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The Na­tional Wed­ding Show is the ul­ti­mate des­ti­na­tion for plan­ning and in­spi­ra­tion, so grab your part­ner or your bride tribe to en­joy a fun-filled day out

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Brows­ing on­line to cre­ate a mood board is a great way to get a sense of what you like, but what if you could ac­tu­ally try on that gor­geous de­signer bri­dal gown or have a taste of that de­li­cious-look­ing wed­ding cake? The Na­tional Wed­ding Show of­fers cou­ples the chance to buy, book and hire ev­ery­thing they need for their big day. There are hun­dreds of wed­ding spe­cial­ists on hand, in­clud­ing bou­tiques, There’s much to be en­joyed be­yond plan­ning, too. Get ÁRULVWV YHQXHV DQG VWDWLRQHU\ \RXU PDNH XS GRQH KDYH D JODVV RI À]] DQG PDNH D GD\ \ out of it with af­ter­noon tea after you’ve ex­plored the show. Here are six Na­tional Wed­ding Show high­lights you shouldn’t miss...

Walk the walk Spot the lat­est fash­ion trends at the Na­tional Wed­ding Show’s iconic cat­walk. The highly an­tic­i­pated shows take place four times a day, and show­case fab­u­lous

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glam­orous looks are com­plete with hair, ac­ces­sories and make-up, and you might even pick up some tips on how to master that walk down the aisle.

In the lap of luxury A VIP ticket is a great way to make your Na­tional Wed­ding Show ex­pe­ri­ence ex­tra glam­orous. Plus, it means you can skip the crowds at the door and guar­an­tees you a seat at the cat­walk. You’ll also re­ceive a

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a com­pli­men­tary pink G&T courtesy of Manch­ester Gin, and the lat­est is­sue of Con­fetti mag­a­zine. Make a toast If you need a break from all the wed­ding plan­ning, want to com­pare notes on the ex­hibitors you’ve seen,

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Cham­pagne Bar is just the place. Lo­cated at the heart of the show, it of­fers a wide range of re­fresh­ments and plenty of room to sit back and re­lax.

Be in­spired Visit the In­spi­ra­tion Lab to get some hands-on DIY wed­ding ex­pe­ri­ence. There are work­shops on ev­ery­thing

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head­dress to cal­lig­ra­phy, and the skills learned will be so use­ful for all things wed­ding-re­lated – in­clud­ing hen par­ties and hon­ey­moons.

Have your cake The In­spired Bakes gallery is a show­case of stun­ning wed­ding cakes made by tal­ented bak­ers from all over the UK. Pre­vi­ous themes have in­cluded Provence Dreams, Great Gatsby Glam, Fairy­tale Chic and Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream, fea­tur­ing breath­tak­ing sweet cre­ations that have cap­ti­vated vis­i­tors’ imag­i­na­tions.

It’s all in the de­tails Re­gard­less of your wed­ding theme, the key to make it come to­gether lies in the de­tails. Things like in­vi­ta­tions, or­ders of ser­vice, ta­ble plans and thank you cards can re­ally bring a theme to life, and there are so many sta­tionery styles to dis­cover at the Na­tional Wed­ding Show.

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