NWJ Bridal and Events Show
The NWJ Bridal & Events Show is KZN’s premier show, and it’s where groups of girlfriends go to dream. Each year, thousands of brides-to-be flock to the Durban Exhibition Centre to see the beautiful displays of décor, fashion, make-up, accessories, stationary and, of course, service providers. And for the bridesmaids – some ideas and supplies for the night you’ll be working hard to make perfect… the hen’s night.
This year the NWJ Bridal and Events Show turns 20, and promises more variety to draw inspiration from, including Africa and Asia. On show will be an eclectic collection of over 100 top operators, many of which will be offering exclusive show specials.
One such exhibitor is A2Z Décor, who boasts an extensive collection of wedding décor. This Durban based exhibitor has the largest range of traditional African decor in Kwa-Zulu Natal. “When brides come to me, they don’t have to look back home for the goods to decorate their weddings with; they can just put it in the back of the van and go” said owner-operator Ingrid.
Jasmins, the family run business, is the first and longest standing bridal store in Durban. Established in 1972, the previously run cosmetics store, was turned in to a bridal wonderland after receiving many enquiries about wedding gowns. Today Jasmins boasts over 200 styles of dresses modeled on leading fashion trends from the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Each year the innovative business adds 150 new dresses to their collection. Its no wonder Zanele Mbokazi choose not just one, but two dresses from Jasmins for her wedding.
The Windmill Resort will be on show this year to demonstrate why they have been awarded, for the second time, the ABIA Bride’s Choice Award for best coastal boutique hotel. Nestled in the heart of the Blue Crane Private Game Reserve, their mix of modern comfort and country charm includes luxury lodges, cozy fireplaces, private Jacuzzi’s and personal chefs. The hotel also scooped the ABIA Bride’s Choice title for best in-house wedding planner.
The NWJ Bridal & Events Show might be filled to the brim with romantic locations, dreamy dresses, and a list of service providers to make your heart sing, but show visitors can also expect a bit of naughty fun too. Yes, ladies, Man International will be performing just for you, so grab your girls and get ready to blush. Furthermore the world-class fashion show will feature high-end designers, the latest trends and the perfect opportunity to taste-test champagne while haute couture floats by.
And if that isn’t enough, brides can take advantage of the new ticket pricing. For just R90 visitors will be able to return to the show throughout the weekend, as many times as they wish. Standard tickets cost R70 and can be purchased through CompuTicket or at the door.
The show will be held for three inspiring days at the Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road:
Friday, 7 March 17.00 – 21.00
Saturday, 8 March 09.30 – 17.00
Sunday, 9 March 09.30 – 17.00
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