February bridal diary dates

No need to be bored this month, brides-to-be, February is chockablock full of exciting wedding events! Which ones will you be adding to your list?
Photography by Julie Adams
Photography by Julie Adams

1 - 2 February

Stewart Parvin sample sale, London 

If you're a bride on the look out for a bargain, book the day off work and head to the Stewart Parvin sample sale. With discounts of up to a massive 80% off, there's a chance to grab gorgeous gowns as well as accessories like veils and belts to add that perfect finishing touch. There'll be new stock arriving each day but we recommend you get there early to make sure you get the pick of the day's offerings.

The sale takes place at the Stewart Parvin Bridal boutique, 17 Beauchamp Place, London SW3 1NQ from 10am -6pm each day. For more information visit stewartparvin.com

2 February

The London Wedding Event at Chandos House, London

Looking for luxe in London to make your venue dreams come true? Then how about Grade I listed Georgian townhouse Chandos House? Pop along to their open day and be greeted with a glass of bubbly before being taken on a tour of the house by one of their experienced wedding planners. You’ll then have the opportunity to discuss your W-day dreams with first-class specialists ranging from a wedding dress boutique and renowned hairstylist to a luxury honeymoon travel operator and a spectacular cake designer.

The event takes place from 11am-4pm at Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Mews, London W1G 9LQ. Places are limited so register your interest and find more information at thelondonweddingevent.co.uk.

3 February

The Asian Wedding Fayre at the Royal York Hotel, York 

If you're looking for ideas for Asian caterers, photographers, videographers, decorators, florists, Henna artists or make-up artists, the Royal York wedding showcase is the place to be. The event will see some of the UK’s finest Asian suppliers coming together under one roof so you can find everything you need for the perfect W-day in one place. You'll also get to meet the Royal York's wedding team and take a look at the stunning event spaces they have to offer. Plus, if you book the Royal York's special Asian wedding package on the day, you'll get a 10% discount.

The event takes place at The Royal York Hotel, Station Parade, York YO24 1AA from 11.30am - 3pm. For more information, visit royalhotelyork.co.uk

8 - 10 February

The Wedding Fair at Bluewater, Kent

This month Bluewater is the perfect place to spend a slice of your W-day savings as its exclusive event space Glow hosts an amazing wedding fair. Whether you’re planning a traditional fairytale affair or a modern, cutting-edge soirée, you can buy and book everything you need from over 150 quality wedding suppliers and experts. Pop along to the VIP preview night on 8 February to watch extended catwalk shows, listen to guest speakers and go home with a luxury goody bag.

For more information about the event and to book tickets, visit weddingfairatbluewater.com

9 & 23 February

Three-tier wedding cake course (9 Feb) and Couture Chanel designer handbag cake course (23 Feb) with Genuine Cakes, Middlesex

If you’re a hands-on DIY-loving bride, here’s the chance to learn how to create the perfect wedding cake. The experts at Genuine Cakes will teach you how to professionally cut and fill, 'dirty ice' and perfectly cover cakes using sugarpaste icing and you’ll get to finish your cake with a variety of sugar flowers and butterflies. All cakes and equipment will be provided, just bring your lunch and an apron! What a yummy way to spend a Saturday.

The event take place from 10am - 3pm. For more information about the courses and how much it costs, visit genuinecakes.co.uk

11 - 22 February

Turquoise honeymoon sale

Snap up some seriously good deals (and some rather lovely romantic extras) at the incredible Turquoise Holidays honeymoon sale. The travel experts are offering brides and grooms-to-be a whole host of exclusive offers to the most in-demand destinations in the world, and if you book during the two-week sale period, you'll receive a great travel gift. 

Visit turquoisehildays.co.uk to find out more

14 - 15 February

Blackburn Bridal Couture sample sale, London

Brilliant news for brides on the look out for a bargain, the London bridal boutique is clearing out its designer closet for an amazing sample sale. For two days only you’ll be able to pick-up discounted dresses from the hottest names in bridal including Claire Pettibone, Jenny Packham, Stephanie Allin, Rosa Clará and Cymbeline. Just remember you’ll need to call ahead to make an appointment if you want to walk away with the dress of your dreams.

The sale takes place at Blackburn Bridal Couture, 56 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London SE3 0BD. For more information visit blackburnbridal.co.uk

15 - 16 February

Mira Zwillinger trunk sale at Browns Bride, London

If you're wanting to float down the aisle with ethereal elegance, the whimsical beauty of Mira Zwillinger's gowns are for you. Check them out in the plush surroundings of Browns Bride where you'll get showered with attention by the experts and treated to a glass of bubbly while you browse the rails.

The event takes place at Browns Bride, 12 Hinde Street, London W1U 3BE. There is a charge of £30 for appointments redeemable against the purchase of a gown. For more information, visit brownsfashion.com

16 -17 February

The UK Wedding Show, London

With over 120 stands showcasing the best national and local wedding suppliers, this year's show is bigger and better than ever before. There'll be fashion shows to feast your eyes on, special offers to take advantage of, plus a goody bag for every visitor.

For more information visit theukweddingshows.co.uk

17 February

Stoke Park wedding open day, Buckinghamshire

Set among 300 acres of glorious parkland and historic gardens, Stoke Park is easily one of England's grandest country hotels - and it could be the perfect backdrop to your dream day. Pop along to see the magnificent house in all its glory and take a look at the wow-worthy rooms on offer to host your wedding celebrations. 

The event takes place between 10.30am and 3pm at Stoke Park, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG. For more information visit stokepark.com

17 February

The George In Rye 'weddings in wonderland' showcase, Sussex

Rye's most iconic wedding venue will bring together a handpicked collection of the region's finest suppliers to create a unique event inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Promising an afternoon of imaginative inspiration, colourful cakes and fantasy floral creations, guests will be taken on a whirlwind wedding journey to witness the transformation of the venue and the various ways that a theme can be brought to life.

Entry is complimentary. For more information about the fair and the hotel, visit thegeorgeinrye.com

17 February

Bridal masterclass at Fetcham Park, Surrey

From dresses to décor and food to flowers, plush wedding venue Fetcham Park is throwing open its doors for an exclusive bridal masterclass. Hosted by planner Anna MacDougall of bride&glory, a whole host of wedding talent including photographer Anneli Marinovich, catering company Kalm Kitchen, florists Bloomin' Gayles and cake makers GC Couture will be on hand with help and advice. Afternoon tea and a glass of fizz is included in the three-hour session but places are limited so reserve your seat now.

The event takes place from 2pm - 5 pm at Fetcham Park. Lower Road, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9HD. For more information, visit fetchampark.co.uk. Email anna@brideandglory.com if you would like to reserve a place.

21-23 February

VWDC by Charlie Brear trunk sale, London

Vintage-loving brides take note. Now is your chance to grab a stunning retro-inspired wedding dress from the go-to designer Charlie Brear, the brains behind the recently rebranded Vintage Wedding Dress Company). There'll be discounts galore on dresses and accessories but entrance is by appointment only so make the call now!

For more information, visit charliebrear.com or call 020 7907 7719

22 - 24 February and 1 - 3 March

The National Wedding Show, London and Birmingham 

Whether you're just engaged or in a final planning frenzy, the National Wedding Show should be at the top of your to-do list. Whatever style of wedding you're after, whether it's a traditional fairytale celebration or a sun-drenched destination do, The National Wedding Show is bursting with inspirational ideas. With over 250 wedding experts specialising in everything from stunning wedding gowns to show-stopping flowers, delicious cakes to dream honeymoons, you'll be able to tick off all your big day to-dos in one fell swoop.

The London show takes place at London Olympia on 22 - 24 February. The Birmingham show take place at the Birmingham NEC on 1 -3 March. For more information about both shows, and to buy tickets visit nationalweddingshow.co.uk

23 - 24 February

The Scottish Wedding Show at the SECC, Glasgow

If you’re a Scottish bride in search of W-day advice, save the date for this jam-packed show. If you’re watching what you spend, there’ll be a host of exclusive offers and discounts available at the show from over 300 industry-leading exhibitors, as well as bridal fashion catwalk shows and big day beauty advice in the Beauty Zone. Get organised and snap up an Advance Ticket (prices start at just £10) to be treated to a ½ price cocktail voucher and £5 voucher towards a treatment in the Beauty Zone.

For more information, visit thescottishweddingshow.com or call 01415 876088.

23 February

BMA House wedding open afternoon, London

BMA House is opening its doors to excited brides and grooms-to-be to showcase the stunning grounds in all their glory and help couples start planning their big day. Discuss your wedding day requirements with some of their recommended wedding suppliers, sample some complimentary culinary bites and a tipple, and meet their team of wedding planners. Special rates will be available on the day for your 2013 wedding. The open afternoon is free to attend and runs from 12-4pm.

For more information, visit bmahouse.org.uk

24 February

Wedding open day at Grosvenor House, London

From no-expense-spared dos to intimate and elegant celebrations, Grosvenor House has hosted them all. Nestled in a prime location on London’s prestigious Park Lane, now is your chance to see what the splendid luxury hotel has to offer as they open their doors for an exclusive wedding open day.

For more information visit marriott.co.uk


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