The National Wedding Show
London Olympia 22 - 24 September | Birmingham NEC 29 September - 1 October
ExCel London 21 - 22 October | Manchester Central 28 - 29 October
Whether you take your fiancé, your mum or your bridesmaids, the National Wedding Shows are a great day out for brides-to-be. The UK's biggest wedding show, they have over 800 specialists across four events in London, Birmingham and Manchester - so you'll be able to try, buy, book and hire everything you need for your perfect day.

Not only are the shows the place to go for wedding planning, but they'll provide you with lots of inspiration and, most importantly, fun too!

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Learn from those with great wedding know-how and pick up fantastic tips on all aspects of your big day. Master calligraphy for your place settings, get the low-down on how to create the latest bridal beauty looks, find out how to set a top-notch budget and much more! Here are just a few of the things you can enjoy for free at the shows:

1 The Style Stage, including Lancôme make-up masterclasses
At London Olympia, Birmingham NEC and Manchester Central only

Previously known as The Makeover Theatre, The Style Stage is the perfect place to pick up fashion and beauty hints and tips for your wedding. There'll be talks and live demonstrations taking place throughout the day from industry leaders.

2 The hitched Wedding Planning Platform
At London Olympia and ExCeL, and Birmingham NEC only

The team at hitched presents a panel of planning experts to answer your queries and ease your wedding worries. From venues to budget and time-keeping must-dos, they are on hand to help, so come prepared with your questions.
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3 The Inspiration Lab
London Olympia and ExCeL, and Birmingham NEC only - content may vary between shows

Visit the Lab to learn how to create something unique and beautiful for your wedding day with craft experts. Try the Modern Calligraphy Masterclass with Oh Wonder Calligraphy, have a go at paper-cutting or making a pompom hen headband with Tea & Crafting, design and make your own fascinator with Glam Hatters, or get stuck into the Mark Your Macaron Masterclass or the Cocktail Class with Ohlala. All workshops are free to attend, but spaces are limited on a first come, first serve basis on the day.

4 The Floral Inspiration Lab with Joseph Massie
At Manchester Central only

Experts from the renowned Joseph Massie floristry team will be at Manchester Central to show you how to create beautiful floral accessories, ideal for your bridal party.
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5 Inspired Bakes Gallery
At all National Wedding Shows

The Inspired Bakes Gallery will showcase an array of delectable wedding cakes from your region's top bakers to inspire you and help you choose the perfect wedding cake for your big day!

6 The Entertainment Stage with Jukebox Band
At Manchester Central only

The finest selection of musical entertainment acts from Jukebox Band will perform throughout the day on The Entertainment Stage, to help you choose the perfect musical accompaniment for your big day.

7 The Vintage Wedding Village
At ExCel London and Manchester Central only

The Vintage Wedding Village is new for Autumn 2017. Whether you're looking for a few creative vintage ideas or planning a full-on vintage wedding, you'll find what you're looking for here.
Plus, since the shows feature hundreds of wedding specialists, you're sure to find plenty of expert advice from venues, photographers, cake bakers, designers, stylists, entertainers and wedding planners.
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London Olympia 22 - 24 September | Birmingham NEC 29 September - 1 October
ExCel London 21 - 22 October | Manchester Central 28 - 29 October
*Advanced saving based on the door price of £20 (adult ticket) and £35-40 (VIP). Limited availability of VIP tickets. Transaction fee applies.
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