Wedding Inspiration in the UAE and wider region – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and beyond.

Welcome to Bride Club Me
Hello brides, welcome to our website! is the UAE’s premier online information resource, for UAE based brides-to-be and brides from afar looking to get married in Dubai and the surrounding emirates. Have fun browsing our features, chatting on our forum and sourcing suppliers through our ‘Vendor Club’ directory. We hope you enjoy using our site in the lead up to your big day!

The Latest: Articles

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The Latest: Reviews

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Dance For You Review | First Wedding Dance Classes, Dubai

2015-10-08_0002 Dance For You Review I’m the first to admit that I’m not much of a dancer. Well, not in the traditional sense anyway. When I met my husband, he u ... read more. is considered to be the UAE's premier online information resource, an Abu Dhabi and Dubai wedding directory and Dubai wedding blog for all UAE based expat and local brides-to-be and couples getting married in Dubai or within the UAE. It is a support network, forum and community for one of the biggest days of a woman's life. With advice from our carefully selected expert panel, and in partnership with one of the Middle East's first purely online lifestyle media brands, Club Media FZE, we aim to be The No 1 online wedding guide for UAE based expats, locals and couples getting married in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Our site is ♥ MODERN ♥ STYLISH ♥ INTERACTIVE. Our unique element is that we like to add the personal touch and take pleasure in being engaged with our readers. We do not discriminate and welcome brides to-be of all national, ethnic, religious backgrounds and budget ranges. Whether you are bride with an endless budget or a limited one, the fact remains all both brides-to-be have much in common. They share the same anxieties and have the same need for information and inspiration. We have partnered with many leading wedding vendors in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and across the UAE, so we can perfectly match your needs with a suitable vendor.

The Fairy Bride Mother

Rhiannon is on hand personally to help you with your wedding plans and preparations.

Dubai weddings


Abu Dhabi weddings

, weddings across the emirates and destination weddings, we have it covered. Looking for

Bridal Boutiques in Dubai?

Awesome beach wedding venues?

The perfect polo or golf course wedding venue?

Perhaps you need a make-up artist for your wedding in Abu Dhabi? Do you need the perfect wedding stationery supplier in Dubai or maybe you are searching for one of the best wedding planners in Dubai? You can find them all in our Vendor Club Directory. From the top Dubai wedding venues and latest wedding industry news in Dubai and across the UAE, to the best MCs, Djs and Celebrants, Bride Club ME has it all. With informative articles covering a range of topics including the legalities of getting married in the UAE, top places and ideas for proposals in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to numerous real wedding and inspirational photo shoots, Bride Club ME is truly the place to find everything you need to make your wedding in the Middle East the fairytale event you always wished for. Managed by one of Dubai's most recognised wedding experts, Rhiannon Downie, expect bridal beauty advice, wedding fashion features, honeymoon ideas, DIY Tutorials, wedding etiquette advice, top class wedding vendors in the UAE and more on Rhiannon's work has been featured in top global and regional online and offline wedding resources including Style Me Pretty, Aquarius, Time Out amongst others. She also has numerous UAE and regional media industry connections and collaborations featuring top online wedding sites such as Arabia Weddings, My Lovely Wedding and Lace in the Desert. IF you are looking for the leading wedding inspiration site, with numerous real weddings from Western, Arabic, Nigerian, Indian and worldwide brides and grooms, Bride Club ME is the ideal site. You can also find details about the best wedding events across the UAE, many of which Rhiannon will personally be attending and where you can ask her advice directly. With personal contacts from every aspect of weddings in the UAE, from Yacht Hire companies to Floral Suppliers, Event managers in top 5* UAE hotels to the best UAE DJs, MCs and Celebrants, Rhiannon can help you find the right people for your big day. Rhiannon has also written and been featured in multiple features regarding the online media industry in the UAE. If you are looking to potentially contribute to the leading Dubai based and Middle East centric wedding inspiration website, or would like to explore other opportunities in one of the most exciting boutique online lifestyle published in the UAE, please contact her. If you are a Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Middle East based wedding supplier and believe that your products and services are the best in the industry, and would like your work or products featured on Bride Club ME, please check out our 'advertise' section. Rhiannon also runs the Engage Academy, which exists to raise standards in the UAE wedding industry. The Engage Academy runs regular events to help wedding industry professionals improve and promote their services, and also helps people who want to explore careers and business opportunities in the UAE wedding industry. If you would like to start a wedding related business, or would simply like to learn how to style and promote your business's offerings in the best way possible, contact us to learn more. Rhiannon also gives wedding industry specific advertising consultancy and business development advice to UAE wedding industry professionals, helping you grow you business. Bride Club ME is also the best place to advertise your wedding venue, wedding phtography services, wedding flowers or event planning services if you would like to market yourself to a wide range of Arabic, Indian, Western and Asian brides across the entire Middle East. Some of our most popular vendor categories include:

Bridal Beauty Suppliers

who includes SPAs, Hair and makeup artists, Henna Artists, Clinics and more.

Cake and Treat suppliers

, who includes Gourmet popcorn suppliers and some great wedding cake bakers.

Celebrants and Officiants

- for Dubai based wedding officiants and celebrants please contact Rhiannon directly for personal referrals.

Event Caterers

, one of the most important aspects of a wedding for most Grooms!

Wedding Planners

- our team know the best wedding planners in Dubai and the best wedding planners in Abu Dhabi and can assist you in planning your perfect wedding. Bride Club ME also has a growing destination wedding section where we can help you find wedding suppliers in Italy, Cyprus, The UK, Europe and beyond. Wedding planning is one of the more critical parts of planning the perfect wedding and can help take some of the stress away and help you enjoy your prefect wedding. Independent wedding planners can be even more critical when planning a destination wedding as relying on local sources can be risky and result in you booking suppliers who no local wedding planner would ever use. Contact Rio or anyone from the Bride Club ME team when looking for your planner, be it for a wedding in Dubai, wedding in Abu Dhabi, Middle Eastern wedding or even a destination wedding in Europe or the US.


- whether you are looking to honeymoon in Africa, or sit on a beach in the Maldives, Bride Club ME has it covered. We also have some awesome staycations in the UAE for those newly married couples who have either stretched their budget too much already or have limited time available away from work.


- looking for a unique engagement or wedding band in Dubai? BCME can help!

Music & Entertainment

- with DJs and MCs in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Bride Club ME can help you organise your wedding party. With entertainment options including Young Roge, a regular at the Burj Al Arab New Years eve parties, Sister Rock, Nellie Petrova, one of the UAE's best opera singers and Mike Jack, the UAE's leading Michael Jackson impersonator and Dance Instructor, you can be sure your celebrations with go off with a bang!


- We work with the best hotels in the UAE across various budgets, from awesome Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi beach venues to green polo club venues in Dubai. We can also recommend venues across the Middle East and UAE, from Ras Al Khaimah to Bahrain. The brands we work with include The Jumeirah Group, The Address Hotels Group (including The Montgomerie Dubai, the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, The Dubai Marina Yacht Club, The Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Fairmont the Palm, the Intercontinental Festival City and The Address Dubai Mall), The Desert Palm, The Al Maha desert retreat, The St Regis Abu Dhabi and Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, The Saadiyat Beach club, The Conrad Dubai, The Marriott Group including the Courtyard by Marriott Green Community and the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Rhiannon and the Bride Club ME Team can recommend hotels, wedding halls and restaurants to hold your engagement parties, wedding receptions, pre-wedding events and to host your overseas guests across all budgets and across all styles. From Arabic weddings to Western weddings, from bo-ho DIY style weddings to stylized themed weddings, all the inspiration you need, styled shoots and real wedding photos can be found here. Rhiannon can also recommend gorgeous wedding churches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for people looking to complete their wedding legalities in the UAE. With over 3 years experience helping brides in the UAE and Middle East answer questions such as 'Where to get married in the UAE' and 'where can I find a wedding dress in Dubai' - Rhiannon can help you solve your wedding problems.

Wedding Attire

- looking for your perfect wedding dress in Dubai? We know its hard to find your perfect dress, and that the majority of wedding dress boutiques in the UAE seem to tailor to a completely different style. We can assist in helping you find your perfect wedding dress supplier, whether you are looking for a traditionally Arabic style dress or Western dress. We can also assist in helping you buy second hand wedding dresses or sell your wedding dress after your big day. Bride Club ME readers can find out about all the latest wedding dress designer ranges, get exclusive wedding dress discounts and wedding dress packages, find their perfect wedding veil at great prices or even find people looking to sell their preloved wedding dress. Rio also has some helpful tips for bridal necessities such as the best spanx for your wedding and how to stop your heels sinking into the ground during an outdoors grass wedding (Heel Stoppers!) Bride Club ME can also recommend the best places / stores in the Dubai, AbuDhabi and across the UAE to find wedding suits, groomsmen's suits and men's wedding attire.

Wedding Transport

- Looking for a limo for your big day? Bride Club ME can help you find your ideal vehicle, be it a Ferrari, Stretch Hummer or Retro VW Van. If you know someone with a London Black Cab in Dubai, we'd like to hear from you too!

Wedding Concierge and Wedding Planners

- Whether you're looking for a day planner to take the stress off you on your big day, or want to hand over the planning of your entire wedding to someone, Bride Club ME can help. We know the best wedding planners in the UAE for western, arabic (including Persian) and Indian weddings and can connect you with them.

Photographers and Videographers

- From local, talented, independent photographers to industry leading international experts, Bride Club ME has options for all weddings, wherever you may be having it. With experts who travel the world taking photos and videos of destination weddings to local photobooths, Bride Club ME has you covered. Rio can also help with wedding guest book ideas, from traditional wedding guest books to funky alternative wedding guest book ideas.

Wedding Registry and Wedding Gifts

- Bride Club ME can recommend multiple Online and Offline Wedding Registry suppliers, from the awesome MyList in Dubai to Crate and Barrel in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Rhiannon also has ideas and advice on how you can plan your registry for destination weddings, including cash registry ideas, international suppliers or even mixing your wedding registry list to include higher and lower cost items for all guests. The team at Bride Club ME can also advise on where to find wedding souvenirs or wedding favours in Dubai or Abu Dhabi for your guests at different price points. Whether you are an

AbuDhabi Bride


Dubai Bride

, a

Sharjah Bride

or are just looking to get married in either Dubai or AbuDhabi, Bride Club ME can help. With years of experience helping Brides in the UAE plan their fairytale wedding, Bride Club ME can help you with yours! Visit our vendors section if you are looking for something specific, if you cannot find exactly what you're looking for then post up a question in our forums. We wish you the very best of luck with planning your best day and are here if you need a helping hand!