Today we are celebrating our 5th birthday!

Over the past five years The Wedding Community has become one of the UK’s favourite wedding planning websites, and we have loved bringing you all the latest wedding news, advice and inspiration to help you create your perfect wedding.

To celebrate, we are launching an amazing new competition where you could win a 5 star honeymoon in Malta.

Lady standing on balcony overlooking Malta

We have teamed up with one of Malta’s most iconic resorts, the historic Phoenicia Hotel, to give you the chance to win an amazing 7 night honeymoon, with flights and airport transfers provided by our weddings abroad experts Perfect Weddings Abroad.

Palm Court Lounge at Phoenicia Hotel

Malta is a hot destination right now, attracting royals and celebrities from across the globe. Prince William visited to mark the 50th anniversary of independence, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie enjoyed a romantic getaway on sister island Gozo. Famed for its superb service, the Phoenicia Hotel has attracted the likes of Pierce Brosnan and Rachel Weisz, and you’ll be sure to feel like a star when you stay there.

Bastion Pool Deck at Phoenicia Hotel

To enter this incredible competition, you simply need to register for free to join The Wedding Community. If you are already a member, you can enter by sending your full name via the email address you used to register to competitions@theweddingcommunity.com, with ‘Malta Competition’ in the subject field. PLEASE NOTE that email entries will only be valid if you are a member of The Wedding Community.

You can see full terms and conditions on our competition page.

Good luck everyone.

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In the last of our Autumn National Wedding Show competitions, we’re giving you the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to the Manchester show, and we also have 4 pairs of standard tickets to give to our runners-up. The VIP tickets include fast track entry, reserved seating at the Catwalk Show, unlimited access to the stylish VIP Lounge, a complimentary glass of bubbly and a goody bag full of beauty products.

To be in with a chance of winning these fabulous tickets, email competitions@theweddingcommunity.com with your name and address, and ‘Manchester National Wedding Show’ in the subject. Tickets are valid for either day of the show and are limited to one pair per winner.

The competition closes on Tuesday 30th September 2014.

The National Wedding Show Manchester, Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th October 2014

Manchester Central, Windmill Street, Manchester, M2 3GX

For more information visit The National Wedding Show website www.nationalweddingshow.co.uk/manchester-wedding-show

Don’t worry, if you are not a lucky winner, you can still book in advance and save £3 off the door price*. Book online or call the ticket hotline on 0844 874 0486.

*Advance ticket prices revert to the on the door price of £18 at midnight the day before opening

Standard Ticket: Advance £15, on the door £18

VIP Ticket: Advance £35, on the door £40

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Brides the Show 3-5 October 2014

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Brides the Show, the UK’s most sophisticated, luxury bridal show is back! The show returns between 3rd and 5th October 2014, and is being held for the first time at The Business Design Centre, Islington, London.

The event treats visitors to an experience like no other: featuring over 130 of the most prestigious bridal and lifestyle brands, from designers and florists, to photographers and venues; the industry’s biggest names will be on hand to help, advise and inspire.

Visitors will also be treated to a series of stunning live catwalk shows, showcasing the latest collections from some of the best UK and international designers, including Ian Stuart, Stephanie Allin, Naomi Neoh and Kate Halfpenny.

Brides the Show has everything discerning brides-to-be and their bridal parties could hope for to make their big day truly unforgettable, and we have a pair of ‘Gold Tickets’ to give away.

This year, brides-to-be can get even closer to the action with a Gold Catwalk ticket. This VIP experience will enable ticket-holders fast-track entry, to pre-book their seats in the first front two rows, a complimentary glass of champagne and luxury gift bags.

How to Enter

To enter our competition, simply visit and ‘Like’ The Wedding Community’s Facebook page, and then ‘Like’ the Brides The Show picture here.

Opening Times:

Friday 3rd October: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday 4th October: 10am – 5pm
Sunday 5th October: 10am – 4pm

Brides the Show, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London, N1 0QH

20% off Ticket Prices:

If you’re not lucky enough to win, enter code WC20 for 20% off all tickets…

  • £20 (Standard ticket), £35 (Gold Catwalk ticket)
  • Book an extra catwalk ticket for £15
  • Bridal Party Group (4+ standard tickets – 25% discount. Ticket price: £15 when buying four or more standard tickets.) Discount and concession rate available.

Tickets can be booked via http://bridestheshow.co.uk/tickets

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The Wedding Community has teamed up with The National Wedding Show to offer you the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to the Birmingham show, and we have 4 pairs of standard tickets to give to our runners-up. The VIP tickets include fast track entry, reserved seating at the Catwalk Show, unlimited access to the stylish VIP Lounge, a complimentary glass of bubbly and a goody bag full of beauty products.

To be in with a chance of winning these fabulous tickets, email competitions@theweddingcommunity.com with your name and address, and ‘Birmingham National Wedding Show’ in the subject. Tickets are valid any day and are limited to one pair per winner.

The competition closes on Monday 15th September 2014.

The National Wedding Show Birmingham, Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October 2014

NEC, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

For more information visit The National Wedding Show website www.nationalweddingshow.co.uk

Don’t worry, if you are not a lucky winner, you can still book in advance and save £3 off the door price*. Book online or call the ticket hotline on 0844 874 0486.

*Advance ticket prices revert to the on the door price of £18 at midnight the day before opening

Standard Ticket: Advance £15, on the door £18

VIP Ticket: Advance £35, on the door £40

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The North East Wedding Show returns to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on 13th and 14th September, and we have 10 pairs of tickets to give away to our lucky readers.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets, simply email competitions@theweddingcommunity.com with your name, address and your day you wish to visit (Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th September), with ‘The North East Wedding Show’ as the subject.

The competition will close at 5pm on Thursday 4th September and the winners will then be contacted.

The North East Wedding Show, Metro Radio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle , Tyne and Wear, NE4 7NA

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th September 2014, 10am – 5pm

The show provides brides-to-be in the North East with direct access to the very best in bridal wear and wedding suppliers in the region.

The must-see fashion show will take place at the catwalk three times a day, showcasing the latest trends in bridal wear, occasion wear, groomswear and mother of the bride dresses.

All visitors to the show will receive a free goody bag, and the first 500 visitors through the door on Saturday 13th September will also receive a glass of fizz to celebrate and toast to future happiness!

Advanced tickets to the show are priced at £7 and must be booked by midnight on September 12th 2014, or tickets on the door cost £9.

For more details and to book tickets visit www.theukweddingshows.co.uk/newcastle-wedding-show

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It’s show time! The UK’s biggest wedding show returns to London this autumn and we have tickets to give away.

If you’re getting married, The National Wedding Show is a must-go-to wedding event. With exciting feature areas, a breath-taking catwalk show and over 300 experts specialising in everything from stunning dresses to sparkling accessories, exquisite flowers to mouth-watering cakes, and exciting entertainment to idyllic venues, The National Wedding Show is the ultimate destination for shopping, inspiration and wedding planning. You can try, buy, book and hire everything you need for your big day, on one day, under one roof!

The Wedding Community has teamed up with The National Wedding Show to offer you the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to the London show. This exclusive experience includes fast track entrance, reserved seating at the Catwalk Show, unlimited access to the stylish VIP Lounge, a complimentary glass of bubbly and a goody bag full of beauty products to pamper yourself in the build up to your big day. We also have four pairs of standard tickets to give to our runners-up.

To be in with a chance of winning these fabulous tickets, email competitions@theweddingcommunity.com with your name and address, and ‘London National Wedding Show’ in the subject. Tickets are valid any day and are limited to one pair per winner. So what are you waiting for? Send your entry today!

The competition closes on Monday 25th August 2014.

The National Wedding Show London, Friday 26th to Sunday 28th September 2014

Earls Court, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA

For more information visit The National Wedding Show website www.nationalweddingshow.co.uk

Don’t worry, if you are not a lucky winner, you can still book in advance and save £3 off the door price*. Book online or call the ticket hotline on 0844 874 0486.

*Advance ticket prices revert to the on the door price of £18 at midnight the day before opening

Standard Ticket: Advance £15, on the door £18

VIP Ticket: Advance £35, on the door £40

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Shropshire Petals run their popular photo competition several times throughout the year where couples send their confetti shot to be judged by a special team of confetti experts. Past winners have won confetti packages, afternoon tea hampers and even some delicious handmade truffles.

'One Love' Personalised Art from BSPOAK

Their new photo competition has just launched and you could be the lucky winner of an amazing personalised piece of English Oak artwork by BSPOAK Ltd called ‘One Love’. This stunning piece can be proudly displayed in your home to be enjoyed by all who read its cherished words.

Entering the competition is easy, simply like the Shropshire Petals Facebook page and upload your confetti shot.

'One Love' Personalised Art Detail from BSPOAK

If you are soon to be married and you would like to enter, here are some tips on how to get the perfect confetti shot:

  • Provide plenty of confetti to ensure your guests can throw a large handful over you to make your confetti really stand out.
  • Discuss how you want your confetti shot with your photographer before the big day.
  • Colour co-ordinate or contrast confetti with your bridesmaids dresses or wedding theme.
  • Make a confetti bar – let your guests choose their own confetti from a selection to make your confetti shot even more of a surprise.
  • Relax and enjoy, the confetti shot will be one of the only photos with you looking natural.

For more information about the competition, please visit www.shropshirepetals.com.

Brides the Show

The Wedding Community has teamed up with Brides The Show to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the London Show.

Following the unprecedented success of their first ever show last autumn, Brides The Show is back and it’s even bigger! It will be a fully interactive show where you can immerse yourself in all things bridal – play with make-up looks, marvel at some of the most beautiful wedding gowns you will ever see, and create your own wedding day details in the Imagination Room.

Taking place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March 2014 at Battersea Evolution, London, this is a show not to be missed.

How to Enter

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Location

Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ

Opening Times

Saturday 22nd March: 9am – 6pm

Sunday 23rd March: 9am – 6pm

25% off Tickets

If you are not selected as a winner, don’t worry, we have a special discount code for 25% off standard tickets. Simply add code WC25 at checkout.

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The Wedding Community has teamed up with The National Wedding Show to give away a pair of VIP tickets, and four pairs of standard tickets to each of the spring 2014 National Wedding Shows.

Plan the day of your dreams at the UK’s biggest wedding show this spring. With over 250 wedding experts specialising in everything from show stopping flowers to charming photography, striking stationery to unforgettable entertainment, and unique venue décor to delicious cakes and dream honeymoons, you are sure to find everything you need to plan your big day at The National Wedding Show.

The winners of the VIP tickets will have a luxury experience which includes fast track entrance, reserved seating at the catwalk show, unlimited access to the stylish VIP Lounge, a complimentary glass of bubbly and an exclusive box full of luxe beauty products to pamper yourself in the build up to your big day.

How to Enter

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To be in with a chance of winning either a pair of VIP tickets or one of four pairs of standard tickets to the show of your choice, simply…

  • Email competitions@theweddingcommunity.com
  • In the subject field of your email put the show you wish to attend, followed by NWS e.g. Birmingham NWS, London NWS, or Manchester NWS
  • Include your full name, postal address and which date you wish to visit (dates shown below) in your email

The first name drawn for each show will win a pair of VIP tickets, with the next four names drawn each receiving a pair of standard tickets. The winners will be notified via the email address used to enter the competition.

Show Details

London, 21st – 23rd February 2014

Venue: London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX

Opening/Closing Times: Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm

Show website

Birmingham, 28th February – 2nd March 2014

Venue: NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Opening/Closing Times: Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm

Show website

Manchester, 15th – 16th March 2014

Venue: Manchester Central, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX

Opening/Closing Times: Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm

Show website

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London ExCel Wedding Show

The London ExCeL Wedding Show is the perfect day out for any bride and her bridal party, and next year it’s celebrating its 10th year.

To celebrate, we’re offering you the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to the show, on either Saturday 11th January or Sunday 12th January 2014.

The London ExCeL Wedding Show will showcase hundreds of products and services, including beautiful bridal dresses, bridesmaid dresses, venues, classic car hire, honeymoon destinations, stationers, florists, tiaras, hair and beauty products and lots, lots more, meaning that this show is a not-to-be-missed day out for anybody who is planning a wedding.

The show will also feature catwalks showcasing the latest bridal wear, occasion wear, groomswear and mother of the bride dresses throughout the day. The catwalk also plays centre stage to a host of professional entertainers, singers and musicians, who will be entertaining the crowds. After a fabulous day of shopping brides and their wedding party will have the chance to relax and unwind with a glass of bubbly in the show’s Champagne bar.

New for 2014 is the Experts Theatre, where wedding experts including wedding planners, designers and hair and beauty specialists will be on hand to offer inspiration, ideas and advice on all aspects of wedding planning.

How to Enter

To enter our competition to win a pair of tickets to the show, simply email competitions@theweddingcommunity.com with ‘London Wedding Show’ in the subject. Please add your full name and postal address in the message.

This prize draw will close on Monday 6th January at 12noon and the winners will be contacted via the email address they enter with.

Good luck everyone!

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