Top Tips On How To Personalise Your Wedding With Exhibitors At Bride: The Wedding Show At Ascot Racecourse

04 Feb 2016

Make sure you add those important personal finishing touches to your wedding day and let your personality shine. Here are five ways to add individuality and creativity to your wedding, with help from exhibitors at Bride: The Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse on March 12 and 13.

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Highlight family traditions

If you want a more personal family feel to your wedding, think about incorporating heritage and family traditions into your day. You can go as big or as simplistic as you want with this.  For example, if you have a Scottish heritage, inject a touch of tradition by adding your family crest or a splash of tartan into the wedding -  this could be as minor as adding it to the bouquet or you could even dress the groomsmen in kilts. 

Slaters are a leading name in menswear and formal hire. With 23 stores nationwide, as well as the option of ordering through the Slaters website, they aim to offer plenty of choice and ensure a perfect fit. They are specialists in providing kilts too. Find them on stand 120.



A simple and effective way to personalise anything is to add a monogram, which is a sewn inscription of your initials. This adds a small personal touch that may not always be noticeable but will make anything become meaningful and will look great in photos. Monograms look great on bow ties, pocket squares, in jackets and on shoes and veils.

Shoes by Suzanne specialise in providing personalised bespoke footwear for adults, children and babies.  They pride themselves that as a small business that are able to give personal attention to every client, providing an excellent service and still keep their prices reasonable.  Go see some of their designs on stand 132.

Re-create history

Why not follow in your family’s footsteps and get married where your parents or a family member did, this could be in the same church or the same venue for the reception, either way it will add a meaningful aspect to your wedding. If this is not an option then why not have a go at re-creating old family wedding photos.

De Vere Venues have 30 beautiful venues throughout the UK, from contemporary London business centres to tree-houses to listed country houses. They have a dedicated team which aim to guide you through every detail. Check out what De Vere Venues have to offer on stand 163.

Create themes around hobbies and interests

If you share any hobbies, why not incorporate them into your wedding. For example, if you are a couple that loves to sail, you could create a nautical-theme in your decoration or you could integrate your favourite TV program or film into your wedding; a ‘Breakfast at Tiffanies’ themed wedding works well. The possibilities are endless and it’s a great way of interjecting your personality into your wedding. 

Vintage Camper Booths provides converted VW Campervans hire service; they have a variety of unique experiences in their converted VW Campervans in the form of a vintage nail booth, high quality photo booth or a retro sweetie van. They aim to offer a perfect addition to a vintage themed wedding party or event. See one of their VW Campervans on stand 223.


Arrive in style

Arrive to your wedding ceremony in style. This is a perfect excuse to hire your dream car to make your way to the reception. Show off your personality - why not hire a driver and a vintage car of your choice or that sports car you have always dreamed of driving.

Always Chauffeur is a chauffeur driven wedding car hire company based in Reading, Berkshire, and the surrounding areas. They aim to offer you reliability, courtesy and a professional service. They have a range of vintage and luxurious cars to turn up in, for any special event. Take a look at their cars on stand 249.

Bride: The Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse on March 12 and 13 brings together more than 90 wedding suppliers, sited over two floors, to help you plan your perfect wedding day. There will be spectacular choreographed catwalk shows three times daily, competitions, a Champagne bar to toast to your future, a goody bag for the first 100 brides through the doors each day and free copies of the latest issue of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Bride magazine.

Tickets cost £5 each or £15 for a group of four in advance here, or £7.50 on the day.

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