NZ Wedding Events to Put in Your Diary Now

Hear ye, hear ye; the best lineup of wedding events for 2018 is here! 

  • Story by Jameela-Jouf Gatanela

Imagine this— all the finest florists, caterers, make-up artists and wedding designers all together in one magical setting, bearing the crème de la crème of their trade, ready for your perusal.

Except it’s not just an imagination, it’s an actual event you can go to. Or in this case, several actual events. Read on for the full list.

Tabula Rasa Venue Open Day - Monday 29 January, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Admire the venue in a stunning styled setup, sample the delicious cuisine, enjoy complimentary refreshments, meet local wedding service suppliers, chat to the experts about your wedding plan. Plus, get a 10 per cent discount if you book in your big day while you are there!

Hitch’d Wedding Fair - Saturday & Sunday, 12-13 May, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

A first look at all the latest the Auckland wedding scene has to offer, paired with great music, and a fun atmosphere— You wouldn’t want to miss the Hitch’d Wedding Fair this year. Put on your comfy shoes and watch your wedding plan itself with the help of the amazing list of exhibitors at this year’s wedding fair. Tickets to this event are a hot commodity so get yours fast here . (Official Sale is on February 1)

Waikato Wedding Expo – Sunday, 24 June, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

If you’re looking to say your I Do’s up North, then head on over to this Wedding Expo set in beautiful and scenic Waikato. All the best the region has to offer in one event. You’re welcome.

Wild Hearts Wedding Fair Saturday, 16 June, 1:00 pm to 6:00pm

This Wedding Fair makes us want to get married every year (in the best possible way). If you’re clueless about what to do or where to start, but know that you want everything to be on-trend and creative, the Wild Hearts Wedding Fair is the event to go to. The amazing team behind the fair has consistently brought brides and grooms to be the most luxurious and innovative set of exhibitors.

South Canterbury Wedding Show – Sunday, 17 June, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Consider a trip to the stunning views of the South, and you might just find the perfect wedding dress for you. On its sixth year, the South Canterbury Wedding Show never fails to provide bride-to-be’s with fashionable choices for their attire down the aisle. This critically acclaimed event, promises a “more intimate” setup this year, perfect for interactions with exhibitors and fellow brides. Tickets can be purchased at the event location.

Great New Zealand Bridal Show 2018 - Sunday, 8 April,9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Straight from the runway looks and advice from the industry’s leading designers is what this event is all about. If you’re feeling a little unsure about your bridal gown, or if you’re on the hunt for on-trend and fashionable pieces then this is the show for you. Set in Christchurch, this wedding show is one of the biggest and most awaited this year. Don’t miss out, get your tickets here .

The Bridal Make-Up Course - First session starts on Monday, 5 February, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

This event is for the beauty junkies and DIY queens. The experts at Face Paint Studio has organized a crash course all about the fundamentals of Bridal make-up, and helpful tips and tricks for seamless application.

Manawatu Wedding Expo - Sunday, 24 June, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

One of the events we’re definitely adding to our “must” list is this Wedding Expo held in Manawatu. For over a decade, the wedding specialists up North have provided brides and grooms with the best exhibitors from ‘suits & bridal gowns to florists to cakes, photographers to venues, wedding planners to caterers and so much more”. And as an added bonus one lucky visitor has a chance to win a Wedding Package worth over $10,000. If you’re looking to tick off items in your planning notebook, or just want to try out your chance at luck, this event is the one to go to.

The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show

This wedding show is one to add to your bridal day out. A day filled with plenty of inspiring designers and pioneers in the wedding industry, you’re sure to leave feeling fresh and ready to say "I do".

Heartfelt Weddings Showcase

The best of the best, straight from people who know weddings the best— This year New Zealand Weddings is partnering with Cordis Auckland to give you the Heartfelt Weddings Showcase for free! Yep, you read that right! This event is completely free of charge. We’ve put our heads together and come up with the finest list of exhibitors for this event! Visit the Cordis Auckland Facebook page for more info and send that RSVP!

We hope the events in this list make planning for your wedding a breeze. Also don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @NewZealandWeddings on your event-day snaps!


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