Fair marks be­gin­ning of wed­ding sea­son

The Myanmar Times - - Front Page - NANDAR AUNG nan­da­raung@mm­times.com

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.”

Photos: Aung Min Yezaw

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.

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