Exhibitors praise Bride: The Wedding Show at BIC debut

25 Feb 2019

See what the exhibitors had to say about the very first edition of Bride: The Wedding Show at Bournemouth International Centre from February 23-24

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A brilliant weekend, it’s been really positive and we took a couple of bookings on Saturday alone. It’s been good to talk to other suppliers too. Mark and Carlie Palmer, owners of The Luvwed Group

It’s gone really well. We had 20 consultations booked on Saturday alone. It’s been a very good opportunity to network with suppliers as well when we had a free moment. Samantha Benstead-Wright, owner of Poppies Florist 


We had a brilliant time at Bride: The Wedding Show. We displayed our fully dressed marquee which was a huge hit with visitors and enabled us to showcase how great a marquee can look. We had a great response on the day with enquiries for marquees, furniture hire and venue dressing. It was our first experience at Bride and found it to be a well run event, with a great array of exhibitors and entertainment throughout the day. Sam Fowler, office manager for Marquee Elegance

Bride: The Wedding Show at the BIC was nothing but perfect. The spectacular catwalk show and live music really created a great vibe and atmosphere getting everybody into that wedding show spirit. As exhibitors, we had a fantastic amount of couples making genuine enquiries and bookings. Thanks to all involved, we had a fab time. Mark Rogers, owner at Atlas Photography


Just to say a big big thank you to Archant for putting on a superb wedding show. It was a lot more upbeat and an absolute pleasure to be part of (this is from someone who normally hates doing these fairs as they are so boring). The fashion show was brilliantly put together and the guys and girls on the stage were show-stopping. Karen Horsley for Gibb Menswear

I’ve just taken part in another great show run by Archant Bride at the Bournemouth International Centre. It’s the third Bride show I have taken part in and they just get better and better. The Bournemouth show was extremely busy and filled with happy, fun couples enjoying the experience of being surrounded by talented suppliers within a well managed arena. Sally Broad, owner of Aylin White Designs


The Crumbs Project is a charity providing professional catering with an added twist of training adults with mental health and learning disabilities and integrating them back into the workplace. This is our third year of attending the show; we were a bit nervous as Bride: The Wedding Show is new to the BIC but we were very impressed to see it has continued with the ongoing success that the BIC has built up over the years. The Crumbs stand was smaller this year but the footfall was amazing. I have already received email enquires about our naked wedding cake. We look forward to the show next year. Erika Sloper, food services manager at The Crumbs Project

The show was really fabulous, well attended with a great selection of local suppliers. We met brides from across the South West and beyond who loved the new style of the show. The catwalk show was truly fun and inspirational for brides and suppliers alike, setting trends with gorgeous stylish bridal outfits. Definitely one to look out for and do again. Caroline Swaffield, owner and lead artist at Amazing Face Dorset


As first time exhibitors we weren’t sure what to expect. We didn’t have to worry however as we were looked after well by Heidi, our account manager. The show itself was a great success; we received a number of bookings and as a result we’re booking another exhibition stand with Bride in another location next month. Highly recommended, five stars all round! Miles Havana, owner of Havana Percussion

I really enjoyed the show at Bournemouth International Centre. It was a great atmosphere and I met some lovely couples, took bookings and had a lot of enquiries, I have re-booked for next year. Dan Brazier Magician

A really fantastic atmosphere at this year's exhibition. It was certainly successful for me as every couple I spoke to were very keen to know more and one couple booked on the spot without any on-the-day promotions. Lovey to exhibit next to some interesting products too. Hard work but absolutely loved it. Ellen J Photography


For more information about Bride: The Wedding Show at Bournemouth International Centre from 22nd-23rd February 2020, visit bridetheweddingshow.co.uk or email heidi.watson@archant.co.uk

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