Planning a wedding is stressful on SO many levels. Luckily The National Wedding Show has an established, go-to event, inspiring couples with everything you need for planning your dream day. But most of all a fun way to spend time with your friends, family, bridal party or fiancé!
All the ideas and inspiration your need for your big day under one roof.
1. Dreamy displays – showcasing suppliers’ skills
With hundreds of wedding specialists all in one place there will be some truly instagrammable displays. Venue experts will be recreating their wedding spaces, stylists will boost show-stopping tablescapes and caterers display delectable grazing tables. So, whether you’re planning a contemporary London city wedding or a boutique manor house set in the heart of the Midlands, we have the suppliers local to you.
2. The wedding runway show
There’s no better place for wedding fashion inspiration than seeing them walk down the runway. The catwalk showcases upcoming bridal trends as well as classic styles from some of our favourite boutiques and designers, like KATYA KATYA and Victoria Saunders. And it’s not just about the bride… Groomsmen, bridesmaids and mothers of the bride will also be treated with styles for the whole party on the runway.
3. ‘The One’
Now you have found your bride or groom-to-be it’s time to turn your attention to wedding dress shopping! Your favourite catwalk dresses will be available to try on around the show as well as hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of other bridal styles. Bridalwear experts will be on-hand to help you find the perfect fit and fabric.
4. At-show discounts and exclusive competitions
Suppliers often run time-limited offers to encourage bookings with couples they meet at the show and it’s the perfect place to bag a bargain which won’t be available elsewhere. If you don’t want to commit on the day many will extend the offer if asked.
5. Make a beeline for the bubbly
No trip to a wedding show is complete with a glass of fizz! Take a break from wedding planning with a trip to the dedicated Champagne Bar. If you’re looking to add a little more luxury to your day why not book the VIP experience. VIP tickets include a glass of bubbly, access to the VIP lounge, fast-track entry to the show, a VIP goody bag AND reserved catwalk seating so you can get the best Instagram angles!
Stylist readers can save £10 off VIP and £5 off standard tickets* with the code STYLISTLOVES.
Olympia London, 20-22 September
NEC Birmingham, 27-29 September
ExCeL London, 12-13 October
Manchester Central, 26-27 October
*Offer ends Thursday before each show at 11.59pm. Discount based on the door rate of £20 for standard and £40 for VIP (London & Birmingham), £20 standard and £35 VIP for Manchester.