Make the most of your visit to Bride: The Wedding Show

Posted on 28th August 2019

Exeter (autumn)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Bring a note-book 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

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

Don’t miss Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Exeter on 12-13 October, the largest wedding show in the South West.

Book your half price tickets now!

 

Stay up to date

Get our newsletter and receive all the latest news and offers from Bride straight to your inbox.

Buy Tickets

Buy your tickets in advance and save money.

Book online Save and buy online