Since I started blogging here in April of 2012, and since I launched Bride Club ME in November 2012, I have worked tirelessly to promote Bride Club ME and support both our advertisers and readers. Now, in 2014, I am delighted to share with you some of our vendor club member and reader testimonials.

With a 70% renewal rate in 2014 from our vendors,  we are genuinely connecting engaged couples with wedding professionals here in the UAE and abroad.  Kind words like those below, are what keeps driving me to be keep Bride Club ME as one of the best on line wedding inspiration websites for brides in the region, with a friendly and personal touch.


Starting a business can be a very scary venture for anyone. Finding a unique avenue like BrideClubME to properly market your services and/or products with such a high level of personal support, I finally felt some relief. I want to personally thank you for the idea to host an event for planners in my shop to showcase our products and services along with how they can be used for all types of celebrations. We were so happy to secure our first order from that event just the day after. Thank you again!


Sunny Landeros – Managing Director of Sunny’s POP

“We were introduced to Bride Club ME just a few months after we had set up our company and were in the process of deciding on the best strategy to take our new business to market. We found Rio’s marketing strategy, creativity and vision for the future of her company refreshing, and decided to list with them. Hands down, one of the best marketing decisions we made, especially for a start-up company.

We have had so many referrals of business through BCME, that it has become one of our core sources of business. On top of that, Rio’s creativity and passion for giving her readers a new and unique twist on a wedding blog means that we have been involved in a number of exquisitely styled shoots that have given us a quality of additional portfolio images and a network of vendor partners that puts us leagues ahead of our competitors.

Suffice to say that we are extremely happy that we listed with BCME and have just renewed for another year. We’re confident that it’s a partnership that will stand the test of time, and with Rio at the helm of BCME, we’re sure that the site will steam ahead full speed on its path to complete UAE wedding-blog domination!”


Dal Haleem – MUA & Co-Founder of Make-Up by Dee & Dal

Two years ago I met Rio via her Bride Club ME Facebook page. Her honest, down-to-earth Facebook posts captured my attention. This gave me an idea – what if I sent her a link to our wedding video works to get some of her honest feedback?  After a few minutes I got a Facebook notification, Rio had sent me a message. She fell in love with the video and specifically our video style. Rio had been looking for videographers here in Dubai for her upcoming wedding, our candid western style of wedding video was just what she wanted. From there, we created a rapport, and we (Morning Jacket Films) have so far provided videography productions for her business Bride Club ME too.

Rio carefully researches and selects the companies she works with, not everyone meets Rio’s strict standards to make it onto the Bride Club ME vendor list – so brides can rest assured they will deal with only the best in the UAE. She always put her heart into every detail on every project she’s handling – she’s a creative and visionary individual. The best thing about Rio is once she believes on a product or service, she will support and bring your company forward without a doubt. Bride Club ME’s future is bright, promising and committed to rhe industry. Morning Jacket Films have had enquiries from being featured on BCME and via Rio’s personal referrals, we have had business as a result of associating ourselves with BCME and Rio.

In November 2013, we (Morning Jacket Films) were honoured to be given the opportunity to film Rio and Adam’s wedding at Desert Palm Dubai, and despite the rain, the wedding went smoothly and was a great day enjoyed by all.


Derick Tadeo – Founder / Lead Wedding Videographer & Editor – Morning Jacket Films 

Bride Club Me has been great to work with. Rio in particular, is very energetic and knowledgeable about the wedding industry . I am very happy to work with BCME, for they have provided our CONTESSA  with some of our highest quality customers, have  enhanced our company image and have added valued exposure to our campaigns. We are glad to have been working and advertising with  Bride Club Me for the past 2 years. Finally we wish BCME all the best in terms of business and expansion.

Mohammed Al-Haj – CEO & Founder of CONTESSA, Dubai

“Several brides have been in touch to book me for their wedding day after seeing me listed on BrideclubME in 2013. Since I tend to get booked 6-12 months before a wedding, I’ve only been able to DJ for a few of these couples. In 2014 I have already booked 4 weddings through Bride Club ME, and a fifth is on its way. I’ve found the BrideclubME team to be professional, knowledgeable and dynamic. If like me, you’re looking to provide products or services for a couple’s wedding day, BrideclubME is the only ‘targeted’ media I’m aware of – I’m thrilled to be associated with BrideclubME”

Sister Rock – DJ to rock stars, brides/grooms and royalty

“Bride Club has been a key factor in the growth of our business over the last year, and we have received lots of enquiries and clients as a direct result of being listing on the site. Rio, Bride Club ME’s founder, has shown great support since we joined and I feel she has created a great network for like-minded businesses to come together. We’ve connected with other vendors in the wedding industry too and it’s been a great platform for us to connect with brides within the UAE. I love the personal touch Rio and her team puts to the site and we love being part of the BCME family! :)”


Barbaranne – Designer and founder of Moirai Style.

“It is wonderful to be listed on www.brideclubme.com. This is my second year with them and they are steadily growing which means, as a vendor, I am getting more reach and more visibility. Rio, the founder of Bride Club ME and her team are all really sweet and always willing to assist. They puts their vendors interests first and always recommend their vendors to the brides. I have got plenty of business through www.brideclubme.com. Also the BrideClubMe ladies nights are super fun, and as a wedding vendor, I get to meet brides and other peers from the industry. Thank you Rio and Bride Club ME for all your support and I look forward to working with you on many projects to come.”


Ritu, Wedding stationery designer and Founder of Creative Box.



Pre-launch testimonial: “I love logging onto the BrideClubME Facebook page and  to check out quirky, fun and inspirational ideas as well as all the info on local suppliers.  I’m really looking forward to the website launch in November 2012 and reading about more great wedding ideas

Camilla Hassan – Bride Club ME Reader

“I’m not sure if you remember me but I spoke to a member of your team a while back asking for recommendations for Wedding Suppliers. Rio, Your blog www.expatbride.com and website www.Brideclubme.com have been such a huge help to me, especially being new to Dubai, so thank you so much!  We used quite a few of your listed suppliers, and I will be sharing our photos from Goldfish Photography with you very soon”>

Caroline – Bride Club ME & Expat Bride Reader

“Bride Club ME, you are a God send! I have followed your website for some time now, finding your words of wisdom, tips and advice extremely helpful! We have started to use the vendor Club section of your website to find suppliers, and we are already working with Julie from studio sol, who is designing our invites, she’s great! Thanks ever so much!”

Toyin Oluwa – Bride Club ME Reader

“Thank you for a great ‘Bride-to-be’ ladies night event! It was great to meet team Bride Club ME, and we had a lovely evening – Thanks again Rio xx”

Lisa Flanigan – Bride Club ME reader and attendee of our BCME Ladies night for brides

“I couldn’t be happier and more grateful to have found Bride Club ME through the course of our planning. It has been a go to resource for me. From inspiration boards, to special features on swoon-worthy real weddings, from informative articles & bridal tips to the latest wedding trends; from trusted vendors to just about anything and everything wedding! I love their DIY section and their Vendor Directory! It has helped me a lot in finding my DIY materials in Dubai. Plus to make your planning even more fun, they always come up with exciting competitions with awesome prizes! It’s wedding communities like these that truly make the whole wedding planning so much more enjoyable! Thank you so much, Bride Club ME”.

Grey Alkonga – Bride Club ME & Expat Bride Reader

When we started the planning of the wedding, your website www.brideclubme.com, was the first thing I came across in Dubai, and has helped us out so much in terms of planning a wedding in Dubai, all the way from the UK! Thank you for that and keep up the good work.

Ahmed Patel – Bride Club ME reader (Planning his friends wedding in Dubai/Aug 2014)

More testimonials on the way,  as they are received 🙂