Edinburgh’s Walking Wedding Fair is returning to the Old Town on Saturday 8th April

Attending wedding exhibitions and events can start to feel a bit monotonous if your diary’s packed with them week after week. For a change of pace, take in the fresh air at the Walking Wedding Fair in Edinburgh’s Old Town on Saturday 8th April.

The area’s best in bridal will be participating and a handy map will even guide you on your way. There’ll be free fashion shows at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel and an additional show at Grassmarket Square at 1.30pm. On the runway will be tailoring by Walker Slater, bridalwear by RowanJoy and vintage clothing and accessories from Armstrongs Vintage Emporium and Godiva Boutique. Completing the ensembles will be accessories and hats by Fabhatrix and Purple Glamour.

Keep your eyes peeled for exclusive offers and freebies from the shops taking part, and don’t worry about all that strolling leaving you parched – there’ll be plenty of opportunity to hydrate with some bubbly along the way. You also won’t want to miss entertainment from street theatre group Creative Electric and live music performed by Wakefield Grammar School Senior Concert Band in Grassmarket Square throughout the day.

Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District project manager Norrie Stewart says: “We want to offer an exclusive, yet alternative wedding fair that’s very different to all the rest. We can show brides- and grooms-to-be how they can make their special day that little bit more memorable with one-off finds that they just won’t see anywhere else.

“As well as discovering the many wonderful independent boutiques offering some of the most unique wedding supplies, visitors can also indulge in the many cafes, pubs and restaurants in the area. With wedding-themed fashion shows, entertainment and pop-up exhibitions, the Walking Wedding Fair is a must for those planning their big day.”

The Walking Wedding Fair is open between 11am-5pm, and fashion shows take place in the Heights Restaurant in the Apex Grassmarket Hotel at 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Free maps are available from selected Greater Grassmarket shops.