If you are engaged or know of someone who is, you are bound to have heard all about The Wedding Showcase.
After all, it’s the MUST ATTEND event of the wedding industry for all South-West couples. Jam packed with enough inspiration to last you a life time, it really is a fantastically b-e-a-uuutiful event to visit.
If for some crazy reason, you still aren’t quite sure whether to pop along and visit, then have a good old read of our personal top 7 favourite aspects of the show.
1. VIP AREA
Our VIP tickets have returned by popular demand, and are back with a BOOM! The fantastic “Wagonkered” VW bar will be hosting the VIP area this spring. As a VIP ticket holder, not only can you grab a drink in the VIP area, you also receive priority seating in the catwalk and wedding style hub sessions with your special gold wristband (boring bit, first come first served and all that, so BE EARLY for the sessions)
2. BRIDAL AND MENSWEAR CATWALK SHOWS
It’s the part everyone always asks for on arrival “When is the next catwalk?”
With a range of beautiful bridal, bridesmaid and flower girls dresses and also menswear (which is ALWAYS heavily requested!) this part of the event is always full to the brim with smiling crowds, lots of “oohs and ahhs” and what’s even better, there are 2 shows per day at 11.30am and 2.30pm.
Our catwalk sponsor and compere Roger Knight (The Wedding Guy) will be entertaining us all throughout, so make sure you pop over to find out EXACTLY why he is known as the Wedding Guy, you could be ticking two or three things off of your list!
3. THE BRIDAL POP UP SHOP
Haven’t managed to find “The one” yet? Don’t panic, because we have an array of bridal shops who have discounted dresses available to try on in our changing rooms over the weekend!
Don’t miss out on the chance to find your dream gown and maybe even at a fraction of the price!
“But my Fiance/child is with me” we hear you say! Don't worry, there are so many other things to see and do, including the VIP area, the creche and onsite cafe, so leave them to relax whilst you shop!
4. 80 WEDDING BUSINESSES
Yes, you read right, EIGHTY!!
Our event Sponsors being one of the 80, Themes Inc have an incredible array of wedding items available for hire, not only do they have the largest area for their stand (You certainly won’t be able to miss them!) they also have a superb team that are ready and waiting to help you with your big day. Nothing, will be too much trouble so make sure you take the time to really engage in what they can offer, we promise you wont be disappointed!
We have a phenomenal number of suppliers showcasing their talents over the weekend, from cake makers to caterers, and even an ice cream tricycle! Not forgetting beautiful flowers, bridal dresses, venue décor companies and more. The event will certainly be jam packed full of passionate and dedicated business owners, all of who are there to meet YOU!
5. BRIDAL STYLE HUB
We have 2 fantastic Style hub sessions per day for you, both full of advice, tips and essential information on how to help ensure you create the right style for YOU on the big day.
Annabel Devlin owner of bridal boutiques Devlin Bridal Couture and Belle of The Ball Bridals will be talking about how to find the perfect dress at 12.30pm and then, at 1.30pm Tessa from Tessas Tiaras and Lauren from Lauren Gosling Hair, will be chatting together on stage all about the latest bridal hair trends.
Be sure to ask plenty of questions and get involved, this is a fantastic opportunity for all!
6. PITSTOP WITH THE KIDS – CRECHE AREA
The fantastic team from Wriggles and Giggles will be joining us over the weekend of The Wedding Showcase, so if you are bringing the kids with you, be sure to make a pitstop in the creche when the kids get a little restless and meet the team! There will be plenty to do to distract them, ready to recharge and look around the show some more.
7. WIN £1,000 FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY
Don’t forget to pop by the Wedding Showcase stand during the weekend and sign up for the chance to win £1,000 towards your wedding day (t’s and c’s apply). This has created a HUGE excitement with all of our attending couples this year! Who will it be? What would you spend it on?
Images by Jessica Hill Photography.
There are hundreds other reasons to visit the Wedding Showcase on the 7th and 8th of April, but most importantly, the event is full of small local businesses, all of who are super passionate about weddings and dedicate their entire world to their business, so just popping along and chatting with them, getting some inspiration and being involved would be deeply appreciated by all!
Go on, be clever, don’t miss out and book your early bird tickets today!