With the news that the renowned Bridal Retailers show, Harrogate Bridal Show, (due to take place on 4-6 October 2020) has been postponed to 2021, the shows that suppliers and venues are used to exhibiting at and attending are now changing due to Covid-19. We are seeing more shows nationally and locally postponing to 2021. Others are finding alternative ways to continue to provide the best and safest ways for all involved.
The original plan for the Harrogate Bridal Show was to re-unite the bridal community in person however due to uncertainty and the ongoing changes to restrictions and guidelines by the Government, the organisers Ocean Media have taken the difficult decision to postpone the show to 2021.
They will still be running a Buyers Virtual Showroom launching in October were retailers can still browse collections in full. Like a usual trade show giving buyers the chance to compare dresses, see them on models and connect with the suppliers.
For you Bridal Retailers out there, BridalBuyer.com will continue to provide weekly news, advice and live videos to help give your business a boost for the last quarter of 2020.
Bridelux Atelier will now take place virtually on Friday 2nd October 5-9pm and Sat 3rd October 11am-5pm, their media partner is Tatler who are hosting talks with influential wedding experts to include; Jenny Packham, Elizabeth Solaru, Farima Perry, Bruce Oldfield and the Azure Bar, it will be great for suppliers and couples alike. You can secure virtual tickets here
Going ahead in person (as of 22.9.2020) Updated 25.9.20 This event has now been rescheduled due to the latest Government announcements.
Still taking place on 17-18 October at Excel London is the National Wedding Show, run by Ocean Media Group, with strict safety measures in place to protect exhibitors and visitors you can read all about the show and the safety measures here.
We know of other local wedding shows and venue open days that are still promoting events taking place over the next few months however with further announcements due later today (12.30pm on 22.9.20) it will give us more indication on the expected October 1st guidelines for exhibitions. Plus any changes to the current regulations on wedding ceremonies and receptions numbers or guidelines.
One thing is for sure, wedding professionals and event organisers will continue to do the best for couples and exhibitors whether it be postponed, virtual or still taking place.