Wight Wedding Blog

Wedding Events on the Isle of Wight 2012

© Chris Cowley Photography - The Royal Champagne Tea event

It is coming into the time when you will find there is a wedding event almost every weekend across the UK as engaged couples hunker down for a winter of planning for next years weddings. Don't forget to come out of hibernation to visit a few of the bridal events happening on the Isle of Wight. 

Wedding events are a perfect opportunity to meet the people behind the businesses you may well have been communicating with via email or facebook only. Come out and see their faces, shake hands and chat a while. Take advantage of the chance to talk over your wedding whilst seeing and feeling many products you are considering or have bought. 

As a couple, it is a good chance to have dedicated time to talk over all things wedding while possibly making some final decisions based on meeting and seeing products at the event. If you are planning your wedding as a couple with decisions made on both sides or dragging your groom out of the house to attend at least one event, make the most of it. Neither of you want wedding planning to completely take over your lives but it is inevitable that surrounded by everything wedding you are bound to be in the right frame of mind to make some decisions and tick some tasks off your to do list. Or the groom may spend the whole time pining for the sofa and Sunday TV. 

Whatever your situation, you have a good choice on the Island ahead of christmas with more coming in the new year no doubt. Here is a list of the ones we know about and we will update the blog with more as we become aware of them. 

Any feedback on these events, just let us know. Always good to know what you think about them and if you find them a good wedding planning tool. 


Gems Bridal Show @ Cowes Yacht Haven (This weekend!!)

Sunday September 23rd

11am - 4pm and free to attend (we love free)

Catwalk shows, approx 50 exhibitors and a raffle in aid of Kissy Puppy

For more information we've written a blog post on it 


The Isle of Wight Wedding Exhibition @ Medina Leisure Centre, Newport

Sunday September 30th

11am - 4pm and free to attend (spend your money on a raffle ticket instead?)

Over 60 exhibitors, catwalk shows in a dedicated theatre, vehicles inside (groom creche?), and a raffle in aid of Beaulieu House which raised £759 last year!

Again, for more information we have written a blog post on the event


That's Service Party Shop autumn bridal fair @ Newholmwood Hotel, Cowes

Sunday October 7th 

11am - 3pm and free to attend (we can't get enough of all this free)

Catwalks shows featuring Spotlight Boutique modelling hen party wear and bridalwear from Elizabeth Smith Bridal, lots of exhibitors and free parking (easy parking = winner)

For more information you can call 01983 866622


Autumn Bridal Fayre @ Rookley Country Park

Sunday October 28th

12 - 4pm free to attend

A chance to meet suppliers and see their products as well as experience the venue (a WWD listed supplier)

For more info email clare@islandviewholidays.co.uk or contact direct through Rookley Country Parks listing


Ultimate Wedding Event @ Priory Bay Hotel, Seaview

Sunday November 25th 

11.30 - 4.30pm free to attend (if they have mulled wine, definitely buy one of those)

For wedding day ideas and a chance to meet suppliers, head over on a cold winters morning.

Blog post here


Open Day @ Shanklin Conservative Club, The Regency Suite, Shanklin

Sunday November 25th 

11am - 11pm Free Entry - no excuses with the whole day available!

A chance to see the full venue available for your day and to consider becoming a member. 


Open Day @ Weston Manor, Totland

Saturday December 8th 

10am - 4pm Free Entry

A chance to meet some Island suppliers and to see the wedding venue that is Weston Manor. 


Bridal event @ Seaview Hotel, Seaview

Saturday December 8th 

Details to follow


The Island Wedding Fayre @ Gurnard Pines, Cowes

Sunday April 21st 

11am - 3pm (Not sure on price of entry but if it follows the pattern it will be....free)

A vintage wedding fayre by Hope and Glorious events featuring a vintage and bridal boot fair element.

Visit the Facebook event for more information  


If you know of an event happening on the Isle of Wight or are actually organising it yourselves then get in touch on info@wightweddingdays.co.uk and we will be happy to post it in our blog under 'events'.

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