From your engagement party to the rehearsal dinner, hen party dresses to an all-new honeymoon wardrobe - getting married is the perfect excuse for a shopping extravaganza!

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That's why we've teamed up with hot high street brand French Connection for two exclusive shopping evenings - with 20 per cent off your purchase on the night. Not only can you shop the label's fresh Spring/Summer collections, but discover their new premium range of luxury occasion wear, which injects that grown-up glamour you want for your look to say 'soon-to-be mrs'.

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As if that's not enough, there will be a host of other treats: complimentary bubbly, beauty and hair advice and treats, as well as styling tips from the Brides team to make sure you a looking gorgeous from heat to toe.

Plus, spend £100 on the night and you'll receive a French Connection goody bag packet with gifts - as if you need any more excuses to shop!

Tickets are free but register online at frenchconnection.com/brides fast as places will be snapped up for this fashion-fabulous event!

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Reader Event; Thursday 3 May 2012; French Connection London Regent Street and Manchester Exchange Square; register at www.frenchconnection.com/brides