Fancy a trip to a wedding show? I do...

Story by Jack Foley

HERE comes the bride, all dressed in.... Planning a wedding can be a stressful time for the bride and groom to be, so why not take the first tentative steps up the aisle by visiting the UK Wedding Show, at Wembley Exhibition Centre, from September 13-15 to gain some tips on how to take the hassle out of saying 'I do'..

The event promises to offer everything needed under one roof, as well as a day out worth travelling for. Every aspect of the ceremony is covered from the photography to venues, cars, cakes and flowers.

For the blushing brides, there are dress designers and retailers, tiaras and headpieces, hair care and make-up, as well as daily fashion shows displaying the latest bridal gowns and going away outfits.

Help is also on hand for the stressed-out bride to be and there are ideas for getting in shape for the big day.

For the groom, meanwhile, there are menswear designers and advice on hiring or made-to-order suits and advice on looking your best (you didn't think you were getting out of it, did you?).

A special feature of this year's event is the Honeymoon and Weddings Abroad Pavilion, where tour operators specialising in weddings abroad will be on hand to answer any questions about tying the knot abroad, as well as finding the perfect honeymoon destination.

Commenting on the event, Julie Warren, senior commercial and marketing manager at Wembley, said: "Wembley offers the total wedding experience with the UK Wedding Show and the Asian Wedding Show in February. Wembley is the perfect venue for a reception and now also offers civil ceremonies too."

Tickets for the event cost £6 in advance or £7 on the door, and can be booked online at www.confettiandco.co.uk or through the ticket hotline on 01704 872490.

The show is open from Friday, September 13 (2pm-6pm), Saturday, September 14 (10am-6pm) and Sunday, September 15 (10am-5pm).

Wembley Exhibition Centre is easily accessible from the Tube on the Bakerloo, Jubilee or Metropolitan lines, and by train from Marylebone station. Being close to the North Circular and the M25, it is also easy to reach from all major motorways.