Wedding Ideas: The National Wedding Show
Can’t get enough of this season’s wedding shows and fairs? Neither can we! We’ve been all the place gathering ideas, inspiration and meeting fabulous people in the industry! We’ve ticked London and Birmingham off our list and, next up, it’s the National Wedding Show at Manchester EventCity! Did you manage to score tickets? Regardless, we’re here to fill to you in on what to expect from this weekend’s big event!
Wedding fair season is in full swing (search for wedding fairs near you here), and we’re loving it. Next weekend it’s The National Wedding Show at the NEC, Birmingham so we thought we’d do a little round up of what to expect at the show. If you haven’t already grabbed your tickets, use code GFBNWS at checkout and you’ll get up to 37% of your tickets!
We had a fabulous weekend at The National Wedding Show, Olympia, handing out our Best of the Blog magazines and chatting to lovely brides-to-be! If you didn’t make it, don’t worry because we’ve rounded up some of our favourite bots from the day:
If you can’t make it to the first National Wedding Show of 2016 in Manchester then don’t fear – the London show is just around the corner (27th-28th February!). The perfect day out for brides to be, this one-stop wedding shop is the perfect place to kick start your wedding planning, gather gorgeous inspiration, meet some of the best suppliers in the industry and begin making those all-important bookings. Find your dream venue, from central London wedding venues to those in the North, South East, South West and West of the Capital.
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Every bride deserves to feel like a Princess on her wedding day. Adorning your hair with crystals and pearls in the form of luxury headpieces will definitely give you the ultimate Princess feel. At the National Wedding Show we came across a large number of luxury headwear stands; we identified three main trends which will suit varying bridal styles.
From quirky wedding ideas to dreamy Disney dresses – The National Wedding Show didn’t fail to impress. We met some lovely suppliers and were inspired by new wedding trends which dominated the catwalk and stands. Here are our top 5 highlights from the day…
A Catwalk Twist – With front row seats, we were quickly captivated by the stunning dresses which glided down the catwalk. Dresses with pockets were a recurrent theme, alongside gorgeous pastel shades, and decadent backless designs. A new section of the catwalk showcased Debenhams’ new seductive lingerie selection.
Fitting well with next season’s relaxed country style for weddings, “Naked Cakes” were a huge trend at this season’s National Wedding Shows. Composed of layered madeira sponge and buttercream, decorated with fresh berries or flowers and dusted with sugar – this style is not only visually stunning but unique from the “traditional” wedding cake.
Cakes by: Meringue Girls and Le Papillon Patisserie.
The National Wedding Show is set to return to London, Birmingham and Manchester this autumn. Here are 10 reasons why you and your groom should definitely not miss it!
1. The National Wedding Show = the ultimate wedding planner! You can plan every detail of your big day all under one roof. From trying on dresses and hiring your venue to choosing your cake and booking your honeymoon!
Over the three days at the National Wedding Show every 10 – 15 minutes you could hear a group of men burst into song. These were the Singing Waiters!
Most of them are classically trained, so not only did they have great voices but they could perform a wide range of music from classical to rock.
Music aside the guys had a huge amount of charisma and certainly knew how to pull in a crowd and perform.
So if you are looking for different ideas to surprise your guests or your partner at your Wedding Reception, what a great idea!
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