It was an amazing experience for us. In preparation for the show, we went to the NEC in Birmingham for another Wedding Show in February for inspiration as to how our stand should look. We were in awe of how pretty and delicate the displays were and how the dresses brought by bridal shops and boutiques, were displayed for optimum exposure. We decided from this to take on a floral, blossom style to decorate our stand in light of it being the start of Spring.
Of course we couldn’t take with us all our 45 dresses in the boutique so had to choose a select few. This was incredibly difficult because every bride has different styles and preferences in what they would wish to have in their wedding dress so we looked to try and cater for all.
We contacted our designers, Sincerity Bridal and Ellis Bridals for advise on this as to most popular dresses and to send us loaner dresses as well. We also considered what had been most popular for us during our first year of opening. As such were brought just over 20 of our most fabulous dresses for exhibit.
On the day, we set up little treats for our gorgeous brides and their guests, courtesy of Paul’s Bakery Seaton. These treats were gone at about 2pm; an amazing example of how delicious the baked goods from Paul’s Bakery is.
We were fortunate enough to have 7 dresses on the catwalk at the wedding show. This was amazing as we were able to exhibit our dresses in their full glory, swirling and swishing around the gorgeous models as they walked down the catwalk and danced their way off stage.
We met so many beautiful and interesting brides who had come for inspiration, looking to find great deals, hoping to find their preferred supplier or just to see the beautiful things that weddings can offer.
We have already seen several brides from the wedding show who booked appointments with us that weekend and have many more. We cannot wait to see them and hopefully find their wedding dress for them.
It was a truly wonderful weekend and can’t wait to do it again. Remember, if you came to see us at the show and you haven’t already booked an appointment with us, when you do, remember to bring your 10% discount voucher for money off your wedding dress and bridal accessory.