Making the most of The National Wedding Show
Congratulations on your engagement! So, what happens next!
The amount of work that goes into planning a wedding is a huge ask for anyone, there’s so much to consider and it’s easy to find yourself becoming overwhelmed with all the decisions to be made. Luckily for future brides and grooms, events like The National Wedding Show are tailored with you in mind. It’s the perfect opportunity to glean some inspiration and make valuable contacts for your big day.
With over 250 wedding specialists all under one roof and vying for your attention, it’s your chance to make plenty of progress and save time in the planning of your upcoming nuptials. We’ve put together some helpful tips so you can get the most out of the experience.
Invite family and friends to tag along
We recommend you ask friends and family members to go to the event with you to make a day of it. The National Wedding Show even offer VIP tickets where you can gain fast-track entry, a goody bag of beauty products, complimentary bubbly and reserved seating for the catwalk show.
A major benefit of having other people on hand is that they can provide encouragement, support, and their own opinions – whether you want to listen or not is entirely your choice! You can also cover more ground and see much more with a bigger group.
Be armed with a plan of action
Since it’s such a big event, save some time by looking at the exhibitors list beforehand. A check-list will come in handy to tick off and make notes on the progress of your planning, so we’ve drawn up some of the more important items, including entertainment, favours and the all-important dress. Simply click here to print it out and keep track of every contact you meet, ensuring you have a low-down of potential bookings.
Embrace everything on offer
This is your chance to experience what all the suppliers have to offer first-hand by smelling the flowers, feeling the fabrics and hearing the bands.
The show has the largest collection of wedding dresses from top designers, dedicated bridal boutiques, and an award-winning catwalk showcasing top trends and outfits for each member of the wedding party. Don’t be afraid to take pictures and notes! The event will be jam-packed with experts, giving you the chance to ask all those burning questions you might have, so don’t hold back and spend the day wisely.
Remember to have FUN
It’s easy to forget but planning your wedding should be an exciting experience – so remember to have plenty of fun at the show! Embrace everything you see and keep an open mind, letting your hair down and mingling with other brides-to-be to hear their thoughts and even make some friends.
When it starts to get too much, there are plenty of bars and restaurants where you can take some time out to eat, drink and recharge your batteries. We suggest the Afternoon Tea room for a steaming brew and scrummy cake!