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A New Video Section on Arabia Weddings

Amman, 16 May 2012. Arabia Weddings, Jordan-based bilingual wedding planning platform, launched a video gallery today on both its Arabic and English interfaces. The video gallery covers a wide array of topics that aim to teach, inspire and entertain brides and grooms-to-be in the  Middle East  while planning their wedding.

 

The ‘How to’ section aggregates videos that show brides-to-be, primarily, how to, for example, make home-made facial masks, apply make-up, arrange a bridal bouquet, or prepare simple dishes that can be used for pre-wedding parties. The ‘Marry Me’ album includes videos of creative marriage proposals, while the ‘Wedding LOLs’ section, compiles funny wedding moments, dances, blunders and bloopers from around the world. In the fourth video album, ‘Wedding Movies’, Arabia Weddings features movie trailers and wedding segments from famous movies that brides & grooms-to-be will enjoy watching during their engagement period. The video gallery will continuously be updated with new content aggregated from various sources including Jordan’s two new startups zaytouneh.com and ekeif.com.

 

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Arabia Weddings was established in Amman – Jordan in September 2011 with a vision to become the leading bilingual wedding planning website in the Arab world.  Arabia Weddings addresses a growing need felt by engaged couples across the region while planning for their Big Day, as presently, the process of finding and booking suitable service providers and seeking advice to help them plan their wedding is too stressful; time consuming; frustrating, confusing and costly. Supported by Oasis 500, the MENA region’s premier seed investment accelerator for the ICT and digital media sectorsArabia Weddings’ one stop online platform offers a wide range of benefits, valuable content, innovative planning tools and great money-saving deals that every bride and groom-to-be from the Arab world could benefit from.

 

 

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12 Facts about Wedding Planning in Jordan

Arabia Weddings conducted a wedding planning survey in November 2011 in Jordan which revealed interesting fact about wedding planning in Jordan. Here are some of them:

1) 50% of all weddings in Jordan take place at 4 and 5-star hotels, while 28% are held at wedding halls and 16% at clubs and restaurants.

2) Nearly half of weddings in Jordan (48%) invite 200 to 300 guests, while a quarter of all weddings in the Kingdom (25%) invite 300 to 400 guests.

3) 81% of engaged couples set a wedding budget; 53% of whom end up overspending.

4) Average wedding spending in Jordan including engagement rings and honeymoons was found to be as follows: 30% spend between JD 10,000 to JD 15,000, 23% spend between JD 5,000 and JD 10,000, 16% spend between JD 15,000 and JD 20,000, 9.5% between JD 20,000 and JD 25,000 and 9.5% between JD 25,000 and JD 40,000. 5% spend over JD 40,000. (JD1 = $1.4)

5) Nearly 32% of marriages have an engagement period of over a year.

6) Most weddings in Jordan are planned within 3 to 9 months (55%), with 32% of engaged couples plan their wedding in less than 3 months.

7) Over 63% of couples don’t use wedding planners. Many (38%) attribute that to cost while others (36%) find it unnecessary.

8) The most favorite part of wedding planning is wedding dress shopping and honeymoon planning, followed by the selection of entertainment and music, flowers and pre-wedding parties.

9) The most critical elements in wedding planning are makeup and hairstyles of the bride, as well as, honeymoon planning, followed by the wedding dress and photo and video services.

10) The least critical elements of wedding planning in Jordan are having a wedding planner and the pre-wedding parties.

11) Over 47% of brides and grooms in Jordan use the Internet as their primary source of inspiration for their wedding, followed by 24% who identified their friends as their source of inspiration.

12) 23% of brides have made a purchase over the Internet for their wedding.

Details available in this press release.