You’ve got the ring on your finger and it’s now time to start planning the big day – but where do you start? The West Midlands Wedding Fair in Warwickshire, is a great place to begin, with everything under one roof – from venues and dresses, to bands and florists– you’ll be on your way before you can say ‘I do’. The Wedding Fairs have compiled a list of our top 10 tips to make sure you make the most out of your visit!
Before you head down, make sure you visit the fairs website to familiarise yourself with the show, the features and all of our exhibitors, and then be sure to follow our top tips for your first visit…
1. Start your day at the Catwalk Show
There’s no better place to see a wide variety of beautiful wedding dresses than live on the runway. Large scale shows will always have a fantastic runway, with top bridal boutiques showcasing the year’s most sought after designs and elegant classics, in a choreographed showcase that shows you a wide variety of dresses. Grab a glass of bubbly and watch as models run the catwalk in beautiful gowns and elegant footwear, bridesmaids and occasion wear, joined onstage by male models showcasing tailored suits. It’s the perfect way to start your day and get you inspired to start hunting. We run four catwalks a day at all of The West Midland Wedding Fair.
2. Find your Wedding Dress
Having seen the dresses on the catwalk, take note of your favourites and head to the boutiques and designers to try them on. At The Wedding Fair, we have a plenty of bridal designers and boutiques where you’ll be able to try on the gowns you’ve just seen on the runway, as well as hundreds more. With a huge selection of dresses, experts are always on hand at any fair to assist you in looking for your perfect dress and guide you in the right direction to make sure you feel and look your best on your big day.
3. Take your time
At the Warwickshire show we will welcome over 100 exhibitors, so make sure you arrive with plenty of time to make your way around the fair. Exhibitors at any fair are experts in their respective fields and are dedicated to making your day the absolute best it can be, so be sure to speak to them about your wedding, ask as many questions as you need and let them know all about your special day.
4. Find the perfect wedding venue
The first step for planning your wedding day is finding your wedding venue, whether you are looking for a castle, hotel, hall, outdoor wedding or wedding abroad The Wedding Fair has a vast range of stunning wedding venues for you to book for your special day!
5. Grab a show guide
You’ve found the perfect venue – beautiful but fun, you know your guests will love it and you can’t picture your day being anywhere else, but, you’ve forgotten the name now you’re home and you’ve googled everything you can think of to find it with no luck. We try to make it as easy as possible to find the people you’ve met at The Wedding Fair. We have an online exhibitor list on our website but our printed show guide is free, so be sure to grab one at the entrance to make note of the people you need to contact once you’re home! If you can’t find one, be sure to ask staff at the fair and a member of staff will be more than happy to assist!
6. Celebrate your engagement in style
The planning process comes only second to the big day itself in terms of excitement, so why not treat yourself and your party to extra special visit to the fair with our VIP Experience. You’ll experience plenty of benefits including a VIP goody bag worth £50, reserved catwalk seating and a glass of bubbly. If there’s one time you should treat yourself, it is the build up to your wedding…
7. Mix it up
All the best fairs have lots of great features, whether it’s live music, stunning Catwalks or a place to sit down and relax. Be sure to plan ahead and see what’s happening before you head down. At The West Midlands Wedding Fair has exclusive features including: The Inspired Bakes Gallery where you can see a stunning array of wedding cakes showcasing the latest trends and styles in wedding cakes for 2017/ 2018. We also have The Entertainment Stage where you can see live musicians take to the stage and perform live and try something delicious in one of the Tasting Sessions with expert food and drink caterers Caviar & Chips. Be sure to visit theweddingfairs.com to find out about all of the amazing fair features taking place at our two upcoming events.
8. Talk to the wedding experts
Experts are usually on hand at most fairs to share their expertise and demonstrate their vast knowledge, so it’s really important you head down to these. You’d be surprised what you can pick up and there’s pretty much always a great variety of classes or talks on hand. Plan your questions in advance so you know exactly what you want answered you can tailor your questions to the suppliers you want to speak to!
9. Grab a bargain
It’s the world’s worst kept secret that weddings can be pretty expensive, so that’s why many exhibitors offer special prices, unique offers, free samples & demonstrations at our shows, and they duly oblige! You can usually find of a list of the best offers on a shows website, and this should be updated right up until the show so you won’t have to hunt for the best deals when you arrive!
10. And relax…
Once you’ve browsed through the show and feel you’ve made the most of your day, be sure to finish off somewhere comfortable with a glass of bubbly or a nice cup of tea to sit down and enjoy and reflect on everything you’ve found. Be sure you’ve visited all of the exhibitors and head back to anyone you’d like to speak to again before leaving. We’ve built a spacious Prosecco Bar at the show which is the perfect place to sit back, relax and reflect on a day of planning perfection…
The West Midlands Wedding Fair is taking place at the NAEC Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on the 21st & 22nd October 2017
Save with our advanced ticket discount offers tickets to The West Midlands and North East Wedding Fair with code KAYLEIGH here: http://theweddingfairs.com/book-tickets/
Also visit this blog post for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the fair!