The National Wedding Show is one of the biggest showcases in the UK, and we went along to check out the Birmingham edition.
The show wasn’t actually as huge as I expected, and a lot of it was taken up by destination wedding ideas, which isn’t what we’re looking at. The dress stands were also enormous, with massive queues of women crushing round to try dresses. Trying dresses on in a hall in the NEC is not really my dream for my first dress try on, so I contended myself looking at them on the hanger instead.
There’s also a catwalk show, with dresses and suits for the whole wedding party. Turns out, I’m still not super keen on most wedding dresses, which is totally not filling me with vague stress about shopping for mine. Not at all.
What I did like, was pretty back detail, blush tones and a twist of something unexpected. But yeah, I didn’t see anything for me. There were beautiful suits galore though, so I don’t think Dave is going to struggle.
We saw a couple of pretty things we liked too, and took away a couple of ideas, but mainly, it was all a bit formal for us, and a little traditional.
If you’re going for a more classic wedding, there’s a lot of ideas to be found here; and it’s clearly a good place to get a bargain on a wedding dress, but it just wasn’t for us.
Our tickets were paid for in full, by me. Nobody we spoke to knew I was a blogger. All words, images and opinions are my own.