Tourism Malaysia encourages the development of this market and actively promotes wedding receptions, honeymoons and wedding photo shoots in Malaysia. To this end we provide market players the platform to market their products and services at international events.
Malaysia has a huge touristic appeal due to its scenic locations, rich cultural and heritage and exotic cuisine. One of the ultimate destination spots when it comes to weddings, it provides a natural, exotic and a heavenly abode for the would-be-couple to tie the knot. Of late, destination weddings in Malaysia have captured the imagination of not just families from India but also many NRI families from countries like Australia, UK, US, New Zealand, amongst many others. A land distinct with major cultures of the Indians, Chinese, Malays as well as the local indigenous people, it seems to provide the perfect setting for a wedding rich in the flavour and culture of Asia. There are numerous religious places like temples, churches and gurudwaras.
Malaysia has quite a few themes to offer when it comes to weddings – city weddings, resort weddings, beach weddings and hillside weddings. The exotic islands that dot the landscape of Malaysia for those small intimate ceremonies, linger forever in the minds of guests. Add to that the list of availability of over 200 golf courses and cool highland wedding themes. The options are unlimited.
Associations of Wedding Professionals of Malaysia (AWP)
Tourism works closely with the Association of Wedding Professionals in Malaysia (AWP). The association was formed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism and credibility of members. The idea was conceived to setup a Malaysian association that will help protect the wedding industry partners and improve the quality of services to all wedding couples. It aims to constantly upgrade its member with Professional Development Programmes as well as reward them with privileges such as media coverage, referral of potential clients, dispute resolution service, market survey/research/statistics, wedding industry promotions, accreditations and networking opportunities.
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6th Annual Bride Show, Dubai
With over 550 international & regional exhibitors and over 30,000 affluent visitors, the BRIDE shows is the most successful selling platforms for wedding, fashion and lifestyle industry in the Middle East. The event offers both trade and consumer opportunities for your business. As well as selling your products to UAE’s most sophisticated audience, your brand will also have exposure to hundreds of wedding planners and members of the press.
Honeymoon & Wedding Perfect Fair, Hanoi, Vietnam
The Honeymoon & Wedding Perfect Fair took place in Hanoi, Vietnam. This annual event is organised by Travellive Magazine in collaboration with Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, and Grand Plaza Hotel. The biggest wedding festival of the year brought together more than 100 wedding services providers. The three-day event to promote Malaysia as a wedding and honeymoon destination included fashion shows, hair shows, make-up shows, cocktail gala, dance music, lucky draws and others.