This Destination Wedding in Barcelona is a Fairytale Come to Life!

Call it a stroke of serendipity or destiny. Today’s story is about a couple who met when they were in high school, but lost touch because the guy went abroad for college and to pursue a golf career. They met again in a bible study group when he came back to the Philippines. They never left each other’s side since then, and they spent their days learning more about one another by trying out new restaurants and traveling together!

If there’s any way to my heart, it’s through food. Every time Raph and I would go on dates, I would always ask him to bring me to a Spanish restaurant. Raph knew me so well and he knew it was always a dream of mine to have a destination wedding,” shares Bride Joanna.

Raph and Joanna had three years to prepare for their fairytale come-to-life wedding. Joanna shares that they really took their time to plan and communicate with their suppliers what they really wanted for their big day. For this destination wedding to also be successful, they learned to delegate tasks and welcomed the willingness of their family and friends to transport their wedding details to Spain. She also emphasized the need to not go overboard in planning, and to pin down non-negotiable wedding details.

Learn more about their story as told by Bride Joanna, complemented by these charming photos by Pat Dy.

Raph and Joanna

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How to Politely Tell Someone They’re Not on the Guest List

Giving out your invites is one of the most exciting parts of your wedding planning journey! It’s when you formally announce the details of your big day to your family and friends, and they officially become part of your wedding party.

Now, let’s tackle things out of our control: a relative, friend, or colleague approaches you to ask where their invitation is. Some would even brave the path of asking for the details, such as what time the ceremony is and what to wear! What’s worse is when they guilt trip you by saying how bad they would feel if they weren’t invited. Uh-oh! What do you do if the person is not on your guest list?

For starters, we believe it’s always important to be honest and truthful. Beating around the bush will only cause more harm than good and might be misinterpreted later on. Here are our recommendations for tactful responses that would not only get your message across but would also preserve the relationship you have with the person you’re talking to.

Wedding Etiquette: How to Politely Tell Someone They're Not on the Guest List

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Official List: The Suppliers You’ll Meet at the Toast Wedding Fair

We’re about to open the Toast Wedding Fair, and we’re sure you’re curious about who exactly you’ll be seeing there. So, here’s the official list of exhibitors! Meet your dream suppliers and discover the work of more wedding experts as you attend the fair. The suppliers are just as excited to meet you. And don’t forget lots of exciting deals and discounts are waiting for you, too! Go on and have a look at this list.

See you on October 22 to 23 at the SMX Convention Center!

Official List: The Suppliers You'll Meet at the Toast Wedding Fair

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These Destination Hotels Make Wedding Planning a Breeze!

Now that destination weddings are back, we know you can’t wait to pack your bags and plan your big day in a breathtaking locale. But before you book those plane tickets, we’re here to make sure that you pick a venue that will answer all your needs.

Choosing your destination is one thing, but the venue itself will make a whole lot of difference in truly bringing out the kind of vibe you’re going for. Since you’ll also be traveling, you’ll want a venue that makes things a lot more convenient for you. Thinking of all those little wedding details is not an easy task, that’s why the pros from Marriott Bonvoy’s brand of hotels are at your service. Clark Marriott Hotel, Sheraton Mactan Cebu Resort, and Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo are all equipped with premium amenities, beautiful surroundings, plus professionals trained to make your dream wedding come to life.

These destination hotels have all the essentials to make your wedding planning experience as smooth as possible. Read on to find out exactly how!

These Destination Hotels Make Wedding Planning a Breeze

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    Wedding Scene Update: Bridal Fashion Trends from Local Designers

    We’re always here to provide you with the latest wedding updates, and we’re starting off with fashion! The bridal attire is one of the most highly prioritized items on the wedding to-do list, and rightfully so. This is the garment that will hold so much sentimental value long after your big day. And who better to turn to for fashion inspiration than some of our local designers? We scoured social media, and a few of our wedding features, to gather a couple of the latest styles designers have been creating for their brides. You might just find your dream bridal outfit here. Take a look!

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