Major East Anglia wedding show coming to Norfolk Showground
PUBLISHED: 09:06 17 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:06 17 February 2018
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Future brides and grooms can get inspired for their big day at East Anglia's largest wedding show this weekend.
The EDP Bride: The Wedding Show, in its ninth year, is happening at the Norfolk Showground on Saturday February 17 and Sunday February 18, from 10am-4pm.
More than 150 mainly Norfolk-based exhibitors, from bridal wear businesses and jewellery designers to transport providers and entertainers from a 40-mile area, will be at the event.
It attracts an estimated 2,500 people across the two days.
The main highlights of the show are the four daily catwalk shows highlighting the best bridal wear and outfits for grooms, bridesmaids and mother of the brides.
They will take place at 11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm and 2.45pm.
Diana Sims, sales director of Archant’s bride portfolio, said: “The show is so successful for both brides and grooms and our exhibitors because it is localised, which means people don’t have to travel to shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham.
“We have so many experts within our area.
“People spend three to four hours at the show because they have quality conversations with the exhibitors. They can also enjoy Champagne, our café and watch the catwalk shows.
“It is great to think that a regional media company like Archant can showcase a national-style wedding show.”
She said the weekend would showcase trends for weddings including the use of wisteria flowering plants, blossom trees and flower walls at ceremony and reception venues.
This year’s event, sponsored by Pure Brides and Pure Suit Hire, is raising money for Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) through a tombola.
NARS is a charity of doctors and paramedics who volunteer to help save lives at roadside and domestic incidents across Norfolk.
Show visitors can pay £2 for a ticket with the chance of winning special prizes.
Other attractions include live entertainment from string quartets, Norwich magician Edd Crafer, and Norwich musician Bill Downs, who appeared on last year’s X Factor.
Advance tickets cost £8 for one person, £14 for two people, £25 for four people.
To book, visit www.bridetheweddingshow.co.uk.
Tickets on the weekend cost £10 per person.