Plan Your Big Day

Now that you’re on the road to wedded bliss you’re going to have to start planning. With so many things to do before the big day like choosing a photographer, sending invitations, planning a wedding can feel pretty overwhelming at first. Don’t worry, we are here to help you! We’ve prepared everything for you; we complied the top wedding planners, wedding photographers, fabulous wedding venues. And we didn’t forget to include a wedding checklist, so you can relax and handle all your tasks smoothly!

Your Wedding Checklist

One Month Before the Wedding

Enter RSVPs into your guest-list database.

Get your marriage license.

Mail the rehearsal-dinner invitations.

Visit the dressmaker for (with luck!) your last dress fitting.

Send out as many final payments as you can.

Confirm times for hair, makeup and all vendors.

E-mail and print directions for drivers of transport vehicles.

Assign seating.

Purchase bridesmaids’ gifts.

Write vows, if necessary.

Get your hair cut and colored, if desired.

Week of the Wedding

  •  Reconfirm arrival times with vendors.
  •  Delegate small wedding-day tasks.
  •  Send a timeline to the bridal party.
  •  Pick up your dress.
  •  Check in one last time with the photographer.
  •  Set aside checks for the vendors.
  •  Book a spa treatment.
  •  Send the final guest list to the caterer and all venues hosting your wedding-related events.
  •  Break in your shoes.
  •  Assemble and distribute the welcome baskets.
  •  Pack for your honeymoon.

24 Hours before the Wedding

  • Check your wedding dress.
  • Call your suppliers once more.
  • Put together an emergency kit.
  • Give your shoes a test drive.
  • Meet with your bridesmaids.
  • Get a good night sleep.

Top Wedding Venues & Planner

Marriott Mena House Hotel (Venue)

Ballroom: Khalifa Ballroom

The Khalifa Ballroom can accommodate 100 to 500 people. It can be divided according to the number of guests. The cost during the weekdays is different than the weekend’s days.

Address: 6 Pyramids Rd., Giza

Tel.: 02 33773222


Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza (Venue)

Ballroom: Plaza Ballroom

Plaza Ballroom is designed for a grand event in one single, expansive space or divided into three separate rooms for maximum versatility. It can take up to 900 persons.

Address: 1089 Corniche El Nile, Garden City

Tel: 02 27917000


Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah (Venue)

Ballroom: Opera Ballroom

For chic ambiance with a dash of spectacle, the Opera Ballroom is a gorgeous and flexible space for your wedding. Guests can spill out onto a private marble terrace overlooking the Nile.

Address: 3 El Thawra Council St., Zamalek

Tel.: 02 27373737


The Nile Ritz-Carlton Hotel (Venue)

Ballroom: Garden City

It’s an outdoor venue that overlooks exclusively the Egyptian museum. The lavish gardens are designed to create an ultimate romantic wedding setup that can easily accommodate up to 1,200 guests.

Address: Tahrir, extension Corniche El Nil St., Downtown

Tel.: 02 25778899


JW Marriott Hotel (Venue)

Ballroom: Clubhouse Terrace

If you would like to tie the knot under the stars, you can pick The Terrace, an outdoor venue, for a number of 200 guests enjoying the classic wedding buffet.

Address: Ring Road, Mirage City, 1st Settlement

Tel.: 02 24115588


Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo (Venue)

Ballroom: Dusit Ballroom

The Dusit Ballroom offers a 615 square metres pillar-less space and accommodates up to 550 people, theatre-style. The ballroom also presents a panoramic view of the greenery and scenery below.

Address: 90 Street, 5th Settlement, New Cairo, Cairo

Tel.: 02 26140000


Hilton Cairo Heliopolis (Venue)

Ballroom: Jasmine Ballroom

Jasmine, a uniquely cabaret style ballroom with a two level set up, is the optimum venue for weddings and social events that accommodates up to 500 guests.

Address: El-Orouba Rd., Qism El-Nozha, Heliopolis

Tel.: 02 22677730


Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski (Venue)

Ballroom: Excelsior Ballroom

The most spacious ballroom, the Excelsior can fit 2,100 guests in a banquet style seating arrangement, a further 900 with cocktail tables and 3,000 in a theatre style. It can be easily divided into three sections.

Address: Ring Road, 1st Settlement, Cairo

Tel.: 02 22495300


Ahmed El Katatny (Planner)

One of the most highly-regarded and sought-out wedding planners in Egypt, Ahmed El Katatny has plenty of experience bringing brides’ dreams to life.

Telephone: 0122 213 4366

Instagram: katatny1

Dina Iskander (Planner)

Dina Iskander is a family owned and run business that has been operating in Egypt since 1996. The company has an in-house designing team for creating the ultimate wedding concept. It’s specialized in exclusive and creative concepts by planning and organizing successful and breath-taking weddings.

Telephone: 0122 620 0500

 Instagram: bydinaiskander

Top Wedding Photographers

Remon Elmarkiz

Remon always has a big impact on every wedding and couple he works with; he has a unique character that everyone falls in love with. Whether you are having an intimate wedding or a huge wedding, Remon has all your photography needs covered.

Tel. : 0127 183 2323

FaceBook : ElmarkizPhotography

Instagram: remonelmarkiz

Fadi Mckean

His promise is that no request is too big or too small for his team. If it matters to you, it matters to them. He will make your wedding day perfect; a love story that materializes on a wedding day amidst a crowd of family and friends in joy and laughter.

Tel. : 0122 022 1022

FaceBook : Fadi McKean

Instagram: bymckean

Fady Moheb Doss

With many followers on his Instagram account, Fadi has become one of the most favourite wedding photographers among brides and grooms in Egypt.

Tel. : 0122 457 2782

FaceBook : Fady Moheb Doss – Photographer

Instagram: fadymohebdoss

Fadi Gwanny

Based in Cairo and Dubai and founder of Gwannian Photography, Fadi has been balancing his work between Dubai and Cairo. He is known for his theatrical photography that creates unique pictures to cherish forever.

Tel: 0100 512 0784

FaceBook : Fadi Gwanny

Instagram: fadigwanny

Guru Photo House

Guru Photo House is the place to go to if you seek high quality, professional, innovative pictures that truly capture the essence of your big moment.

Tel. : 0100 932 1999

FaceBook : guruphotohouse

Instagram: guruphotohouse

Rafik Fouad

Known as Rafi, Rafik is one young talented photographer; if you are looking for a beautiful, playful and unique wedding pictures, Rafik is your guy! Rafik is definitely a favorite among Cairo brides who are always looking for the latest and top wedding suppliers in Egypt.Dubai and Beirut.

Tel. : 0122 457 2782

FaceBook : rafikfouadphotography

Instagram: rafikfouad

Chehab Adel

Chehab Adel has been taking pictures since 2008; he loves natural lights and loves to bring out the personality of each couple. He developed his own style in photography and now is a Cairo-based professional wedding and portrait photographer with a personal passion for fashion photography.

Tel. : 0100 416 2322

FaceBook : chehabadelphotography

Instagram: chehabadel

Daniel Salib

Daniel Salib devoted himself at an early age to his photography passion. His work field varies in nature and expends to cover fashion photography, product shots, studio lighting, weddings and special occasions, landscape, personal and corporate shootings.

Tel: 0122 240 4121

FaceBook : danielsalibphotography

Instagram: danielsalib_photography