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Planning Your Big Day – Our Wedding Fayre Guide

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Weddings have been a sore and painful subject this last few months. Lockdown cause so many cancellations, we can’t even begin to imagine what it must have been like to call off the day you had worked so long and hard to put together.

If you are now planning your big day, a wedding fair is pretty much essential. You’ll get ideas for things you may never have thought about and most certainly you’ll be able to buy or book a lot of what you need at most of them. So, here is the ever growing SOUTH WALES LIFE guide to all things weddings.

wedding bouquet

The list is not quite as packed as usual, but we’re sure you understand that. Weddings Shows are slowly finding their way back into our calendar, but they will all have covid restrictions. Not every place in our list has an event, as yet. But they will soon and we’ll add them as quickly as the details come through. Just remember, the current environment means these shows could be postponed or cancelled at short notice.

ABERDARE

ABERGAVENNY

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE /GROOM 5 DAY EVENT

Baroque Boutique is a small family-run boutique with a large range of top designers including Ian Stuart, John Charles, Linea Raffaelli, Dress Code, Irresistible, Gill Harvey, Amanda Wakeley, Aideen Bodkin, Carla Ruiz plus a beautiful range of couture millinery.

The next Mother of the Bride/Groom Designer Weekend event will be taking place next January. Bookings for this 5-day event are by appointment only. The event will be taking place inside the shop and tickets cost £12 (£10+VAT). Places are limited so please book soon!

Join this event and let the Baroque Boutique team help you find the perfect outfit for your Son or Daughter’s wedding! Each appointment has an allocation of 1 hour and 30 minutes.  If you are making a booking for both the Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom, please book 2 appointments back-to-back (e.g. 9am and 10:30am). This way, they can reserve the same changing room for 3 hours exclusively for you.

The 5-Day Mother of the Bride/Groom Designer Event is from 27th to 31st January 2021, at Baroque Boutique on Cross Street in Abergavenny. To find out more and book, go here. BAROQUE

BARRY

BLACKWOOD

WONDERLAND WEDDING FAYRE

This should provide you the opportunity to see, all in one fantastic setting, everything you need to help organise your special day. Making it the day YOU deserve.

There will be a wide variety of exhibitors from bridal shops, wedding gowns, formal hire, musicians, string quartets, florists, wedding cars, wedding cakes, chocolate fountains, hair & make-up, catering services, invitation designers – so relax, bring the family, take your time and speak to them all!!

  • Prosecco and welsh cakes on arrival
  • (first 25 guests 11-12pm)
  • (first 25 guests 12-1pm )
  • (first 25 guests 1-2pm)
  • (first 25 guests 1-2pm)
  • Free goodie bags for every bride

This is a family friendly event running between 11am and 3pm on Sunday 25th October at Maes Manor Hotel on Maes Rudded Lane in Blackwood. It is free to get in and if you’d like more details, just head here. BLACKWOOD

To attend this event you must register, please pick your time slot so they can ensure the event adheres to government guide lines

Bar, offering sandwiches teas and coffees

If you’d like the VIP feeling and avoid the crowds, head over to their website and grab yourself a vip pass, and a VIP goodie bag VIP

BRECON

CAMARTHEN

CARDIFF

HENSOL CASTLE WEDDING FAYRE

This is an event which has had its date changed. In the beautiful setting of Hensol Castle, My Wonderful Welsh Wedding are putting on the Hensol Castle Inspirational Wedding Fayre.

Meet up to 50 exhibitors, mostly members of the prestigious Wedding Guild of Wales. See this fantastic venue and WIN some exciting prizes just for turning up.

OVER £3000 WORTH OF PRIZES TO BE GIVEN AWAY ON THE DAY –

WIN £1000 in vouchers to be spent on any exhibitors present (You get a free entry for turning up and another entry for every booking you make with an exhibitor on the day)

  • WIN a Wedding dress worth £1000
  • WIN a Wedding cake worth £500
  • WIN £500 worth of Wedding Decor hire

FREE ENTRY to all couples on Sunday 22nd November between 11am to 3pm The Wedding Fayre is in Hensol Castle and to get yourself registered just go here. HENSOL

VOCO ST DAVID’S HOTEL WEDDING FAYRE

You get to see this wonderful venue partially set up as it were a wedding day and meet over 40 quality exhibitors.

As they won’t know the Government restrictions on Covid until closer to the time, they are offering limited tickets in one hour slots.

  • 11am
  • 12pm
  • 1pm
  • 2pm
  • 3pm

There are 30 tickets available per hour and a maximum of 2 tickets per party.

IF YOU CHOSEN TIME SLOT IS NOT AVAILABLE PLEASE CHOOSE ANOTHER

At this moment, the event will be by ticket only. If Covid 19 restrictions are lifted by the date of the fayre, the time slots and maximum numbers will be reviewed.

You will not only find everything you need for your wedding day but can be confident that each supplier CHOSEN to attend is reputable, reliable and has years of experience in their speciality.

The Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast suite have panoramic views across Cardiff Bay and will be dressed for you to see how your wedding could look at Voco St David’s.

  • EVERYBODY who registers at the door will be entered into an amazing FREE draw to WIN £1000 vouchers to be spent against any exhibitor of their choice
  • ANYBODY who books any exhibitor and pays a deposit on the day will get another FREE Draw Entry – The more you book, the more entries you receive.
  • WIN Afternoon tea for two at Voco St David’s when you register and turn up on the day.

You can discuss your wedding plans and look for ideas with any of the members which include: Wedding Cars, Stationers, Accessories, Bridal Wear, Photographers, Videographers, Venue Dressers, Dove Release, Treats to eat, Entertainment, Musicians and many more.

The Voco St David’s Wedding Fayre is on Sunday 7th February. To book your time slot, just go here. VOCO

THE BIG WELSH WEDDING SHOW

THE BIG WELSH WEDDING SHOW at Depot, Cardiff is another really big event taking place in April 2021. This is a creative, cool and unique wedding event that’s anything but traditional! Brought to you by Francesca Hill Photography, The Big Welsh Wedding Show is the wedding show for stylish couples looking to take their wedding planning to the next level.

Welcome bags packed full with exclusive offers, live music and dance entertainment, professionally choreographed catwalk shows, a welcome glass of fizz & canapés on arrival and more than 60 of the most creative wedding suppliers Wales has to offer.

♥ Stunning Catwalk Shows

♥ Exclusive Welcome Bags For VIP Ticket Holders

♥ Selection Of Wales’ Most Creative Wedding Suppliers

♥ Exclusive Offers & Discounts On The Day

♥ Glass Of Fizz & Canapes On Arrival For VIP Ticket Holders

♥ Live Dance & Music Entertainment

Shaking up traditions since 2015, The Big Welsh Wedding Show is Wales’ only Award Winning Wedding Exhibition. All suppliers are hand picked for their general awesomeness and their aim is to inspire.

This event is the ultimate shopping experience for every bride to be. THE BIG WELSH WEDDING SHOW is at Depot on Dumballs Road in Cardiff. The next event is on Sunday 11th April 2021 between 11:00am an 3:30pm, and again on Sunday 24th October 2021. If you’d like more details, go here WELSH

LEARN TO MAKE YOUR BRIDAL FLOWERS

We often hear that people want to have a go at doing their own wedding flowers or help with some aspect of the floral arrangements for that special day. On this course you will be guided through the basics of bridal floristry, from the preparation and making of a bridal bouquet to wiring techniques for buttonholes and corsages.

The course will be run by Pip John-Hill who, following a successful career in the corporate world, made her own lifestyle change in buying her own florist. Without any formal floristry skills or business knowledge Pip set about in making it work. Completing the City and Guilds qualification in floristry in the first two years, whilst overseeing the Shop, to then training her own florists, the business grew from strength to strength. Attracting clients such as Rolex, SWALEC stadium, Brains Brewery, Christian Dior to name but a few.

She places great emphasis on attention to detail, standards, business potential and profit coupled with well-crafted designs in the workshops. After twelve successful years, Pip made the decision to sell the business and to tailor make floristry workshops and courses to help others fulfil their dreams.

The course will cost between £95 – £100. If you’d like more details, just go here FLOWERS

DE COURCEYS MANOR WEDDING FAYRE

This event is held in an amazing wedding venue showcasing some of the best wedding suppliers in South Wales. You can discuss your wedding plans and look for ideas with any of the members attending which include: Wedding Cars, Stationers, Accessories, Bridal Wear, Photographers, Videographers, Venue Dressers, Dove Release, Treats to eat, Entertainment, Musicians and many more.

Come and see this beautiful wedding venue and meet up to 40 exhibitors, most of whom are members of The Wedding Guild of Wales. Everything you need for your wedding day from suppliers who are reputable, reliable and have years of experience in their speciality.

WIN SOME AMAZING PRIZES – DRAWN LIVE ON THE DAY

  • EVERYBODY who registers at the door will be entered into an amazing FREE draw to WIN £500 vouchers to be spent against any exhibitor of their choice
  • ANYBODY who books any exhibitor and pays a deposit on the day will get another FREE Draw Entry – The more you book, the more entries you receive.
  • WIN a Wedding Dress of your choice worth £1000 from Perfection Bridal
  • WIN a Wedding cake worth £500 from Bryn Awel Cakes
  • FIRST 25 to turn up on the door will receive a FREE Yankee Candle
  • £100 Voucher to be placed in ONE lucky bag – spend it on ANY exhibitor present

The WEDDING FAYRE at ️De Courceys Manor is on Sunday 21st February 2021 from 11am. It is completely FREE but it’s best to register and you can do that here. MANOR

CHEPSTOW

CHEPSTOW WEDDING SHOW

The Chepstow Wedding Show is on Sunday 24th January 2021 from 11am – 3.30pm and is at Chepstow Racecourse.  A friendly, welcoming wedding exhibition created for you to meet the best wedding suppliers and help you organise your wedding.

**Due to Covid-19 all couples must register for tickets to attend our show. Strict covid-19 measures will be in place to ensure your safety**

Why should you attend The Chepstow Wedding Show?

  • Free entry & Parking
  • Live Magician
  • Prosecco Bar
  • Live Music
  • Tea / Coffee and snacks
  • Various Venues from the area
  • Meet the area’s top wedding businesses , they’ll be offering tastings of their cakes, showing their amazing wedding dresses & groom outfits
  • Friendly, relaxed & welcoming show

The Chepstow Wedding Show is on Sunday 24th January 2021 from 11am – 3.30pm at Chepstow Racecourse on St Lawrence Road. It’s FREE but you must register. To secure your place, go here. CHEPSTOW

CWMBRAN

FOREST OF DEAN

WEDDING SHOW

Just a short way out of South Wales, the Royal Forest of Dean WEDDING SHOW gives you the chance to meet over 30 of the most fabulous wedding suppliers and discover everything you need for your wedding day. They are proud to offer the most unique and diverse selection of suppliers.

Enjoy free entry as well as an exclusive goodie bag and complimentary drink on arrival when you pre-register.

The event is to be held at the beautiful Speech House Hotel, a former 17th century hunting lodge set in the heart of the idyllic Royal Forest of Dean. Nestled in the centre of a tranquil forest environment, The Speech House Hotel, offers you a stylish country house wedding venue, which makes it the perfect setting for your wedding day.

Their wedding team are great at taking care of all the finer details that go into creating a relaxed and enjoyable day for you and your guests – from helping you pick the most suitable function room, table layout, and delicious food and drinks, right through to introducing known suppliers for those personal finishing touches.

The Speech House gives you the freedom and flexibility to select the combination of rooms that best suit the style of day you desire for your ceremony and celebrations. They can cater for up to 200 guests on your wedding day.

Take your entire bridal party along and make a day of it. Children are welcome and there’s free on-site car parking. Food and drink is available to purchase throughout the day inside at the Bar and Restaurant. If you are looking for food we advise you book a table.

The Royal Forest of Dean WEDDING SHOW date will be announce soon, when it is, we’ll let you know.

HAY ON WYE

LLANELLI

WONDERLAND WEDDING

This is a really big event and should have something for all of you. It should provide you the opportunity to see, all in one fantastic setting, everything you need to help organise your special day. Making it the day YOU deserve.

There will be a wide variety of exhibitors from bridal shops, wedding gowns, formal hire, musicians, string quartets, florists, wedding cars, wedding cakes, chocolate fountains, hair & make-up, catering services, invitation designers – so relax, bring the family, take your time and speak to them all!!

  • Prosecco and welsh cakes on arrival
  • (first 25 guests 11-12pm)
  • (first 25 guests 12-1pm )
  • (first 25 guests 1-2pm)
  • (first 25 guests 1-2pm)
  • Free goodie bags for every bride

This is a family friendly event running between 11am and 3pm on Sunday 8th November at Best Western Diplomat Hotel & Spa on Felinfoel Road in Llanelli. It is free to get in and if you’d like more details, just head here. LLANELLI

To attend this event you must register, please pick your time slot so they can ensure the event adheres to government guide lines

Bar, offering sandwiches teas and coffees

If you’d like the VIP feeling and avoid the crowds, head over to their website and grab yourself a vip pass, and a VIP goodie bag VIP

MERTHYR TYDFIL

NEWBRIDGE

NEWPORT

PORT TALBOT

SWANSEA

LIBERTY STADIUM WEDDING FAYRE

This one is always a popular event at a great time of the year. From bridal wear to tiaras, cakes to flowers, photographers to cars, if you haven’t got a clue where to start then a wedding fayre is a pretty good place.

Some of Wales’ leading suppliers will be there with some offering ‘on the day’ discounts, so remember to bring your purse as you won’t want to miss out on saving a few pounds, or more.

  • Doors open between 11am and 3pm.
  • FREE Entry – Family and Friends welcome
  • FREE goody bag for Brides

Why not pay us a visit, bring as many of your bridal party as you need, and start planning your dream wedding!

The LIBERTY STADIUM WEDDING FAYRE is on Sunday 11th October and again on the 15th November. They both run from 11am to 3pm with entry FREE. If you’d like to see what the stadium offers, just go here. LIBERTY

TOWERS HOTEL & SPA FAYRE

If you need something a little different, that’s what you’ll get at the Towers, just look at the picture below.

Relax while speaking to some of Wales’ leading suppliers from movie star make-up to dream dresses, magical entertainers to rock DJ’s and beautiful bouquets to bespoke stationery and lots more, you are sure to find all the elements to make a memorable day you will never forget. Some suppliers will offer ‘on the day’ discounts, so remember to bring your purse as you won’t want to miss out on saving a few pounds.

The Wedding Fayre at the TOWERS HOTEL & SPA in Swansea is on Sunday 25th October between 11am and 3pm. It’s absolutely free to go along, just turn up on the day.

TREDEGAR

USK

VALE OF GLAMORGAN

YSTRAD MYNACH

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