Our Dos And Don’ts of Wedding Registries

Composing your wedding registry is about more than just agreeing on which china pattern best suits your taste. So, to help you navigate the complicated world of wedding registries, MyList have complied all of the dos and don’ts to get your started.
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A really helpful gift for mothers-to-be in the UAE

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We have partnered with DubaikidCare to provide you with the best service for your babysitting, maternity coaching & share care needs in the UAE.

Maternity coaching with Dubaikidcare
Maternity coaching with Dubaikidcare

Dubaikidcare helps you find the right baby-sitter for your children. It also offers coaching sessions to help you through your pregnancy and prepare you to life after the new baby arrives.

View all the packages here and add one of them to your online baby registry.

متجر مشارك جديد: دبي كيد كير
مهمة دبي كيد كير هي توفير أفضل خدمة في مجالسة الأطفال، و التديب خلال الحمل و المشاركة في توفير الإحتياجات في الإمارات.

دبي كيد كير يساعدك علي إيجاد جليسة الأطفال المناسبة لأولادك. و هو أيضا يوفر جلسات تدريب لتسهل عليك مرحلة الحمل و تجهزك لحياتك الجديدة بعد أن تلدي طفلك الجديد.

للمزيد من المعلومات و للتفاصيل، زر:
http://bit.ly/1p8gAJ0

للتعرف علي كل العروض من دبي كير زر:
http://bit.ly/1qT441a

لا تنسوا أن تكونوا السجل الخاص بطفلكم علي موقع ماي ليست:
http://mylist.ae

How to plan the perfect baby shower in the UAE – part one

Generally, it falls under the responsibility of the best friend or a female family member to organise the baby shower. MyList have some tips for you on how to throw the perfect one in the UAE.

Baby Shower by MyList - Decoration by Julie and Romeo - Photo by Daniella Baptista
Baby Shower by MyList – Decoration by Julie and Romeo – Photo by Daniella Baptista

About baby shower organisation

Tip #1: pick a host

 Originally, baby showers may not be held in the mother’s or sister of the mother-to-be’s house, but rules have changed now, and the shower can be hosted at whoever house one wants. Additionally, ancient etiquette of inviting the father or father-to-be and his friends but today’s baby showers can be called for, and so the men are welcome as well under the obvious approval of mother or mother-to-be.

Tip #2: Make a guest list

A baby shower is an important event, where one has to be surrounded by friends and family. Invite aunt, sisters, cousins and best friends. Colleagues or close business partners may also be welcome. That way, you will be able to determine the quantity of food and drinks and make sure you haven’t forgotten anybody.

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Tip #3: Choose a fun invitation

An original invitation will encourage the guests to come. Choose a theme and ask a card designer or a talented friend to help you.

Baby Shower invitation by Alouane
Baby Shower invitation by Alouane

 

 

Tip #4: Send your invitation three weeks in advance

By sending your invitations early, your friends and family will have time to make room in their agenda. Also, for a more traditional effect, send invitations by mail. Don’t forget to specify a date for RSVP!

Tip #5: First or second child?

Baby showers are always more extravagant for the first newborn. If you are hosting a baby shower for a second child, you don’t have to make it such a big event. Just invite really close friends and family.

About baby shower decoration

Tip #6: Simple flowers

A simple bouquet represents the simplicity of beauty just like a newborn child. No need for an extravagant masterpiece.

Baby Shower flowers
Decoration by Julie & Romeo – Picture by Daniella Baptista

 

Tip #7: Alternative seating

A very common problem is seating. To make sure none of your guests are forced to stand up, put in a dozen extra chairs or provide throw pillows or ottomans for your guests to sit on.

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Decoration by Julie and Romeo – Picture by Daniella Baptista

Tip #8: Provide a theme

Themes are always more fun, even though it depends which ones. Try a coloured theme with pastel colours, depending on the baby’s gender. Whatever you do, keep it minimal, you want the attention to be on your belly bump, not the decorations.

Decoration by Julie and Romeo - Picture by Daniella Baptista
Decoration by Julie and Romeo – Picture by Daniella Baptista

 

Tip #9: Candy decoration

Garnish your baby shower table with flute glasses, vases or jars, each filled with a coupling of jelly bean flavours (ex: coconut and pineapple, lemon and lime, cherry and vanilla).

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Decoration by Julie and Romeo – Picture by Daniella Baptista

Tip #10: Gifts table

Instead of filling the central table or buffet with a centrepiece, let it be filled by your guests presents. Stack it all in a elegant pile to make it eye-pleasing. With MyList, you can organise a baby shower wish list together with the mother-to-be and we will make sure to deliver all the gifts for the party.

MyList have more tips about baby shower catering and gifts selection next week.

Luxury Baby Shower Event at the Dubai Mall

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We have partnered with some of the leading vendors in the baby industry in the UAE to provide mothers-to-be and their friends with the best tips on how to organise a luxury baby shower. All pictures were taken by Dubai-based photographer, Daniella Baptista.

Theophile & Patachou store

Julie & Romeo set up
Julie & Romeo set up

 

Theophile & Patachou collection
Theophile & Patachou collection

Held at the stunning Theophile & Patachou store in The Dubai Mall, this event featured a fabulous team of experts carefully selected by MyList.ae. Experts provided information and answer questions on a range of different topics including, setting up an online baby registry, baby shower set up, give-aways, baby photography and nursery essentials for your newborn.

20 mothers-to-be and friends were present and enjoyed the talk and delicious pastries from Laduree.

MyList workshop

 

Baby shower participants

 

 

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Laduree give-aways

Participants to Mylist event
Participants to Mylist event

 


Theophile & Patachou – situated on Level 2 at The Dubai Mall, Theophile & Patachou is one of the most luxurious baby stores in Dubai. This is where the Children of Royalties and Celebraties buy their furniture and accessories.

 

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Julie & Romeo – a company specialized in Emirati & Middle East weddings and which organises unique and stunning set-ups for baby showers. Julie shared her best tips on how to organise a baby event.

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Julie from Julie and; Romeo

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Laduree, the famous Parisian tea salon specialising in macaroons introduced our participants with its baby shower range and unique collection of give-aways.

Laduree amazing pastries

 

Theophile and Patachou accessories
Theophile and Patachou accessories

 

Katkoot – a locally based company that offers free maternity bags for mothers-to-be and new mums in the UAE. Katkoot ladies distributed free samples during the event.

 

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Alessandra, Mylist baby registry specialist

 

 

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Daniella Baptista, our photographer for this unique event showed her work and talked about the importance of having professional pictures taken of a newborn baby.

Daniella is happiest with a camera in her hand. Back home in Brazil, she studied Fine Art and Industrial Design. But it was in London that Photography came to be the focus of her life. 

 

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To register for the next baby event, please send an email at contact@mylist.ae. You can start your online baby registry
here.

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Love is on fire

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Oregon couple’s wedding pictures go viral after a wildfire disrupted the vows.

The minister conducted an abbreviated ceremony and the wedding party was told to evacuate on Saturday. As guests headed for the cars, wedding photographer Josh Newton took some photos of the couple with the wildfire raging in the background.

Photography by Josh Newton.