Tips for planning that perfect day at SA’s premier bridal event -Win Tickets!

Tips for planning that perfect day at SA’s premier bridal event  -Win Tickets!

Planning your wedding can be one of the most exciting and most overwhelming times in one’s life. The 2016 The Wedding Expo, which takes place in Cape Town on June 11 and 12 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), puts the focus firmly on the exciting aspects of wedding planning. This year’s show promises to be bigger and better than before and visitors to the premier bridal event in South Africa can look forward to numerous new attractions to provide inspiration for that most special of days.

Below are a few reasons provided by the organisers to visit this year’s The Wedding Expo:

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.

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.

Discover-your-dream-dress-at-the-CTICCThe Wedding Expo Fashion Theatre
It will be easier to say 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.

Allow yourself it 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.

Combine the hottest wedding décor trends with your own personal flair
Most couples nowadays are focussed on weddings that showcase who they are – and at The Wedding Expo you’re bound to get some ideas that will leave your guests with long-lasting memories. The SA School of Weddings will be arranging 19 beautifully decorated table settings, all showcasing the hottest trends in wedding and other event décor.

The Wedding Expo is a two time recipient of the PMR.Africa Diamond Arrow award for the best exhibition in South Africa.

* Cost: R80 online at
R100 at the door

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Five lucky Cape Town readers can win double tickets to The Wedding Expo.
Send your name and “Wedding Expo” in the subject line in an e-mail to before 12pm on Tuesday, June 7. Good luck!