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From decor to dresses: 5 things you NEED for your wedding day


There’s no doubt that wedding days can be pretty stressful. If you’re dealing with an overbearing mother-in-law who’s slowly turning into a monster-in-law, stressing over the moves for your first dance, freaking out about favours, and dying over dress styles, we’ve found the solution.

Here are five things you need for your wedding go off without a hitch.

The dress

It can be an absolute nightmare finding the perfect dress but the breathtaking Catwalk Show at The National Wedding Show brings the latest wedding themes and bridal trends to life on the runway. You’ll also find a Bridal Zone, Designer Boutique and Bridal Boutique, bringing together an unrivalled selection of bridal shops and designer labels, with something for every taste, budget and style. You’ll be able to try on as many dresses as you like, with no appointments necessary. And there’ll be plenty of discounts to help you save a pretty penny.

An awesome band

Undoubtedly one of the most important – and often most memorable – aspects of your wedding day will be that first dance together. For that you need music. Whether it’s a classical string quartet or a rocking six piece band that you’re after, The National Wedding Show is here to help. The finest selection of musical entertainment acts from Jukebox Band will be performing at the show throughout the day on The Entertainment Stage to help you choose your perfect musical accompaniment. If you want to bust out in gangnam style, that’s up to you.

A cake

Not everyone can afford a Kim Kardashian-style cake right off the bat. And you don’t want to spend so much on your fluffy diamond encrusted Victoria Sponge that you end up living on Pot Noodles for the rest of the year. If you want a cake that people will be talking about until you’re old and grey then maybe consider a cheesecake? Churchmouse Cheeses are exhibiting at The National Wedding Show and you can take a look at some of their creations here. Kimmy K eat your heart out.


Here’s a way of saying thank you to your guests and keeping everyone happy. You can browse a whole range at the wedding emporium and there’s something for almost every taste, budget and personality. Click here.

A yacht?

Well it’s your wedding. Why the heck not? Exclusive Yacht Weddings are exhibiting so take a second to check out their selection.

The important thing is to let loose and have fun. You’ve found someone who’s willing to spend the rest of their life with you. That’s the hard bit. Now it’s all plain sailing.

Get tickets

The National Wedding Show comes to Manchester Central, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX on October 28/29 2017. Get your tickets here. PS Book tickets using code ‘LVMCR’ to get 2 for just £25 (saving £15!)


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