|01 December, 2019

UAE's Emaar reveals top wedding trends for 2020

From indoor and outdoor venues, fountains and fairway views, to modern and traditional settings, Emaar Hospitality Group offers more than 40 venues

Image used for illustrative purpose. Emaar Hospitality Group launches panoramic, 360 virtual tours of its hotels in Dubai at Palace Downtown. Image for illustrative purpose.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Emaar Hospitality Group launches panoramic, 360 virtual tours of its hotels in Dubai at Palace Downtown. Image for illustrative purpose.

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The year is almost over, and couples planning their nuptials in 2020 are thinking ahead to their big day. For wedding inspiration, there are endless options to personalize every aspect of the occasion with unique and memorable touches that reflect the couple’s personal taste and style.

But where to start? From indoor and outdoor venues, fountains and fairway views, to modern and traditional settings, Emaar Hospitality Group offers more than 40 venues across its 14 hotels, golf and polo clubs in the UAE. Its team of wedding planners and chefs across the Address Hotels + Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts and leisure facilities have planned every kind of wedding imaginable.

“Planning the perfect wedding day is an exciting adventure for newly engaged couples. Some have a clear vision of exactly what they desire; for others, the day is a blank canvas ready to be filled. There are numerous blogs and magazines to read and a wish-list of venues to work through. Often though, the sheer wealth of information and choice can be overwhelming. Our team understands this and works with couples to ensure their day is everything they wished for and more,” said Alma Au Yeung, corporate director strategic projects and partnerships at Emaar Hospitality Group.

Here are Emaar’s top 10 picks to consider for an unforgettable wedding in 2020:

Creative food stations: Couples are seeking quirky live cooking stations and creative food displays, keen to share a selection of their favorite home-country dishes with their friends and family.

Environment-friendly weddings: Couples are increasingly looking to go green wherever they can, using locally sourced foods and recyclable materials, as well as looking at ways to extend the life of décor.

Statement wedding cakes: A wedding cake continues to form the centerpiece of wedding receptions. Next year will see the trend for cakes inspired by couture wedding gowns, while those tired of traditional white will be emboldened to go for something more personal.

The great outdoors: There’s something so effortlessly romantic about an alfresco wedding that it will never go out of style.

Perfect projections: Video mapping is the latest digital technology trend weaving its way into the world of weddings. From projections of flowers and forests to sunshine and stars, couples can pick the backdrop of their choice.

Auspicious dates: It is expected that there will be huge demand for weddings on 02.02.2020, as well as 20.02.20, 01.01.20, 01.10.20 and 20.10.20.

All that glitters: Shades of blush, nude and rose combined with white, ivory and cream are classic and remain popular going into 2020. Metallic hues will have a resurgence.

The Instagram moment: Wedding photography has become a trend all in itself and couples are increasingly choosing venues based on their Instagram vision.

Destination weddings: The year 2020 will see more people choose a wedding staycation, gathering their guests together in one special location for a weekend-long celebration.

Unique experiences: Couples are seeking a celebration that is unique to them — a wedding that showcases their love story and enables them to create memories they will treasure forever.

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