Win Tickets to the National Wedding Show


Engaged couples everywhere are saying ‘I do’ to the National Wedding Show regardless of what stage of planning they are at, whatever their budget or taste – from over the moon, when they announced their engagement, to their honeymoon; the show has everything they need to help them create their perfect day. Brides-to-be who are looking for their dream dress need look no further, the Designer* and Boutique Areas house the UK’s largest collection of wedding dresses under one roof so visitors can check out more dresses in one day than anywhere else. From mainstream brands to from top designers, including Jenny Packham, Ian Stuart, Stewart Parvin, Pronovias, Amanda Wakely, Benjamin Roberts, Hollywood Dreams, Alfred Sung, Kula Tsurdiu, Susan Neville, and many more.

The glamorous Catwalk Show offers further inspiration, for all tastes, traditional dress shapes alongside styles that are a little bit different, with something to suit every taste and budget. Visitors can also shop for fabulous accessories to pull together their big day look, from shoes to die for to underwear he’ll die for!
TV’s style guru Caryn Franklin hosts the How to Look Good Show, and alongside her team of award winning hair and make-up team offers top beauty tips and fashion advice on how to look amazing on the day performing live makeovers on stage from lucky brides-to-be from the audience.

Bridal Beauty Zone * - take some time out to pamper yourself ahead of your big day with hair, nails and make up experts on hand to make you not just look but feel fabulous! Or why not treat your maid of honour to a manicure at the Nails Inc bar to say thank you for all her help.
We know it’s not all about the bride though, which is why we’ve gone all out to ensure that we have the very best in groomswear from traditional top and tails to contemporary styles – with Hugh Harris, Moss Bross, Young’s Hire, Geoffrey Highland Crafts, Anthony Formalwear and Losners to mention a few. Plus a selection of bridesmaid dresses and even mother-of-the-bride outfits.

Couples searching for practical advice can join the Inspiration Sessions. Fun, informative and interactive chats hosted by industry experts guide visitors through the possible pitfalls of their wedding, so they can get hitched without a hitch. Topics include Budgeting and Planning, Cakes and Flowers.

Weddingo has teamed up with the National Wedding Show to offer 5 lucky readers the chance to be at the top of the year’s most prestigious wedding guestlist, absolutely free! You and your ‘plus one’ will have access to the hottest wedding event of the season.


To be in with a chance of winning these fabulous tickets all you need to do is add a comment below stating why you want to go to the National Wedding Show in no more than 150 words and we’ll pick the best 5 entries when the competition closes on the 31st August 2008.  You’ll receive a FREE pair of tickets to either the London Earls Court show on 26 or 28th September or to the Birmingham NEC show on 10th or 12th October depending on your preference. Tickets are valid on Friday or Sunday and are limited to only one pair per winner (worth between £10 and £16 per ticket). So what are you waiting for? publish your entry below today!  The email address will only be used to notify the winner and will never be published online.


* London Only

PS.  Busy girls about London town, who are struggling to juggle the 9 – 5 with their wedding plans can take advantage of their Girls Night Out* opening hours on Friday 26th September at London Earls Court where the show opens from 12 noon until 9pm. So working girls can head down to the show after work, a top tip from one enthusiastic bride who came to a previous show “get your hens and your mum together after work and give everyone a job to do, such as cakes, flowers, favours etc and get them to report back at the Celebrations Bar

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  1. Matt says:


    Publish your entries in the ‘Post a Response’ box at the bottom of the page. Remember, your entry must be 150 words or less on ‘Why you want to attend the National Wedding Show’

  2. [...] show on the 26th – 28th September or the Birmingham NEC exhibition on the 10th – 12th October.  For details of the competition click here.  Its easy peasy to enter and it closes on the 31st August [...]

  3. Melanie Rysdale says:

    I would like to go the the National Wedding Show because I can plonk my fiance at the bar on the way in and enjoy the rest of the day shopping. The perfect day for both of us !

  4. Andrea England says:

    I would like to attend the national wedding show in London, as lunch, pamper and glass of champagne all to help plan my wedding day will hopefully keep bridezilla at bay!

  5. Claire Walker says:

    I would love the chance to go to the wedding show. It would give ‘my wedding family’ and I lots of ideas for our special day!!

  6. Charlotte says:

    On the 11th anniversary of our first date he PROPOSED!! When he asked me to marry him I could only stammer, “Are you winding me up?!!!” Now I have my beautiful ring I just need to shop for the dress, venue and LOTS of ideas which I know we’ll find at the NEC Wedding Show. When my sister was getting married we all went there and had a GREAT day out…now it’s my turn, can’t wait so please treat us!

  7. Sian Mckenzie says:

    My friend and I got engaged at the same time and are planning weddings for next year. We live at opposite ends of the country and would love to get together at Earls Court to get excited about our big days, look for ideas and generally gossip about wedding plans. We’re fed up with people’s (fiance’s) eyes glazing over every time we start talking about flowers, favours and dresses and need the enthusiasm of each other and other brides.

  8. Suzanna Hudson says:

    My Fiance and I can’t wait to go to the National Wedding Show, in London, in September. We have so much to plan and order for next year and we know that at the Show we will be able to meet some exceptional suppliers and organise so much in just one day and all under one roof! I can’t wait to try on the catwalk dresses – all whilst sipping a cool glass of champagne! Fabulous -what a fantastic day it will be!

  9. Sam Thomas says:

    My fiancé and I would love to go to the Wedding Fayre at the NEC because….

    Well actually, he wouldn’t but he’s gonna come with me “cos he loves me!”. Not having to pay for the tickets will give him one less thing to moan about while he’s there!

  10. Anna Guest says:

    We are having our evening reception on our 8th wedding anniversary themed “Better 8 than never” after running away to Las Vegas for the original wedding! Ooops!
    We would like a really nice ‘do’ with full big white dress and everything, but we need inspirational ideas.
    We would like to make it a night to remember for all, be different but not cheesy, but above all .. keep within hubbys ‘tight’ budget (typical man syndrome).

  11. Justine Berry says:

    We’d like free tickets to the National Wedding Show because everything else is so bloody expensive.

  12. catherine says:

    i would love to win these tickets for my friend who is already married but doing it all again 8 years later and it would be a brilliant gift for her

  13. Emma Storey says:

    I would love to win tickets to the show at the NEC (any date) so that I can help my Mum choose a gorgeous outfit to give me away in. My Mum is on the road to recovery after surviving breast cancer and I want my special day to be just as special for her.
    I would also like to get some ideas on how I could surprise my husband to be on the day, apart from looking stunning of course!!

  14. Ryan says:

    As I suprised my fiancee with an engagement ring last week, I’d like to suprise her with tickets to the show too! (Sadly due to the cost of the ring I’m skint, so need to win them!). The national wedding show seems the perfect place for me to learn what I should like, the difference between ‘blush’ and ‘pink’ and why there are no fried eggs at a wedding breakfast.

  15. Cindy says:

    I would love to attend the wedding show with my daugter Yolande as she is currently planning her wedding> I would like to show her as many possible ideas in order for her to make up her mind and have the best wedding ever

  16. Dina says:

    After having recovered from the initial shock of my fiance proposing to me on my Birthday, I need
    these tickets as proof that planning my wedding is not as traumatic as I think and that I CAN do it !

  17. Peter says:

    We would love to win tickets to the NEC wedding show as last time we were there we got so caught up by Gok Wan filming How to Look Good Naked, we forgot to actually look around! But hey – it’s GOK FRICKIN’ WAN!

  18. Linda Moffatt and David Christian says:

    We would love to win tickets to the wedding show to enable us prepare for the best day of our lives. The wedding show covers all areas and has everything we need to help us create our perfect day.

    We also think that if GOK saw us he would fall over himself to assist us with our plans and to work with my gorgeous fiance.

  19. Liz says:

    I really want these tickets so i can take my best friend, who is literally planning the wedding alone (fiancee works abroad), and is very close to just going to the registrar and avoiding the hassle of celebrations as she has no ideas and no clue and is sinking into despair and the wedding is in 8 MONTHS with no venue/dress or anything!!! This would be perfect!!! I CANNOT let her celebrate the most important day of her life in a registrar office or NANDOS!!

  20. Jenny says:

    Next September is the date
    It can’t be sorted out by fate
    Please help us in our ideas quest
    I’ll take my daughter as my guest

    Favours, flowers and fascinators
    Bridesmaids, beads and decorators
    Chocolate fountain, wedding band
    We need to have a helping hand

    She’s turning into a real pain
    At wedding show we’re bound to gain
    I hope our plea will melt your heart
    We need these tickets – please help us start!

  21. Lisa Orchard says:

    I would really love to go to the show as I am starting my PhD soon and want/need to get as much organised as possible otherwise h2b as threatened to take over the wedding plans! Eek – as much as I love him, this is someone who has said he wants Cliff Richard songs played at the reception – please help me or our guests are doomed to a night of dodgy entertainment and mismatched colours!

  22. Lynn Dearn says:

    My Daughters getting married
    In March she bought her dress
    With lots more left to do
    She’s getting in a mess!
    The March show was so great
    We have to go again
    Ideas there will be many,
    To take away the pain
    We both are so excited
    With all the things we’ll see
    With make up shoes and all the rest
    A beautiful bride she’ll be!