As a supplier in the wedding industry, you will understand how important and eagerly anticipated a wedding day is to your customers. With so much to think about and so much planning involved, getting ready for a wedding can be extremely stressful and overwhelming: that’s why events like the Main Event Wedding Show can bring welcome relief for those who are newly engaged.
We’ve put together our tips for those who are planning to maximise your business by exhibiting at any of the 22 shows taking place in Essex this year.
Where Are This Year’s Events Taking Place?
That Amazing Place — Old Harlow, 9th April
Pontlands Park — Chelmsford, 23rd April
Hylands House — Chelmsford, 7th May
Greenwoods Hotel and Spa — Billericay, 14th May
Colville Hall — White Roding, 21st May
Crowne Plaza Colchester — Tolleshunt Knights, 3rd September
Orsett Hall — Orsett, 3rd September
Colville Hall — White Roding, 3rd September
Chelmsford City Racecourse — Chelmsford, 9th–10th September
Houchins — Colchester, 17th September
Hylands House — Chelmsford, 24th September
Pontlands Park — Chelmsford, 1st October
The Rayleigh Club — Hullbridge, 1st October
Sturmer Hall — Haverhill, 1st October
That Amazing Place — Old Harlow, 8th October
Vaulty Manor — Maldon, 8th October
Ivy Hill Hotel — Chelmsford, 8th October
The Reid Rooms — Dunmow, 15th October
Hutton Hall — Brentwood, 15th October
Channels Estate — Chelmsford, 22nd October
Ashwells Sports and Country Club — Brentwood, 22nd October
Greenwoods Hotel and Spa — Billericay, 29th October
How Do You Apply to Become an Exhibitor?
Businesses can exhibit at any of the events that take place in Essex over the year by applying online. Main Event have over 20 years’ experience working in the wedding industry and hosting shows, and therefore ensure that stand numbers are limited in each category to give exhibitors the best opportunity.
How to Prepare for a Successful Event
Main Event wedding shows are some of the finest in the county and take place in some of the most sought-after venues. To make the most out of attending, exhibitors should prepare well ahead of time.
As well as prepping the basics for your stand, you will likely want to get all your decorations and any stock or products set up, ready to entice in brides and grooms to be. Find out how to stand out from the competition by using our expert tips on prepping for tradeshow events here.
Following Up after the Event
Although the event itself is the place where you can network with other suppliers in the wedding industry and sell your services or products to customers, it’s the work after the event that is the most important.
Make sure that you follow up on all enquiries and contacts made throughout the day in a timely manner, with a quick call or email. As many experienced suppliers know, growing and maintaining a good relationship with any potential customers will help to secure more business successfully and show them what a great, trustworthy and reliable business you are.
If you would like assistance with the equipment for your stand or custom branded promotional equipment such as flags or banners, get in contact today for more information.