Completely group, organiser of the Completely Retail Marketplace, has announced its first consumer event with the launch of The South East Wedding Show at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.
The event, which will take place on 7-8 September, will bring together local venues, suppliers and specialists with soon-to-be brides and grooms.
Alongside the venue hub and supplier stands the show will also include a range of workshops, talks and catwalks over four stages including a Craft Stage, Planning Stage, Catwalk and Entertainment Hub.
The two-day show is expected to attract around 120 exhibitors and over 6,000 couples, friends and family members.
Dom Millar, CEO of Completely Events, said: “With a proven track record of growing successful transaction-orientated events in other business sectors we are delighted to be bringing our expertise to the £10bn UK wedding sector. We know there is exhibitor demand for an accessibly priced showcase in the South East and we’ve been extremely encouraged by the initial reaction from the industry. Farnborough International is the obvious choice of venue for The South East Wedding Show for many reasons, not least because it offers us a huge amount of flexibility to expand the event to match this demand.”
Rebecca Sawyer, events manager at Completely Events, added: “Our new show will concentrate on creating the best visitor experience. The feedback we’ve had from visitors to existing wedding events is that they are either too small, or too generic. The smaller local fairs usually concentrate on a single venue with a limited amount of preferred suppliers. The nationwide wedding events are normally a long way to travel for most and are so vast that it’s often hard for visitors to connect with relevant local businesses. By holding our new event at an easily accessible location, and concentrating on local venues and businesses who only operate across the South East, we believe we’ll offer visitors a memorable experience with a huge choice of suppliers and ideas to create their perfect day.”