Exhibitor Opportunities


The overwhelming reason engaged couples come to the shows is to find suppliers for their weddings. Whilst fashion shows, samples, free magazines and prizes are an attraction to our visitors, their main desire is to meet and talk with exhibitors - that is their top priority. As a result, wedding shows provide an unprecedented opportunity for wedding professionals to present their capabilities face-to-face with highly motivated brides. And in an environment that is far less competitive than the internet, and far more likely to convert to a booking.

We have been organising wedding shows for 15 years and have over thirty clients who have exhibited with us for more than ten years. Spaces at our shows are highly sought after by renowned local wedding suppliers as well as multinationals.


About - gives more detailed information on each show and Brochure Distribution/Bridal List services

Online Booking - gives opportunity to book online, but please first check availability

Floor Plans - for events at The Kent Showground

Stand Prices - details for all shows

Testimonials - read what our exhibitors have to say about The Wedding Experience

Click here to download 2017 Exhibitor Information Pack

Click here to download 2018 Exhibitor Information Pack

Brochure Distribution Service - download the PDF with details


Introduction

We host a series of wedding shows located at venues throughout Kent and invite you to participate in this successful series of events. Our shows are the best attended in each of their respective towns, so you can be guaranteed an excellent number of prospective clients at any of our events as a result of a strong advertising campaign and commitment to providing a polished and professional exhibition ensuring you get the best possible support on the day.


The Exhibitor Package includes the space size of your choice plus:

  • Table (with tablecloth), chairs, complimentary packed lunch for two with morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Listing in the glossy A4 Showguide (given free to all visitors) with contact details and 30 word description
  • A database of brides registered, giving names, address, telephone, date and place of wedding
  • A dedicated page on www.wedding-experience.co.uk with hyperlink to your own email address and website


To assist Exhibitors gain the best marketing opportunities:

  • Advertisements may be booked within the Showguide in addition to your free listing
  • Brides-to-be will have identifying sticker enabling exhibitors to target discussions

To ensure excellent visitor attendance:

  • The Wedding Experience are partnered with media sponsors The Kent Messenger Group generating extensive local publicity with editorials in newspapers online campaigns (www.kentonline.co.uk) and magazines and hosting major competitions
  • All events are widely advertised in local and county-wide newspapers which encompasses a variety of publishers
  • Substantial investment is made in web optimisation and internet marketing including Google and Facebook adverts dedicated to each event ensuring extensive cover for a variety of wedding related web searches.
  • Local radio campaigns are featured for all of our events
  • 18,000 leaflets p.a. are distributed, and posters displayed in wedding shops
  • Prominent banners are placed outside all venues prior to each event as well as on major road networks
  • AA road signage is commissioned for each event, dependent on approval by The Highways Agency
  • Advertisements appear in numerous wedding magazines including A Kentish Ceremony, Your Kent Wedding, Wedding Day, Planning Your Wedding, Wedding Ideas, Just Weddings, UK Bride & National Weddings as well as appearing in a selection of lifestyle magazines featuring wedding supplements
  • We are highly active on Twitter and Facebook, essential to engage with past and potential visitors to our shows
  • Regular e-newsletters to our vast database of current brides maintaining their interest and desire to re-visit future events
  • The events are listed in Diary of Events pages on numerous wedding websites as well as on our own website www.wedding-experience.co.uk which benefits from active search engine optimisation.
  • All shows are admission free, including The Kent Showground which is the largest wedding show in Kent and the UK’s largest free admission wedding show.

We are sure you will agree these events are a great opportunity to ‘Meet the Brides’ and showcase your particular product or service. If you have any queries or wish to discuss in more detail any individual requirements, please don't hesitate to call.

We operate a strict pricing policy and do not negotiate on rates; this allows a robust marketing campaign for your benefit. Every effort is made to offer excellent value for money with competitive and fair pricing structures.

This Guide for Exhibitors is Copyright of The Wedding Experience - any businesses replicating these terms are in breach of Copyright Law.

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