How to Make the Most of a Wedding Fair

Your guide to visiting wedding fairs and how to make the most out of them


Whether you’re newly engaged or are just a few months away from your nuptials, you’ll find ideas, inspiration and some fantastic suppliers at The National Wedding Show.


Taking place across the country during the spring and autumn each year, The National Wedding Show is full of exciting ideas to make your wedding planning an experience to remember. Tickets are usually available several months in advance and VIP tickets will ensure you have a truly amazing day from start to finish.

Consider making a day of it at The National Wedding Show. By booking tickets for your mother, partner or your bridesmaids, and yourself of course, you’ll be sure to have a great day out! Below are some top things to look out for whilst walking around The National Wedding Show.

Speak to Suppliers

The National Wedding show will be full of suppliers; from wedding cake designers to photographers, videographers, singing waiters and so much more. These suppliers will all have expert knowledge in their industry so be sure to visit the show armed with a list of questions and your wedding date in mind, if possible. You may end up booking your suppliers on the day you visit The National Wedding Show, so be prepared to put down a deposit if required. You may also find that certain suppliers have a ‘show offer’, meaning they’ll offer a discount specifically for couples booking them whilst at the show; be prepared to make swift decisions and don’t forget your cheque book!

Be Inspired by Bridalwear

Several times a day during The National Wedding Show you’ll be able to sit and watch a truly inspiring catwalk show featuring the latest designs in bridalwear, groomswear, bridesmaids dresses, flowergirl dresses, pageboys outfits and bridal accessories. After the show, head on over to the different designers that you specifically liked to see the dresses and accessories up close and personal.

Buy Your Wedding Dress

Some bridalwear designers will have a full stand at The National Wedding Show; allowing you to try on and buy your dream wedding dress on the spot. Again, be prepared to put down a deposit or even carry your perfect wedding dress home with you that very evening.

Watch a Bridal Seminar

As you enter The National Wedding Show you’ll be handed a show-guide that will mention when and where the bridal seminars will be taking place. A make-up artist may do a full bridal transformation on stage before your very eyes, and there is usually a more personal Q&A style seminar regarding bridal styling, wedding day hair or dream day décor. Plan your day in advance to ensure you don’t miss the seminars you want to attend.

Be Inspired by Unique Products and Ideas

Be prepared to find unique and unusual ideas at The National Wedding Show. You may come across a teeth whitening booth or beauty suppliers that will want to give you a bridal make-over there and then. If you’re interested in their services then don’t be shy. Use The National Wedding Show as a great way to experience wedding related products before your big day! Dedicated wedding inspiration sections for wedding flowers, wedding décor and wedding beauty will help inspire and entice you during your day out. You may also want to purchase wedding products such as wedding rings, nail polish, wedding favours or wedding accessories, so on top of your cheque book, you might want to bring some cash along as well.

Celebrate with Champagne

At some point during your trip to The National Wedding Show be sure to stop to rest your legs at the Champagne bar; it is a special occasion after all! On top of bottles of Champagne by the dozen, there are also plenty of areas at the show to grab a bite to eat or sip a light refreshment — other than Champagne.

Grab a Goodybag

As you leave The National Wedding Show you should be able to pick up a goodybag filled with flyers, offers and perhaps a free gift or two. Pick up leaflets and hand-outs during your walk around the show so that you can study them at home once you’ve had a chance to digest your amazing and truly inspirational day!


Visit The National Wedding Show website to see how you can book tickets for their next event.