Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- (Marketwired) -- Creating and organizing a wedding can be a daunting task for any bride. With this in mind, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre is providing brides-to-be of the luxury hotel in Dubai, with advice on turning their wedding day dreams into a reality. Each bride will be offered access to one of the hotel's wedding experts to carefully guide them through every stage of the preparations whilst ensuring no detail is overlooked, to provide a memorable day for the couple and their guests.

Creating a Wedding that Wows:
Tips from Maya Saliba, Weddings Concierge, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC

1. Choose the perfect setting for the perfect day
Start by choosing the wedding venue as this will set the tone and theme for the rest of the wedding. For example, a wedding in a stylish city space such as the Samaya Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, might better lend itself to an elegant, contemporary dress, whilst a flowing bohemian-style outfit may be more appropriate for an alfresco wedding day.

2. Ensure two stand-out moments to remember
Ensure a day to remember with two key stand-out moments that differentiate your wedding from the next. This could be as simple as reading a personalized poem, or serving a bespoke mocktail named in your honor; two talking points should guarantee guests remember your special day over the next.

3. Create a theme and bring it to life
Be it shabby chic or pink and pearls, choose a theme early on and pull it through all the key elements of your wedding; from the dresses and flowers, to the cake and menus, ensuring consistency in look and feel. Visit the Ritz-Carlton's 'I do' pin board on Pinterest for some inspiration:

4. Personal touches add personality
Don't be afraid to ask your venue for help with personal touches; they are there to help. For example, at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, we offer a service to all our brides called 'Crafted with Love'. Our Pastry Chef creates a miniature version of the wedding cake before the real thing to ensure every detail is as the couple envisaged, and any personal requests can be accommodated, however small and intricate.

5. Savor every second
When the day arrives, remember it's your day. Every hour or so, take a moment with your groom, or your mum or best friend at a ladies wedding, simply to take it all in, and ensure the memories stay with you well beyond the big day.

Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC

The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC is able to accommodate both intimate celebrations and large scale weddings in Dubai, thanks to its expansive ballroom and stunning outdoor terraces. At the heart of the hotel is the impressive Samaya Ballroom, an opulent space that can host up to 900 banquet guests or 1,300 reception guests. Located on the ground floor, its separate driveway and entrance guarantee the utmost privacy and a heightened sense of occasion.

Alternatively, two alfresco terraces offer a lush urban oasis, perfect for smaller celebrations. The Terrace can accommodate up to 240 guests, whilst the magical Sunken Garden, surrounded by a serene landscape of palm trees and a dramatic water fountain, is the perfect option for a cocktail reception or intimate banquet.

For more information on weddings at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC or to speak to a wedding expert, please call +971 4 372 2628.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 86 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

Hannah George 
Email Contact
Director of Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC 
+971 (0) 55 300 4620  


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