November 2012 diary dates

No need to be bored this month, brides-to-be, November is chock-a-block full of exciting wedding events! Which ones will you be adding to your to-do list?
Get set for the twobirds Bridesmaid sample sale on 28-30 November!
Get set for the twobirds Bridesmaid sample sale on 28-30 November!

From 2 November

Lusan Mandongus designer days

If you've set your heart on a glamorous Lusan Mandongus gown, we've got the perfect opportunity for you to browse the stunning creations at your leisure. This month the luxury brand will be holding exclusive designer day events at selected bridal boutiques where you can view the collections up close and get help and advice from the experts. 

2-3 November at Mariposa Bridal Boutique, 1 The Square, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire CM21 9AE. For more information, visit

9-10 November at Amy Louise Bridal Gowns, 12 Hospital Street, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 5RJ. For more information, visit

16-17 November at Ellie Sanderson, 1 London End, Beaconsfield Old Town, Buckinghamshire HP9 2HN. For more information, visit

23-24 November at FrouFrou Bridal Boutique, 17 Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2LU. For more information, visit

From 2 November

Peter Langner, Vera Wang and Delphine Manivet events at Browns Bride, London

Browns Bride will be buzzing with designer excitement this month when cgorgeous bridal gowns go on show at three dedicated trunk shows. Christian Dior-trained couturier Peter Langner is up first on 2-3 November followed by grand dame of bridal Vera Wang on 16-17 November and French designer Delphine Manivet on 23-24 November.

The trunk shows will take place at Browns Bride, 12 Hinde Street, London W1U 3BE. There is a £30 charge for all trunk show appointments, redeemable against the purchase of a gown. For more information, visit

From 3 November

Sassi Holford events, nationwide

From screen siren-worthy, figure-hugging fishtails to Hollywood sweetheart-style ballgowns, there’s a Sassi Holford dress to suit every bridal style. Make an appointment at one of the exciting preview or designer day events near you this month and find the perfect dress to make you feel like the star of the show.

Collection previews

3 November at Giling & White Bridal, Stoughton Grange, Gartree Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2FB. For more information, visit

17 November at The Wedding Shop, 4 High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1DA. For more information, visit

Designer days

10 November at Silk, The Barn at Common Farm, Bromley Hayes, Lichfield WS13 8JE. For more information, visit

24 November at The Bride, 18 George Street, St Albans AL3 4ES. For more information, visit

From 3 November

Charlotte Balbier designer days, nationwide

Wow your sweetheart when you meet on the aisle in an oh-so-pretty creation by Charlotte Balbier. November gives you the chance to see the entire collection for yourself at a bridal boutique near you, so make an appointment soon before they all get snapped up! And fashion-forward brides will be able to get an exclusive preview of Charlotte’s hot-off-the-press 2014 designs at a special event hosted by The White Closet.

3-4 November at Kudos, 66 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4BZ. For more information, visit

10-11 November at The White Closet, 204 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LW. For more information, call 0161 4455678

24-25 November at The Wedding Company, 159 The Ridgeway, Plympton, Devon PL7 2HJ. For more information call 01752 347775

17-18 November at 7th Heaven Bridalwear, 63 Lawton Street, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 1RU. For more information call 01260 277123

Made for maids: Kelsey Rose trunk shows go nationwide this month
Made for maids: Kelsey Rose trunk shows go nationwide this month

From 3 November

Kelsey Rose trunk shows, nationwide

Keep your maids happy with a dizzying array of stunning bridesmaids dresses at one of the Kelsey Rose trunk shows this month. From pretty in pastels to beautiful in brights, there’s a cut and style to suit each and every one of your best girls.

3-4 November at Brenda Lorraine, 2 Elm Parade, St. Nicholas Avenue, Elm Park, Essex, RM12 4RH. For more information visit

3-4 November at Shropshire Country Brides, Longlea Farm, Longville, Much Wenlock TF13 6DS. For more information visit

17-18 November at A Formal Affair, 3 Wulfric Square, Bretton, Peterborough PE3 8RF. For more information visit

3-4 November

Ellis Bridals trunk shows, nationwide

3-4 November at Everything But The Girl Bridal, 6 The Boardwalk, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1AR. For more information, call 01243 531131

3-4 November at Brenda Lorraine, 2 Elm Parade, St. Nicholas Avnue, Elm Park, Essex RM12 4RH. For more information, visit

3-4 November at Shropshire Country Brides, Longlea Farm, Longville, Much Wenlock TF13 6DS. For more information, visit

4 November

Wedding open day at The Grand, Eastbourne

Spilling over with Victorian grandeur on the Eastbourne seafront, the White Palace as it’s affectionately known is a stately place to host your special day. Marvel at the opulent Great Hall and the architecture of the Compton Room, before getting a taste of what’s on offer for your first meal as a married lady by sampling the seasonal delights created by the award-winning chefs.

The event takes place between 10am and 3pm at The Grand, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4EQ. For more information, visit

4 November

The London Vintage Wedding Fair, London

Our love affair with all things vintage continues and what better way to celebrate it than at an event dedicated to everything retro-chic. There’ll be over 40 stalls brimming with ideas, Pocket Library’s exquisite collection of bridal and occasion wear and Jane Bourvis will be bringing along the finest vintage wedding dresses in her collection. Top milliner Pip Hackett will also be on hand to talk about stylish W-day headdresses and there’ll be hair and make-up sessions where you can pick up handy DIY tips from the pros. Tickets cost £10 in advance which includes a goodie bag and a glass of celebratory bubbly.

The event takes place from 11am-5pm at The Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4RP. For more information, visit

From 10 November

Stephanie Allin and Jenny Packham designer days at The White Room, Sheffield

If you’re a Sheffield bride-to-be, here are two essential dates. The first to circle in your organiser is 10-11 November for an exciting chance to meet designer Stephanie Allin and see her latest collection up close while taking advantage of the free made-to-measure service offered on the night, worth £300. Following hot on its heels on the 24-25 November is a Jenny Packham trunk show where The White Room will be offering 10% off all purchases at the event. Both events are by appointment only so book in quick!

The event takes place at 20 Norfolk Row, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2PA. For more information, visit

From 10 November

Alan Hannah designer days, nationwide

Hopeless romantics will love the classic cuts and seriously pretty details on each British-made Alan Hannah gown. This month the collection is stopping off at a number of selected boutiques so brides-to-be can get a closer look at the designs in all their glory. 

10 November at Pantiles Bride, 34 The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5TN. For more information visit,

17 November at The White Collection, 3 Brewery Yard, Sheep Street, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1AA. For more information visit,

24 November at Wedding World Ltd, 6 The Parade Shopping Centre, St. Mary’s Place, Shrewsbury SY1 1DL. For more information visit,

11 November

Pall Mall London wedding fair, London

Searching for a venue with bridal splendor in the big city? 116 Pall Mall could be right up your street. Home to the Institute of Directors, this grand town house in the heart of the West End is hosting an executive wedding fair. A carefully selected team of wedding suppliers will be presenting their products and there’ll be masterclass sessions throughout the day. Book your place on the wedding planning workshop or the floral design class and be there at 2pm to grab a front row seat at the bridal couture catwalk show.

The event takes place at 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED. For more information, visit 

Bag yourself a swoon-worthy Jenny Packham dress.
Bag yourself a swoon-worthy Jenny Packham dress.

15 and 28 November

Jenny Packham end of line sale, London and Manchester

With the party season nearly upon us, there’s never been a better excuse to shop up a storm at an end of line sale! For one day only on 15 November at the London Carlos Street store, there’ll be up to 70% off evening wear, accessories and lingerie - the perfect place to pick up a bargain if you’re not planning on donning a traditional white dress come W-day. But if like us you’re a big fan of Jenny’s stunning bridal designs, head to The Midland Hotel in Manchester on 28 November where there’ll be up to 70% off wedding dresses, as well as evening wear, accessories and lingerie.

The 15 November sale takes place from 8am-8pm at 3A Carlos Place, London, W1K 3AN. The 28 November sale takes place from 8am-6pm at The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS.

18 November

Armathwaite Hall winter wedding fair, Cumbria

Looking for a wedding venue with plenty of natural drama? Then Armathwaite Hall in the beautiful Lake District could be perfect for you. Overlooking the crystal clear Bassenthwaite Lake with the majestic Skiddaw mountain as its backdrop, the imposing manor house has stood proudly on the wooded shores since the 11th century. Pop along on the day to see the delights the Hall has to offer as well as meet a specially-selected range of local suppliers from photographers to florists.

The event takes place at Armathwaite Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4RE between 11am-4pm. For more information, visit

25 November

Cheltenham Park Hotel wedding show, Gloucestershire

A stunning Georgian manor house with gorgeous gardens and a picture-perfect lake taking centre stage, this hotel is nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds. At the show you’ll see the hotel decked out for a wedding celebration and get to quiz local experts on everything from sorting out the legal side of your ceremony to healthy eating in the run up to the big day. There’ll also be four catwalk shows throughout the day and local suppliers showcasing their talent.

The event takes place between 11am-5pm at Cheltenham Park Hotel, Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 8EA. For more information visit,

28-30 November

twobirds Bridesmaid sample sale, London

Don’t miss this chance to bag a bargain for your best girls! For three days only, twobirds are offering at least 40% off sample dresses while stocks last at their flagship London store. And if you time it right and get there for happy hour (between 3-4pm), you’ll save yourself an extra 10%. Happy shopping!

The sale takes place between 12-6pm on 28 November and 12-8pm on 29 and 30 November. The sale will be held at 202 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London W11 1NR. For more information, visit


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