A Winning Weekend of Wedding Planning
"Relax and refresh at the stylish champagne bar or café area"
Bride: The Wedding Show returns to Ascot Racecourse from 10-11 March (10am-4pm) to help even more couples plan their perfect day.
The annual event promises ideas and inspiration galore, with a wealth of local wedding suppliers spread across two floors and poised to showcase their products and services. From dresses to décor and floristry to photography, the event meets every couple’s wedding planning needs whatever stage of the process they’re at.
A vast array of wedding transport will be on show outside the venue, including Rusty and Roses – the eye-catching split screen camper vans which can double as a photo booth, and the Rolls-Royce Dawn from Ascot Wedding Cars.
DJ Simon Leigh, who has played at a host of major London nightclubs, will be discussing his packages, and mobile catering options will be on offer from cocktail provider, The Tipsy Flamingo; converted horsebox bar, Madda Events; and Piaggio Ape Classic three-wheeled van, Windsor Cocktail.
There will be show-exclusive deals, discounts and competitions to win amazing prizes, including the opportunity to win a luxury honeymoon to Mexico courtesy of Thomas Cook and AM Resorts. The first 100 brides-to-be through the door on both days of the event will receive a goody bag containing products and samples from the show’s suppliers, and all couples can pick up a complimentary copy of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Bride magazine to continue their wedding planning from the comfort of home.
On Sunday 11 March – Mother’s Day – the first 100 mothers of the bride and groom attending the show will be gifted a mini bottle of fizz to celebrate in style. Mothers of the bride and groom will also be catered for in the spell-binding choreographed catwalk show, which runs at three times daily (11:30am, 1:15pm and 3pm) and features the latest in bridal wear, guest fashion and menswear. Presented to an electric arrangement of music and dance performances, this year’s catwalk will parade dazzling designs from Confetti Bridal, Slaters, Moss Bros, and John Lewis, among others.
Attendees can also relax and refresh at the stylish champagne bar or café area, which also hosts a jam-packed schedule of musical performances to entertain the crowds.
The 2017 show welcomed more than 2,000 visitors, including Lucy Atter, from Camberley, who visited the show with her mum, Debbie, as a bride-to-be. She said: “It has been really lovely and lots of fun. It has given me lots of ideas. We saw the catwalk which was great; we got a couple of dress ideas and we spoke to the suppliers. I also signed up for the John Lewis Gift List Service.”
Suzanne Sapsed, owner of San Gennaro Shoes – a returning exhibitor – commented on the event: “This was my third year exhibiting at the Ascot wedding show and each year the event seems to improve on the previous. With the atmosphere, music, fashion show and other exhibitors, what's not to love?”
Bride: The Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse takes place from 10-11 March. Tickets booked in advance are £5 per person, or £15 for a group of four adults (plus booking fee). Tickets on the door are £7.50 each. Under 16s go free. For more information, visit bridetheweddingshow.co.uk and click here for the OXweddings discount code.
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