Brides Up North: Looking Forward To The Show

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Our Official Blogger for The North West Wedding Fair, Julia of Brides Up North, shares her top tips for the inspirational weekend ahead.

If you’ve got your ticket for this weekend’s huge North West Wedding Fair at Event City, you are in for a treat. As the Official Blogger for the show, I’ve been to every single one of their fantastic events, and they just seem to be getting bigger, better and more beautiful. The date is a definite favourite in our diaries at Brides Up North HQ – we love a day out meeting our readers, local suppliers and seeing what’s new in the world of weddings.

The Brides Up North team will be on site this weekend, Facebooking, Tweeting and Instagramming up a storm, as we look to the show to tell us which wedding trends are the ones to watch out for this season. You can be sure of one thing – if you can dream it, there’ll be someone at this show who can do it for you.

So, what’s on our to-do list as we walk the floor this Saturday? First up, it’s our job to spend time with and check out each and every exhibitor to judge the “Best In Show” prize. We always love this bit, as we get to check out so much pretty as well as meeting so many lovely wedding suppliers, dedicated to making your day unique and amazing. We’ll be looking for the supplier that’s gone the extra mile, be it in the visual styling of their stand, the experience that they are offering to their customers or their beautiful products. Having checked out the exhibitor line up for this event, it’s definitely going to be a hard job!

After that, we’ll most probably be in need of refreshment, preferably of the bubbly kind. We’ll be heading to The Champagne Bar, situated right in the heart of the Fair and beautifully styled. Before that though, we might just pop into the Inspired Bakes area to sample some delicious treats. This showcase, dedicated to the sweet stuff, is presented by Nina Marika and will feature cake styling that is perfect for any wedding.

No wedding exhibition is complete without a bit of dress shopping, is it? Quite possibly our favourite bit, we’ll be immersing ourselves in clouds of lace and tulle as we see what our favourite bridal boutiques and designers have to offer for the season ahead. The Essential Bridalwear Collection brings together many of the North West’s leading boutiques all in one place, and after we’ve browsed our way through that lovely lot, we’ll be taking our VIP seat for one of the eight stunning Catwalk Shows.

We’d love to see you in the You & Your Wedding VIP Lounge, where we’ll be checking out the Benefit Bridal Beauty Masterclasses, before staggering home under the weight of our VIP Benefit Bridal Beauty Bags.

All in all, the perfect day… possibly even better than the wedding?! We’ll let you be the judge of that! Brides Up North can’t wait to see you there.