I can't remember if I posted about this, I don't think I did because the last few months have been pretty hectic, but in February I got engaged to my amazing boyfriend of 5 years. It was totally unexpected and he did it when we were away in Scotland, just the two of us.
I'm not the kind of girl who's had every aspect of the wedding planned in their head since they were 5 so to be honest I'm a bit overwhelmed by planning a wedding. I'm using Pinterest to get plenty of inspiration (check out my Wedding board here), practically taking notes at every wedding we go to, constantly watching Don't Tell the Bride/Four Weddings/Say Yes To The Dress/I Found The Gown and later on in the year I plan to attend some wedding shows/events.
One of the events I'm going to be attending in October is The National Wedding Show at Manchester Central, it's the UK's biggest wedding show with over 150 exhibitors there showing everything from dresses to cakes to flowers to venues and honeymoons - they have thousands of dresses even have catwalk shows and changing rooms to try dresses on...eek! Hopefully this will help me get some more ideas!
There are experts from a variety of high street brands there such as Essie, Moss Bros, John Lewis, Sandals, Thomas Cook, Debenhams, House of Fraser and Virgin Holidays. There's also a Vintage Team Room and Champagne Bar where you can head to relax after a hard day's planning.
The shows are at the following venues (as I mentioned, I'll be going along to the Manchester one!):
London Earls Court - 26th-28th September
Birmingham NEC - 3rd-5th October
Manchester Central - 11-12th October
Standard tickets are £15 in advance or £18 on the door on the day, VIP tickets are £35 in advance or £40 on the day (with the VIP tickets you get a fast track entrance, reserved seating at the catwalk shows, unlimited access to the VIP lounge, complimentary champagne and a goody bag full of beauty products).
I've got 2 pairs of tickets to The National Wedding Show to offer to readers of Beauty and the Blogger so they can attend this fantastic wedding event absolutely free!
To enter, all you need to do is fill in the form below by 31st July 2014 - if you're chosen you'll win a free pair of tickets to the National Wedding Show at the venue of your choice: