Looking to get your product or service in front of the right audience? What better way than a room full of the region’s brides to be! Our wedding shows are well attended and eagerly anticipated, so don’t delay in booking your space today – there are discounts available for multiple bookings.

Our shows take place across the region from January to May and September to November, and we’d love to welcome you. Whether you are an old friend or a new exhibitor, we are now accepting bookings for our fabulous events.


  • Each year we have 1,000’s of brides who visit our wedding shows.
  • This is your chance to meet couples getting married face to face and market your products.
  • With over 20 years’ experience within the wedding industry, we are pleased to offer exhibitors the opportunity to exhibit at many of the finest and most popular venues in Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & Cambridgeshire.
  • We offer a complete marketing package for your business – call us for further details.
  • At Main Event we believe in providing the best service possible; our customer care and advice are vital and are always provided by our team.

We restrict the number of suppliers in each category to limit your competition and give you the best opportunity of getting new business.

This also creates a nice mix of suppliers for our couples to meet. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. You will not be positioned next to your competitor. You can view our exhibitor frequently asked question link below, alternatively please complete the simple form below and we will be in touch.




Absolute Bridal magazine has been in print since 2014 and is published three times annually. It features the very best local suppliers, venues, honeymoon destinations, fashion and beauty and the latest industry news. Available for couples getting married to collect at our wedding shows, you can also read the latest issue and previous issues here.

Fancy being in a feature?

Our Editor is happy to accept your real wedding stories and is committed to diversity and inclusivity. We encourage submissions that represent anyone and everyone, including same sex marriages. You will need to be available for a telephone interview and be able to supply hi res images with clearance for print. Interested? Then drop her a message at We ask that the wedding hasn’t been submitted to or published by any other wedding magazines or blogs (excluding photographer/supplier websites) and, if accepted, it is not submitted elsewhere until three months after appearing in our publication.

*There is no payment for real weddings.

Advertise in Absolute Bridal

Advertising with us often has perks such as additional editorial coverage. Speak to for more information and prices.

Tell us about your new product

Our Editor is always happy to receive press releases about new products, destinations and innovations. Send your release to:

Our glossy FREE magazine is distributed in a variety of unique ways to ensure YOUR advert is seen by couples looking for wedding suppliers & venues!

  • Over 11,000 copies printed throughout the wedding show seasons.
  • Average readership is now unlimited due to the online presence and will exceed over 30,000!
  • Our magazine is handed directly into the hands of all couples attending our wedding shows. (For details of exhibiting at our shows please email us) 
  •  Available on Flipping Book making Absolute Bridal an interactive online magazine, that includes click through links to your website and ability to share your advert/ editorial on your social pages making it easier for couples to contact you.
  • Also published electronically and emailed to our entire bridal database of over 10,000 active brides.
  • Minimum 3-month shelf life for each issue giving you great exposure and value for money.
  • Also distributed by many trade professionals including Wedding Venues, Photographers, Florists, Jewellers etc.
  • There are NO wasted copies left on newsagents’ shelves

Available for couples getting married to collect at our wedding shows, you can also read the latest issue and previous issues here.

Competitive rates and discounts available if you book more than one issue,  complimentary editorial is also an option to help assist your business get noticed.

For further details please contact




This is not your typical wedding directory!


Connect with one of the most reputable Wedding show organizer and publisher in your area!

Your profile will have its own SEO-driven entry on our website, which will help you be found on search engines.

Features include an editorial driven profile with up to 350 words, contact form, embedded Instagram page and video, image gallery up to 15 images, and testimonials to truly reflect your business and the service you provide.


With hundreds of local brides registering on our website daily and looking for services, this is the ideal marketing tool for your business, created and designed by our own in-house professionals.

If you do not find your category mentioned, we will create it for you!

As well as your own profile, you will also receive the additional marketing exposure & benefits detailed below...

• Instagram post on our grid introducing your new listing @maineventweddingshows once live.

• Instagram bespoke Story Introduction of your new listing.

• Your own Main Event Directory icon to display to create awareness of your profile on our site with link back to our website.

• Main Event Wedding shows will present all couples that attend all of our wedding shows with QR codes on marketing material promoting the directory which means your business will get noticed.

• Our own marketing will include a Full page advert in each issue of Absolute Bridal Magazine promoting our New Directory featured throughout 2024 in all editions.

Our magazine is printed and given to all couples attending our wedding shows as well as our on-line version (mailed to over bridal database of over 10,000 brides) which has live hypertext links to direct readers to the directory area of our website.

• Coaching Training & Advice Evening -Included in your directory listing you will receive a complimentary invite to attend either of the 2 events in 2024.

We will host two Training & Advice evening events locally, dates to be announced. These evening events will help your business with social media marketing, Canva, branding, and other extremely useful topics. All created with you and your business in mind to help make you more successful.




The Essex Wedding Awards celebrate the best of the best wedding professionals and services that our county has to offer.

If you are a Essex based wedding business and proud of the service you provide for couples planning their most important day, then these awards are designed just for you!

If you are currently planning your wedding and looking to find suppliers for your own wedding take a look at our 2023 Essex Wedding Award finalists and winners, all of whom have been judged as some of the very best wedding businesses our county has to offer.

Essex Wedding Awards


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