From the ideal Big Day playlist to the ultimate ring guide, best catering teams and, of course, wow-factor dresses, the spring/summer Emirates Bride issue is the go-to magazine for those getting wed. Discover what else you can expect from the issue…

“Marriage counselling vouchers?” you ask aghast, your eyebrows practically leaping off your face and onto the ceiling in shock.

But far from being a gimmick, or an indulgent new craze, including marriage counselling sessions – or ‘marital enhancement’ meetings on your gift registry is not as bonkers as it sounds. While there may be a certain amount of resistance at first, Elaine Taylor spokesperson for Relate Cambridge, a charity that offers marriage counselling gift vouchers insists, “It’s so much easier to sort things out before a couple gets to the point of no return.” Emirates Bride examines this relationship MOT investment in Mr and Mrs in Training.

Of course, if your prospective partner hasn’t even bothered to propose properly – with a ring worthy of your affections – then no amount of professional help is going to move your relationship on. Or is that an idea firmly stuck in the past? Emirates Bride’s Ring of Change feature asks exactly what the politics of a proposal are in this day and age. And if you remain firmly in the old school camp, then we offer plenty advise on how to steer your man towards finding the perfect ring for your personality type.

You'll want to get married for this Magnolia cake alone

You’ll want to get married for this Magnolia cake alone

There are also all sorts of out of the box catering ideas with unique ideas for weddings feasts, plus pages of the prettiest cakes in town. From real life wedding inspiration to an exclusive interview with wedding dress designer du jour, Jenny Packham, and everything you need to know about getting hitched in the UAE – Emirates Bride not only has it covered, we’ve done so in style.

Jenny Packham in Dubai with a model wearing one of her designs

Jenny Packham in Dubai with a model wearing one of her designs


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