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The National Wedding Show 2018

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The National Wedding Show 2018

Being a maid of honour comes with many responsibilities, even if the wedding is in two years time.

Today, I and the bride travelled into London to visit Excel London for The National Wedding Show, to get an insight into what she may need for the big day. A massive thanks to The Wedding Guide for running a competition to win a couple of free tickets to the show!

Our day was filled with stalls, activities, and sessions to watch. Here were some of our favourite stalls:

The Wedding Guide

Of course, this online services and apps company have to be a fave of ours. They gave us free tickets to attend! But if you are looking for dependable suppliers in Essex and London, then this is the place to go.

Shropshire Petals

Not only will you get free petal samples for visiting their stand but you’ll get to choose the colours, the cone, pops or cannons for your big day. This biodegradable petal confetti company are the ones to remember, so don’t forget to visit them at stand H42/L13 for your free sample.

A message from the company: “We grow biodegradable petal confetti on our farm so ensure our brides and grooms have the most perfect petals on their big day.” Instagram

Blue Orchid Bakery

A personal touch to your special day with a bespoke wedding cake. These cakes are beautifully designed to suit you, with a free consultation, and free delivery within a three-hour radius. Visit their stand C12 or contact them to find out more.

A message from the company: “We love creating unique, contemporary wedding designs for weddings of all kinds, I'm extremely passionate in what I do and spend almost all my spare time creating new looks!”


De Winton Paper Co.

A hand-painted watercolour and modern calligraphy stationery studio based in Devon. These beautiful, delicately created designs are made to fit your dream day. If you are looking for a handmade, personal touch, take a look at the de winton stand at J32.

A message from the company: “I’d just love to say how great it is to meet couples face to face and have them tell me all about their wedding plans. It’s lovely to have them hold the stationery in their hands and to be able to see me demonstrate the painting process.” Instagram

Merrie & Bright

A brand specialising in modern calligraphy for stationery from: save the dates, invitations and table place names. Find your unique touch at stand E12.


The Paper Boutique

The creators of stunning stationery for both weddings and birthdays. Feel the creativity in the custom-designed invites at stand NT12.

A message from the company: “At The Paper Boutique we try to make your invitation design process as personal as possible. We love to create designs that capture the essence of your special day.”

A show full of wedding choices. If you are looking for a dress, a photographer, a cake, a band, stationery or more, then this show is for you!

Don’t forget to sign up for all free competitions at various stands that appeal to you.

There is only one day left! So take a trip to Excel London on Sunday 14th October, from 10am, you won’t be disappointed.

O x

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