The National Wedding Show Catwalk Runway - Louise Bjorling Photo |

The National Wedding Show: Make Your Dream Wedding a Reality

The National Wedding Show is the ultimate wedding planning destination and an experience that you don’t want to miss. Hundreds of wedding specialists come together under one roof to offer an unbeatable range of wedding inspiration and advice in a one-stop wedding planning extravaganza for the entire wedding party. Enjoy catwalk shows, free DIY workshops, expert advice, and more. And you can even bask in the VIP treatment, which includes a complimentary pink gin and tonic from Manchester Gin!

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Make Your Dream Wedding a Reality with The National Wedding Show

Whether you’re recently engaged or in the middle of wedding plans, have no idea where to start or are just looking for that missing piece of magic to complete your big day, The National Wedding Show is the pinnacle of your wedding planning journey and the modern couple’s secret to making their dream wedding a reality. It’s a wedding planning spectacle that comes to three key locations across the UK every spring and autumn (Manchester Central in the North West, the NEC in Birmingham, and Olympia in London) and inspires thousands of brides and grooms with catwalk shows, DIY tutorials, and expert advice.

Every single show is jam-packed with an enormous range of wedding specialists and suppliers to make an unbeatable wedding shopping experience for brides, grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and parents. It’s an essential wedding planning weekend for couples looking for help and inspiration (and even exclusive discounts!) from all manner of wedding suppliers including top wedding stylists, specialist planners, bridal boutiques, tailors, venues, florists, jewellers, entertainers, and a mass of wedding experts. The National Wedding Show has everything you ever knew you needed to plan your perfect wedding, as well as everything you didn’t.

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What’s On Offer at the National Wedding Show?

You can try on a range of wedding dresses at the show’s bridal boutiques and perhaps even walk away with the dress of your dreams by the end of the day. Hire your wedding venue, order your wedding cake (or a unique alternative, such as a doughnut tower!), book your photographer, pick out your wedding stationery, and even view special honeymoon packages—all this and more, and you could even make some substantial savings through suppliers’ exclusive show offers and discounts. One day at the National Wedding Show will save you months of wedding planning and deliver a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration.

Make Your Dream Wedding a Reality with The National Wedding Show | Images by Catherine Noble Photography and from Confetti’s Contemporary Vintage Wedding Theme

The show boasts a plethora of beautiful displays—wedding tiaras and flowers, cakes, stationery, styled wedding tables, and even live DIY showcases—to get your creativity flowing. Whatever your wedding style or theme, you’ll be inspired by the show’s massive range of exhibits. Seeing so many products first-hand and meeting with so many suppliers face-to-face is an invaluable opportunity underlined by a fantastic, fun-filled atmosphere that makes a brilliant day out for you and your hen party and/or groomsmen. Live music acts perform all around the hall throughout the day from solo guitarists to full ensemble bands!

Beautiful Bride by a Fountain - Princess Wedding Dresses from Shutterstock | Image by Anntuan on Shutterstock

The Catwalk

The Catwalk is the flagship feature of the National Wedding Show and a must-see for every bride-to-be. Every year the runway sees a stunning selection of wedding dresses from top designers and high street names as well as bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the-bride/groom outfits, suits, shoes, accessories, and even on-trend hair and make up looks. This year you can see the latest breathtaking designs from suppliers including Maggie Sottero, Halo & Wren, Ben Sherman and Moss Bros while Lancôme stand as the show’s Official Backstage Makeup Partner.

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The National Wedding Show Catwalk Runway - Louise Bjorling Photo | Image by Louise Bjorling Photo

The Bridal Boutiques

The National Wedding Show brings together some of the UK’s leading designers and bridal boutiques for an unbeatable wedding-dress-shopping experience. Maggie Sottero, David’s Bridal, Justin Alexander and Ivory & Co are just some of the top wedding dress suppliers who will be there, and you can try on as many dresses as you want from as many designers as you want as you endeavor to find your dream wedding dress—with no appointments necessary.

Vintage Bride Getting Ready Wedding Photo Ideas |

The National Wedding Show Bridal Boutiques Experience | Confetti’s Contemporary Vintage Wedding Theme“Her Vows” Ivory Linen Pocket Journal (finished with sprigs of lavender) and Style 8936 by Justin Alexander

The Grooms’ Room

If you attend the National Wedding Show at London Olympia you’ll discover an elegant, affordable shopping experience for the groom and groomsmen with the Grooms’ Room. This is a stylish area curated by Savile Row menswear experts and specialists, Cad & the Dandy. From suits and shoes to accessories and wedding cars, this is a laid-back, dedicated area for the groom and his groomsmen to help them get suited and booted with “classic British tailoring, English fabrics and unparalleled choice”. Cad & the Dandy bring with them some of he best groomswear brands that in the past have included Yardsmen, Bespokes, and Harbour Brewing Co.

Usher Duties for the Wedding |

The National Wedding Show Grooms' Room | Confetti’s Contemporary Vintage Wedding Theme and “His Vows” Charcoal Linen Pocket Journal (shown with sea holly).

The Inspiration Lab

The Inspiration Lab is the home of craft experts who will give you advice and tips on adding beautiful personal touches to your wedding day through free, immersive DIY classes and workshops. Previous classes have included cocktail making, calligraphy, flower arranging, flower crown making, biscuit and macaron decorating, and even underwear decorating. Each one is the opportunity to both have a lot of fun and learn a new craft or skill that could become an integral part of planning your wedding.

The National Wedding Show Workshops - Calligraphy Workshops and Flower Arranging Workshop | Images by Catherine Noble Photography

The Inspired Bakes Gallery

Jaw-dropping displays of exquisite wedding cakes await you at the National Wedding Show’s themed Inspired Bakes Gallery. Not only can you taste cake samples from some some of the finest bakers and cake makers in the region, but you’ll also be floored by the gallery’s gorgeous styling. Previous themes have included “Provence Dream, Wildflowers in Summer, Spring Picnic, Great Gatsby Glam, Fairytale Chic, Black Tie, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Blush & Gold and Royal & Romantic” and we can’t wait to see what this year’s will be!

The Inspired Bakes Gallery at The National Wedding Show |

Other highlights of the show include:

  • The luxurious Champagne Bar where you’ll receive a free glass of champagne.
  • The Eclectic Boutique which is full to bursting with vintage wedding inspiration and handpicked exhibitors.
  • The Wedding Planning Platform (in London and Birmingham) where you can ask questions of and listen to a panel of industry experts for invaluable inspiration and advice on everything from styles and trends to budget.
  • Exclusive talks from wedding specialists, speakers and bloggers.
  • Hundreds of expert wedding and honeymoon suppliers (including leading brands like Sandals, Maggie Sottero, and Warwick Castle) who are often advertising special show offers and discounts.

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The National Wedding Show VIP Experience

The National Wedding Show VIP package offers a range of fantastic, exclusive benefits:

  • VIP ticket-holders gain fast-track entrance to the show.
  • Have reserved, premium seats for the Catwalk that guarantee a brilliant view of the runway.
  • All-day exclusive access to the VIP lounge.
  • A complimentary raspberry-infused pink gin and tonic courtesy of Manchester Gin.
  • A VIP goody bag worth over £100 complete with the latest issue of the Confetti magazine (who are one of the official show partners of the National Wedding Show).

Posted by Confetti on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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Manchester Gin at the National Wedding Show |
Manchester Gin – The National Wedding Show’s Official VIP Drinks Partner

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