12 Tips for a great day at The Wedding Journal Show

Follow these tips and you’re guaranteed a great day out at The Wedding Journal Show

Hands up if you LOVE attending wedding shows – the hustle and bustle, the endless wedding inspiration, the gowns, the bling, the freebies – it’s all pretty contagious.

But like any major exhibition, it can start to feel a bit overwhelming. With this in mind, here are some tips on how to prioritise your time and get the most from the event.

day at the show


1. Channel your inner Monica

There are over 300 wedding suppliers at the show which can be a little overwhelming. Decide before you start what it is that you want to find at show and focus on those areas and related businesses.

bride and groom dancing at the Wedding Journal Show

2. Bring your bride tribe

Bring along friends and/or family members (your WJ Show ‘wedding team’) who you know will enjoy the experience, offer good advice and be helpful when making decisions.

friendd posing

3. Save the heels for the hen do

Wear comfy shoes – there’s hundreds of exhibitors at The Wedding Journal Show and lots of ground to cover so you don’t want your feet giving up on you!

three girls posing at hen party

4. Cute notebooks at the ready

Bring a notebook and pen – and don’t be self-conscious about stopping at a stand and making notes. With so much to see, it’s easy to forget little details you noticed about exhibitors or their services.

notebook don't sweat the little things

5. Don’t miss out on a discount

Make sure you see all the exhibitors. Many are offering special prices or discounts to people who visit their stand or make a booking at the show and you won’t want to miss out.

brides outside Angel Star stand at the Wedding Journal Show

6. Compare the competition

Price compare. Find something you like, think about it and then get another quote. Don’t always go for the cheapest price either, look for something you really want and work with the supplier to get the right deal.

men dancing at the Wedding Journal Sjow

7. Break for prosecco

It’s easy to get overwhelmed. You can leave the hall and come back in, just tell security that you’re popping out and you’ll be given a ticket stub for return access, or upgrade to VIP and enjoy a glass of fizz in the luxury of the VIP area. Sometimes taking a break is a good idea, go for a walk, and come back in once your head is clear and your mind focused.

girls in tent with prosecco

8. Get your stationery geek on

There are hundreds of competitions to enter at the show, so unless you fancy writing out your name and address again and again, bring a sheet of pre-printed address labels with you. Also bring along some fun or silly stickers (such as gold stars or smiley faces) to note in the show guide which exhibitors you want to re-connect with.

girls signing up to competitions at the Wedding Journal Show

9. Keep your energy levels high

Drink lots of water and make sure you pick up a few cake samples –  there are more than 300 stands to enjoy and it can be tiring work getting round them all.

Wedding Journal Show cupcakes

10. Come prepared

Bring some baby wipes – there will be lots of opportunities to try out fantastic bridal make-up or even have a makeover either at individual stands or at the Style Stage where you can meet the Style Team and get advice on hair and make-up for your big day.

makeup artist at work

11. Memorise the catwalk times

Make sure you arrive in plenty of time for the Bridal Catwalk shows. You won’t want to miss them and you’ll want to secure a good seat.

Wedding Journal Show catwalk

12. Visit an ATM

Take cash, you never know what you might find. Some suppliers will take card payments on the day but wouldn’t it be awful to miss out on something special?

cake pops in fish bowl

From all of the Wedding Journal Show team – we hope you have a fabulous time!

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