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.eventchicd­ 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.


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. 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.


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.


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!


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!


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!


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.­azofficial


One of the best Bollywood bands in Dubai, this boy-band knows how to keep their audience tapping their feet and dancing till dawn.­iesdxb


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!

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