Amazing feedback from Bride: The Wedding Show at BIC 2020 exhibitors

25 Feb 2020

See what the exhibitors had to say following this year's edition of Bride: The Wedding Show at Bournemouth International Centre

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The second year of Bride: The Wedding Show at Bournemouth International Centre from February 22-23 was a resounding success, enjoyed by visitors and exhibitors alike. See what the wedding suppliers had to say...

I thought the wedding show was very well organised and very happy with the opportunity to entertain the crowds on the cafe stage. It was great to meet all the other exhibitors and share thoughts and ideas on networking to gain more business. Simon Hawkins, SJH Entertainment 

Thank you Bride, we had an amazing weekend.  Everything was made easy, arriving and setting up, there was always someone around for help and advice. The minute the doors opened, we were busy chatting with engaging couples who loved our stand, even better than last year. Mandy Hart, Swingletree Vintage 

Flashback took a stand at this year’s show, and we are so glad we did – lots of couples expressed an interest and it will take days to follow up all those leads. We also had some excellent networking opportunities with fellow exhibitors (venues and hotels) – so a fab weekend all round. James Suart, manager, Flashback (The Ultimate Party Band) 



We had a great time exhibiting at Bride this weekend. All the brides-to-be, along with their partners, family and friends, were all lovely to speak to and it was great to hear so many beautiful ideas for their special day. We managed to gain a lot of interest in our services, which is fantastic. Oliver Markham, managing director, Horsebox Catering 

Crumbs has been exhibited at the wedding show for many years pre-Bride taking over - we have not been disappointed, from the smooth transition from the BIC hosting it to Bride. It has always been very professional, from the initial booking to hosting on the day. Lovely to meet so many wonderful couples and we look forward to being a part of their special day. Look forward to seeing you again next year. Erika Sloper, food service manager, The Crumbs Project 

A fantastic two-day wedding extravaganza exhibiting at Bride: The Wedding Show in Bournemouth. Having exhibited at numerous wedding fairs, this wedding show had a wonderfully friendly atmosphere and it was great to chat with so many lovely couples and their bride squads about their wedding day. A big thumbs up! Nisha Haq Photography 


Themes Incorporated reported a very busy show with good quality enquiries. The show had a great buzz with plenty of visitor interest in the wide range of hire items we offer, especially the cherry blossom trees. David Churches, managing director, Themes Incorporated 

We all thoroughly enjoyed the show and, talking to the brides who visited, so did they. The set-up of the stands was great and the visitors flowed well around the layout. Very importantly for Brides of Winchester, the catwalk was absolutely superb and it was clearly a draw to the brides, so a huge thank you to everyone who helped organise and execute it. Laura Ward, owner, Brides of Winchester 

Bride: The Wedding Show is the first wedding fair that Blooms of Burley has had the opportunity to showcase at and I spoke with more couples in two days and took more contact emails than I have in one year of trading. I also loved the opportunity to network with other suppliers and venue representatives. Emma, owner, Blooms of Burley 



As always, a well-run event. Great footfall yet plenty of space to speak to visitors. A pleasure to exhibit at. Charlotte Bright, director, Pop Goes The Weasel  

We had the most amazing weekend meeting some fabulous suppliers and some really lovely couples. A magnificent show and loved every minute. We will most certainly be back next time. So Shore Events 

A big thank you to you for looking after us at this year’s show. We displayed our ice cream trikes at the show alongside our wedding cars. This meant we could give out ice cream for visitors to the show to sample, which went down very well. Sarah and Roger, Christchurch Wedding Cars and Christchurch Wedding Ice Cream


This was our very first experience of showcasing with Archant Bride. From the very start, the show was expertly put together. I would highly recommend this showcase to other suppliers. The footfall was incredible on both days. We have already had enquiries and hope to have more over the next few months. Carol Slark, owner, Laurel Designs

For us, being able to exhibit at such a fantastic show is always a privilege and the team from Bride do a fantastic job and always with a smile. The show attracts a fantastic crowd and getting to showcase our work and connect with so many potential clients is any wedding photographer's dream. Mark and Sara at Atlas Photography


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