Top Tips from a Bride To-Be | Introducing Camilla Hassan
Top Tips from a Bride To-Be
Here at Bride Club ME, we bring you tips and advice from ‘expert’ professionals in the wedding industry field. However, experts come in the form of militantly organised ‘brides to-be’ too, who also have a flair for writing. We have had a lot of requests from some of our readers to contribute to our website, until now we haven’t really known how to place these features or blog posts. After some deliberation, we have decided to introduce ‘Top Tips from a bride to-be’ blog post contributions on a rotating basis.
Camilla’s blog posts will appear on our website on a weekly basis until she is married. So, please allow us to introduce you to our first genuine Dubai based ‘Bride to-be’ guest blogger, Camilla Hassan, 31, originally from London, England. Camilla has already contributed a few articles to us and we are excited to see what else she has in store.
Why did you ask Bride Club ME if you could guest blog on our site?
Firstly, I’m a huge fan of the website, it has helped me during my planning. I have learnt so much through the process of planning my wedding and would love to share these tips and bits of advice with your readers, whether it’s welcome bag ideas or organisational tips. I’ve made a few mistakes along the way too, so I’d like to forewarn other brides about these.
What is your day job?
I work as a Business Development Manager for Souq.com
Have you written for magazines or websites before?
I’ve written a few articles for Mother, Baby and Child Magazine
When is your big day and how are you feeling?
My wedding is in less than 3 months and I’m starting to feel the stress. Most things are organised, however, I am nervous as there are so many overseas guests so I feel responsible for making sure everyone has a great time. Overall I am really looking forward to it.
Where are you getting married?
Our venue is the Park Hyatt, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Do you have a theme planned?
The ceremony will be by the beach and I wanted a fresh, relaxed theme, with nothing too formal. We have chosen whites and blues as our colour scheme, and a BBQ for our wedding meal
So far, what have you enjoyed the most and least during the planning process?
I am quite an organised person, so the actual planning hasn’t been too bad. I enjoyed the tastings and seeing my vision come to life at the resort. My event planner, Clementine, at the Park Hyatt has been amazing and full of ideas. My least favourite part so far was learning our honeymoon travel agent had gone out of business and we lost our deposit.
What are you ‘top three tips’ for our readers
>Set a budget. You will be surprised at how much things can add up. It doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful day, but there are lots of ways to save money, which I will share in one of my articles.
>Secondly enlist your bridesmaids for help. My Maid of Honour in the UK did her part by sending me a huge list of confetti options, while my Dubai-based maids came on site visits and asked lots of questions that didn’t occur to me! ?
>Finally, enjoy the day. As much as it might feel stressful, my one aim is to have fun at my wedding. By the time the day comes round I won’t care if things don’t quite match or someone’s name is spelled wrong on the place tags, hopefully my guests won’t either and will get into the spirit of the occasion.
Why do you think your blog contributions can help our readers?
I want to share everything I have learned throughout the process and offer ideas. There are so many options, yet you only get one wedding day. So while I couldn’t implement all my ideas, perhaps other brides might find them useful. Thank you Camilla. We can’t wait to read your posts on www.brideclubme.com