The ultimate wedding hack to save time and money on your big day

04 Sep 2017

Find your dream dress, learn wedding DIY and save money on your big day at The National Wedding Shows, set to return this autumn

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We all know that planning a wedding takes a whole lot of time and money, but it’s important to keep it in perspective and make sure you have fun too – you’re getting married after all.

That’s why you should head to The National Wedding Shows where you’ll find hundreds of wedding suppliers, great discounts and offers, and you’ll have a great day out with your whole bridal party too. Read on to find out why it’s the ultimate wedding hack.



Book your tickets here and get 2 for just £25 (saving £15*) to shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Show dates:

  • Olympia London, 22-24 September 2017
  • NEC Birmingham, 29 September – 1 October 2017
  • ExCeL London, 21-22 October 2017
  • Manchester Central, 28-29 October 2017


Find your dream dress at a dream price

Not only can you watch the latest bridal gown trends come to life on the catwalk, but there are also plenty of designers and retailers waiting to help you find your perfect dress. Look out for special show deals as many will offer discounts or added value for placing an order on the day. Try as many as you like on with no appointment necessary and you could walk away with 'the one'.


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Learn a new DIY wedding skill

Take part in an Inspiration Lab class and you’ll learn the skills necessary to add a handmade touch to your big day and save you from having to splash out. Whether it’s calligraphy for the invitations, macaron decorating for the favours or getting some tips on flower arranging – you'll find it all at the shows.


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The ultimate girls’ night out (Friday 22nd September, Olympia London)

Head down to the Olympia London show on the Friday (12pm-7pm) for exclusive discounts including up to 15% off cakes, dresses, photography and more, as well as plenty of competitions and freebies on offer. You can also relax in the champagne bar or take part in a cocktail making session, making it the perfect place to take your girls.


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Tips and tricks to save even more

If you want even more advice, then head to the Wedding Planning Platform where a panel of experts will be sharing their tips of everything from budgeting and planning to choosing the right venue and the perfect cake.


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Book your tickets to The National Wedding Show today and save using the code ARCH17*

*Advanced saving related to door price of £20 (adult) £35/£40 (VIP). Transaction fee applies. Code expires Thursday prior to each show.

Content and features may vary at each show location. Images courtesy of Louise Bjorling. 

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