If you are heading to The National Wedding Show this weekend, well my dear friends you are in luck, because today’s post is the ultimate guide to making the most of your experience. I have to admit our first time at the show I was totally taken aback by just how big it is and I could easily see how brides would find it all a little bit overwhelming. I find myself getting caught in the crowds and end up coming away with nothing much useful, which really does defeat the point of attending in the first place. After all bridal fairs are one of the best places to learn all about the myriad of suppliers that can help you create your dream wedding and can even open your mind to more options than you originally thought possible.

Recently I’ve adopted a more organised mindset and tend to find I can use this to approach almost anything in my life even for attending events. I find it useful to write down a list of 2-3 things I definitely plan on doing then, 4-5 things to do if I have enough time. The National Wedding Show grows bigger every year! There is so much to see and do, between the multitude of catwalk shows, masterclasses and workshops the show has to offer and don’t forget the suppliers stalls and wedding dresses. It’s no surprise the show is on the list for almost every ‘bride to be’! So, if your planning a trip either this weekend or on any of the other dates below, I hope you find this guide useful.




You guys…we have a real treat for you today, we’re giving away not one pair, not two pairs but 15 PAIRS OF TICKETS to the London Excel Wedding Fair worth £30 a pair! How bloody awesome is that?! This truly is one heck of a show so read on to find out what you can expect and just how you can get your grubby mitts on a pair of free tickets!


At the London Excel Wedding Fair everything has been hand-picked including over 150 of London’s top suppliers and experts, with all the ideas and creative flair to inspire you! The show provides a packed features programme for the perfect stylish day out with the whole bridal party with eight beautiful and entertaining Catwalk Shows throughout the two days, an entertainment stage, a champagne bar, food tasting and even the chance to get crafty! Every detail is covered. Try, buy, book and hire everything for your big day.

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You bet your bottom dollar you will! There’s going to be a creative brides crafting corner (eek!) with DIY tutorials, FREE printables and lots of creative ideas to make your day personal and bespoke! I’m talking hands on workshops featuring the following…

Workshop 1: Pinterest Styling (10-15 minutes)
Wedding Stylist, Jenny from Bellaboo and Beau will be offering bespoke ‘Pinterest Styling’ workshops. This is a mini version of their ‘Sparks Package’ where Jenny will guide you to get your dream Pinterest wedding. If you do not have a Pinterest board, then any scrapbooks and pictures on your phone might give them enough to go on!

Workshop 2: Paper Flowers (15-20 minutes)
Paper flowers are going to be a big trend going forward and they’ll be showing you how to make them using simple paper that you can pick up from your local stationery suppliers.

Workshop 3: Paper Cranes (15-20 minutes)
Create an impact at your wedding by hanging Paper Cranes from the ceiling like our real wedding in our latest magazine. We will show you how to make these pretty paper birds for your wedding.

Workshop 4: Favour Pouches (15-20 minutes)

Little touches are always nice at a wedding, so why not personalise your place settings by making pretty paper pouches. You can fill with sweets, petals or little treats. As seen in our latest magazine

Workshop 5: Plate Pompoms
Pompoms have been used to decorate ceilings for years now, but how about using them as place settings for your guests. We will teach you how to do this simple DIY make that can be done while watching the TV.

All places on the workshops are first come first served as space is limited and all materials will be provided.