The wait is over for thousands of breathless bridal couples as one of Scotland’s biggest wedding exhibitions finally returns to Aberdeen’s P&J Live on March 5th & 6th 2022.
After more than two years of pandemic restrictions on weddings and celebrations, the Your Wedding Exhibition is once more welcoming eager brides and grooms, keen to discover what’s new in the world of weddings.
Over 120 exhibitors will come together over two days at the P&J Live to provide inspiration and expert advice to everyone looking to tie the knot.
From bagpipes to bands, buttonholes to balloons, the weekend is shaping up to be a wedding idea wonderland.
Romance and glamour
Representatives from the region’s leading wedding venues are on hand to show how they bring the big day to life, while live streaming experts can help make faraway friends part of the big day.
Couples might be thinking of a traditional fairytale wedding in an historic castle or planning a more relaxed and unusual event with petting zoos and pinatas.
Quirky cars and creative camerawork are there to be discovered, alongside delicious tiered cakes and beautiful bouquets.
The romance and glamour of the occasion are captured in the twice-daily fashions shows, expertly choreographed to showcase ideas and inspiration for that stylish ensemble.
With natural nude palettes and two-piece wedding dresses predicted to be some of the 2022 trends, the 45-minute shows will feature outfits for the whole wedding party.
Face to face
Before Covid, there were over 26,000 marriage ceremonies in Scotland annually, with around 3,500 in the North-east alone. With many couples having chosen to delay their big day in the last couple of years, it’s estimated that there are now over 6,000 waiting to get hitched.
Simon Morgan, director of Your Wedding Exhibition, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Your Wedding Exhibition is back, as its return has been so eagerly anticipated.
“So many couples have had their dream day put on hold in the last couple of years that there is pent-up demand that I haven’t seen before in our 25 years of organising this event.
“It’s also good news for the local economy, with a high profile event in the P&J Live calendar once again.
“Even though the wedding industry struggled to operate in the face of challenging restrictions, I’m pleased to see several businesses at the exhibition that established themselves during lockdown.
“Our own activities moved online during the pandemic but there really is no substitute for being able to see, hear and experience in the real world the amazing services on offer.
“We’re showcasing the best the region has to offer, allowing couples to discover specialist suppliers they might never otherwise come across, and the best thing is that they’re all in one place.
“Here, they can speak to the largest collection of quality wedding suppliers face-to-face and make sure those dreams do come true.”
Claire-Lena Miller-Davies, Exhibition Sales Manager at P&J Live says: "The wedding industry has taken quite a hit over the past 18 months, so it's fantastic to see new and rearranged weddings being given the go-ahead. With such a wide range of exhibitors and daily fashion shows, YWE is always a popular choice and we're really looking forward to welcoming the exhibition back to P&J Live."
Your Wedding Exhibition is being held at the P&J Live on the 5 & 6 March, 2022, free parking included in the ticket price. More details on the exhibition can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I buy a VIP View Bar Upgrade?
You can purchase a VIP View Bar Upgrade to selected events here. It includes early access, fast-track entry, complimentary drink on arrival and access to the View Bar before, during and post-show.
- How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?
P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.
- How do I register for access to venue presale?
For certain events, venue presale tickets might be on offer. This means you'll be access tickets before they go on general sale.
To gain access to our exclusive venue presale, sign up to our newsletterhere and we will send you an email with the presale link for tickets go on general sale!
- How can I book a table at 195 Bar & Grill?
Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.
- Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?
There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.