporate events for companies of all sizes. We do work with ITVbe on The Housewives of Cheshire, with local theatre groups and involve ourselves in charity work.
It is such a fun industry to be involved in and feel privileged to be working within it. We treat every party and event as though it’s our own striving to create new ideas all the time.
What We Do
Any event, whether it be a Christening, a Birthday or a Wedding, benefits from the added extras. Once you have sorted out who’s invited, the venue you want, the catering and the DJ for your music, then it’s time to think how to make the event memorable for not only you, but for your guests as well.
We believe we provide “the added extra” to any party or event – and to suit all occasions. We have our fantasic Magic Selfie Mirrors which are great fun for you, your guests and us! It’s great to do the bespoke Sweet Carts or Candy Carts as some prefer to call them as well as offering various twists to this concept like the 7 foot ferris wheel or our Sweet Ladders. We offer our fantastic unique rustic 4ft LED letters as well as our elegant white wooden 4ft LED letters. With over 150 letters we can spell everything you could ever want to spell.
We create talking points at any event with fabulous photo opportunities! But why stop there? We have fancy backdrops whether it be LED lighting or sequin walls, various neon signs, suitcases, aisle decoration, lanterns and much more, the list just goes on.
We love the idea of creating photo opportunities for both you and your guests as well as great talking points. Our Neon Sign collection can be set against a backdrop of either our Copper Frame, sequin shimmer walls or the Green Topiary Wall to suit all event styles and types.
What started with (LED Letters) has now grown into many different ideas and options with the ambition of achieving this very goal. To add to the visual props we provide, we also offer the Selfie Mirror which is huge fun for your guests and really helps the party to flow as well as dance floors to get your guests up and having a good time.
Why Use Us For Your Event Or Party?
The Added Extra offer a friendly and professional service giving you total peace of mind. No two parties should be the same and we look to create something new each time. Customers see this enthusiasm and equally thrive off it. There’s nothing like enjoying a challenge!
All the stress of party planning is taken away when looking for those little special touches. We not only offer the props to hire but decorate them to suit the décor of your occasion. This is especially useful in the case of a wedding as you will be assigned your own wedding representative.
No event or occasion is too big or too small, you will always receive our full attention and care.
Let Zoe give you a little preview of our showroom, based in Congleton.