What to expect at Bride: The Wedding Show

PUBLISHED: 14:39 24 August 2016 | UPDATED: 14:40 24 August 2016


Begin your wedding planning at the biggest in the region as Bride: The Wedding Show heads to Westpoint Arena, Exeter, on October 8 and 9, 2016, organised by Dorset Magazine’s sister title, South West Bride.

Organising a wedding takes love, thought and preparation. Whether it’s a grand event for hundreds or a small, very personal party you’ll need the best of friends, family and experts to help out.

A good way to begin your planning is a wedding show and the biggest and best in the region is Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena, Exeter, on October 8 and 9, 2016, organised by, South West Bride.

The show has expanded for 2016 with more than 170 of the South West’s finest wedding suppliers, together with a marquee of wedding transport.

Get inspiration for your gown, your bridesmaids’ dresses, menswear and guestwear at the spectacular catwalk shows at 11.30am, 1.15pm and 3pm. There’s entertainment from Blue Lion Band, FullyFunctional, Steve Dott Sings and magician Dan Brazier and a dedicated vintage area. All this plus lots of exclusive show deals, competitions and samples, a stylish café provided by Posh Nosh, and a champagne bar.

Exhibitors handing out samples include Pickle Shack of Woodbury Salterton. Jodie Sawatzki, director and events manager, says: “Our super-smiley team will be on hand to explore your wedding food ideas or options – and, more importantly, we will be showcasing our most popular creative canapés… yum.”

The first 100 brides through the doors on each day of the show receive a goody bag of samples and visitors can pick up a free South West Bride magazine, plus a show guide. Anyone who registers for advance show tickets will have the chance to enter a free prize draw to win a return flight for two from Exeter Airport to Alicante with Flybe – make sure you tick the box to enter.

*Bride: The Wedding Show is at Westpoint Arena, Exeter, on October 8 and 9, 2016, from 10am-4pm. Tickets are £7.50 each on the day.

In 2017 Archant Bride will also organise a spring Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena, on March 25 and 26. See theweddingshow.co.uk/westpoint-wedding-show for details.

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