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The Wedding Expo puts the wonder back in weddings

The Wedding Expo in partnership with Old Mutual is all about bringing the magic of weddings to life and to take the pain out of planning. Come and tick stationery, flowers, table decor, photographers, caterers, financial and legal advice off your to-do list. Peruse the dreamy wedding gowns, sit down with talented jewellery designers and design your engagement ring or wedding finery. Find your perfect honeymoon at the expo and get discounts on the day.

Exciting show features add extra value for brides and grooms, and offer real inspiration for your planning. The Wedding Expo deliver everything from the crème of the bridal industry, an advice platform, DIY workshops, fashion shows, table décor inspiration, cake tasting and so much more.

Four Seasons Table Trends Extravaganza

In celebration of the season, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, industry experts Guy Granger, Elysian Events, Louise Eichner Fine Flowers, Didi Waleng-Friedman, LA Weddings and Cindy du Toit, The Bloom Room will create a 40m long table to portray a wedding in each season. Not to be missed!

The Fashion Theatre

It's all about bridal gowns, menswear, bridesmaids, flowergirls and pageboys.

Wed Talks

Find out all you want to know about planning your wedding. Hosted by Old Mutual, these talks and interactive workshops include how to budget for your wedding, the legalities required, planning your big day effortlessly and planning for the future.

Inspired Bakes

Delicious cake tasting with SA's finest cake designers. Find out which flavours go best together and decide on the perfect cake for your special day. Cheryl, Chysil Creativ will present an interactive demonstration creating little edible masterpieces and provide advice and time and money saving tips.

Wedding Favour Cookies

The SA Guild of Cake Decorators will host a workshop to decorate these delicious cookies. You will decorate four cookies and each participant will receive a kit with decorating tools, royal icing, piping bag, fondant and accessories.

Flower Crown Creation

A huge trend in 2020, unleash the creativity in you and join us to make your own flower crowns.

Spaces are limited to 16 people per workshop, so book early. R240 per person (includes entrance to the expo) Book your tickets at https://www.wedding-expo.co.za/buy-tickets/

Win a Wedding worth R250 000

The wedding of your dreams is sponsored by the Hilton Hotel Sandton. Your bridal gown from Johan Botha Fashion. A dreamy honeymoon courtesy of the Mantis Collection. Dealing with legal issues, Albert A Marais will do your ANC Contract. A delicious wedding cake from Chysil Creativ / Bakels. The Maximum Man will glam up the Groom and Profitea Photography will capture your big day.

Be my guest table décor competition

The Wedding Expo exhibitors compete to be chosen The Best Table décor supplier March 2020. Enter and Win a 2 night mid week stay at Cradle Valley worth R3650 or a Nanococo hamper worth R2500. Enter at the expo.

Old Mutual 22Seven Boxes and Get It Magazine competition

Make sure you enter the Old Mutual 22Seven competition on the Get it social media pages to win one of 44 unbelievable prizes that will be given away at the show. Prizes included 2 nights at the Four Seasons Hotel, jewellery from Jack Friedman and RG Jewellery, gorgeous Carrol Boyes gifts, a weekend at The Canelands Beach Club and Spa, as well as Mangwa Valley Game Lodge & Spa and many many more. Enter on:

Facebook: Get it National Magazine / Get It Joburg East / Get It Joburg West / Get It Joburg North Magazine / Get it Magazine Joburg South and follow the instructions.

“We are privileged to play a part in the planning of weddings, probably one of the most important dates in many people’s lives,” says Amanda Cunningham, The Wedding Expo’s Managing Director. “Our team prides itself on staying on top of wedding trends, ideas and the best vendors in the country to ensure our guests not only have the ease of a one-stop experience, but also so they are exposed to the best the wedding industry in SA has to offer – whatever their wedding dream may be.”

Both weddings and marriage have financial implications, which is why Priya Naicker, Head of Strategic Retail Marketing at Old Mutual Personal Finance has the following advice for couples who are about to tie the knot: “It is vital for couples to start their financial ‘marriage’ equipped with a financial plan that provides stability and protection, as well as scope for excitement and adventure. It’s ideal to partner with a financial adviser who can help you navigate short term financial decisions – like paying for a wedding – with long term goals.”

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