The National Wedding Show is packed with hundreds of ideas for the perfect wedding day – and we don’t want you to miss a thing! That’s why we’ve put together these top tips to help you make the most of your trip…


Plan of attack

Make sure you check the Exhibitor List prior to the show so you can plan exactly which stands you want to visit. Try to visit them early on – all the stands get busier later in the day.

Be inspired

Check out the Inspiration Sessions led by wedding expert Kate Smallwood. She’ll be joined by some of the top names in the wedding industry to bring you top tips and advice on everything from hair and beauty to floristry and fashion.

Be an early bird

Arrive early for the show to avoid the queues and maximize your time finding all those wedding ideas!

Shop ’til you drop

You’ll be on your feet all day so it’s really important that you wear comfortable shoes, meaning you can shop ’til you drop!


Goody bags galore!

Make sure that you don’t bring heavy bags with you as they are such a pain to carry around all day… and you’ll need to keep your hands free for your amazing goody bag!

Wear suitable clothing

With the UK’s biggest collection of wedding dresses all under one roof, you’ll want to try on as many gowns as possible, so we recommend that you wear clothing that’s easy to change in and out of.


Get organised

With so much to see and do, it’s really important that you organise your day and give yourself plenty of time. Our website lists all the fashion show times to make planning your day easier.

Watch the live demos

With so many amazing live demonstrations going on, things can get very busy so please do arrive early for all the live features, especially the catwalk show, to ensure you get a seat near the front.


Nearest and dearest

Make sure that you bring along people who are encouraging, patient and that will help you make all those important decisions.

Remember to relax

Remember you’re at the show to enjoy yourself so take the time to enjoy a leisurely lunch and treat yourself to a glass of bubbly at the end of the day!

The National Wedding Show is being held at London Olympia on 22nd to 24th February and at the Birmingham NEC on 1st to 3rd March.