One of my favourite (if not THE favourite) wedding fairs in the UK is the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza in Birmingham. We’ve attended it for the last few years and I’m so excited to let you know that not only is the show is coming back this Spring and we’re going to be there again too!
This weird yet wonderful weekend of wedding madness is taking place on the Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of March at The Bond in Birmingham. If you’re the kinda gal who likes to see things in person before committing to booking or ordering then you need to come along because many of my all-time fave wedding suppliers will also be there.
This Spring event will feature over sixty of the most amazing alternative exhibitors showing off their dresses, cakes, shoes, stationery, hen party accessorises, jewellery, celebrants, menswear, photography, button bouquets, floral displays and anything else you can possibly think of!
The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is the brainchild of some of my favourite babes – Jo from The Couture Company, Sassy from Assassynation and Yasmin from Curious Coco Designs. These women felt exactly the same as I did about wedding blogs and magazines when I started Rock n Roll Bride – that wedding fairs and the wedding industry in general needed a jolly good shake up – and so the show was born. Five years later and it’s going from strength to strength, with each show being bigger and better than the one before. So even if you came along to the last one in November, I totally think it’s worth another look in.
They are pulling out all the stops to showcase suppliers and wedding ideas that all you gamers, goths, geeks, rockabilly babes, cosplayers and Disney dreamers will adore. Whether you’re more of a Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones fan, a rainbow lover of all things cute and kitsch, or you have a passion for the macabre, I know you’ll find some things to love at EWE!
Throughout the weekend you can also take part in workshops, talks, real bride catwalk workarounds (as apposed to catwalk shows), and their infamous sheep hunt. Many of the exhibitors take part and give away hundreds of pounds worth of prizes.
So what are you waiting for?
Advanced tickets cost just £8 each and if you use the discount code ROCKEWE at the checkout you can get a whopping 25% off! Or, if you prefer to fly by the seat of your pants, tickets on the door cost from £10 (but I would recommend booking in advance as in November the Saturday show sold out before the day!) Kids are welcome too and get in free.