Reach brides-to-be at Bride: The Wedding Show at Bournemouth International Centre

Posted on 4th November 2019


If you want to reach brides-to-be locally, make sure you exhibit at Bride: The Wedding Show at BIC on 22-23 February, the biggest two day wedding show in the region.

Don’t just take our word for it – here’s what the 2019 exhibitors had to say about Bride: The Wedding Show’s debut year at Bournemouth International Centre…

 A brilliant weekend, it’s been really positive and we’ve taken a couple of bookings today for wedding receptions. It’s been good to talk to other suppliers too. Mark and Carlie Palmer, owners of Bournemouth-based The Luvwed Group (DJ)

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. Brides have been interested in dusky pink and grey colours, lots of foliage and asymmetrical bouquets, mostly for 2020/21 weddings. We’re seeing lots of American influences coming through such as big candelabras with tumbling arrangements. Samantha Benstead-Wright, owner of Poppies Florist on Wimborne Road in Kinson, Bournemouth

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 joining you again next year 2020. 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 Watson, 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


For more information about the show or to book your stand, email or call Heidi Watson on 01803 860758 or Jo Wixon on 10803 860762



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