Events

Because all brides, particularly ones of the clueless variety, need all the help they can get, here’s a list of wedding-related events coming up.

(Yes it’s looking a little empty at the moment, so drop me a line and let me know if you’ve heard of others) x

2010

MARCH

Greater London

Wednesday 3 : My Sugarland will present the Vintage Wedding Evening in conjunction with Tigerlily Wedding Consultancy, from 7pm-9:30pm. Stylist and My Sugarland founder Zoe Lem will give a personal styling workshop. Places must be booked in advance and cost £10. Email info@mysugarland.co.uk.

Sunday 7 : The Russell Hotel will play host to the London Wedding Show, a free event featuring the launch of a bridal wear collection.

Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 : The Designer Wedding Sale will be offering gowns at up to 70% off the original price. The sale will take place at the Thistle Hotel in Marble Arch – but you’ve got to book tickets in advance.

Sunday 14 : The Amayesing Wedding Show in Thurrock’s Civic Hall. Contact info@standingevents.co.uk.

Sunday 14 : Wedding show at Bushey Country Club, Herfordshire. Call 020 8950 2283.

Sunday 21 : Now in its 13th year, the Mahogany Bridal Fashion Show is the largest African Caribbean bridal show in Europe. Book in advance for the event, which will take place at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury. Click on the link or call 0845 388 7249.

Sunday 28 : Promising to be a glamorous wedding show, Absolutely Beautiful Weddings will feature leading names including Sassi Holford, Emmy shoes and milliner Edwina Ibbotson. The event will take place at Claridges in London from 10am-5pm. Tickets cost £15, and can booked by calling 020 77040012.

Sunday 28 : Open day at Hylands House in Chelmsford. To register for free entry call 01245 605555.

Feb – May :  Blackburn Bridal are running a sample sale store for three months, offering discount dresses from £500 in sizes 6-12. Appointments cost £15 and can be redeemed against an order. For more email info@blackburnbridal.co.uk or call 020 82971188, and quote sample shop appointment.

South

Sunday 7 : Wedding exhibition at Southampton’s City Cruise Terminal, Dock Gate 10.

Sunday 28 : Worthing’s Charmandean Centre will host a wedding fayre.

South east

Sunday 7 Guides for Brides wedding show at the Barcelo Basingstoke Country Hotel. Free admission.

Sunday 7 : Dorton House wedding fayre in Kent. Free admission.

Thursday 18 : Chilston Park Hotel Wedding Open Day in Kent.

Sunday 21 Guides for Brides wedding show at Lains Barn, Oxfordshire. Free admission.

Sunday 21: Kent’s Lympne Castle will be holding a free weddin fayre.

Sunday 28 : Wedding Fayre at St Lawrence College in Kent.

South west

Sunday 7 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Tortworth Court Wedding Fayre in Bristol.

Midlands

Friday 5 – Sunday 7 : Having taken the London Olympia by storm in February, the National Wedding Show will return to the NEC Birmingham in March. It covers everything a bride might need for a wedding day, from dresses to djs. Adult tickets in advance are £12, or you can get a group discount. Check out the link above, or call 0871 9544502.

Sunday 21 Bride and Grooms Show at the Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel, North Gloucestershire. Free admission.

Sunday 21 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Thornbury Castle Wedding Fayre in South Gloucestershire.

Sunday 28 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Cotswolds Water Park Hotel in Gloucestershire.

North east

Sunday 7 : Wedding Fayre and Open Day at Sheffield Museums, Millennium Gallery – a free event from 10am-4pm. Check out vintage jewellery bouquets, hair and make-up artists and entertainers, among others!

Scotland

Sunday 28 : Get free entry to this year’s Merchant City Wedding Exhibition at Arta. Call 07506544996 or email artaexhibition@aol.com.

Northern Ireland

Until Saturday 13, March : Northern Ireland’s largest gown sale - The Grand Bridal Sale. You will need to make an appointment for this event, which will feature dresses with up to 70% off. Call 028 38321607 to find out more.

Wales

Sunday 28 : Wales biggest wedding exhibition will take place at the Cardiff International Arena. Admission is £3.

APRIL

Greater London

Wednesday 21 : Wimbledon-based bridal boutique Luella’s Boudoir is teaming up with Cosmo Bride for a one-day event at One Marylebone. Tickets are £10. To book, email weddingevents@natmags.co.uk or call 020 73123708.

Feb – May :  Blackburn Bridal are running a sample sale store for three months, offering discount dresses from £500 in sizes 6-12. Appointments cost £15 and can be redeemed against an order. For more email info@blackburnbridal.co.uk or call 020 82971188, and quote sample shop appointment.

South east

Sunday 11 : Check out new wedding venue Chapel Down in Kent at this free one-day fayre.

Sunday 18 : The Windsor Wedding Show at Harte & Garter hotel and spa. Free admission.

Sunday 18 : Cromwell Manor wedding fayre in Pitsea.

Sunday 25 : Wedding fayre at Greenwoods Hotel, Stock.

South west

Thursday 8 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Huntsrete House Evening Wedding Fayre near Bath.

Sunday 11 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Mount Somerset Wedding Fayre.

Sunday 18 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Clevedon Hall Estate Wedding Fayre in Bristol.

Sunday 25 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Woolley Grange Wedding Fayre.

East Anglia

Sunday 25 : Prested Hall wedding fayre in Colchester.

MAY

Greater London

Wednesday 5 : Another Vintage Wedding Evening presented by My Sugarland in conjunction with Tigerlily Wedding Consultancy, from 7pm-9:30pm. Stylist and My Sugarland founder Zoe Lem will give a personal styling workshop. Places must be booked in advance and cost £10. Email info@mysugarland.co.uk.

Feb – May :  Blackburn Bridal are running a sample sale store for three months, offering discount dresses from £500 in sizes 6-12. Appointments cost £15 and can be redeemed against an order. For more email info@blackburnbridal.co.uk or call 020 82971188, and quote sample shop appointment.

South east

Sunday 2 – Monday 3 : The Sussex Wedding Show in Steyne Gardens, Worthing. This free event will feature more than 120 exhibitors.

Monday 3 Guides for Brides wedding show at the Bicester Country Club. Free admission.

Monday 3 Guides for Brides wedding show at Bisham Abbey, Buckinghamshire. Free admission.

Monday 31 Guides for Brides wedding show at Milton Hill House. Free admission.

Monday 31 Guides for Brides wedding show at Oxfordshire Golf Club. Free admission.

South west

Thursday 6 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Bristol Golf Club Evening Wedding Fayre.

Sunday 9 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Bishopstrow House Wedding Fayre.

Midlands

Thursday 20 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Orchard Marquee, Whitminster Inn, Evening Wedding Fayre.

JUNE

South east

Sunday 20 : Open day at Park Inn in Harlow.

South west

Sunday 6 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Bristol Zoo Summer Wedding Fayre.

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

South

Sunday 19 : Legacy Hotel, Botleigh Grange in Hampshire will be hosting a fayre between 11am-4pm.

Sunday 26 : Wedding Fayre at Fontwell Racecourse in Chichester, West Sussex.

South west

Sunday 5 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Bailbrook House Wedding Fayre.

Midlands

Sunday 5 Bride and Grooms Show at the GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester. Free admission.

Sunday 26 Bride and Grooms Show at Cheltenham Town Hall. Free admission.

North east

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19The UK Wedding Shows will host an event at Harrogate International Centre, featuring more than 90 suppliers. Prices start at £7. Check out the link to book tickets.

Sunday 19 : The Vintage Wedding Fair St George Hotel in Harrogate.

North west

Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 : The UK Wedding Shows will then travel to Liverpool’s St Georges Hall. Click on the link for more information and tickets.

OCTOBER

South

Sunday 3 : The Metropole Hotel in Brighton will be hosting a wedding fayre from 11am – 4pm.

Sunday 10 : Worthing’s Charmandean Centre will host a wedding fayre.

Sunday 17 : Wedding exhibition at Southampton’s City Cruise Terminal, Dock Gate 10.

Sunday 24 : Exhibition at the Hilton in Southampton.

Sunday 24 : Chatsworth Hotel in Worthing will be hosting a wedding fayre.


South west

Sunday 3 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Tortworth Court Wedding Fayre.

Midlands

Sunday 10 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Cotswolds Water Park Hotel Wedding Fayre.

Sunday 24Thistle Wedding Fayre at the Thistle Hotel in Cheltenham. Free admission.

North east

Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 The UK Wedding Shows will take its show to the Racecourse in Newcastle, where tickets prices will start from £5. Click on the link for more information and tickets.

North west

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 The UK Wedding Shows will hold its final show of the year in Manchester Central (G-Mex), where tickets prices will start from £8. Click on the link for more information and tickets.

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

South west

Sunday 5 : Love Actually Weddings presents the Christmas Wedding Fayre at Bristol Zoo.

2011

JANUARY

Midlands

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 The UK Wedding Shows will travel to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, where tickets prices start from £8. Click on the link for more information and tickets.

North east

Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 The UK Wedding Shows will take its show to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena. Click on the link for more information and tickets.

FEBRUARY

London

Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 The UK Wedding Shows will move onto London’s ExCel centre. Click on the link for more information and tickets.

South east

Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 The UK Wedding Shows will take its show to Ascot Racecourse in Ascot. Click on the link for more information and tickets.

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER


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