Getting married in Scotland couldn’t be any easier with the help of the vast number of wedding shows giving tips, tricks and ideas on how to make your dream wedding become a reality! Today we thought we’d share some of our favourite wedding shows in Scotland to give you a helping hand along the way.

The Scottish Wedding Show – 25th & 26th Feb 2017 

Starting off with the biggest wedding show in the UK and taking place in Glasgow’s SECC, we have The Scottish Wedding Show. This show attracts over 8,000 visitors each Spring and Autumn. The Autumn show usually takes place mid October and is yet to be confirmed for 2017.

Exhibitors:

With over 300 exhibitors we couldn’t possibly list them all but to give you an idea exhibitors include:

  • Bridal dress stores
  • Car hire
  • Venue hire
  • Band showcase
  • Florists
  • Tent/marquee hire
  • Stationery and favours
  • Cakes
  • Firework hire
  • Hair and makeup artists
  • Photographers/videographers 

The list goes on! There was even the option to hire a helicopter at the show in October 2016!

What to expect: 

With the widest range of suppliers in the UK of up to 300, this is not to be missed by any bride or groom in the midst of wedding planning! In addition to some catwalk shows you should expect a range of pampering treatments available, as well as special offers, discounts and a live band showcase. Specialists will also be on hand throughout the day to help with any advice you might need. There’s even a VIP lounge and cocktail bar if you need to take a break from all that planning!

Scotland’s Exclusive Wedding Event – 1st & 2nd April 2017

Dubbed one of the largest and most exclusive wedding events in Scotland, this is not one to be missed. Taking place in the Double Tree by Hilton in Glasgow, this show will include over 120 exhibitors.

Exhibitors:

  • Bridal stores
  • Venues
  • Cake shops
  • Photographers/videographers
  • Hair/makeup artists
  • Travel companies
  • Car hire

Similar to that of The Scottish Wedding show but on a smaller scale. Whether it’s vintage, modern or traditional, there is something for everyone!

What to expect:

Highlights include live catwalk shows and beauty demos, car display showcased outside the venue, band showcase and entertainment and not to forget the chance to win £1,000 in vouchers to spend on exhibitors at the show for your big day! There will also be many discounts and deals offered on the day including discounts on venues, cakes, free mother of the bride makeup and free pre-wedding shoots offered by photographers. This is only a small selection of the discounts offered so it’s well worth a visit!

The Edinburgh Wedding Fayre – 5th & 6th November 2016

The Edinburgh Wedding Fair has been running since 2003 and offers everything you need to hold the perfect wedding! Hosted at The Corn Exchange the fair includes over 130 carefully selected exhibitors including fabulous dresses, the most creative cakes, jewellery and lots more to suit a range of different themes and budgets.

Exhibitors:

  • Dresses
  • Jewellery
  • Venues
  • Cakes
  • Stationery
  • Photography
  • Venue Styling and events planners
  • Cars

What to expect:

Many exhibitors who attend this show have numerous years of experience in the wedding industry (many of them VOW winners and nominees) and will be on hand to help with your every query. Whether you’ve just got engaged, at the initial planning stage or just have some final touches to add to your special day there’s something for every bride and groom. Highlights include a fashion showcase hosted by the Scottish Wedding Directory, showing all the latest in bridal fashion, jewellery, flowers and grooms wear. There will also be fabulous discounts offered on the day and let’s not forget the refreshments on offer including a light lunch, coffee/tea or champagne to enjoy whilst planning your special day with loved ones!

The Dumfries Arms Wedding Fayre – Sunday 6th November 2016

Last but not least let’s not forget The Dumfries Arms very own wedding show on Sunday 6th November 2016 from 12pm-3.30pm! Entry will be free and includes bubbles and canapes on arrival, a catwalk show and some of Ayrshires top wedding suppliers. If you’re planning on having your wedding in Ayrshire this is not one to be missed! The hotel will also be open to view as well as our rooms so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. For more details and for a list of some of the suppliers attending be sure to check out our blog post here.