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New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular times of year for engagement proposals…

Are you one of those lucky newly engaged couples?

If so, congratulations! You’ve probably already been thinking about your wedding, writing lists and wondering how you can create the perfect wedding for you and your fiancé.

Wedding Fair in York

Sequin and candlelight bliss at this York Wedding Fair!

Visiting a wedding fair or event

One of the best ways of getting ideas and inspiration is by visiting a wedding fair. At these you’ll find a collection of suppliers like wedding dress designers, caterers and florists all under one roof, so you can chat conveniently.

Below is a selection of wedding fairs, showcases and events that our stylists will be attending in 2018. Our stylists are always delighted to chat through wedding ideas and see how they can help you with your venue styling!

ceiling draping

Styling and ceiling draping by our stylist Lenka at a Derbyshire wedding open day

Romantic wedding flowers

At a wedding fair you’ll find a variety of florists, all with their own different styles. Go up and have an informal conversation to see which blooms are in season at the time of year you are getting married, what you can get for your budget and the sort of flowers and style that would suit your venue.

Fashions in flowers are constantly changing, so see what the latest thoughts are on wedding bouquets and table decorations. Our stylists may also be able to help you plan and organise your floral arrangements!

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The Principal York

Capturing your big day

You only get one chance to get great wedding photographs so make sure you get the right photographer for you.

Reportage style has been in for a while now but some brides are going back to a more traditional, contemporary look. At a wedding fair you will get the opportunity to look at a variety of portfolios from photographers to see which appeals to you most.

Ask for testimonials and recommendations as well, it’s always worthwhile seeing what other couples say about a photographer.

Shoes, tiaras, jewellery, accessories

These are perfect items to try on for size at a wedding fair. You’ll see a whole variety of accessories at wedding fairs and it’s a good time to see how you suit a tiara and what sort of shoes would work for you. It’s hard to buy shoes online, you never really know if they are going to be a good fit but at a wedding fair you can check the quality and try for size and comfort.

Wedding Fair, Ambience York

Wedding Fair, Ambience York

Taking your mum, your best friend, your bridesmaid…

Whilst going to a wedding fair is a great day out for your girls and you may well want to ask your mum, your bestie and your chief bridesmaid to come along too, our advice is not to go in too big a group. Having too many opinions will make you feel confused and muddled, so having just one or two companions is plenty.

As we said earlier, our stylists are going to be attending several wedding fairs and events this year and we’d love it if you came along and said hello to us. Here’s our list of fairs that we’ll have a presence at.

The Principal York, Wedding Showcase

The Principal York, Wedding Showcase

Wedding fairs in 2018

Ayrshire

  • Ayr Racecourse – Wedding Show, Saturday 27th January 2018 from 11am to 5pm
  • Ayr Racecourse – Wedding Show, Sunday 28th January 2018 from 11am to 5pm
  • Savoy Park Hotel, Sunday 25th February 2018 from 12pm to 4pm
  • Blairquhan Castle, Sunday 4th March 2018 from 1pm to 4pm

Derbyshire

  • Knockerdown – Open Day, Saturday 27th January 2018 from 11am to 4pm
  • Makeney Hall – Open Evening, Wednesday 31st January 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Makeney Hall – Open Evening, Wednesday 28th February 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Makeney Hall – Wedding Showcase, Sunday 8th April 2018 from 12pm to 4pm
  • Makeney Hall – Open Evening, Wednesday 25th April 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Makeney Hall – Open Evening, Wednesday 30th May 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Makeney Hall – Open Evening, Wednesday 27th June 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Makeney Hall – Open Evening, Wednesday 25th July 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Makeney Hall – Open Evening, Wednesday 29th August 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Makeney Hall – Open Evening, Wednesday 26th September 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Makeney Hall – Wedding Showcase, Sunday 11th November 2018 from 12pm to 4pm
  • Makeney Hall – Open Evening, Wednesday 28th November 2018 from 6pm to 8pm

Edinburgh

  • Norton House Hotel – By Appointment, Sunday 28th January 2018 from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Norton House Hotel – By Appointment, Saturday 10th February 2018 from 9.30am to 4pm
  • Norton House Hotel – By Appointment, Sunday 18th March 2018 from 9.30am to 4pm

Hertfordshire

  • Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, Sunday 25th February 2018 from 10am to 2pm

Hull & East Yorkshire

  • The Britannia Royal Hotel – Open Day, Saturday 27th January 2018 from 11am to 2pm
  • The Hallmark Hotel – Wedding Fair, Wednesday 31st January 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
  • The Britannia Royal Hotel – Open Day, Saturday 17th February 2018 from 11am to 2pm
  • Tickton Grange – Wedding Fair, Sunday 25th February 2018 from 11am to 3pm
  • The Britannia Royal Hotel – Wedding Fair, Thursday 1st March 2018 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Leeds

  • Chevin Country Park Hotel, Thursday 25th January 2018 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Chevin Country Park Hotel, Thursday 22nd February 2018 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Chevin Country Park Hotel, Sunday 18th March 2018 from 12pm to 3pm
  • Village North Leeds, Sunday 18th March 2018 from 11am to 3pm
  • Denton Hall, Sunday 18th March 2018 from 11am to 4pm

Northants

  • House of Fraser, Rushden Lakes, Saturday 27th January 2018 from 9am to 5pm
  • House of Fraser, Rushden Lakes, Saturday 28th January 2018 from 3pm to 2pm
  • Park Inn by Radisson, Sunday 28th January 2018 from 11am to 3pm
  • Abington Park Museum – Wedding Fair, Sunday 4th March 2018 from 11am to 2pm
  • Deene Park – Wedding Fair, Sunday 11th March 2018 from 11am to 4pm
  • Rectory Farm Weddings – Wedding Fair, Sunday 25th March 2018 from 11.30am to 2.30pm
  • Highgate House – Wedding Fair, Sunday 8th April 2018 from 11am to 3pm

Peterborough & Stamford

  • Pike and Eel – Open Day, Saturday 17th February 2018 from 11am to 3pm (tbc)
  • East of England Showground – Cupids Wedding Fair, Sunday 18th February 2018 from 10:30am to 3pm
  • The Haycock Hotel – Open Evening, Thursday 22nd February 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Orton Hall – Open Evening, Thursday 1st of March 2018 from 6pm to 8:30pm
  • Hinchingbrooke House – Cupids Wedding Fair, Sunday 25th of March 2018 from 11am to 3pm

Suffolk

  • Trinity Park Ipswich, Sunday 11th February 2018 from 11am to 3:30pm
  • Copdock Hall Ipswich, Sunday 4th March 2018 from 11am to 3:30pm
  • The Apex Bury st Edmunds, Sunday 16th September 2018 from 11am to 3pm

Teesside

  • Northern Echo Arena, Sunday 11th February 2018 from 11am to 2pm
  • The Morritt Hotel, Sunday 4th March 2018 from 11am to 2pm
  • Gisborough Hall, Sunday 18th March 2018 from 11am to 2pm

York

  • The Parsonage Hotel and Spa, Sunday 18th February 2018 from 11am to 3pm
  • The Grand Hotel and Spa, Sunday 25th February 2018 from 12pm to 4pm
  • Carlton Towers, Sunday 4th March 2018 from 1pm to 4pm
  • York Racecourse, Sunday 18th March 2018 from 10:30am to 3pm
Wedding Fair

Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire

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