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Clandeblog Ultimate guide to wedding fairs in Northern Ireland

Planning your dream wedding? Attending a wedding fair in Northern Ireland can be an invaluable step in your wedding planning journey!

What is a wedding fair?

Wedding Fair Northern Ireland
Beautiful cake setup and display, Mark Barnes Photography

A wedding fair, also known as a wedding show, bridal fair, or wedding fayre, is an event where various wedding industry suppliers gather to showcase their products and services. These events are designed to bring together everything you might need for your special day under one roof. From florists and photographers to entertainers and venue stylists, wedding fairs are a one-stop-shop for wedding planning. They are usually held in a wedding venue, such as the Clandeboye Lodge.

Why attend a wedding fair?

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Group of friends and family at the Clandeboye Lodge Wedding Fair

Attending a wedding fair comes with a host of benefits! First and foremost, you'll be able to find lots of wedding inspiration and discover the latest trends. It's a great chance to chat with local wedding suppliers so you can get a real feel for what they can bring to your big day. Many suppliers even offer exclusive discounts or competitions at wedding fairs!

Most wedding fairs are held at wedding venues, such as the Clandeboye Lodge Wedding Fair, providing an excellent chance to explore the venues and wedding suites, all beautifully set up. It's also the perfect opportunity to ask the wedding team any questions you may have about wedding packages or availability.

When and where?

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The Clandeboye suite at Clandeboye Lodge

Wedding fairs in Northern Ireland are year-round events. Most of the time, they take place during the wedding planning season which typically runs from January to March and September to November. You’ll also find that they are themed to the season. At Clandeboye Lodge, we hold two wedding fairs a year - one in spring and another in autumn.

Who can attend?

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Quirky Kitten exhibiting at the Clandeboye Lodge Wedding Fair

At the Clandeboye Lodge Wedding Fair, we welcome anyone who's planning a wedding, thinking about getting married sometime soon, or simply dreaming of their future big day! We also recommend you bring along a trusted friend. Having someone else there to help you stay focused and for a second opinion can be a huge help.

Northern Ireland wedding fairs are also an excellent opportunity for wedding suppliers to showcase their offerings to recently engaged couples. If you're a supplier interested in exhibiting at the Clandeboye Lodge Wedding Fair, please reach out to our wedding team.

What to expect?

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Enjoy delicious canapés at the Clandeboye Lodge Wedding Fair

Expect a day filled with lots of wonderful wedding inspiration! Depending on where the wedding fair is taking place, you'll be able to explore the wedding venue and of course, meet a host of Northern Irish wedding suppliers and vendors. For a sneak peek into what to expect and tips on getting the most out of your experience at a Clandeboye Lodge Wedding Fair, check out our dedicated blog post.

Upcoming wedding fairs in Northern Ireland

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Victoria & Ryan, Agnieszka Marsh Photography

Mark your calendars for the Clandeboye Lodge Spring Wedding Fair on Sunday 18th February 2024. Stay updated through our social media for all the details! Tickets are free, but we recommend you book them online beforehand. For more upcoming wedding fairs in Belfast and across Northern Ireland, check out Eventbrite.

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