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Wedding dress: Jenny Packham at Ellie Sanderson

No two engaged couples have the same vision, style (or budget!), so there’s something for every bride-to-be and her groom at The National Wedding Show. Wherever you are in the planning stages – just starting out or entering the final stretch – there are hundreds of winning ideas at this extensive show. You’ll find inspiration for venues, photographers, videographers and florists, along with cars, cakes, favours and honeymoons. Mum can get ideas for her outfit, your bridesmaids can browse dresses and accessories, plus you can get your man measured for his suit by the likes of Moss Bros and Topman. Not arranged your gift list yet? Chat to experts from stores like John Lewis, House of Fraser or Debenhams and get the ball rolling. It’s the one-stop wedding shop you can’t afford to miss!

But most importantly for all you fashion-focused brides-to-be, The National Wedding Show offers the UK’s largest collection of dresses under one roof. New talent such as Belle & Bunty and Bride by Suzannah join renowned designers Alan Hannah, Jenny Packham, Annasul Y and Ian Stuart, and you can lose yourself in the rails while picking up tips from leading bridal boutiques including The Bespoke Wardrobe, White Mischief and Confetti and Lace. Then sit back and enjoy the catwalk show – so good it’s on four times daily!

Excitingly, the new Vintage Area expands for autumn to benefit the ever-evolving trend for vintage-style weddings. The area showcases vintage-inspired brands and companies specialising in bridal-wear, flowers, shoes, stationery and jewellery. This will culminate in the central feature, the vintage café, where you can unwind in quintessential British style with a cup of tea and a delicious array of cakes.

And why not treat yourself to the VIP experience so you can enjoy the show in style? A VIP pass gets you a reserved catwalk seat, fast-track entry to the show and a complimentary glass of cava while taking a break from browsing the hundreds of designer name dresses and accessories. VIP visitors will also enjoy a luxury box packed full of beauty products!

If you missed the autumn shows fear not, tickets for the spring show are now on sale! Come along from 22-24 February to London Olympia or from 1- 3 March at the NEC Birmingham. To book tickets call 0844 581 1404 or visit Tickets cost from £13.50 and VIP tickets from £35. Book early for great discounts!

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