Planning a wedding can be a very exciting time indeed, but some brides and grooms find that they are stuck for ideas. While some find it difficult to decide exactly how they want their big day to play out, others find that there are simply too many options to choose from.
Does that sound like you and your partner? If so, there’s no need to worry. You should be able to get some great ideas and inspiration for your wedding by visiting a local wedding show or fair. Thankfully, there are plenty in and around Birmingham where you can go and find some great ideas from local small businesses and suppliers. Here are our ten favourite wedding shows in Birmingham.
You might think that Aston Villa would only be interested in all things football, but you might be surprised to learn that the club hosts one of the city’s best wedding shows. Located in the Holte Suite of the Aston Villa Football Club, engaged couples will be able to see exhibits and stalls from 75 exhibitors. There’s also plenty of entertainment as well thanks to live music throughout the day. The wedding fair’s catwalk is the place to be to see some of the season’s top dresses too.
One of the main reasons to head to the Holiday Inn Birmingham M6 Jct7 Wedding Fair is for the complimentary luxury goody gab that all visitors will receive. In it, you’ll find a great selection of makeup samples, a wedding magazine and a special gift. While browsing the exhibitors’ stalls, you can also view the hotel’s health spa and wedding venue to see if it’s the perfect fit for your big day.
Do want a wedding that is edgy and cool rather than traditional? If so, then The Unwedding Show at Fazeley Studios. It’s aimed at all modern brides who want to do their big day their own way and all of the contemporary suppliers and exhibitors at the show will be able to help with that. If you book at the show, you will be able to take advantage of some great discounts.
All Asian brides should definitely check out the Asian Wedding Exhibition Birmingham. It’s the biggest event of its kind in the Midlands and takes place at the New Bingley Hall. There’s a grand total of over 90 stands, so there will certainly be plenty for all Asian couples to browse through and take inspiration from.
From florists and caterers to photographers and venues, the National Wedding Show will have everything that any bride could ever need while planning a wedding! What’s more, it’s not just local exhibitors at this wedding show as it attracts suppliers and businesses from across the company. So, if you haven’t yet found what you are looking for, you might see it here.
The Highbury Hall Wedding Fair is one of the area’s most popular. As well as taking a peek at what local suppliers and companies offer, it’s also a brilliant time to view the hall and consider it as a venue. It’s free to join and you can enjoy free bubbly and canapes. So, if you haven’t yet got your wedding planning started, then this could be a brilliant fair to begin with.
Are you ready to break free from tradition and go for a wedding that is a little punkier, edgier, and alternative than what you’ve seen before? If so, then The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza - Alternative Wedding Fair is the wedding show for you! From goth wedding dresses to funky accessories and decorations, this wedding show has everything you need to help you turn the whole idea of a wedding on its head!
Lots of brides love attending the annual BMAG Wedding Fair as they’ll be able to enjoy a complimentary G&T from Boë Gin while they are browsing the many stalls and stands. This wedding show also has some great exhibits aimed at grooms too, so it’s worth bringing your partner along if he still needs to get measured up for a suit. There are plenty of florists, wedding dress makers and bakers to check out as well as exciting fashion shows and other live performances. While you are there, you can also tour the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to see if its the ideal venue for your big day.
With free entrance for engaged couples and their friends and family, The Edgbaston Golf Club Wedding Open Day & Fayre is the perfect day out for you and your gang so that you can get everyone’s opinions! The brides can claim free gifts as well. Set in the Edgbaston Golf Club, this wedding show really benefits from its gorgeous surroundings. If you like the look of the venue while you’re browsing the many exhibitors, then you could see about booking the club for your own wedding venue.
Another brilliant wedding show in the Edgbaston area is the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium Wedding Show. From 10am till 4pm, it’s a full-day event so you will certainly have plenty of time to check out all of the 75 exhibitors. The catwalk is the place to be to see all of the current wedding dress trends, and you can also enjoy other live entertainment. You can also treat yourself with a visit to the sophisticated VIP lounge. Entry is free and everyone is welcome, so feel free to bring your whole bride tribe with you!
There are so many brilliant wedding shows and fairs throughout Birmingham and the surrounding area, and we’re sure that you’ll be able to find one that suits your tastes and interests. After you’ve been to a few of these shows, you should have a clear vision for your big day!