It is wedding expo season and Jo’burg is kicking off this avalanche of annual events with the East Rand Wedding Show.
Whether you are looking for wedding ideas, tips on how to plan a wedding or finding the perfect wedding planner and wedding dresses for sale, the East Rand Wedding Show is a must! Now that you are engaged (or planning to be soon), it’s time to have some fun.
Taking place from Saturday, the 25th of July, to Sunday, the 26th of July, at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, this year’s wedding show promises to be an exhilarating experience.
What to expect at the East Rand Wedding Show
Showcasing more than 130 bridal and wedding suppliers, this year’s show will help you get awesome wedding ideas, find your dream wedding dress and even help you sort out the favours. From accessories to videographers – the East Rand Wedding Show has it all.
Bridal Couture and Prince Charming
No bride-to-be is complete without a stunning dress that makes her feel like a superstar. This wedding expo at Emperors Palace has no shortage of beautiful gowns. With more than eight exhibitors, including The Wedding Box, The Bridal Room and GF Wedding Couture, you are sure to find a the dress fit for a woman on the last day of being called Miss.
Don’t forget about the groom – after all, without him, who will you marry? The East Rand Wedding Show has no shortage of exhibitors for the groom – from Alexander Suits to Wedding & Suit International, your hubby-to-be is sure to find an outfit fit for a dashing man.
As an added bonus, the bride-to-be can stand a chance to win a Hadassa wedding dress worth a whopping R 10 000 from The Bridal Room and the groom can win a Groom-to-be-makeover sponsored by Parktown Stores.
Did you know that Junk Mail features a range of wedding dresses for hire and for sale? With stunning gowns and bridesmaids’ dresses, you are sure to find stunning wedding dresses for sale online.
Finding the perfect venue
If you are still on the lookout for your ideal venue, this wedding expo in Kempton Park is absolutely perfect. With a venue exhibitor list ranging to include Lavandou with a French provincial feel, the rustic Mangwa Valley Game Lodge, the vintage farm-style Val Bonne and the stylish, almost Karoo-feel Mooiplaatsie Country Estate, to name but a few.
Cakes and Sweeties
So, aside from finding a fabulous wedding dress, having the perfect cake and sweet treats at your wedding is super important. The East Rand Wedding Show offers a number of exhibitors in this industry ranging to include Lil Delights, The Red Velvetier and the Cake Boutique.
Invitations and Wedding Favours
A wedding show like this is a great place to pick up stunning ideas. Visit exhibitors, see what they have to offer and, if you are more on the creative side, create your own. In terms of invitations and stationers, the East Rand Wedding Show boasts Action Box / Jab Labels, Cards and All, and Cherie Amour Weddings, to name but a few.
For wedding favours and gifts, the East Rand Wedding Show features a number of awesome exhibitors including Every Flower, Creative Love, Simply Gifts, The Wrapistry and Something Blue.
If you are looking for creative wedding ideas, read our post on DIY Wedding Invitations: Stunning, Fun Ideas.
Hair and Makeup
Okay, another biggy for the bride-to-be, this wedding expo also features a number of stunning hair and makeup artist for your bid day. From Gary Rom Hairdressing to McLennan’s Bridal Services, you are sure to find the perfect artist to make you look like a supermodel on your big day.
Photographers and Videographers
If you are on the lookout for fabulous ideas for your wedding and haven’t found the photographer (or videographer) that is just right, the East Rand Wedding Show is a must-attend. With a number of professional photographers and a selection of videographers on the exhibitors list this year, this wedding expo can put you on the right track to finding your big-day-photographer. Remember to read our post on 6 Tips for choosing a Wedding Photographer.
Remember, if you are looking for stunning wedding ideas, the Junk Mail Blog is here to help. We have great tips so check out our Wedding Décor Ideas: Create an unforgettable day and our post on How to create a Fairy Tale Wedding.
Win a Wedding!
Aside from the fashion shows and awesome exhibitors as this year’s wedding expo, the East Rand Wedding Show is giving two couples a chance to win their dream wedding!
If you would like to enter the competition, all you have to do is attend the show and complete the entry form made available to every man-and-wife to be. A lucky draw will take place on both Saturday and Sunday at 15:30 and you will need to be there in order to claim your prize.
What you could win
The East Rand Wedding Show is giving away an amazing collection of prizes in order to create your dream wedding. These prized include:
A Bachelorette Party: Beefcakes Bedfordview is sponsoring the bride-to-be along with nine of her friends bachelorette’s party valued at R 2 000.
The Venue: Heavens Gate Wedding Venue including, among other things, a 60 guest package that includes a menu for 60 guests (at R250.00 per head), 60 cocktails, a DJ, waiters, barmen and 7 bottles of champagne.
Wedding Décor: Your dream wedding prize also includes décor done by LA Weddings to the value of R25 000.
Photography: No dream wedding is complete without a photographer. Included in your prize at this year’s wedding expo is a photography service from MiraLay Photography to the value of R 15 000. This package includes two photographers, a pre-wedding shoot, a night wedding shoot, over 750 digital photos, 60 edited photos, a photobook and more.
Videography: As an added bonus, this prize also includes a wedding video to the value of R 5 000 from Brightmoon Video & Photography.
Give them Cake: Your wedding package prize also includes a three tier wedding cake to the value of R 3 500 from the Red Velvetier.
Invitations: Featuring beautiful wedding ideas, your wedding stationery to the value of R 1 500 will be done by Bubbly Design.
A Dress and a Suit: Wedding & Suit International is also giving the bride-to-be a unique dress to the value of R 8 000 and the dashing groom-to-be a suit valued at R 5 000.
Wedding Favours: Because you want to send your guests off with cool favours, this wedding package prize includes wedding favours from Chocolate Art to the value of R 600.
Hair and Makeup: Gary Rom Hairdressing is the sponsor for the bride and up to three of the bridesmaids’ hair needs to the value of R 20 000. Kardashian Beauty is taking care of the bride and the bridal party’s makeup to the value of R 5 000.
Flowers: Your dream wedding prize package also includes some flowers and button flowers from ICT Flower Designs. Priced at R 2 000, this package includes the bride’s bouquet, the maid of honour’s bouquet, silk baskets and rose petals for the flower girl, two wrist corsages for the ladies, a buttonhole for the groom and four buttonholes for the groomsmen.
Other awesome goodies included in this wedding expo competition includes a DIY Wedding Décor Package from Angeluv Goodies to the value of R 235, thank you gifts for the bridal party from Chuma Event Consultants to the value of R 1 800, a room to get ready in for the bride as well as an overnight stay for the newly married couple with breakfast to the value of R 7 700 at Emperors Palace.
See all the great prizes included in your dream wedding package by visiting the East Rand Wedding Show competition page.
Tickets for this wedding expo are available online from iTickets. Looking for tickets to events in your area? Find your tickets on www.JunkMail.co.za now, or if you can no longer attend, place a free ad and sell your tickets on Junk Mail.
Looking for wedding dresses for sale? Junk Mail features a number of stunning wedding dresses for hire and for sale – from beautiful gowns for the bride-to-be to bridesmaids’ dresses, you’ll find it on Junk Mail.