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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Wedding Tips Every Bride-to-be Needs To Know

For all you recently engaged gals, or even just future brides-to-be (it’s never too early to start planning, right?), we have a little treat for you today!

We all know  planning a wedding can be all kinds of stressful. So we asked some of our previous celebrity B&B brides on what their best wedding tips are for brides-to-be out there and here’s a rundown of those!

Bianca Gonzalez-Intal

  • My brother gave me the best advice before planning: “Don’t stress yourselves about ‘magtatampo si ganito o si ganyan’ It is your wedding, whatever you two want, that is what you do. BEST ADVICE EVER.


[Photo: Pat Dy]

Sam Godinez-Valenciano

  • After all the planning and hard work, remember that it’s not about the wedding but the marriage. Yes, we want everything to be all pretty and perfect but come the big day, sit back, relax and enjoy the beginning of forever.
  • As fun as it is to do D.I.Y. or a self-planned wedding, best to always hire help–unless your guest list is like 100 below. You don’t want to keep thinking about the details as you walk down the aisle. Even just an on-the-day planner would help.

[Photo: MangoRed]

Andi Manzano-Reyes

  • Make a timeline. You’ll be surprised how one year of planning for me flew by so fast. Better to get things done early
  • On your wedding day, put your worries and stress aside and enjoy and cherish every single moment. Not everything will be perfect but remember this day is about you and marrying the love of your life.
  • Also, try not to drink alcohol until the end of the program.


[Photo: MangoRed]

Maggie Wilson-Consunji

  • Make sure you order room service or eat before the ceremony starts because chances are you won’t be able to eat at the reception because of excitement, anxiousness, and even because of program duties. I remember we had such an amazing buffet at our wedding but I never really got to enjoy it!
  • Make sure that the friend/s you choose as your maid of honor and bridesmaids are on top of everything you need. That way if there’s a problem or something that needs to be fixed you won’t have to worry about it. Fantastic bridesmaids and a kick-ass maid of honour will never let their bride stress out! Haha!
  • Make sure you involve your husband in the decision making, after all it is not just YOUR wedding day but also your husband’s too. Take it as a kind of mini practice session for when you actually are married, so you have nice a blend of both you and him! My husband was super hands on when we were planning our wedding, which made the planning a more stress-free one for me. Teamwork is everything!
  • Book your suppliers early because what a lot brides don’t know is that the good ones are always already taken and are booked six months to two years in advance.


[Photo: Louie Arcilla Photography]

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Fields of Forever

Well, it looks like we’re heading to a field of dreams today. Nope, we’re not talking about the movie. We’re talking about a wedding that is full of enchantment and warm whimsy. Fernando and Inma’s wedding celebration is a chock-full of two people deeply in love infused in a beautiful and breathtaking Spanish scenery. MangoRed certainly captured the essence of it all in this gallery right here.

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Photographer: MangoRed

18 Flower Crowns That Will Make You Feel Like Floral Royalty

We’re thoroughly convinced that flower crowns add so much flair to any bridal look. Okay, even just any look, for that matter! And actually, this lovely admiration of ours has now blossomed into a full-fledged floral obsession–and we’re not ashamed of it! So today, join us for some serious blossoming beauties. Bow down everyone, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ‘flowers-in-your-hair’ looks!

1. This flower crown from the My Fair Ladies shoot is such a gem, don’t you think? [Photo: Jaja Samaniego]

2. It’s boho perfection from this vintage feel Cebu wedding! [Photo: Marlon Capuyan]

3. More Kitchie Nadal love from her super intimate Tagaytay wedding! [Photo: MangoRed]

4. A simple floral wreath for the sweetest intimate Tagaytay wedding? Yes please! [Photo: Air Balloon Project]

5. A fun and playful engagement shoot before the big day? Why not wear a flower crown! [Photo: Your Ever After Studios]

6. Your not so typical flower crown paired with a braided up-do–this laid-back bride is beautiful in all angles! Check out this relaxed beach wedding here. [Photo: We Do It For Love]

7. A gorgeous wreath of baby’s breath will always do the trick! See this pretty colorful wedding here. [Photo: Toto Villaruel]

8. Remember that time Bianca Gonzalez totally rocked the internet when she did her own makeup for her Palawan beach wedding? She paired it with this floral jewel and it was perfection!  [Photo: Pat Dy]

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15 Must-Haves To Complete Your Beach Wedding

Summer is finally here, and you know what that means! It’s time to hit the beach, baby! So for today, we’re giving you a quick round up of the things you need in case your dream wedding revolves around these elements: the sun, sand, and sea! Much like Gab and Tricia’s Boracay beach wedding we posted yesterday!

Be sure to exercise your pinning fingers! It’s a buffet of must-have beach wedding essentials all prepared for you!

1. Personalized parasols for your bridesmaids? Not only cute, but nifty too! See this sweet La Union beach wedding here! [Photo: Nelwin Uy]

2. No brainer, right? You gotta hand out flip-flops for your guests! See this lovely dove grey Boracay beach wedding right here. [Photo: Don Yap]

3. And while you’re at it, why not give out sunglasses too! Here’s a genius way of giving ’em out! Take a looksy at this breathtaking Grecian wedding! [Photo: Nice Print Photography]

4. Seashells to lead you to your table? Awesome!!! Check out the full set of this peach Boracay wedding here! [Photo: MangoRed]

5. Beat the heat with some fans! See this classic beach wedding here. [Photo: MangoRed]

6. Scrap those skyscraper heels and opt for some fab sandals! See this gorgeous and youthful beach wedding over here! [Photo: Chestknots Studios]

Matching foot thongs for your bridesmaids is also a great idea! See some lavender lovin’ beach wedding here! [Photo: MangoRed]

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