Nowadays, destination weddings have increased in popularity. This is in order to have a wonderful experience. Dubai is an exotic location for planning a wedding. From research, it is the best in Middle East and Africa. It is challenging to plan a wedding in Dubai. Below are a few factors to consider when planning for a Dubai wedding.
The first thing you need to do is to research. Only legal residents are allowed to get married in Dubai. Reason being there is a lot of paperwork to do. This can take one to three months just to process. For couples who do not reside in Dubai, most of them just do symbolic ceremonies. This means that you will first get married at your home country before considering to go to Dubai.
Secondly, you need to know a little about the Dubai culture. One of the main contributors of the economy in Dubai is tourism. They welcome visitors from all over the world. They are Muslims so you need to have respect for their culture. Public display of affection such as kissing is considered offensive and can even lead to arrest. Women are not allowed to dress inappropriately or travel on their own at night. Also, alcohol laws are strictly enforced.
Thirdly, you need to estimate your costs. Averagely, it can cost you from $18, 0000 to $136, 000. However, if you have a savvy planner and a small guest list, the price can go to even under $30,000. For couples who love an extravagant wedding, the costs could run to millions of dollars. You need to start planning ahead of your guest. Make sure you send your guests an invitation at least a year in advance. This way they will have enough time to book flights and plan the trip. It would also be helpful to include the location of the wedding to help during preparation.
Fourthly, it is wise to hire a wedding planner. Choose a wedding planner who knows Dubai well. If you want an ultimate dream wedding, a team in Dubai will help you live your dream. You can keep in touch from across the world. This way you will be updated regularly. Choose a planner who is experienced. Tis way you will be comfortable during the entire planning process
It is also advisable to know what is a normal wedding day is like in Dubai. You can use the internet t o find this information. References are also helpful at giving out credible information. You will get to know what are the do’s and don’t’s. A destination wedding takes a lot of your significant time and effort.