10 Bridal Myths You Need to Stop Believing

There will always be wedding traditions. But don’t fret, ladies! Although there are “rules” that are great to follow, there are actually some that can be broken! Often, as brides, we tend to be scared to break away from the norm or the usual “beliefs” that are imposed to us by family, friends, or society in general. Here at Bride and Breakfast, we’re out to tell you that it’s ok to take the road less traveled… so we’ve come up with a list of ten Bridal Myths that we’ll gladly bust for you!

Myth #1: Beadless and sequin-less gowns are just not formal enough!

At some point in time, it became the usual practice to put some sort of beadwork for bridesmaid dresses. Today, this tradition is still common, but is not a hard and fast rule. The fear of most is that the gowns will look informal and inelegant. This is actually far from the truth. Beadless gowns look young, fresh, and effortless. If you want to glam it up a bit, make your brides wear fun accessories such as statement earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Or even using stylish minaudieres can complete the look.

[Wedding: A Modern Merriment / Photo: Nicolai Melicor]

[Wedding: Ever Effortless / Photo: J Lucas Reyes]

Or try checking out our article about gorgeous looks perfect for your bridesmaids!

Myth #2: I need to wear “Bridal Shoes”.

This day and age is probably the most fun time to be a bride, since it’s actually quite acceptable for you to wear any fashionable shoe that is pretty and fits your personality. You don’t necessarily have to wear white, cream, or nude–a variety of colors (and styles) work well with wedding gowns. Another tip I would give is to choose a shoe that you can wear after the wedding–it’s way more cost-efficient that way.

[Wedding: Eternally Elegant / Photo: Jose Villa]

More shoe suggestions over here!

Myth #3: Beautiful gown = “beautiful” wedding.

Couples need to start approaching wedding style with an overall cohesive approach. Sometimes brides get focused on just having a beautiful gown and think that it’s the end-all-be-all of the wedding look. The key here is balance and coherence. If your gown is too grand and everything else in the wedding is bare and simple, then there is a disconnect with the overall look. Another thing to consider is matching your gown style to your wedding theme. For example, a modern dress goes with a modern theme, but a vintage gown won’t. So if you want a laid back vibe for your decor, then you can also pick out a gown design that also reflects that easy and laid back vibe.

[Wedding: Pretty Pink and Perfect / Photo: Pat Dy]

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Look of Love

On the list of things I love about weddings (and mind you, it’s a very long list!), the couple’s happy disposition during the day would rank at the top. And that’s why I enjoyed looking through Henrik and Ria’s set. Their gleeful smiles and their look of love pretty much sums up why I’m having such a good, good morning today. You’ll see what I’m talking about in a few! Quick now, let these Jeff and Lisa Photography snaps put you in a great mood as well. Enjoy, lovelies!

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Photographer: Jeff and Lisa Photography / Preparation Venue: The Peninsula Manila / Church: Santuario de San Antonio / Reception Venue: The Blue Leaf / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Jody Liwanag / Videographer: Notion in Motion / Bridal Dress and Entourage Dresses: Sandy Yuseco / Bride’s Shoes: Faire La Fete / Invitations & Stationery: Printsonalities / Hairstylist: Hyatt Laurel / Makeup Artist: Ria Aquino / Flowers & Decor: Grace Padpad / Catering and Reception Styling: K. by Cunanan / Emcee: Atom Ungson / Band: 3rd Avenue

A Ravishing Romance

This set from Jeff and Lisa Photography is truly something extremely and ravishingly romantic. You might say I’m being overly dramatic, but I’m pretty sure you’ll feel the same way when you get to the bottom of the post. That invite suite, the gorgeous bridal bouquet, the perfect colors of the bridesmaids dresses, and the reception details are utterly mesmerizing. It’s safe to say I’m in love with Ralph and Paula’s wedding! So this Monday morning, why don’t you join me in this major swoon fest? Enjoy!

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Photographer: Jeff and Lisa Photography / Videographer: Bob Nicolas / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Empire Weddings / Reception Venue: Solaire Resort and Casino / Bouquets: Vatel Manila / Boutonnières: Vatel Manila / Church and Reception Styling: Zenas Pineda / Invitations & Stationery: Paulina Ortega / Letterpress Invitation Printe: CraftMaster Invitations / Lights and Sounds: DNX Sound System Rental / Bride’s Dress: Jun Escario / Bridesmaid Dresses: Richie Ortega-Torres / Groom’s Attire: Suit Shop / Ties: The Grunion Run / Bride's Makeup Artist: Albert Kuriniawan / Bride's Hairstylist: Renz Pangilinan / Entourage Makeup Artist: Kris Bacani / Ceremony Musicians: Coro Animo / Host: DJ Rikiflo / Reception Music: Bernie Pasamba / Reception Music: Up Dharma Down / Wedding Favor: Classic Confections / Rental Furniture: Windsor and Tiffany Event Rentals / Ring Box and Cake Topper: From The Owl / Engagement Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

11 Wedding Shoe Designs You Will Absolutely Love

When it comes to wedding shoes, one size definitely does not fit all. You have to consider the heel length, the budget, and the design, among other things. But more than what I mentioned (take note of this, girls), it has to have that perfect Cinderella fit!

Of course, Bride and Breakfast is here to help you. Whether you are buying it in the mall or having it custom-made, we’ve compiled shoe designs you just might fall in love with! Enjoy!

1.  These printed pumps, perhaps? Definitely a funky pair of shoes you can wear during the big day! Check out this modern Japanese wedding here! [Photo: Rainbowfish Photography]

2. Any rockstar brides out there? How about spiked stilettos for walking down the aisle? This wedding is full of creative ideas too! Check it out here! [Photo: Nelwin Uy]

3.  This minty pair is so refreshing to look at, don’t you think? See this mint and pink wedding here! [Photo: Marlon Capuyan]

4.  These gold sandals are perfect for beach weddings! Just imagine, sand in your toes, the breeze of the sea… It can’t get any better than that! See this Tagaytay wedding here! [Photo: MangoRed]

5. A sparkly and chic black pair to match your dream wedding gown? Yes please! See this midnight blue wedding here! [Photo: Marlon Capuyan]

6.  Sparkly Valentinos will always do the trick! See this beautiful peach Cebu wedding here! [Photo: Rock Paper Scissors]

7. For the dainty and adorable–this pair is just too charming for words. First glance at that ribbon sold it for me right away! See this fun beach wedding here! [Photo: Nelwin Uy]

8. This red velvet dream with a dazzling “I do” is simply romantic in every way! Check out this red and teal affair here!  [Photo: Jeff and Lisa Photography]

9. Perfect for a true fashionista! This floral beauty will definitely get everyone talking! See this pastel wedding here!  [Photo: Chestknots Studios]

10. We don’t see the famous red soles here but these Louboutins are pure classic for wedding shoes! See this glam wedding here. [Photo: Metrophoto]

11. How about Manolos? C’mon, who doesn’t want to channel their inner Carrie Bradshaw?! See this urban chic wedding here! [Photo: Marlon Capuyan]

And remember, getting your shoes worn in weeks or days before the big day is a must!  Trust me, you do not want aching to numb toes during and after the wedding! You can thank me later!

Geometric Gorgeousness

Today is an extra special day because Mong and Mel’s geometric-inspired wedding is like getting the best of both worlds. It’s fun and elegant. It’s quirky and sophisticated. It’s a kind of wedding that has us wanting more–and we’re sure you’re going to agree with us too! And with gorgeous snaps from Jeff and Lisa Photography, you best believe it’s going to be one great Monday morning! The full gallery is waiting for you right here.

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Photographer: Jeff and Lisa Photography / Videographer: Jason Magbanua / Ceremony Venue: Montecito Chapel, Nuvali / Reception Venue: Pasa Tiempo, Montecito / Bride’s Dress: Ivory and Lace, Landmark / Bride's Veil: Divisoria / On-the-Day Coordinator: Empire Weddings / Groom’s Attire: Topman / Makeup Artist: Jhong Sudlon / Hairstylist: Jay Aquino / Invitations & Stationery: Printsonalities / Flowers & Decor: Flowers by Rosabella / Boutonnieres and Decorations: PopJunkLove / Catering: Via Mare / Cake Baker: Karen's Kitchen / Lights and Sounds: Sound Assembly / Rentals: Joe's Party Shop / Ceremony Musicians: Koro San Miguel / Jazz Band: Sticky / Music: Tandems 91 / Music: Mars Miranda / Music: Nix Damn P / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Bride and Mother