Whether you are a bride to be or a wedding supplier, you are probably getting ready for the year ahead; for brides to be getting married in 2019, you have probably started planning your wedding, looking for a wedding venue, a wedding planner, photographer... and more.
As for wedding suppliers, while you are planning to grow your business further in 2019, you may want to consider exhibiting, visiting or attending wedding industry events taking place in the Middle East and Europe.
Wedding shows and events give brides, as well as, wedding suppliers the opportunity to network with each other, get inspiration and learn about the latest products and services available on the market.
It's not always easy to find out what's going around us, and which events are happening where, so we compiled this list of the top wedding shows and bridal fashion events taking place in the first quarter of 2019.
From 11 to 14 January 2019
The Global Wedding Excellence (GWE) Forum and Retreat is a Dubai Tourism initiative aiming to foster excellence in every aspect of wedding planning, and showcasing Dubai as a truly Experiential Destination for Global Destination Weddings. The event will witness over 80 global leaders in the weddings industry who converge in Dubai for an opportunity to experience Dubai's newest and most diverse wedding venues and services. Arabia Weddings is indeed taking part in this event.
From 22 to 25 January 2019
IF WEDDING FASHION IZMIR 2019 is now getting ready for its 13th edition. This specialised business-to-business event welcomed over 23,000 visitors from 70 countries last year. As one of the largest trade fairs in the fashion industry in the region, IF Wedding Fashion Izmir will host regional and international industry professionals looking for the latest in wedding dresses, evening gowns, men suits, children formal attire, fashion accessories and lots more. Arabia Weddings is visiting the event with many of the leading top fashion retailers in the Middle East.
From 6 to 9 February 2019
BRIDE Dubai 2019 will offer a fun, interactive, dynamic and exciting day out that will inspire you as a bride-to-be or fashionably fabulous lady. With expert ambassadors, celebrity designers and a plethora of brands BRIDE Dubai is the main event where you can access your aspirations in the UAE.
BRIDE Dubai brings splendour, grandeur and beauty under one roof. A visit to the event offers a glamorous and indulgent day of fashion, pampering and retail therapy.
BRIDE Dubai 2019 will see a fresh floor plan, inspiring features and exciting exhibitors that ensure your day will be filled to the max. It includes:
Arabia Weddings is a Media Partners with BRIDE Dubai and BRIDE Abu Dhabi. Come and meet us at our stand in BRIDE Dubai.
From 10 to 13 February 2019
The International Weddings Exhibition is a large gathering of weddings and trade professionals in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. The 18th edition is expected to welcome more than 50 exhibiting companies from Saudi Arabia and the region and over 30,000 visitors of both genders. Visitors will be able to see the latest and best products and services provided by leading wedding professionals at Nayyara Banqueting Conferences & Exhibition Center.
Arabia Weddings is a digital Media Partner of the event.
From 23 till 25 March 2019
After a highly successful launch edition of Rome Bridal Week in 2018, United Fairs and its exhibitors are looking forward to a repeat performance in March 2019. Skillfully-curated collections from some of the finest names in bridal will be showcased in Rome, from 23 to 25 March 2019.
There are few cities with the elegance, intimacy and history of Rome, and none could offer so perfect a platform for a vibrant trade event that will draw all sectors of the industry together before an international audience of retail and media.
Every aspect of Rome Bridal Week has been carefully conceived by experts who understand the needs of both exhibitors and show visitors – from the timing, to the staging, to the special features that will make the event exceptional and the experience inspiring.
Top names in the industry – brands that encompass bridalwear, occasionwear, men’s formalwear, childrenswear and accessories – are invited to participate in Rome Bridal Week. The exhibiting criteria is such that retailers can be assured of superb quality and dazzling, innovative design throughout the collections on show. And the best of the best will take to the stage in Rome, in a series of dramatic runway performances which will serve to confirm the forthcoming trends in bridal fashion.
From 24 to 26 of March 2019
London Bridal Fashion Week will unite the world’s leading designers and manufacturers at Excel London in 2018. It will be the destination for shops from across the UK and the first major show in the international bridal buying calendar of 2019.
London Bridal Fashion Week will feature The London Bridal Show, previously staged at Olympia, and the designer-led White Gallery London, previously staged at Battersea Evolution. The event will include the LBW Runway, champagne and cocktail bars, educational content to support successful bridal retail and a series of evening industry events and awards.
Retailers from across the globe come together for 3 days to meet with top designers and manufacturers, view designs for the coming season and create valuable business partnerships.
London Bridal Fashion Week will be held at ExCeL London – an award-winning exhibition venue widely regarded as one of the best in the UK. 10,000 square metres have been secured, making this the largest bridal trade show to ever be held in the city.
Arabia Weddings is a proud Media Partner of the London Bridal Week.
From 14 to 16 March 2019
Saudi Weddings Fair is an exciting event held in Jeddah which houses every single need of brides to be organizing the ever-memorable night. The Show includes a wide range of products and services from haute couture fashion to jewelry and photography, beauty and fitness, hairstyles and cosmetics, perfumery and body care to beauty salons and wellness, beauty products, diamond jewels, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, wedding venues, honeymoon destinations, limousine services, and everything possibly imaginable pertaining to your wedding.
The Saudi Weddings Fair is a ladies only event which will be held at the recently opened Ritz Carlton Jeddah.
Arabia Weddings is a digital Media Partner of the event.
Taking place on 25 of March in Dubai.
To be able to operate as a versatile wedding planner, a wedding professional, service provider or an events specialist nowadays, it’s imperative that you are familiar with wedding traditions and customs of different cultures and nationalities, so you are able to close the deal, meet or exceed your clients’ expectations and expand your business.
Whether you are based in a multi cultural city such as Dubai or meeting international clients at home or abroad, you are bound to deal with clients of different cultures, nationalities and ethnicities. WEDDING BONANZA will help you understand the differences and similarities of multi cultural weddings, and offer you a great opportunity to learn the best practices, as well as, the dos and don'ts of planning a wide variety of weddings, be it Arab weddings, Indian weddings, Turkish, Iranian, European or African weddings.
From 27 to 29 March 2019
The premier business-to-business networking event in the $300 billion global wedding industry, the DWP Congress, organized by Dubai-based QnA Global, has cemented its position as the Best Congress in the World for promoting Destination Wedding Tourism.
Leading the destination wedding industry for over half a decade now, the DWP Congress is an exclusive, ‘by invitation only’ conference that is focused on luxury destination wedding professionals who are looking to collaborate with like-minded connoisseurs in the wedding business to glean fresh perspectives, do business and network with some of the top creative partners and suppliers from all over the world.
More than 500 delegates from over 70 countries are expected to attend the three-day conference which will be held in Dubai’s iconic five-star hotel and luxury resort, Atlantis the Palm.
Arabia Weddings is pleased to be a Media Partner for the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress 2019. Meet us in Dubai!