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FAQs

Got a burning question?

Chances are, we've been asked it before! If it's currently out of office hours, or you just don't fancy talking for hours on end, and you just need some quick additional info, have a browse of the below!

If your question isn't covered below, by all means, drop us a line on our contact form

Single Day Shows

Besides exhibiting, how else can I get involved?

Our wedding shows are action-packed, so if you're exhibiting with us, there are always more ways to get involved and get some extra exposure for your business. Have you thought about contributing to;

  • The Wedding Decor Inspiration Area
  • The Fashion Show
  • The Wedding Information Station
  • Venue Decoration

Get in touch to discuss! hello@theweddingscene.co.uk

Do you accept leaflets for goody bags from non-exhibitors?

No, I'm afraid we don't. 

We personally feel that such practices undermine the efforts of the exhibitors attending and so we don't permit non-exhibitors to add any materials to goody bags.

We do however, accept magazines for our visiting couples to enjoy.

What’s the booking process?

To book your place at one of our single day shows, regardless of the stand price, we take a £50 deposit.

We will send a Booking Confirmation to you once we have accepted your booking, within that Confirmation, along with your business details to check and make sure we have right, will be the deposit value for your selected show, and a card payment gateway (we use Stripe) so that you can pay it conveniently.

If you don't pay the deposit, we can't hold a stand for you so it's really important that you do this as soon as you're able.

Once we've received your deposit, we raise a full invoice, allocate your deposit to it and the due date will be 6 weeks before the show.

Simple!

Do I have to pay extra for electricity?

Generally, no, we just ask that you let us know on your booking form if you do need it. 

The exception to this rule, are shows held at Bournemouth International Centre, and our two day shows as these venues charge us electricity in addition to hiring the venue.

We will craft the floorplan based on everyone's requirements so if there's something you need, please let us know in good time and we'll make sure you're in the right spot for your needs.

Do I need to use a table?

Absolutely not. Your stand is your space to market your business in the way you feel best. 

Creating a visually interesting stand is key to building your bookings as it entices people to you. Then you can wow them with your sales pitch!

If you'd like more hints to getting the most from your space, have a look at our 'How To Get The Most From Exhibiting' Guide

So how do I get a discount?

We all love to feel rewarded with a little discount - so how does 10% sound? 

If you book 3 or more shows of the same category at once (booked by paying all deposits at once), you automatically receive a 10% discount on those shows.

When we invoice you for the final balance, you'll see that the discount has been applied to the total stand fee.

Categories are Single Day Shows and The Ultimate Wedding Show. A discount will not be given for 2 single day shows, and 1 booking at The Ultimate Wedding Show.

What’s included in the stand fee?

Where to start! OK, you get;

  • Your stand space - the edges of which are defined to make life super easy
  • A trestle table (if required)
  • Somewhere to park your bottom (unless you LOVE standing for hours on end)
  • Electric - if you need it (chargeable at BIC & all two-day shows)
  • Inclusion in the Goody Bag
  • We will include up to 75 leaflets or other marketing literature/items in the goody bags as standard
  • Your Business Details in the Show Guide
  •  Pre-Show Promotion
  •  After-Show Promotion
  •  Networking
  • Best Stand Competition
  • Front Cover Star Competition

and lots more besides, but check out our Media Pack to see all the perks that come from working with us

Do I need insurance to exhibit with The Wedding Scene?

In a word, yes. As a minimum, you will need Public Liability insurance to exhibit with us. 

If your business is not one that usually deals with the public, other than at a wedding fair, there are very reasonably priced policies available as trade show exhibitors. Markel Direct is excellent in this regard.

What are your stand sizes?

We like to make sure everyone has adequate space around them, and can best display their wares so we go bigger than your average bear and offer;

  • 2 x 1.5m - 2 metre frontage, with a 1.5m depth
  • 3 x 1.5m - 3 metre frontage, with a 1.5m depth
  • 3 x 2m - 3 metre frontage, with a 2m depth

Bespoke - we can always go bigger! Unless we're a bit close to the wire and spaces are super limited, we can usually bolt stands together to create something that works for you, let's have a chat about what you need

Can I supply magazines for your shows?

Yes, please!

We LOVE printed media and welcome it whole-heartedly for our couples.

If you wish to provide this, you are welcome to either visit and meet us - we ask that you arrive by 9:30 so that we can receive you and distribute the magazines effectively.

Or, you can pop them in the post to us at The Wedding Scene Limited, 30 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7AR.

We provide 75 goody bags per show (200 for The Ultimate Wedding Show), and ask that magazines are to this number as a minimum. 

If you wish to send more, we will gladly present them in the welcome, inspiration and chill out areas of the show for the guests to enjoy and take home with them.

Do you do last minute discounts?

No, abso-blinking-lutely not.

I was a wedding supplier, and do you know how many times I was exhibiting next to someone, with the same size stand, who had paid half the price I did? Countless times, and I was no less livid each time.

We reward the organised only, we offer discounts of 10% for multiple bookings, and we might give a discretionary discount if you're helping us out with something for the show but categorically no last minute space filler discounts will be given. Please don't ask, it is insulting to us, and to all of your peers.

Which forms of payment do you accept?

We accept;

  • BACS
  • Cheque
  • Card Payment via Stripe
  • GoCardless - if you are paying by Direct Debit

We would prefer electronic means of payment, and not to receive cash, as it just means an extra trip to the bank

Multi Day Shows

Besides exhibiting, how else can I get involved?

Our wedding shows are action-packed, so if you're exhibiting with us, there are always more ways to get involved and get some extra exposure for your business. Have you thought about contributing to;

  • The Wedding Decor Inspiration Area
  • The Fashion Show
  • The Wedding Information Station
  • Venue Decoration

Get in touch to discuss! hello@theweddingscene.co.uk

Do you do last minute discounts?

No, abso-blinking-lutely not.

I was a wedding supplier, and do you know how many times I was exhibiting next to someone, with the same size stand, who had paid half the price I did? Countless times, and I was no less livid each time.

We reward the organised only, we offer discounts of 10% for multiple bookings, and we might give a discretionary discount if you're helping us out with something for the show but categorically no last minute space filler discounts will be given. Please don't ask, it is insulting to us, and to all of your peers.

Do you accept leaflets for goody bags from non-exhibitors?

No, I'm afraid we don't. 

We personally feel that such practices undermine the efforts of the exhibitors attending and so we don't permit non-exhibitors to add any materials to goody bags.

We do however, accept magazines for our visiting couples to enjoy.

Which forms of payment do you accept?

We accept;

  • BACS
  • Cheque
  • Card Payment via Stripe
  • GoCardless - if you are paying by Direct Debit

We would prefer electronic means of payment, and not to receive cash, as it just means an extra trip to the bank

Can I supply magazines for your shows?

Yes, please!

We LOVE printed media and welcome it whole-heartedly for our couples.

If you wish to provide this, you are welcome to either visit and meet us - we ask that you arrive by 9:30 so that we can receive you and distribute the magazines effectively.

Or, you can pop them in the post to us at The Wedding Scene Limited, 30 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7AR.

We provide 75 goody bags per show (200 for The Ultimate Wedding Show), and ask that magazines are to this number as a minimum. 

If you wish to send more, we will gladly present them in the welcome, inspiration and chill out areas of the show for the guests to enjoy and take home with them.

Do I need to use a table?

Absolutely not. Your stand is your space to market your business in the way you feel best. 

Creating a visually interesting stand is key to building your bookings as it entices people to you. Then you can wow them with your sales pitch!

If you'd like more hints to getting the most from your space, have a look at our 'How To Get The Most From Exhibiting' Guide

Do I need insurance to exhibit with The Wedding Scene?

In a word, yes. As a minimum, you will need Public Liability insurance to exhibit with us. 

If your business is not one that usually deals with the public, other than at a wedding fair, there are very reasonably priced policies available as trade show exhibitors. Markel Direct is excellent in this regard.