A guide to the best wedding vendors.
From planners to artistes, entertainment to designers… Swati Jain gives you a handy guide if you are planning a big wedding
They say it takes a village to raise a child. We are here to tell you that it also takes a village to pull off a wedding. From your trousseau designer to the card designer to entertainment for the guests to caterers – it takes an army of people (and vendors) to pull your big day off. Bringing the best of what Dubai has to offer, we delved knee deep into research.
Raising the bar on the set-up of wedding events, they are one of the best planners in town. Whether it’s a carousel for a bar or table set-ups themed around chandeliers, they bring the quirkiest ideas to life, in the chic-est ways. www.eventchicdesigns.com If it is a truly one-of-a-kind floral dream you are dreaming, don’t look further. Priding themselves on being excellent partners, they can take care of every minute detail. www.carousel.ae
WEDDING CARD DESIGNERS
While giant wedding cards still reign, digital wedding invitations are also becoming a norm. E-vites not only cut down one of the biggest wedding expenses, they are easier to customise and can be easily shared. Uttara adds a touch of traditional and typical art to contemporary digital invites. www.uttarashah.com Investing in the delicate details, The Card Co. are known for their couture designs and stationery. Their exclusive collections, inspired by fashion’s couture collections, encapsulate the fusion of bespoke and luxurious designs. With a team of exceptional graphic designers, their boutique is conveniently located in DIFC.
THE RACK BY KACHINS
Bringing a selection of the finest Indian couturiers and fusion apparel, their team handpick outstanding pieces from designers all over India to offer Dubai a specially curated selection. Designers include Anamika Khanna, Rohil Bal, Gaurav Gupta etc. The Rack by Kachins, Villa No 446, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 2 Ghungat by Shaveta & Anuj brings a range of Indian ethnic wear, with innovative use of traditional crafts, distinctive colors and great fabrics. They customise embroideries, designs and outfits to truly define the bride’s personality!
Ghungat, Street 50B, Cosmos Lane, Meena Bazaar, Bur Dubai Dubai tailoring boutique Stallion Bespoke has become a foremost name in customised luxury men’s wear in the region. Through innovative designs and a fresh perspective on the tailoring ethos, the boutique promises quintessential masterpieces for grooms. Stallion Bespoke, South Ridge Park – Tower 3, Downtown Dubai
A makeup artist who recently launched her own lashes line, beauty magician Nina Ubhi provides picture-perfect makeup services to a very selective clientele. Her meticulous attention to detail and iconic looks have made her extremely popular. email@example.com
MIRA’S BRIDAL STYLING
Known for her bridal mehendi and makeup, Mira is quite in demand in Dubai and often booked quite quickly. Her henna designs are stunning, clean and detailed – exactly what every bride looks for! firstname.lastname@example.org
IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT ESCAPE HUNT
Planning a wedding comes with many questions, including planning fun activities for your guests. Adding a truly riveting experience, you can hire Escape Hunt to add a pop-up to the wedding. The story-line of the escape room can be carefully crafted around the bride and groom’s stories! www.escapehunt.com
FLAIR BARTENDING GO BAR UAE
Flair Bartending shows add to the entertainment of the celebration. The barman show is an orchestrated musical act with complicated flair tricks with a mix of two to five shakers and bottles flying in the air simultaneously to keep guests amazed and entertained! www.gobaruae.com
MUSICIANS SHAHID SHABAZ
Dubai-based ‘Sufi’ and Bollywood singer, Shahid Shabaz is popular in the region. He keeps the audience hooked throughout his performance - channeling all the feelings and emotions - in every song. www.instagram.com/shahidshabazofficial
One of the best Bollywood bands in Dubai, this boy-band knows how to keep their audience tapping their feet and dancing till dawn. www.facebook.com/mashupdiariesdxb
MISCELLANOUS CANVAS & WOOD
There is nothing else like getting married in a fun tipi tent – especially with the year-round sunshine. Canvas & Wood create a fun and distinctive ambience – and can setup anywhere! www.canvas-and-wood.com