Seven days from now the Great Northern Wedding Show will be in full swing. Our exhibitors will be ready to meet you with their stands all wonderfully decorated and you may already have paid a visit to Wild Garlic Catering on the way in for a bacon butty and spied the Stonebakers and their gorgeous pizzas ready for lunch time. If you've parked over the road at the Macron stadium you can pop across the footbridge to find us at the Arena.
Here at Little White Books we're finding our comfiest shoes and making sure we have everything ready to take with us. The show guide is at the printers as we speak and we'll be putting together our goody bags ready for the first 500 brides through the door in the next couple of days.
So what can you expect to find on the day?
Well over 100 lovely businesses waiting to talk to you! Each one will have worked very hard over the last few weeks putting together their stand and display and they'll be ready to chat about all things weddings. We have venues, photographers, bridalwear, menswear, hair and beauty, cakes, flowers, stationery, cars, icecream, hen party ideas, a grafitti wall, pretty much everything you could think of! So whatever point you're at in planning your big day we can help you with ideas.
And apart from all those lovely people we have this too:
We'll have beauty demonstrations by the fantastic Kerry Baker - grab your seat early for these as they're always popular! Demos are at 11:45am and 1:15pm on stand 58. (The picture is by Lisa Hindle Photography who's also with us!)
You can go straight from here to our live entertainment set by Just Matt whose energy and singing talent are both incredible! He'll be on our catwalk stage.
Keep your seat for the first of our bridal catwalk shows at 12:15pm with Bridalwear by Emma Louise, Your Dream Dress, Slaters Menswear and Barbara’s of Standish for ladieswear.
Grab a coffee with the Coffee Carriage or a glass of something cold and sparkly from the bar....and while you're there pop over and say hi to the Little White Books team. You'll have seen some of us on the registration desk as you came in but our stand faces the catwalk and you'll spot us with our pinwheels! Pop a sticker on our giant map showing where you've travelled from today and don't forget to enter our competition either for a fantastic prize! (Watch out for more on that in the next few days).
There's a second catwalk show and another set from Just Matt at 1:45pm so you can have another look at the dress you spotted the first time round - our catwalks are always very busy so if you didn't get a seat for the first one, get there early for this one!
And as a fantastic treat at 3pm we have our alternative catwalk show from Legend Bridal Designs. They are firm believers that you should rock your day in your own way and we love that! Don't miss their gorgeous dresses.
Our show closes at 4pm so make sure you've seen everyone you want to - if you've missed anyone out you'll find their contact details in our show guide or you can drop us a line and ask us any questions too after the show.
Don't forget to pre-register on our website - this guarantees you free entry to the show and registration will be closing later this week. You'll still be able to come and see us but there'll be a small charge for entry.
And pop over to Facebook for updates between now and next Sunday, and there'll be pictures on Instagram and Twitter of the show as it's built next Saturday too with sneaky peeks of some of the stands as our exhibitors set up on Saturday evening - you can find our account links on our website.
We can't wait for next Sunday, and we can't wait to meet you all!