The National Wedding Show is set to celebrate its best season yet as it returns to London, Birmingham and Manchester this autumn. Here are the top 10 highlights which make the UK's biggest wedding show an essential day out for brides and grooms across the country.
1) Try, buy, book and hire everything for your big day – under one roof!
Whether you're recently engaged or your big day is just around the corner, The National Wedding Show is the ultimate destination for wedding planning perfection! You can do everything from trying on dresses, shoes and accessories and buying your big day beauty essentials to booking your perfect honeymoon and hiring your venue, all in a day's work!
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2) Meet the experts
Meet over 300 experts specialising in everything from beautiful bridalwear and suave menswear to magical photography and exciting entertainment. Your favourite high-street brands will be on hand to help with everything from creating your gift list to choosing the perfect wedding rings. Names to look out for include Essie, Beaverbrooks, John Lewis, Sandals, Turquoise Holidays, House of Fraser, Thomas Cook, Thorntons, Debenhams and Young's Hire.
3) Discover your Dress
Head to the Bridal, Boutique and Designer Areas, which together house the largest number of dresses under one roof. Browse the collections from the nation's finest designers, retailers and boutiques and try on more dresses than you ever imagined, in spacious changing rooms with no appointments necessary.
4) Unmissable Feature Areas
Immerse yourself in inspiration heaven at the show's unmissable feature areas which include the breath-taking Catwalk Show, Big Day Top 10 Tips at the Wedding Theatre, the Designer Flower Market, Vintage Area and Champagne Bar.
5) The Catwalk Show
The breath-taking Catwalk Show brings the latest wedding themes and bridal trends to life on the runway, showcasing collections from the nation's hottest designers, retailers and boutiques. This season's Catwalk Show will feature names including Ivory & Co, Alan Hannah, Justin Alexander, Zaaem Jamal, Eliza Jane Howell, Qiana Bridal, Suzanne Neville and many more.
6) Fabulous finishing touches...
Discover all the fabulous finishing touches for your reception from mouth-watering cakes to striking stationery. Whether you're dreaming of a traditional fairytale wedding or planning your very own winter wonderland, there are stylish solutions for all themes and colour schemes. Head to the Designer Flower Market where you can discover a stunning spectrum of colours and beautiful blooms from the nation's finest florists.
6) The Top 10 at the Wedding Theatre
The Top 10 sessions return to the Wedding Theatre this season to provide you with invaluable advice on hair, beauty, styling and planning. Created by seasoned wedding show and TV producer Jane Galpin and featuring the show’s host experts, each session will reveal 10 essential tips and tricks in a live and interactive countdown.
8) Dazzling Décor
If you need help transforming your venue in to a spectacular backdrop for your big day, seek inspiration from The National Wedding Show’s host of wedding planners and stylists. Discover everything from dazzling lighting to stylish tableware and signage to create your perfect setting.
9) Relax and Unwind
Round off an exciting day in the Vintage Tea Room, where you can relax and unwind with a traditional cream tea, or head to The Champagne Bar and toast to future happiness with a glass of bubbly.
10) Enjoy the show in star style
Bag yourself VIP tickets. This exclusive experience includes fast track entrance, reserved seating at the Catwalk Show, unlimited access to the stylish VIP Lounge, a complimentary glass of bubbly and a goody bag full of beauty products to pamper yourself in the build up to your big day.
Discover all this and more at the UK's biggest wedding show this autumn. The National Wedding Show will take place at London Earls Court on 26th-28th September, Birmingham NEC on 3rd-5th October and Manchester Central on 11th -12th October.
To book your tickets in advance visit www.nationalweddingshow.co.uk or call the ticket hotline on 0844 874 0486.