How to get the most out of a wedding show

TNWS autumn shows may now be over but brides-to-be take note on these top tips from Cheshire Bride Magazine to get the most of The National Wedding Shows next year in spring and autumn!

“Ensure productivity at The National Wedding Show with these top tips from Cheshire Bride magazine, the leading bridal publication in the North West

1. Talk to suppliers

Make a note of the exhibitors that you would like to talk to before the show and make a beeline for their stands to discuss your wedding requirements. As well as showcasing their services, businesses will be available to offer their words of advice – after all, these are the industry experts. If you’re interested in what they offer, make sure you pick up their leaflets and business cards and follow up straight after the show (whether you’re ready to book their services, or not) so that they have your contact details on file.


2. Bring magazine cuttings and pictures

A scrap book or images saved to your phone is a great way of communicating to the exhibitors exactly what you’re looking for. If your Pinterest account is bursting at the seams with inspirational images, then install the app on your phone so that you can share your ideas with suppliers.

3. Enter competitions

It could be your lucky day, so make sure you enter as many competitions as possible. Whether the prize is big or small, every little helps to creating your dream wedding day. Cheshire Bride magazine is hosting a competition to win your honeymoon to the Dominican Republic, courtesy of Hard Rock Hotels and Thomas Cook, so be sure to swing by stand B51 (in TNWS Manchester) to submit your entry.

4. Pick up magazines

Bridal magazines offer the perfect resource of inspiration and information to plan your big day once the show is over. Pick up your complimentary copy of Cheshire Bride magazine on the Archant Bride stand (B51), the bridal bible for planning a wedding in the region. Featuring real weddings, expert articles and advice from brides who have been there and done it, the magazine also allows you to connect with local suppliers.


5. Wear flats

Last but definitely not least, make sure you wear flat shoes – or at least pack a pair for later in the day. Wedding shows are fun, entertaining and exciting events but you’ll be stood up for most of it and doing a lot of walking, so think about your feet and treat them to some TLC with a pair of cosy boots or pretty pumps.”