I sometimes feel the need to slap myself across the face when I realise I’ve been married for almost 10 years. Yes thats right you little spring chickens, I’ve been married for almost a decade! While I have absolutely no regrets about the man I chose to wed and little to no regret about the dress I had made to walked down the isle in, I do regret not exploring my options a little more.
In hind site, if I regret one thing about my wedding planning, it was not not enjoying the whole process more and taking my time to see what style and type of wedding resonated with our personalities. It’s a mind boggle how two of the most untraditional personalities ended up with the most traditional wedding – think orchids, raw silk, gold painted leaves, candelabra and white linen dropped from the ceiling. Beautiful at the time no doubt, but I think we may have escaped the box we put ourselves in had we visited a few more of our options.
These days, brides-to-be seem spoilt for choice with The Wedding Expo showcasing only the best of the best the wedding world has to offer. They really do have everything that needs to be considered to make a dream wedding a reality in one place. Gone are the days where you have to travel for miles in every direction to source everything on a long list of to do’s.
So here are a few reasons why you may want to attend The Wedding Expo and ensure you have the wedding of your dreams. Or why you may want to tell your friend who you are bridesmaid for about this wonderful event happening this coming weekend!
1. Look local for the best
South Africa is one of the world’s leading trendsetters when it comes to weddings, and we have gathered a selection of South Africa’s finest for this year’s The Wedding Expo. Tap into the knowledge pool of South Africa’s world class wedding specialists at The Expo, the perfect place for a South African bride to begin designing her dream wedding.
2. Know your budget, and stick to it
Wedding planning on a budget can be stressful but it pays to know what your budget is from the start. If you’re looking for 101 creative ways to save money, The Wedding Expo is definitely the place to find special offers which help you save precious budget.
3. The Wedding Expo Fashion Theatre
It will be easier to choose your dress once you’ve seen The Wedding Expo Fashion Theatre, the new attraction which replaces the traditional runway show. Here brides will be able to see gorgeous wedding gowns and get tips from designers and fashion experts regarding all the intimate details of the wedding gown, from fit to embellishments.
4. Allow yourself to be immersed in the magic of it all
Your wedding day will be one of the most magical days of your life, and with The Wedding Expo’s Make Me a Bride makeover, you could get the chance to experience the magic more than once! Volunteers will be chosen for a hair and makeup make over and will also get the opportunity to try a wedding gown before being revealed on the stage to the waiting audience!
5. Bride of the Month finals to be held at at The Wedding Expo
All twelve finalists in the Bride of the Month competition with The Wedding Expo, Daily News and sponsors, will take to the stage at the Expo in Durban. The public will once again vote for their favourite bride and the finalist with the most votes will be announced the winner of the competition on the Fashion Theatre stage on Saturday morning.
6. A celebration isn’t a celebration without the champagne
Join us for a glass or two of champagne in the stylish KWV Champagne and Wine bar celebrating the magic of being engaged.
This is just part of the what is offered at The Wedding Expo to ensure your wedding day goes off without a hitch. So make a date to attend The Wedding Expo – it will go a long way to ensuring that your wedding day is the extraordinary experience that you always hoped for.
Date: 6th and 7th August 2016
Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium (Durban)
Cost: R80-00 online
R100 at the door
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Visit their website at www.wedding-expo.co.za for more about what they can offer you.
I’m now feeling pretty envious and wishing I could do mine all over again! I Think a little vow renewal ceremony is looking like a pretty good idea!!