Fair marks beginning of wedding season
LENT is almost over. If the rains are easing off, can the wedding season be far away?
To help couples prepare for the big event, Wedding and Women’s Fashion Fair 2016 is taking place at Yangon’s Tatmadaw Hall. Daw Wah Wah Win, director of Future Myanmar Creation and organiser of the one-stop services fair, said that wedding fairs have been traditionally held in upscale hotels that don’t always allow everyone to enter.
“This [fair] is open to all,” she said. “Anyone interested in wedding services and products, or who plans to get married, can find out about all the services on offer and can get loads of promotions.”
This is the first such event organised by the company, which opened in June.
Traditional Myanmar wedding dresses, Western dresses, wedding presents and catering services, floral arrangements, the design and printing of invitation cards, and silk and cotton wear for ladies are among the wide range of services on offer at the fair, which closes today.
“We’re here for our wedding, which will be next February,” said Nyein Myat Mon, 25, who came to the fair with his intended.
“This is good for couples like us. We don’t need to go anywhere else. Here, we can look at dresses, makeup and even shoes.”
Bridal and fashion shows feature the latest in traditional and Western styles and women’s fashions created by designers and sponsoring companies. The fair also features entertainment programs. Designer Htay Htay Tin, who works with the Myanmar Fashion Designers Group, is also showing her work and fabrics at the fair.
“In time for the upcoming wedding season, I want to present traditional wedding dresses created with gold embroidery,” said Htay Htay Tin, a fashion designer since 2010. “We’re not planning any big changes in traditional styles and colours. Gold, pink and white are still lucky colours. In fact, I create my dresses in any colour but black.”
From slippers to catering services, the Wedding and Women’s Fashion Fair 2016 has it all.
Couples consult with trade representatives in booths at the Tatmadaw Hall.
Two models sport matching, flashy wedding day outfits.
The decision to hold the event in an event hall –and not, as is customary, in a hotel – is intended to make it more inclusive.
The fair closes this afternoon.
The one-stop shopping experience targets the upcoming wedding season, which will start at the end of Buddhist Lent.