The National Wedding Show touches down in Newcastle, London, Birmingham and Manchester this spring. With hundreds of wedding specialists under one roof, it is the perfect event for brides and grooms-to-be. No corner of wedding planning will remain unexplored with suppliers covering traditional country houses to quirky, cartoon-inspired bouquets.
Inspiration around every corner
Each stand showcases the skills of the many talented suppliers who enjoy showing off what they can offer couples planning their wedding. Vintage and rustic styling was a strong trend seen at the 2018 shows lots of heavy florals, foliage and calligraphy. So join them this year for original ideas for your big day.
Cake for all!
An obvious favourite for every visitor. There is never a shortage of extravagant cake designs to devour; at the previous Olympia even, Ann’s Designer Cakes showed off their multi-tiered creations, while over in Manchester Debbie Gillespie Cake Design brought her exquisitely crafted gateaux.
Whether you’re a Harry Potter enthusiast or French Fancy fanatic there are many original and unique takes on the classic wedding cake to take inspiration from.
The three tiered classic lives on… so feed the crowds with one of these beautifully created cakes.
Bridal fashion takes to the runway
The event not to be missed at the shows this spring… visitors flock to the much-loved catwalk shows to see the latest bridal designs from boutiques, high street shops and independent designers. VIP ticket holders are also treated to reserved seating so they can see the lace details and beaded features up close. Some of the brands showcasing wedding dresses at the 2019 shows include Ladybird, David’s Bridal, Bride by Swarbricks and more.
And it isn’t just the brides who can get inspired for their wedding day attire. Menswear brands such as Moss Bros and Ben Sherman will showcase their suits for all the groomsmen of the party. Mothers of the Brides can also find the perfect ensemble thanks to looks from Nigel Rayment.
The perfect place to find… ‘the one’
The National Wedding Show hosts some of the finest bridal boutiques around the country where brides can try on dresses without booking appointments in advance. Ivory and Co Bridal, Katya Katya, J&J Designs and Louise Victoria Couture are just some of those bringing along dresses from their latest collections. So with hundreds of different styles, cuts, lengths and fabrics it is the perfect place to browse the gowns and meet bridalwear experts.
Bridal parties can enjoy the ultimate pre-hen-do with free creative workshops in the Inspiration Lab. Learn a new skill or two, everyone can get involved. Previous classes include calligraphy, floristry, watercolour and even biscuit decorating.
Very Important Planners
VIPs are invited into the exclusive lounges at the shows to relax and also sip on a complimentary glass of bubbly. Each of the VIP lounges are styled by some of the best in the business with a different theme at each.
So head to The National Wedding Show in 2019 for lots of wedding planning fun! Tickets for the spring shows are now on sale, it is always best to book tickets in advance so you save on the door price.
Spring 2019 dates
26-27 January: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
15-17 February: Olympia London
1-3 March: NEC Birmingham
9-10 March: EventCity Manchester
13-14 April: ExCeL London
Watch the 2018 show highlights
Images courtesy of Louise Bjorling and Catharine Noble.
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