A wedding show is so much more than a great day out. With swish champagne bars, designer catwalks and all the very latest inspiration, expert advice and amazing offers, it is the place every bride-to-be should start her wedding planning. Here are 5 reasons why you should go to a wedding show this year.
Image from the catwalk at the National Wedding Show
1 Find Inspiration
It’s a full day out of fun and wedding inspiration to help you decide on every aspect from your colour scheme to your venue and decor. Bring your best friend, fiance or mum and make a whole day of it with lunch or drinks at the champagne bar at the large shows.
2 Catch the Catwalk
Take a seat, with champagne in hand, and admire the brand new collections of bridal gowns for the next season as the models sashay down the raised stage catwalk just feet away from you. Then have fun trying on dresses until you find ‘the one’.
3 Meet the Experts
A large wedding show is the one place you will find all the experts under one roof or you can meet your friendly local wedding suppliers at smaller fayres. Wedding experts with years of experience from planners to florists to dress designers will all be available to meet face-to-face. You might even see me there…
4 Get a Makeover
Consult the top beauty experts for help with all your bridal beauty questions from problem skin to cosmetics colours to honeymoon hair removal. Get a makeover while you’re there and you could take away some fab free samples too.
5 Shop in Style
Start shopping for your wedding and enjoy some exclusive show discounts. You could come out with just a free goody bag full of testers and ideas or actually make some real purchases and pencil-in some bookings. Visit the Confetti pop-up shop at the National Wedding Show.
Look out for the National Wedding Show, coming to London, Birmingham and Manchester in February and March 2017. To make an even more special day of it, experience the show in star-style, by booking VIP tickets. The exclusive VIP experience includes reserved seating for the catwalk show and a complimentary glass of fizz.
Come to the capital's largest and most exciting wedding event of the year. It's a full day out with an amazing catwalk show, enlightening wedding theatre and a glamorous champagne bar too. Here's what…
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.