Exhibitors praise spring launch of Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Exeter

27 Mar 2017

The launch of the spring edition of Bride: The Wedding Show was hailed a success by the show's exhibitors; here's what they had to say...

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Back from a fantastic weekend at Bride: The Wedding Show. Always love a spring show. Great to see so many happy, smiley visitors at the best quality wedding show in the South West. Great catwalk show, as ever. Better then The National Wedding Show at the NEC. Lots of enquiries and more coming in… and it's only Monday. Thanks for a great time. Martyn Norsworthy, Norsworthy Photography 

As a photographer who has lived in several different countries and done shoots all over the world, the exceptional warmth and friendly demeanour of the wedding couples and other exhibitors here in the South West never ceases to amaze me. Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. Nina Dodd, Nina Dodd Photography

Huge congratulations to the Bride: The Wedding Show team on another stunning show at Westpoint. From beginning to end, the organisation of the show was professional, friendly and efficient which in turn created a welcoming environment and a polished show for both exhibitors and visitors. Well done and thank you. Melissa Fensom, owner, The Dance Shed

A first time exhibitor astounded at the professionalism and helpfulness of the event organisers. The catwalk show was excellent and entertaining. Occasions and Cakes was extremely busy the whole weekend, taking over 20 confirmed bookings with more than double that amount of enquiries to follow up. A fabulous marketing and networking platform. Thank you. Carole Mills, proprietor, Occasions and Cakes 

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This was our first time exhibiting at Westpoint – the team running the show were extremely professional and helpful throughout and we've had the biggest response from brides at a wedding show to date. We also had the opportunity to network with some lovely local suppliers. Looking forward to the next one already. Cat Chadwick, The Devon Wedding Company

An enjoyable and successful weekend had at the Westpoint wedding show. The sun was shining outside, bringing with it lots of happy brides and grooms. A massive thank you to the boys on the catwalk for creating a party atmosphere and modelling our suits so very well. Nicki Rice, hire manager, Jonathan Hawkes

Had a fabulous and very busy weekend at The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena. There was a wonderful vibrant atmosphere and masses of excited brides, grooms, their families and friends enjoying the experience, giving me the opportunity to show them my hats and headdresses. A brilliant couple of days. Dorothy Morant, designer maker, Dorothy Morant Millinery

Wow, what a fabulous first spring show. The organisation, as ever, was spot on. Saturday was our busiest day at a trade fair ever and a great way to launch all our new designs. Charlotte Smith, owner of Cherry Pickle Designs

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The spring show at Westpoint was superb. It brought a whole new clientele, compared to the autumn show. It is well organised, very well publicised and the selection of exhibitors are vast. For our charity it brings us a lot of new fundraisers which, in turn, helps us to raise more money to help terminally ill people to marry before it is too late. Naomi Thomas, founder, The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation

As a first time exhibitor at The Wedding Show, we were very impressed with the whole event. Well run and well organised with a large footfall of our target audience; it was a great way to promote our business. There was a good mix of exhibitors and we felt that there was a positive atmosphere throughout the weekend. Loved the fashion show and it gave a great feel good atmosphere to the event. Sarah Dumont, Lemon Jelli Outside Catering

I had a wonderful time at the show. As a first time exhibitor, I could not have had a better experience. I was brilliantly accommodated by all of the show staff, had great interaction with the other exhibitors, and the response from the visitors was incredible. For a new business, I could not have asked for a better opportunity to get myself out there. Thank you very much. Samuel Brook, owner, Pretty Little Pastries

As a first time exhibitor and new to the wedding industry, I was warmly welcomed by exhibitors at the show. I enjoyed creating the space and the reaction made it worthwhile. Personal, bespoke, natural, romantic and beautiful oil paintings of their special day brought out the emotion among couples and I will love doing this for them. Sophie Johnson Wedding Artist

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This was the first time Yurtcamp has exhibited at the Westpoint show and it's safe to say that we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a fantastic opportunity to get our name out there amongst the rest and show all the brides-to-be what we can do for them. Thank you to all who made it a thoroughly enjoyable weekend. Bryony Parkinson, wedding and events manager, Yurtcamp Devon

We love exhibiting at the Westpoint show as the atmosphere is wonderful. The catwalk, the suppliers, and all involved make it such a terrific weekend. Brides visiting our stand were eager to try on headpieces and jewellery and loved making those all-important decisions on the finishing touches for the big day, while grooms loved our quirky cufflinks and the fact that they can be personalised. We are looking forward to the next show already. Jules Warrender, owner, HEY JULES!

As a seasoned photographer and exhibitor with 16 wedding fairs booked for 2017, I have to say that Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint in both March and October are the principal shows in my calendar. The weekend was an outstanding success for me, with nine weddings booked in Devon, Cornwall, The Lakes and New Zealand. As photographers, we exhibit the largest space at the show, and I thank all that waited patiently to tell me about their day and to the brides that booked me as their wedding photographer. Nick Pearce, Nick Pearce Photography

It was another really busy couple of days at Bride: The Wedding Show this year with people loving what we do; some didn't realise just how much fun you could have trying on a wedding dress. Now we'll have to go back, put it all away and follow up on all those leads. Jenny Wilson, proprietor, Truly Delightful Bridal, Totnes

We thoroughly enjoyed the show; easy access and a very relaxed and professional approach by Westpoint staff made our first wedding show hassle-free. We received a lot of enquiries and are in the process of creating bookings for the forthcoming year, so we are happy with the response so far. Matt Martin, director, WorldPizza Ltd

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For more information at Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena in Exeter, visit www.bridetheweddingshow.co.uk

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