Whether you’re new to the wedding & events industry or a seasoned wedding stylist, attending trade shows is crucial for your business. Trade fairs are an excellent opportunity for wedding professionals to network with fellow stylists and suppliers, take note of emerging wedding trends, and fall in love with the industry all over again!
Springtime is the perfect opportunity to gather inspiration for your business and forge new working relationships for the year ahead, so we've rounded up the best trade shows for you to visit in the UK this spring.
Psst! If you move fast, you may even be able to book as an exhibitor for some of these shows. But even as a guest, you'll find plenty of value.
Without further ado...
The National Wedding Show
Location: ExCel London
Date: 1st - 2nd April 2023
A perfect match for: The Trend Spotter
With approximately 2,000 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors attending per year, the National Wedding Show is the Grand Prix of wedding trade shows.
See the latest wedding dress trends paraded down a stunning catwalk and get your notebooks at the ready for WEDTALK—where expert speakers share tips on the foundations of wedding planning and even advice you can pass on to clients, like writing a beautiful wedding day speech!
PMN Wedding Fayres
Location: Various locations in the South of England
Date: February - October 2023
A perfect match for: The Social Butterfly
PMN Wedding Fayres are prestigious events, bringing together customers and suppliers on the grounds of the UK's most exquisite wedding venues.
PMN events are friendly and inclusive, providing a beautiful opportunity to chat with your target market, hear what your clients are really looking for, and maybe even book your next event!
The Suffolk Wedding Show
Location: Wherstead Park, Ipswich
Date: 23rd April 2023
A perfect match for: The Budding Exhibitor
"Not just a show, an experience." Enjoy a beautiful spring day out in the grounds of Wherstead Park, and do something great for your business too!
The show houses local wedding suppliers including floristry, stationary, entertainment and caterers—making it the perfect opportunity to establish new working relationships with local vendors.
Act fast! The Suffolk Wedding Show is still accepting applications to exhibit—put yourself out there and make the upcoming wedding season your busiest yet!
Written by Kristine Bacarrisas.