1. All Your Wedding Planning Needs, Under One Roof

Who says weddings need to be stressful? If your wedding is meant to be the best day of your life, The Wedding Expo believes the build-up and planning of this special occasion should be part of the fun. The Wedding Expo, in partnership with Old Mutual, is all about bringing your wedding day dreams to life and taking the frustration out of planning. Tick stationery, flowers, table decor, photographers, caterers, financial and legal advice off your wedding to-do list, all under one roof. Oh, and did you hear? The award-winning Sandton Convention Centre is the new home of the Wedding Expo!

This event is the perfect opportunity to peruse the dreamy wedding gowns, sit down with talented jewellery designers and design your engagement ring or wedding finery. You can also find your perfect honeymoon destination at the expo and get discounts on the day.

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2. It's A Fun Day Out For You, Your Bridesmaids & Loved Ones

This is the time to get together with the people who are dreaming about your wedding day with you – your partner, your besties, your bridesmaids, your mum and family members. It's an exciting time for you and those you love dear. They've been there through it all, from the moment you announced your engagement to stalking wedding-inspired Instagram accounts for ideas! Why not make a day of it by inviting your bridal party (the gents included) and loved ones to explore the Wedding Expo with you?

3. You Could Win A Wedding 

Other than all the amazing and unmissable deals, promotions and specials available at this exciting event, couples stand the chance of winning their dream wedding! This includes the venue, the wedding dress, the flowers, the cake, the honeymoon and much more! Be sure to follow them on their social media platforms to get the competition's full details.

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4. Wedding Advice Galore!

Do you have a few questions that need to be answered? Or just want to get professional advice from the industry's experts? The Wedding Expo will also be hosting Old Mutual ‘WED’ talks on everything wedding. This is a great opportunity to get some insight, knowledge and industry tips and tricks while you plan your special day.

5. It's The Perfect Place For Inspiration

The Wedding Expo prides itself on staying on top of the latest wedding trends, ideas and the best vendors in the country to ensure that you not only have the ease and luxury of a one-stop experience, but you also get to meet to the best that the South African wedding industry has to offer. With this in mind, don't miss out on the daily fashion shows, showcasing some of the most beautiful bridal trends from local and international designers. There'll also be table inspiration displays created by top wedding planners, as well as beautiful biscuit decorating courses if you're looking for some decorative fun.

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When Is It?

Saturday, 14 March 2020 to Sunday, 15 March 2020 from 10:00 to 17:00 daily.

Where Is It?

Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R145 per person and are available from www.wedding-expo.co.za, Quicket.co.za or at the door.

Children under the age of 10 attend for FREE.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.wedding-expo.co.za.

You can contact them on [email protected] or on 086 111 3997 or 011 431 4126.

Don't forget to follow or like them on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed about the latest news, events and information.

Be sure to tag them on social media using the hashtags #OldMutual #22seven #TheWeddingExpo.

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WIN Double Tickets To The Wedding Expo In Partnership With Old Mutual

What Is It?

Calling all brides- and grooms-to-be, you're cordially invited to the prestigious Summer Place in Hyde Park for their spectacular Wedding & Wine Festival, in collaboration with Wedding Collection Magazine. Couples will have the opportunity to stroll through the beautifully manicured rose gardens and opulent venues, while viewing wedding exhibitors, enjoying live music, fashion shows as well as tastings from many delicious food offerings. It's the ideal place to bring your dream wedding to life.

Couples will also have the option to order a picnic basket and indulge in other scrumptious food and wine, while listening to live music performances on the lawns under the huge Bedouin tent. This Wedding & Wine Festival experience is like no other wedding show!

There will also be a wine tasting, hosted on the patios overlooking the spectacular fountains at Summer Place. This will be the perfect opportunity to choose a wine you would like to serve at your wedding. Buy a bottle, a case or enough for your entire wedding. Tickets for this can be purchased in advance, online, or at the door on the day.

Couples can wander through the venue rooms and enjoy chatting to exhibitors. Also, there will be a dedicated Pop Up Wedding Gown Store setup for brides to try on and purchase gowns at reduced rates. Two bridal fashion shows will be held each day at 11:00 and 14:00.

There will also be plenty of giveaways and prizes. One lucky couple could win the ultimate prize of a wedding hosted at Summer Place!

When Is It?

Saturday, 20 July 2019 and Sunday, 21 July 2019. Times are as follows:

Where Is It?

Summer Place, 69 Melville Road, Hyde Park, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Ticket prices for this festival are as follows:

Tickets will soon be available at Quicket.

For More Information

For more information about this festival at Summer Place, visit www.summerplacesa.com.

You can also email [email protected] or call 063 801 4418.

Don't forget to visit and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

What Is It?

So you've got the ring and now the wedding planning starts. Wedding planning can be quite stressful but going to expos and bridal shows can help you a lot! Head to the Soweto Lenyalo Indaba at the Joburg Theatre for everything you need for your perfect day. There will be décor specialists, designers, caterers, DJ’s and photographers. You name it, They ’ve got it. There’ll also be a fashion show, showcasing the hottest trends for brides and grooms, their wedding parties, and those just looking for a perfect wedding outfit.

When Is It?

Saturday, 16 February 2019 from 10:00

Where Is It?

Soweto Theatre, Corner Bolani Link and Bolani Road, Jabulani, Soweto

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R60 per person and can be purchased here.

For More Information?

Visit Webtickets for more information.

Stick To The Colour Palette

Nothing is going to send your bride-to-be into a fighting fury quicker than you rocking up at the church in a baby-blue tux. You're not the prom king from an 80s teen movie, you're the luckiest man on earth, so stick to the colour palette of the wedding and keep your future wife happy. Just because she said purple and grey doesn't mean you have to wear a purple jacket. Asking your best man for his input will make life much easier. Visit EuroSuit, Bridal & Tuxedo, and Black Tie to find the perfect suit and accessories for your special day.

Cuff Links For The Win

Depending on your personal style, cuff links are what sets a suit shirt apart from a Sunday shirt. French cuffs with cuff links is a good option to keep in mind when assembling your outfit for your wedding. The cuff links should fit the material and colour of the jacket and shirt. Looking to personalise your cuff links for your wedding day? Then be sure to visit Silvery and see what options they have to offer.

Pocket Square it Up

This should always be the opposite of the dominant colour in the colour palette. For example, if the palette is purple and grey, and your suit is grey then, of course, the square should be purple. Click here for our guide to folding the only pocket square fold you'll ever need.

Single Breasted. That's all.

You're not a hotshot lawyer, and if you are, you're not meeting with one of your upmarket clients today. Double-breasted is for business deals. Although marriage is sort of a business deal, it's the only one you need to look handsome for. Go for the single-breasted option. Trust us. We're always stylish.

Bespoke Or Off The shelf?

Custom-made suits are reserved for the bucket list. But if you do find something you fancy at a boutique or the department store then go for it. It all comes down to how much you want to personalise your look. A master tailor will be able to fit your suit to your body way better than a quick measurement from a shop assistant. Don't know where to score a tailor? Click here.

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