Got engaged and have no idea where to start when it comes to planning your wedding? Now is the perfect time to visit various exhibitions from around the country if you’re looking for some fashion and décor tips as well as tips on trends and themes to incorporate for your big date.

We’ve rounded up expos and events from around the country that you can attend from now up until the end of wedding season, so there’s a little something for everyone.

The Canal Walk Bridal Expo

Date: Friday 23 February – Sunday 25th February
Venue: Throughout the entire mall

Not only can you look forward to showcases of some amazing bridal gowns, but there’ll be a variety of experts to chat to, a wedding cake competition and a competition where you can win a wedding to the value of R265 000.

The FAB bridal expo

Date:  Saturday 7 April – Sunday 8 April
Venue: Venue D'Aria in Durbanville
Cost: R80 per person

This expo, which takes place in Durbanville, will be home to a host of experts, vendors and service providers from around the Western Cape to help you with your wedding needs.

There’ll also be fashion shows, good food and wine, live entertainment and a lucky draw where you can win prizes for your big day.

Bruidsgids Expo4Brides

Date: 17 & 18 February 2018
Time: Saturday and Sunday 9am – 3pm
Venue: Lynwood Bridge Retail, Pretoria
Cost: R60 per person if you book through Computicket, R80 at the door

The 24th annual Bruidgids Expo4Brides will give those planning their wedding an opportunity to find the perfect vendor to suit their needs.

There’ll be an opportunity to win a wedding dress worth R20 000 by Imagika Creative Designs and you’ll have the chance to browse through more than 80 exhibitors’ displays in the search for your dream wedding team and be able to attend a marriage seminar completely unique to the expo.

You can visit Expo4brides to check out last year’s photos to get an idea of what you can look forward to.

The East Rand Wedding Show

Date: 28 & 29 July 2018

Venue: Emperors Palace

Cost: R100 per person through iTickets or at the door

Want the chance to chat to industry professionals, indulge in a bit of cake tasting in the search to find that ultimate wedding cake, and check out some of SA’s leading wedding designer showcases?

This year’s show promises to offer a variety in terms of live demos and giveaways and will give you the chance to mingle with more than 140 wedding exhibitors in your quest for the ultimate wedding.

WATCH: Glimpses from last year’s East Rand Wedding Show

NJW Bridal and Beauty Experience

Date: 2- 4 March 2018
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre
Cost: R80 per person, bookings through

This year’s NJW Bridal and Beauty Experience will be bringing the wedding jam to your shores from 2 – 4 March and will offer a bit of everything from fashion shows to bridal workshops and give you the opportunity to explore a wide variety of options while soaking in some time at the craft beer and gin bars.

Listen to experts, win prizes and check out the epic beauty tutorials that will be available over the weekend.

The Wedding Expo

Dates (Johannesburg): 10 & 11 March 2018 and 25 & 26 August
Price: R120 per person, R30 per child
Venue: Ticketpro Dome

Date (Cape Town): 9 & 10 June
Price: R100 per person (R30 per child)
Venue:  TBC

Date (Durban):  28 & 29 July
Price:  R100 per person (R30 per child)
Venue: TBC

Arguably one of the biggest expos in and around the country, they seem to get more amazing with every year.

From choosing and booking wedding suppliers on the spot, to checking out some of the best local wedding designers - the fashion showcases are the best place to get inspiration for your own wedding designs or if you’re within the means to, decide which designer should be making your own customised gown.

Soweto Lenyalo Indaba

Date: Saturday 17 February
Time: 09:00
Ticket price: R60
Venue: Soweto Theatre

Brides-to-be will have the opportunity to hang out at the Soweto Theatre this weekend to chat to wedding experts to help make your dream come true. From beauty and hair experts (with a focus on celebrating your natural hair) to décor, photography and fashion, there’s a little something that will appeal to everyone. Make sure you book your tickets now, so that you don’t miss out.

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