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The 2018 BRIDE Wedding Awards submissions are now CLOSED.  

The shortlist will be announced on 10th January 2018.

The Awards will reveal the very best the UAE Wedding Industry has to offer, with categories covering the key aspects of wedding planning. The Awards are a useful tool to help connect the best suppliers with to-be-brides and grooms, planners and other industry vendors. 

  • Celebrate and honor the exquisite, luxury wedding industry in the UAE
  • Facilitate professional networking among the industry patronage
  • Provide a channel for effective information sharing
  • BRIDE Dubai & Abu Dhabi exhibitors from 2015 to 2018
  • Brides & grooms-to-be
  • Married couples
  • Non exhibitor of BRIDE - $100 fee applies to for non-exhibitors

Shopping for a bridal outfit, the most important outfit of one’s life can be quite daunting. Here is where the Bridal Designers & Boutiques come in play. They’re always striving hard to make this an effortless experience for brides by either helping them to bring their dream dress to life or by customizing outfits to make the bride look her very best on her special day. If you operate a bridal boutique or design your own range of bridalwear you should enter this category.

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Some people come to weddings mainly for the food which makes food a very important part of a wedding. Therefore, this category is for all those professional caterers that provide amazing culinary experiences at weddings. If your catering company creates and serves food to weddings, whether that be in formal three-course meals or any other style, you must enter this category.

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Choosing a wedding cake designer is not exactly a cake walk. If you possess the skill, creativity and patience to bake and design a magical wedding cake which ‘tastes as good as it looks’ – whether it’s traditional or contemporary, whether you use fondant or butter cream, whether it’s a tiered cake or a cupcake tower -  then you must enter this category.

Make-up artists are like Fairy God Mothers; the transformative effect of their work helps make brides look and feel like a million dollars. Whether it is a full face of make-up, or a very natural look the bride-to-be has requested, if you can cater to her requirements, then you fit the criteria to apply for this category. If you specialize in wedding make up only or offer wedding make up as part of your wider beauty business, you should enter this category. If you offer wedding hair and make-up, then you may enter both categories separately.

Weddings are the one occasion when you can’t afford to have a bad hair day. Wedding hair stylists are often the ones who help brides achieve a signature look just perfect to turn heads around by working their magic and creating the perfect hair-do for the brides! If you specialize in wedding hair only or offer wedding hair styling as part of your wider salon business, you should enter this category. If you offer wedding hair and make-up, then you may enter both categories separately.


Planning a wedding involves endless details, deadlines, family drama, and far too often enough stress to make couples want to just elope. This is when Wedding Organizers/Planners come to the couple’s rescue, they work long and hard to help couples bring their dream wedding to life. If you’re one of those Wedding Organizers/Planners, then you should enter this category and have your hard work recognized and rewarded.

The wedding venue may be a very large part of a couple’s wedding budget. This award recognizes venues who not only provide the venue but an all-round service making the wedding planning process as simple and stress free as possible for the couple and their families and most importantly making it worth their money. If you go the extra mile to deliver a seamless service for every couple, and strive hard to pull off all their special requirements to make their special day
as perfect as they had imagined then this category is for you.

One of the toughest decisions for the bride and groom is to choose the photographer/videographer for their wedding day. They want someone who can capture their unique story and the essence of their wedding day; highlighting the best moments. From proposals to pre-wedding shoots and from engagement parties to the grand reception; the photographer/videographer is paramount in capturing each of these special occasions for posterity. If you offer tailored wedding photography/videography experiences to suit any couple’s needs and deliver timeless and beautiful wedding albums, you must apply for this category.

The best way to decorate your wedding venue is of course using beautiful and colorful flowers. But we all know it’s not as easy as it sounds, those stunning center pieces and floral arrangements don’t just happen overnight. It takes a lot of effort, days of preparation and surpassing many hurdles to get the perfect floral fairytale look for your wedding. If you’re responsible for providing wedding flowers in any shape or form, then this is the category for you.

Weddings are generally always fun and wonderful; however, some couples like to go that extra mile and get some exceptional wedding day entertainment for their guests to rave about days after their wedding is over! If you DJ at weddings, or operate a photo booth, run a business that provides entertainment for weddings or basically add the WOW factor to a wedding via an entertaining performance or any other spectacular ways then you need to enter this category.

Couples put in a lot of thought into their Wedding Favors, they love to customize them to assure it is unique and goes perfectly with their wedding theme. If you or your company offer a unique selection of personalized wedding favors to make a couples wedding memorable, then you need to apply to this category.

As much as couple’s dream of the perfect wedding, they hope for an even more perfect honeymoon. After all it is a once in a lifetime experience! Researching trips online is easy and fun, but when it comes to booking their all-important honeymoon, there are tons of reasons why couples prefer working with professionals who can offer them unique package deals and customized itinerary options. If you curate bespoke honeymoon packages which fits a couple’s dreams, style, and budget, then you must apply for this category now.

Every bride knows how important her wedding jewelry can be as a mark of her personality and style. If you or your business designs and makes bridal jewelry or accessories of any kind, then this is the category for you. Tiaras, headdresses, necklaces, bracelets and wedding rings all fit into this category.

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