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The Bride Guide: Planning your dream wedding in Bahrain

We know just how much time and energy goes into planning every detail of a wedding and we are absolutely thrilled to be a part of it. Bahrain Confidential’s wedding guide is crafted with a goal to provide valuable information to help you prepare for your special day.

How to choose your wedding vendors?

Compatibility is the key. When it comes to picking the right wedding vendors it’s important to make sure you are choosing the right ones for you! Whether it’s florists, photographers, wardrobe, or caterers, there are some some standard tips for making good vendor decisions. Here are some of them:

  • Know what your priorities are and do your research.
  • Don’t overlook word of mouth and ask your friends! Referrals are some of the best ways to find great vendors.
  • Take advantage of social media. Look at the comments and reviews on your prospects’ pages to see how other couples felt about their services.
  • Focus on chemistry first. Look for vendors who share your vision.
  • Don’t rush your decision and evaluate each candidate based on your notes.
  • Trust your gut and don’t overwhelm yourself.

Bridal Gown Design

From traditional ball gowns to lace jumpsuits, there’s a look for every kind of bride. Find your perfect match with Bahrain’s array of talented designers and bridal boutiques.

Anmar Couture

Anmar Couture produces evening dresses, bridal dresses and ready-to-wear gowns for any occasions. At Anmar, Adeeba Al Khan transforms her fine designs into beautiful creations for ladies.

IG: @anmarcouture

Bridal Belle Boutique

Bridal Belle Boutique by Basma Al Alawi is made for “those who deserve the best wedding dress ever”. The boutique creates trendy gown styles for the bride and her entourage.

IG: @bridalbelle

Impratora Palace

Founded in 2010, Impratora Palace has been offering all kinds of wedding gowns designed by Fatima Muhanna. From traditional kaftans to modern styled dresses, brides will be spoilt for choices. There is an option to buy or have the gowns rented; the designs can be made from Impratora’s own fabrics or the customers can bring their own.

IG @impratorapalace | impratorawedding.com

Incanto

INCANTO was founded in 2009. It’s a boutique connecting the finest international fashion designers and providing unique fashion pieces that suit every elegant lady.

IG: @incanto_boutique

Malikan Bridal Atelier

To make each bride unique – that’s what Malikan Bridal Atelier aims to provide to its customers. Malikan offers custom-made dresses and more for over 27 years in Bahrain.

IG: @malikanshop

Floral Design

If you’re getting married anytime soon, there’s no doubt you’ll be taking note of every little detail you see during this year’s wedding season. Influenced by the seasons, design styles, and personal preferences, wedding bouquet trends are ever-changing. From fern-covered chandeliers to wild vine bouquets, here’s where to get them!

Alia Flowers

Alia Flowers a family-owned business with almost 40 years’ expertise in the industry and is certainly the place to go for all of your event’s staging requirements.

IG: @aliaflowers

Fleur

Fleur is dedicated to making every moment special and memorable by offering a wide array of beautiful blooms and more.

@fleurbahrain

Lalabella

LalaBella is translation for passion, luxury and elegance in a creative way. It is a one-stop-shop for bespoke floral arrangements, gift items and chocolates.

@lalabellabh

La Marquise

La Marquise Chocolates and Floral art was established in 2002. The shop imports luxurious chocolates and fresh flowers which are very unique in color and quality.

@lamarquisebh

Leaves

Leaves Chocolates & Events is a Bahraini brand that provides luxury chocolates, floral and event planning. Leaves is a one-stop shop, able to provide the complete wedding experience from concept to realization.

@leavesbahrain

Maison des Fleurs

“At Maison des Fleurs, we strive for perfection in everything we do” – from elegant bouquets, sweet centerpieces and captivating floral displays to retail stores, corporate floral arrangements and spectacular floral displays for weddings and other events.

@maisondesfleursofficial

Cake Design

Here’s our rundown of some of the key wedding cake trends that we think brides and grooms will be selection in 2020 and beyond!

  • Palette Painted Cakes – These buttercream cakes are colorful and beautiful!
  •  Geometric Cakes – Irresistible geometric cakes will run the town!
  • Cake stacks – Stacking your favorite treat is also trendy!

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Cake Boutique

Cake Boutique is an avant-garde cake shop offering cakes, pastries, cookies and a huge selection of traditional Arabic desserts. The boutique has a goal to making every celebration unforgettable.

@cakeboutiquebh

Haute Cupcakes

Haute Cupcake is a unique cupcake cafe concept, located in Bahrain in the buzzing Seef District. The shop also does customized cakes and cupcakes for different occasions.

@hautecupcakesbh

Accessory Trends

Bolder, more statement bridal jewellery pieces are making their mark on the runways. Whether you opt to choose the more daring style for the reception and keep the classic timeless bridal jewellery pieces for the ceremony and photos, here are some inspirations for you!

Bold Headbands

These big and bold headbands can instantly elevate any wedding hairstyle into something cool and unforgettable.

Hats

Hats off to this fashion forward trend!

Pretty Hair Clips

Headbands weren’t the only hair accessory trend to make its marks.

Statement Earrings

Bold and striking earrings are taking center stage!

Tips on Choosing a Photographer

Glenn Dulay
  • Know what style you like and have a visual idea on how you want your photos to look like.
  • Set up interviews and see a few wedding albums.
  • Know your venue and consider the photographer’s specialties. If you’re getting married in a dimly lit room, then your photographer should be someone who handles that ambiance well.
  • Make sure your personalities mesh.
  • Prep together for the day of the wedding.

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