Just at the start of your wedding planning? Get all the ideas you need under one roof at this year’s National Wedding Show! With events taking place in London, Birmingham and now Manchester for 2014, there’s no excuse not to visit. Here are 11 reasons why every bride should attend these unmissable spring shows…

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Dreamy dresses

The National Wedding Show is the ultimate shopping destination for your big day. With the largest number of wedding dresses under one roof, you can browse and try on more gowns than you could ever imagine in one place and get first-hand advice from the experts from the boutiques.

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The catwalk

Take a seat at the unmissable Catwalk Show to get a glimpse of the hottest bridal trends and wedding themes from your favourite bridal designers and boutiques including Catharina Eden, Phase Eight, Qiana Bridal, Snezhana Ruseva and many more.

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For him

As well as finding ‘the dress’ and exquisite accessories to complement it, your groom can find his wedding day attire at the National Wedding Show, too. From ready-to-wear and hire collections from Moss Bros and Slaters to bespoke waistcoats and accessories from Mrs Bowtie, there is a suit for all styles.

Honeymoon ideas

From destination weddings to honeymoon hideaways, meet the likes of Sandals and Virgin Holidays together with Barbados Tourism Board, Kanika, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and many more, who will give you the lowdown on the world’s most exotic getaways.

Bridal beauty

Discover the latest bridal beauty trends and treat yourself to a makeover from official show sponsor bareMinerals and a file and polish from Essie, who will be on hand to help you create flawless perfection for your big day.

Shop ‘til you drop

The show boasts the UK’s biggest wedding brands and retailers offering advice on everything from creating your gift list to booking your honeymoon. Teams will be on hand from Amazon.co.uk, Interflora Vera Wang, Virgin, bareMinerals, Debenhams, Thomas Cook, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Phase Eight to name just a few!

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Top 10 tips

Take a seat at the Wedding Theatre for the brand new Big Day Top 10 Tips sessions. Hosted by journalist and fashion stylist Nicole Smallwood, the new format Big Day Top 10 Tips will feature experts bareMinerals, as well as appearances from Catwalk Stylist Fran Lee of Production Element, leading bridal blogger Hannah Haigh of Bride de Force and Bridal Coach Michele Paradise. Each session will be brought to life with demonstrations, props and first-hand advice from the experts to help make your day perfect in every way.

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Theme inspiration

Discover the latest trends and colour schemes and get all the inspiration you need for venue décor and styling from exhibitors including The Wedding Lounge, Debra Mai, Glow Love Lights, Big Day in a Box and many more.

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Fabulous flowers

Meet the nation’s finest florists at the Designer Flower Market, where you can discover a spectacular array of floral displays, including beautiful bridal bouquets and stunning centrepieces created by Interflora Vera Wang, Lavenders of London, Todich Floral, Debra Mai and Daisy May’s Bouquets.

VIP experience

Experience The National Wedding Show in star-style, by booking VIP tickets. The exclusive VIP experience includes; Reserved seating for The Catwalk Show, a complimentary glass of Freixenet, a Latest in Beauty beauty box, unlimited access to the VIP lounge and fast-track entry to the show.

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A chance to chill

End a very exciting day at the show by unwinding in the Champagne Bar, where you can raise a toast to future happiness, or take some time out in the Vintage Tea Room with a traditional cream tea.

So what are you waiting for? Gather up your mum, your bridesmaids and your fiancé for a fabulous day out! Book your tickets today at the National Wedding Show website and save 20% on the door price (offer is valid until two days before the show starts).

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