Hi, I’m May – founder and lead planner at The Wedding Haven where we focus on weddings in Dubai and worldwide. So far, I’ve planned weddings in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Canada, U.S., Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, UAE, and Jordan.

I’m friendly, bubbly, patient and love connecting with my couples. I bring my heart and passion to my work and all my interactions, and commit fully to each and every client regardless of their budget.

I am also an Oxford University graduate with an MA in gender and human rights – yes, yes, I know I completely switched careers after planning my own wedding. I kind of feel in love with being able to express myself through creativity. So, I got licensed  as a wedding planner and a destination wedding planner via the Wedding Planning Institute in Canada (WPIC). And I also got certified as a Travel Agent via the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO). The Wedding Haven was born two months later. We now have two branches, one in Toronto, and one in Dubai.

01. Experience

The Wedding Haven is a Premium-level wedding planning firm owned and operated by May Abu Jaber-Halasa in Toronto & Dubai. An expert in the field of destination weddings, she is certified by the Wedding Planners Institute in Canada (WPIC), and the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO).

02. Professionalism

We are true professionals! At The Wedding Haven we are much more than mere appearances and wearing fancy dresses, we take pride in our work standards, as we plan weddings and events with competence, reliability, accountability, and a high standard of ethics.

03. Flexibility

In today’s fast-paced, information-overloaded world, your greatest commodity is your time, and we understand that you already have a lot on your plate. As such, we tend to offer flexible wedding packages, flexible meeting hours, and flexible rates to suit everyone's budget.

04. Quality

At The Wedding Haven we believe that every celebration starts with a spark. An idea that builds into an unforgettable story for you & your guests. This is where you will find us, working hard to create and deliver something truly distinctive and memorable for you.