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The best local wedding fairs

Posted: Friday January 15, 2016

Planning a wedding can take up a lot of time and energy with so many aspects to think about, to book up, to buy and to hire, but that’s not to say it can’t be fun and exciting at the same time.

Wedding fairs are a great way to meet with local suppliers and experience their products and services first hand. Taste a slice of wedding cake, smell floral bouquets, feel dress fabrics, trial hair and makeup styles, listen to live music sets, try out a photo booth, gain tips, advice and more.

As well as being an enjoyable day out for you and the bridal party, many wedding shows allow you to access and receive exclusive discounts and incentives that simply cannot be found elsewhere. Diaries at the ready - here are a few of the best wedding fairs worth visiting this year...

Calendar of the best local wedding fairs in 2016

The Ultimate Essex Wedding Show - Colchester

Sunday 7th February

10.30am - 3.30pm

£3.50 entry

Meet with more than 90+ wedding professionals and browse through a massive selection of goods and services for your big day at the Ultimate Essex Wedding Show. There will be lots of competitions throughout the day and the first 200 brides to walk through the door will receive a goodie bag.

Heart Essex Wedding Show - Brentwood

Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st February

10.00am - 4.00pm

£8.00 entry

The Heart Essex Wedding Show is the biggest of its kind in the county. Over the years, this fair has gained a great reputation for its fashion shows, offering a spectacular choice of clothing and accessory ideas for both the bride and groom as well as their associated parties. This year’s show is hosted by TOWIE star, Lydia Bright and there’ll be goodie bags for the early risers.

National Wedding Show - London Olympia

Friday 26th February

10.00am - 5.00pm

£20.00 entry

Featuring more than 300 specialists, the National Wedding Show is the UK’s largest wedding fair. Wander through the flower market, sit back and unwind in the champagne bar, indulge in afternoon tea, watch live makeup demonstrations in the theatre and be wowed by the bridal catwalk. This show has everything you need to make your wedding day exactly how you dream it to be. 

Braxted Park Open Day - Braxted Estate, Witham

Sunday 28th February

10.30am - 4.30pm

Free entry

Surrounded by the breathtaking countryside, couples get to explore our stunning venue in Essex. Our recommended suppliers will be here to offer help and advice for your big day, and our dedicated team of wedding co-ordinators will be on hand to answer any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to see what weddings memories are truly made of.

The Wedding Fair - London ExCel

Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th April

10.00am - 5.00pm

£15.00 entry

The Wedding Fair is ideally located for brides throughout the South East from London, Kent, Sussex, Hertfordshire, and Essex to meet 150 of the UK’s favourite suppliers. Sample signature cocktails and delicious canapes, take a beauty masterclass and speak with various experts in the field. As well as bursting with inspirational ideas, The Wedding Fair boasts a brilliant line-up making it a lovely girly experience day to share with your bridal party.

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