So yesterday i took the boy to his first ever wedding show. We went to the UK Wedding show at Manchester Central, where on the same day coincidentally the Britain's got talent auditons were being held. At the UK wedding show brides get a complimentary ticket with a paying guest so the tickets were only half price which was good. I did have to drag the boy along a little bit with the promise that there would be free cakes and sweets (there always is!).
|My lovely groom!|
|Quite a rank picture of me actually!|
On arrival we got given 'Bride' and 'Groom' stickers to wear. The boy was a bit resistant to wear his but i forced him haha. I have to say while walking around we got given the heaviest goody bags i have EVER received. They contained free issues of about 5 thick wedding magazines and while appreciated kinda made me a bit grumpy haha. The goody bags also contained some Dermalogica and Nivia samples, some treats from Shreddies and Kellogs, some Colgate toothpaste, a pen, some Nescafe, a Blinc mascara and lots of Bodyform goodies which the boy had no idea what to do with but it was funny watching him try to figure out what the hell they were. When arriving we were also greeted by 2 drag queens from Birdcage, a local club, that does drag cabaret. I could just see the boy thinking 'what have you got me involved in?'.
|The Augustus Gloop chocolate fountain which contained the largest amount of dipping options ever! There were marshmallows and fruit but also fudge, chocolate brownies, gingerbread men, coconut cakes, just loads!|
While walking around i managed to eat my weight in sweets however the boy, a novice at these things, managed to steer us away from 2 super freebies! First off there was the Epernay champagne bar which offered us some free champagne but the boy declined stating that 11.45 was a 'bit early'. It's NEVER too early for free champagne! Secondly when we approached the Augustus Gloop chocolate fountain in absolute awe he told the man that was about to offer us whatever we wanted dipped in chocolate that as we were getting married down South we wouldn't be able to have the chocolate fountain so not to worry. He's lucky he escaped the situation alive to be honest.
|Some goodies from Ice cream dub|
|The Yorkshire heritage bus|
|The formula 1 simulator|
The floral displays were from Red floral architecture, that's right architecture, no florists here! They had a very pretty stand and a stationer that really impressed me was Desired designs which take pictures of the bride and groom and create cartoons from them onto stationary, it all looked really good. There was a formula one car that seemed to be some kind of simulation, people could sit inside it and the boy wanted to wait but i was getting a bit weighed down by the bags so i dragged him away.
We didn't watch the catwalk show because we would have had to wait around for it and as i've brought my dress there wasn't really any point but we entered lots of competitions, as always with these wedding shows. I think the show was really good if you are interested in local suppliers however because we are getting married down south it didn't really help us but i enjoy those days out anyway!