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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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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Celebrity Wedding: Senator Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista Wedding Photos

We have been having an awesome week with all the loveliness that’s been coming our way, and today, we’re featuring the official photos from Senator Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista shot by THE Pat Dy. We love how elegant everything looked!!!

If you liked their gorgeous engagement photos and heartwarming their wedding film, then no doubt you will enjoy this. Happy viewing darlings!

Photographer: Pat Dy / Videographer: Bob Nicolas / Flowers & Decor: Badang Rueda / Balesin Wedding Coordination and Planning: Jenny Lim / Bride’s Dress: Ezra Couture / Bride's Reception Dress: Mark Bumgarner / Bridesmaid Dresses: Mark Bumgarner / Ceremony Venue: Balesin / Manila Reception Coordination: Getting Married Philippines / Calligraphy: Ink Scribbler / Makeup Artist: Albert Kurniawan

Celebrity Engagement Photos: Senator Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista

We’ve been waiting for some time now to see the engagement photos of Senator Chiz and Heart Evangelista. And knowing that Pat Dy was the man behind the lens, we were quite sure that it wouldn’t be anything less than amazing. Of course the set does not disappoint, with each frame as beautiful as the next. So please excuse me while I go to a corner and wish that I had a face as gorgeous as Heart’s!

Enjoy watching this video, loves!

Photographer: Pat Dy / Makeup Artist: Albert Kurniawan / Hairstylist: Jerry Javier / Stylist: Kat Cruz / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Jenny Lim / Venue: Balesin