On Friday me and my best friend and Maid of Honour, Laura, spent the day at the NEC attending The National Wedding Show. Admittedly after a night out in Birmingham, we were slightly hungover but it was a fantastic day to have a mooch around hundreds of stalls looking for ideas and inspiration..
I've never been to the Wedding Show before so didn't know what to expect.. a lot of the stalls were very similar with the majority of them being for companies selling dresses and suits or the stalls advertising venues (mainly abroad) but it was great to look at what was on offer and was a great opportunity to compare prices for similar dresses or things like Wedding insurance etc. Think my favourite stall obviously had to be my favourite Prosecco brand, Premier Estate Wines where we tried a number of different fizzes.
The highlight of the day was watching the Catwalk Show with so many different dress options to help know which stalls to look on, there were definitely a few that took my eye so it's been a great help in deciding what I want to go for. There was also a smaller stage doing hair and make up demos along with tips and tricks for tanning, picking dresses and even for the family of the bride and grooms!
On the day when visiting, everyone gets a great little goody bag filled with treats such as snacks (healthy of course.. all these women have dresses to get into!), body products and leaflets with discount vouchers specifically for those attending the show. A lovely little extra for those attending.
It was definitely worth the £8 ticket price (prices varied as there was regularly offers) and I'll definitely be heading back this time next year as it's such a great opportunity to get a great discount on dresses for myself, bridesmaids and even flower girls! Some of the prices were such a bargain, it would be silly not to.
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