See what the exhibitors had to say about Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Exeter

10 Oct 2017

Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena in Exeter from October 7-8 was a stand-out success and here are some of the wonderful comments from the event's exhibitors

Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena in Exeter from October 7-8, 2017, was a showstopping success on so many levels, well received by visitors and exhibitors alike. Read the full report from the event here and see what the exhibitors had to say below...


“Another successful and well organised show arranged by Archant Bride. We had constant crowds around our stand, admiring our cakes, especially the 4ft wedding dress cake we displayed. The compliments and feedback from the visitors were amazing and we’ve had a huge amount of enquiries already. Thank you to all.” Debbie Vanstone, Mad Cakes

“It was my first time at the show and a great experience for my business. There were so many people and lots of interest with a great flow, especially on the Sunday.  Everyone was friendly, and the atmosphere was great for the couples and their families visiting. Thank you Bride for this great opportunity.” Helena Willford - Wedding Stationery

“Another fabulous show for The Wedding Show team; there was loads of new things for couples to see and book. Looking forward to doing it all again in March; it will be our 10th birthday so we have lots of special things planned.” Charlotte Smith, Cherry Pickle Designs

"This was our first show and I was amazed at the quality of all the exhibitors. The atmosphere was electric and the build-up was so exciting. Meeting all the visitors was definitely the best part. We had very positive reactions to our stand and the services we could provide." Sue Nuttall, co-founder, The Well Dressed Cake



“Bride: The Wedding Show was again a massive success. We had so many bridal parties visit our stand and the atmosphere was buzzing. It was great to mingle with suppliers in the same industry and build relationships. We are optimistic for a busy autumn following so much interest. Thank you.” Sam Brown, owner, Browns of Totnes

“This was our sixth year at the Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint and yet again it didn't disappoint. There were hundreds of couples looking to source details for their wedding. I love this show as the majority of visitors are there to book. We took loads of emails to supply quotes and had great feedback on our stand. We have already booked for the next two shows and can't wait. Thanks for a wonderful show.” Charlotte Crews, owner, The Cake Lady

“This was our first time exhibiting at Bride: The Wedding Show. What an amazing footfall and response from the visiting brides. We have our work cut out due to the amazing number of enquiries we have generated for our wedding entertainment services. We would highly recommend this show to businesses due to the scale and opportunity it provides.” Luke Cole, owner, Heavens Group Entertainment

“Bride was a well organised show that enabled us to show our event hire business and products very well. The show had a lively atmosphere and a good mix of guests attending that have given us a handful of leads to follow up.” Vicky O’Connor, marketing executive, Themes Ltd



"This is my very first time exhibiting at Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint, and I will be following up a good number of leads from the many lovely visitors to my stand – a great show and great location." Teresa Hamlin, owner, Love And A Dress

“What an amazing weekend at Westpoint. A first for TG Weddings as exhibitors and definitely not the last. We met so many lovely ladies and gents getting ready for their special day and they had everything they could need and more at this great wedding event. We have so many enquiries to follow through and are looking forward to next year. Many thanks to everyone responsible for this event.” Lisa, TG Weddings

“Great atmosphere at the wedding show this year. We found the show to be a great success, receiving lots of interest from potential brides. We even saw some of the brides we already have on our books and they loved seeing all the extra bits they could add to their special day.” Laura Lawrence, events coordinator, Highbullen Hotel

"As always, Archant have put together another fantastic show. Footfall was high and we have come away with some great leads. As an exhibitor not only do we meet some lovely couples, but it's also a chance to touch base and network with some creative companies within the industry." Jo Hamlyn, owner, It’s Your Day



“Another brilliant weekend at Westpoint with lovely wedding couples and friendly fellow exhibitors.” Nina Dodd, photographer

“Looking for wedding inspiration? Then you should definitely consider a wedding show run by Archant Bride. I have just spent a fantastic weekend exhibiting at Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena. The show was very well organised and professionally run. There was a steady footfall throughout the weekend and plenty of interest from quality future brides and grooms. I would love to exhibit with Archant Bride again.” Sally Broad, owner, Aylin White Designs

“What a fantastic weekend at Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint. You could feel the buzz and excitement from the moment we arrived. So many exciting weddings booked already from our fantastic brides- and grooms-to-be. An amazing event we are proud to be part of.” Kevin Brown, photographer, KCB Images

“Great weekend meeting everyone. I feel it's always nice to meet your customers beforehand so you can add that personal touch to their special day. The brides and their family and friends could try our booth and see what we offer.” Mandy Teague, owner, Glitz Photo Booth

"The show was amazing, we had a good few leads from it. Well presented, well organised, excellent footfall, well done." Sharron Masoura, wedding manager, Exclusive Yacht Weddings



“This was our first wedding show and it was a huge success, it was wonderful to speak to so many excited brides and grooms. We will look forward to the next one.” Lizzie Woodgate, owner, Bizzie Baking

“This was our first show and we weren’t sure how it would go. Over two days we built up reciprocal contacts with other advertisers to complement our business, as well as meeting lots of potential customers – with everyone friendly and helpful, we had a really enjoyable couple of days.” Kim Heffernan, owner, Just Gin (ish)

“What a great event. Well organised with easy access and great event staff. There was good attendance and we met so many lovely brides over the weekend. Our website and Facebook have had lots of hits since the event and also several email enquiries. See you at the spring show.” Rachel Bowering, owner, Sweet Satisfaction

"It was our first time at Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint. We'd heard good things about it so we thought we'd give it a try, and we are glad we did. We met lots of couples who were interested in our stand, despite the fact we are a little 'alternative'. We'll be back next year with a bigger stand." Carmel Croxall, owner, The Prop Factory

"Westpoint is a key showcase event for us. Our display is an echo of our showroom and we love the responses we get to the co-ordinated look of the stand. Being able to show all three elements of styling, the cake and stationery together is really great." Tina Hinchliffe, owner, Unique Designs


Image: Unique Designs (Cake by Donna Jane Cakes)


“Thank you to the Archant team for organising another wonderful Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint. These are the only shows I exhibit at now as they are so professionally arranged. There is such a friendly positive atmosphere from the team, which is felt by exhibitors and visitors.” Claire Stief, owner, Claro Creations

"We’re still exhilarated after another amazing weekend at Bride: The Wedding Show. Nowhere else in the South West comes even close to providing a platform for meeting thousands of brides over just two days. As a way to raise the profile of our business, Bride: The Wedding Show remains unbeatable." Dawn, owner, Lovely Bridal 

"This year’s event was nothing short of brilliant for us at Holne Park House. Visitors were spoilt for choice and as exhibitors, we had a great platform to showcase our fantastic venue. Talking with visitors was an absolute pleasure and the responses we received have been wonderful." The team at Holne Park House

“This is our second year exhibiting and we have been really pleased with the whole event, from the ease of the set up the day before to the numbers of couples who we speak with over the two-day period. We will definitely book again.” Lyndsey Gribble & Erica Ankers, Anon Design Studio

“What a fantastic wedding show this weekend. It is all made so straightforward from booking to setting up the stand. Having the opportunity to speak to visitors and see so many people enjoying our food was invaluable. It was great to receive so much positive feedback.” Catriona Willatt, director, Sauté & Spice Ltd

“This was my best wedding show ever with 30 confirmed bookings. A lot of the bookings have been recommendations from past clients, friends and venues or people who have seen me work. The feedback from people attending this show has been incredible.” Dan Brazier (Magician)

For more information about Bride: The Wedding Show and the upcoming spring edition at Westpoint Arena in Exeter in March, visit

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