Give yourself the best experience at Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Exeter

27 Aug 2019

Bride: The Wedding Show exhibitors share their best advice for getting the most out of the event

Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Exeter is set for an unforgettable weekend from October 12-13 (10am to 4pm). Featuring a host of South West suppliers, a jam-packed entertainment schedule and the hotly anticipated catwalk show, the event is the perfect place to plan your wedding the local way. 

Here, a selection of exhibitors share their advice for ensuring the best experience at the show...

"Make sure you visit all stands twice and watch the fashion show." Michael Spiers Jewellery

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Above: With a passion for customer service, Michael Spiers is your go-to jewellery and watch retailer

"Make a day out of it and really take time to visit each exhibitor’s stand. You may just come across something you hadn’t considered until that point. And enjoy every moment, planning your wedding is such an exciting time." All Floral

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Above: All Floral; a specialist in floral backdrops, letters and props

"Walk round a couple of times to make sure you take everything in, as it can be overwhelming at first with the sheer wonder and variety of stands available." Claro Creations

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Above: For bespoke bridalwear, flowergirl dresses, bridesmaids' dresses and waistcoats, Claro Creations could be the perfect choice

"Talk to everyone, even if you’re not sure it’s what you’re looking for, you never know what you might discover." Cockington Court

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Above: Explore Cockington Court, a wedding venue in Torquay

"Ask as many questions as possible, check the supplier reviews and be prepared with information of your special day. Most importantly, go with your gut feeling and consider how the supplier communicates with you." Daniella Marinos Photography

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Above: Beautiful wedding photography by Danielle Marinos Photography

"Go with an open mind and remember that the stands won’t tell the full story, so don’t be afraid to speak to lots of exhibitors and ask questions; they really want to help and you just never know what gems of ideas or advice they are going to have for you. It’s all about finding the right people for your special day, and you will only know that by making connections with these people. This is your prime opportunity to do just that." Grace Jevons Civil Ceremonies 

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Above: Grace Jevons is a celebrant who can create and conduct your civil ceremony 

"Bear in mind a lot of professionals in the wedding industry get booked up quite quickly in advance, so don’t waste too much time if you know what you want to go for." Harriet Lucille

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Above: Harriet Lucille is a make-up artist covering the South West and central London

"Wear comfortable shoes so you can see everything without getting too tired." Here Today Scone Tomorrow

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Above: Here Today Scone Tomorrow is a mobile bakery which can provide sweet and savoury treats for your wedding

"Arrive early and ensure you give yourself plenty of time to walk around." Kensa Boudoir

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Above: Kensa Boudoir is a photography studio offering makeover shoots to both men and women 

"Spend the first half-hour/hour just lazily walking through all the stands; remember what catches your eye, note it and return later for a more detailed look." Little Red Book Photography

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Above: Little Red Book Photography is a wedding photography team based in Plymouth

"Make a list. Use the exhibitor listings in the showguide or online beforehand to research who you think fits your mould, make a note of their stand number and visit them on the day." Mike Lister Photography

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Above: Capturing each special moment, Mike Lister Photography will ensure your wedding is remembered for years to come

"Come with questions in mind, be open to looking at a variety of venues and chat to the staff on the stand; you’ll know quickly if you have a rapport and trust them with your special day." Exeter Golf and Country Club

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Above: Getting married in Exeter? Take a look at Exeter Golf and Country Club

"Don’t be nervous to talk to people – relationships with your wedding suppliers are really important, so if you click it’s only going to ease wedding planning and lead to the best day." Sassi Holford Taunton

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Above: Find your dream wedding dress at Sassi Holford Taunton

"Interact with the exhibitors, they are the expert in their field and will provide you with lots of useful information to help you make those all-important decisions about your wedding day." Sidmouth Harbour Hotel

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Above: Sidmouth Harbour Hotel is a four-star hotel and wedding venue

"Bring a notebook and pen to jot down ideas and inspiration for your big day. Come along with an open mind and allow plenty of time to stroll around." Vintage Camper Booths

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Above: A unique VW camper van experience awaits you from Vintage Camper Booths

Further information on Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Exeter can be found at bridetheweddingshow.co.uk where you can also book tickets and make a saving. View the showguide

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