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Bridal Blurbs: Why You Need an Efficient Wedding Coordinator for Your Wedding

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When my husband and I got engaged, we knew more or less what we want done on our wedding day. We just needed someone to help us put these ideas together to make our big day uniquely our own in an organized manner. Not only did we ask around for recommendations, we also researched and considered our preferences in searching for THE dream team. Prior to meeting our coordinator, my husband and I sat down and discussed our non-negotiables as a couple, and individual preferences for our big day. We also pooled ideas from family members, friends, and previous weddings we attended to know what we like (and we don’t like) for our wedding and the after party. As soon as we were settled, we discussed our inputs with our wedding coordinator. We booked an on-the-day coordination because we took charge in booking and dealing with all our suppliers. Yes, we planned our wedding during lunch breaks, down times in the office, after work, and during the weekend, and had the coordinator run the show. It was tiring but it was all worth it! I know a couple who opted to hire a coordinator to help them with some of …

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Bridal Blurbs: Planning a Millennial Wedding in a Traditional Environment

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I have attended a few weddings as a child; almost all of these were as a flower girl. There was one wedding I remember every bit of detail—shiny, puffy-sleeved bridal gown with colorful trimmings, teased bridal hair, and the grand entrance of the couple with swords and flames and, uh, a marching band? My flower girl attire was a beautiful satin gown with semi-puffed sleeves and little flowers on my chest, and oh boy that dress made me itch so much! That’s ’90s wedding for you, from a six-year-old flower girl’s perspective. Flower girl circa 1993. I never thought about how my wedding will look, how I want my wedding dress, or what decors to have until I opened a Pinterest account in 2011. All I knew about weddings back then were the traditions that came with it and its significance in legally binding a relationship between a man and a woman, and more recently, between two individuals regardless of gender. It would be fitting to call our wedding a millennial wedding. I would like to define it as a wedding custom-fit for the couple, cutting out “unnecessary” traditions and keeping ones that matter, and adding a touch of technology, …

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Bridal Blurbs: Bridal Fair Blues

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Bridal fairs are not new to me and my fiancé. Before we got engaged in 2015, we have attended a few while we were organizing his brother’s wedding in 2010, which is why I can say that we kind of knew what we want for our wedding even before he proposed. Couples who are planning to wed may scope out the wedding industry by visiting bridal fairs to benchmark how much they should spend for the most necessary supplier down to the littlest detail needed (or wanted) for their big day. Let’s admit it, some suppliers who are very visible online don’t come cheap, while some suppliers have little to no online presence at all, making it hard for soon-to-weds to see their sample works. A number of these suppliers take advantage of bridal fairs to showcase their products and/or services, and that’s where you and your partner should be to see their actual work. Bridal fair organizers usually announce their event at least three months before the actual date, so couples can plan their trips accordingly. Part of the planning process you need to do is to pre-register online. Why? While the door charge on the day of the …

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Bridal Blurbs: Nifty Apps You and Your Fiancé(e) Can Use While Planning Your Wedding

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Note from Mimma Benz: Am happy to have on board as our columnist, Kassy Pineda. She’s a Wawie who will write about her adventures and experiences as bride. Her first article is lifted from her Tumblr Account talking about how to survive in this digital age of planning. Please welcome Kassy to the WaW Fam! Here’s the scenario: You (or your fiancé[e]) own(s) a desktop or a laptop, or if you two are of the techy kind, you own a tablet. Because seventeen or more years in school and/or work requires you to be equipped with basic knowledge of tinkering around MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, you use these applications to help plan your wedding. But, alas! Your twelve-year-old laptop crashes…on the ground. Your desktop tower suddenly refuses to cooperate because of that motherboarding motherboard. Or your tablet gets stolen. Did you keep all your updated files in a USB or did you back it up on a hard drive? No? Darn. Okay. Something similar happened to me a few days back. You see, I’ve been using my work laptop for my personal use (sorry, boss!) since I turned over my six-year-old Macbook Pro to its new owner, my colleague’s …