EDP Wedding Show comes to Ivy House Country Hotel in Oulton Broad this weekend
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Happy couples getting ready to tie the knot are being encouraged to attend the EDP's Wedding Show at the Ivy House Country Hotel in Oulton Broad this weekend to help prepare for their special day.
Wedding planners from across the region will be on hand to provide brides and grooms to be with all they need to make their big day a success - from choosing the right dress to organising honeymoons, finding the right stationery and getting the perfect cake.
The event on Sunday, October 12 follows on from the success of the EDP's Wedding Show at Dunston Hall, near Norwich, last month and is the second this year to be held at Ivy House.
The venue was recently bought by Adrian Parton and has had an extensive refurbishment, which has turned the Ivy House Country Hotel into a stunning location for anyone's wedding.
Fifty exhibitors are booked for the show, which runs between 11am and 4pm on the day and is sponsored by Dipples Jewellers.
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Among those exhibiting for the first time will be Sue Jury, 58, who set up her Great Yarmouth-based wedding stationery business, Putting on the Glitz, earlier this year.
When she was getting married four years ago, Mrs Jury noticed how difficult it was to get to right stationery for her wedding.
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So when she took early retirement as a teacher, she decided to put all her energies into making items such as name place cards - all done by herself by hand.
'I think there are more and more themed events today and if you can reflect that in the stationery, then that's got to be a market,' she said.
'It is becoming more popular for people to at least have the whole thing colour co-ordinated and people are looking for something more unusual or different, from Star Wars to burlesque themes.
'Particularly when it comes to cards, people want to at least feel like something has been hand-made.'
She will be attending Ivy House with some examples of her work - but is keen to stress that she can create stationery to each couple's specification.
Other new exhibitors include Independent Travel Experts, Vintage Lily and The Waffle Works.
Wedding show organiser Di Sims said: 'This is the second show we've held at Ivy House this year and it is becoming increasingly popular.
'There is something for everyone at the event and it is a great chance for people to get everything they need for their wedding day sorted in one place.'
Entry to the event is free and also a free glossy showguide is available on arrival to help with the decision making once the brides and grooms to be are at home.