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Why visiting a wedding event is great for inspiration

BY NIKKI, BRIDE-TO-BE ON 14 OCT 2011 16:36 WEDDINGSCOMMENTS

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My wedding plans are coming along quite nicely, but with so much to think about it’s always good to get a little extra inspiration. Magazines and websites are great, but actually seeing things in the flesh and meeting companies who provide bridal services is definitely worthwhile.

National wedding events

I recently went to a big wedding show and found it so useful. You are presented with hundreds of great ideas and, even better, there are great deals to be had! I managed to pick out my wedding shoes which are a vintage style and really pretty – not what I thought I would choose, but I surprised myself. I also loved all the bespoke jewellery and accessories stalls and even if you don’t buy the pieces you see at the show it can give you some good ideas to pick up something similar on the High Street (or at a jewellers if you fancy splashing out).

The Make up was fab too! Helen E cosmetics did a fantastic job at making everyone look good – plus the brand is available in selected Debenhams stores so I can pop in and pick up some more make-up if I need to. I also got plenty of ideas for scene setting with everything from massive floral displays to table decorations etc.

Local wedding events

Local events are great for finding wedding suppliers like photographers, caterers, entertainers and other services for planning your wedding. Debenhams regularly run Wedding Weekend events where stores with our Wedding Gift List service invite local businesses to attend. It puts all the things you need in one place, plus you can register for the Debenhams Gift List Service and get some fab goodies.

Around 5000 people attended our last Wedding Weekend event over 2 days, and those who signed up for the gift list at the event also received a free bottle of bubbly and a voucher book worth over £500 – a nice little perk! Look out for more events taking place in Debenhams stores throughout October.

Which events have you been to to get wedding inspiration and ideas?

Here are some more pics from the Debenhams Wedding Weekend events which took place recently.

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