The concept behind The Bridal Bazaar is for suppliers to collaborate either in pairs or larger groups to create an interactive wedding experience for our guests. We want them to leave bursting with ideas and excitement.
You might come to us with a ready made dream team or, we can match you together with another business if we see a natural fit. We will have three rooms available for styled areas, the first showcasing Ceremony inspiration, the second showing table and reception ideas, the third showing ideas for planning an epic party at the end of the night. The spaces will be offered on a first come first served basis and we are very open to ideas of what you would like to do! That said, we will of course work with you to ensure what you are planning is original and different to what others have in mind.
We are constantly on the look out for innovative new suppliers making their mark on the industry. For those that haven't joined us before, you'll be pleased to know that we don't offer 6ft trestle tables and say no to starchy white table linen and pull up banners. The main reason for this is to avoid a boring, uniformed room of straight lines. We encourage you to present yourselves in a unique, fun and inviting way, that reflects the service you offer couples. You could team up with a prop hire business and use a lovely piece of furniture as your base, or perhaps your very own workbench from your studio. We want to see something new, something that hasn’t been done before, something that will light a spark in peoples minds!
We also see the event as a great way to network with our peers, as planners we are always on the look out for exciting new suppliers to work with. We have seen many relationship form between our exhibitors and the show provides the perfect opportunity to meet others.
If you are a supplier looking to sell on the day, you can book a spot in the Marketplace. This room will be located at the end of the event and you'll be located amongst our Newlyweds selling their preloved wedding items. Click here for more information.
We've broken down the different exhibiting options below...
THE CREATIVE MARVEL
£100 | 2m x 1m
You’ve chosen to go it alone (with our support of course!). As always, we do have some solo spaces available for the creative marvels out there that would prefer to go it alone. We understand that it may not be possible or suitable for all suppliers to team up. We will locate you in the most suitable room, or on the first floor.
THE PERFECT PAIR
£180 | 2.5m x 1.5m (maximum of two suppliers, £90 per supplier)
A bigger space, a reduced price per supplier and two minds. With this option you not only benefit from a larger area to style, but you'll have the support of another peer. In the past we've seen a florist team up with a photographer, a DJ team up with a prop hire business and a caterer team up with a stylist.
£300 | 3m x 2m (maximum of five suppliers, £60 per supplier)
Team work makes the dream work after all! This is the largest collaborative space available at the show providing ultimate exposure. We expect these styled areas to be really inspirational for our guests. Our photographer and videographer will be on hand to shoot the space, providing you with some gorgeous portfolio pictures in our stunning venues. Think of a styled shoot, that Brides can actually see and experience in real life!
PHOTOGRAPHERS & FILM
£100 | 2m x 1m
We will offer two photographers a spot at the event, they will be asked to take it in turns to capture the bustling atmosphere that the Bridal Bazaar provides. One spot will also be offered to a videographer, who similarly will be asked to capture footage of the event in full swing. The images and footage will then be credited and used in all post event promotion to include blog posts and across social media. On top of this, you will be given a space to present you work to our visiting guests.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
If your product or business is best outside, we have extensive outdoor space. You could be a Food Truck that wants to come and help refuel our guests, a bar, a Glamping provider or a prop hire business, to name a few.
WORKSHOPS & DEMOS
Would you like to host a Calligraphy, Watercolour or Floristry workshop alongside your stand? Or perhaps you have a business that sells workshops to hen parties or stag do's and would like to showcase what you can offer? We would like to offer a number of interactive workshops and demos for our guests to get involved in and to get to know the faces behind the brands. Please get in touch, we can't wait to hear what you have in mind!
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Let there be music! Acoustic performers and entertainers get in touch, we have roaming and static spaces available. We want to create the perfect line up to give couples the full wedding experience.
Add a branded gift to the goody bags. If you want to include a flyer, this must be attached to your gift.
Display up to 300 flyers at the event, in a prominent and styled display area.
If you are a Bride and Groom looking to sell your wedding wares, please book via the online form - HERE.
BENEFITS OF EXHIBITING
You’re attending an event organised by experienced wedding planners and stylists, we will ensure everywhere is well thought out and styled to the max!
All exhibitors (excluding goody bag and flyer table only) benefit from a marketing list of attendees of those who consent to their details being shared in this way
Extensive promotion and mentions in the lead up to the event
Access to all professional event imagery, providing great content for your social channels or portfolio
Access to our official event video, for your social channels or marketing
Networking with other suppliers and the What Peggy Did Next Team
The opportunity to work with like-minded suppliers to create your set up
You will benefit from an introduction to our host venue. In the past we have seen some suppliers go on to be selected by the venue for their own recommended suppliers list
Extensive social media promotion across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
Cross promotion of the event on the social media channels of our exhibitors
Listings in national online wedding directories and event diaries such at Love My Dress and Coco Wedding Venues
Local press advertising such as Hampshire Life
Flyer and poster distribution across the local area
Promotion on the host venues website, social media and own mailing list
You will be given the digital event flyer to share on social, businesses with physical selling space, we can send printed flyers
Post event marketing – Event images released on social media, follow up email to attendees with all suppliers listed to mailing list.