Who are we?

Who We Are

Founded by Rhiannon Downie, a Dubai based wedding industry blogger, speaker and consultant, Brideclubme.com is the UAE’s premier online information resource, for brides-to-be. It is a support network, forum and community for one of the biggest days of a woman’s life. The website is also fully translatable into the Arabic language.


Bride Club ME also offers the UAE’s only community for wedding vendors The Engage Academy. At ‘The Engage Academy’ we hold regular industry workshops & networking events. Vendors in attendance must be open to feedback, to exploring collaborative creativity and they must be dedicated to taking their business to the next level. 

With advice from our carefully selected expert panel and valued ‘Vendor Club’ members, Bride Club ME is the UAE’s leading online wedding guide for brides and grooms to-be getting married in the UAE.

We Offer

  • Informative and inspirational content on a daily basis.
  • A full and comprehensive list of reputable wedding suppliers in the UAE and abroad.
  • Regular REAL wedding features, highlighting the stunning work of some of the UAE’s best wedding photographers, in addition to featuring the work of international wedding photographers.
  • Styled wedding, engagement and honeymoon photo-shoots with our wonderful vendor club family.
  • Regular sweepstakes & Competitions.
  • An interactive forum, where brides can also post items from their wedding to re-sell and post topics of interest.
  • An events calender where both brides and wedding vendors can keep up to date with the latest industry events, aswell as our own boutique events.
  • Expert wedding planning advice from our vendor club members.

Our site is MODERN STYLISH INTERACTIVE. Our unique element is that we like to add the personal touch and take pleasure in engaging with our readers. Not only do we bring our readers informative content, supplier contacts and inspiration, we also run boutique industry events and create our very own, beautifully styled ‘wedding’ photo-shoots (example below).


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 that 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 wedding professionals in the UAE, so we can perfectly match your needs with a suitable vendor.

Our Mission

Here at the Bride Club ME HQ, our mission is to help educate and inspire UAE based brides to-be in their wedding planning process, in addition to inspiring international brides looking to make the UAE their destination wedding or honeymoon location of choice. From the legalities of getting married, a full directory of high quality wedding suppliers, through to the latest wedding fashion trends, we have it covered.

Our founder, Rhiannon Downie (Rio), is an expert in her field and also has the hindsight of having been a Dubai based bride herself, planning her wedding. She writes most of the content you read on this site and adds a personal touch, loved and appreciated by vendors and brides alike.

Bride Club ME aim’s to continue bringing fun, unique and intimate wedding inspiration events to our readers and vendors alike, and our founder ‘Rio’ wishes you all the best in your planning journey.

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