Win tickets to The National Wedding Show at Manchester Central

This Spring sees the return of the UK’s biggest wedding show where you can experience every element of your dream day.

From discovering your perfect venue and trying on the dress of your dreams to sampling delectable delights, eyeing up fabulous floral creations and seeking out your idyllic honeymoon hideaway, The National Wedding Show is the ultimate one-stop-shop for wedding experts in every field. Endless inspiration and countless shopping opportunities to try, buy, book and hire – there’s everything you can imagine for your big day, all under one roof.

Kick-start the day by taking a seat at the Catwalk Show where the latest bridal trends are brought to life by the nation’s finest designers, boutiques and retailers including Jenny Packham, Sassi Holford, Suzanne Neville, Ian Stuart, Halfpenny London, House of Mooshki, Nigel Rayment, Jeff Banks Savile Row, Ted Baker at Moss Bros, Ghost London and Maids to Measure, to name just a few.

The Catwalk at The National Wedding ShowGet up close and personal with the all-important wedding dresses by hitting the designated Bridal Boutique and Designer Boutique. From high street to couture, short and sassy styles to long, glamorous, show-stopping numbers, there is something to suit every style, shape and budget.

You’ve nailed the look for you and your bridal party, now it’s time to turn your attention to the all-important venue. Transform your wedding destination into a spectacular backdrop for your dream day by seeking inspiration from The National Wedding Show’s host of wedding planners and stylists. Create the perfect ambience through clever lighting schemes, stylish tableware and signage, then get the party started by discovering the ultimate DJ or live band. Top it off by ordering a dazzling dance floor or perhaps ensure the night goes off with a bang with some top-class fireworks.

Floral fantasies become a reality at the Designer Flower Market where you will find inspiration-a-plenty from the show-stopping displays together with expert advice from a line-up of top florists. Whether you are dreaming of a big, traditional fairytale wedding or planning an intimate summer garden affair, there are stylish solutions for all themes and colour schemes.

If you’re looking for something a little more alternative for your big day, head to The Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride Collection. Brand new for 2016, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride Collection will feature everything from bridalwear and accessories to flowers, cakes and stationery.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride Collection will also play host to the The Rock ‘n’ Roll Café, the perfect place to unwind during an action-packed day of shopping, wedding planning and inspiration.

Ann's Designer Cakes at The National Wedding Show,Round off the day by registering for your gift list and perhaps even booking the honeymoon of your dreams. Your high-street favourites will be on hand to help, including John Lewis, Debenhams, Sandals, Thomas Cook, Sandals and Turquoise Holidays.

After an action-packed day of shopping and planning, make a beeline for the Champagne Bar to enjoy a well-deserved glass of bubbly and raise a toast to your exciting big day ahead. If you appreciate the finer things in life then get ahead of the crowds and enjoy the show in style with VIP tickets. The exclusive package includes fast track entrance to the show, reserved seating at the Catwalk Show, unlimited access to the VIP Lounge, a complimentary glass of fizz, a mini make-under from bareMinerals, and a goody box containing beauty products to pamper yourself in the build up to your big day.

Northern Soul has teamed up with The National Wedding Show to offer three lucky readers and their plus one the chance to attend the year’s most prestigious wedding event, absolutely free. Tickets are valid any day and are limited to one pair per winner. So what are you waiting for? Send your entry today!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply sign up to the Northern Soul newsletter (details of how to do this are on the right hand side of the page) and send an email to with the title ‘National Wedding Show’.

Closing date: January 31, 2016

A winner will be picked at random and notified by February 1, 2016


What: The National Wedding Show

Where: Manchester Central

When:  February 20-21, 2016

Tickets: If you are not a lucky winner, you can still book in advance and save up to £5 off the door price*. To book, visit or call the ticket hotline on 0844 874 0486.

*Advance ticket prices revert to the on the door price of £20 (London and Birmingham) and £18 (Manchester) at midnight the day before opening, Twitter: @nationalwedding / #TNWS, Instagram: thenationalweddingshow