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Bridal Fair Cheat Sheet: 6 Steps to Conquering Your Next Fair

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Keep your sanity at your next fair with our bridal fair cheat sheet! You’re most welcome.

No matter how much you’ve looked forward to your special day, there will come a point during your planning stage when the music fades and you feel like giving up. Our guess? That point came while agonizing over either your guest list or your suppliers. So we’ve taken upon ourselves to compile our very own bridal fair cheat sheet, and hope it saves you some money on painkillers. As for your guest list, well, that’s another story.

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Kid-Friendly Wedding: 5 Ways to Manage Your Little VIPs

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Don’t let your fear of kids crying while you say your vows prevent you from inviting your beloved little ones on your big day! Forego your adults-only affair for a kid-friendly wedding instead!

Every soon-to-wed couple wants to have the perfect wedding—one that’s solemn or sentimental at the right times, and lively and cheerful when appropriate. Most guests understand this code. But when some of your guests haven’t learned to go potty or tie their own shoelaces yet, it’s too much to expect them to do the same. Fret not! An adults-only affair isn’t your only option. With the right mindset and strategy, you can have a perfect and kid-friendly wedding too!

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Before I Do, Go Bargain-Hunting! At the 28th B.I.D. Wedding & Debut Fair

Before I Do

Who wouldn’t get all giddy and excited at the thought of marrying the love of your life? Who?!? But Before I Do can happen, a lot of preparations (maybe a few debates over where to sit your constantly inebriated distant uncle) need to first take place. If you want to be a savvy bride, you can’t miss the 28th Before I Do Wedding and Debut Fair! April 1-2, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall 1 in SM Megamall.

Why go to bridal fairs?

Orchestrating your dream wedding can take its toll, not only on your bank account, but also on your time. Naturally, you want to get the best suppliers that suit your needs. Most couples take a long time reviewing portfolios, doing taste tests or ocular visits, and the like. Going to bridal fairs is an efficient way to meet the ones you’re already considering, but also to survey all the suppliers out there. After all, you might be missing out on some gems if you just rely on the super popular ones!  What’s more, suppliers usually offer insane discounts when you book them at bridal fairs! If that isn’t smart spending, then we don’t know what is.

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Ehra Madrigal’s Prenup: An Impromptu Fantasy in Venice

In case you haven’t seen them on Metrophoto’s blog, Tom and Ehra Madrigal’s prenup photos shot in Venice have just been made public and they are oh-so-glorious!

Blending sartorial glamour with that carefree je ne sais quoi, Tom and Ehra Madrigal’s prenup session spells pure fantasy—and you won’t believe the story that comes with it either.  To find out more about what happened behind the scenes, we had a chat with the future bride herself.  Here, she recounts with us how she and her fiancé met, as well as her Top Knotters experience while preparing for and shooting in Venice.  As a bonus for our readers, Ehra also shares with us her advice for couples when it comes to selecting their suppliers for the big day.  We guarantee they’re 100% practical, perfect even for non-celebrities like most of us!

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Wedding Fireworks: 4 Sparkly and Eco-Friendly Alternatives

Using wedding fireworks have direct impact on the environment and on our health!  Here are more eco-friendly ways to bring sparkle into your wedding.

We love firework displays for different reasons.  Some of us believe that having wedding fireworks will pave the way for a bountiful year ahead.  Others can’t help but wax romantic at the sight of rainbow-colored explosions against the dark of night.  But anybody who has ever plucked her eyebrows knows that beauty comes at a cost, and this cannot be truer than in the case of fireworks. 

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Wedding Budget Basics: 4 Questions You Need to Ask

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Wedding planning can be overwhelming, but knowing these wedding budget basics can help you get to the big day—without going into debt or resorting to selling your internal organs.

You’ve got the ring and you’ve been floating on Cloud 9 for two weeks.  Then the big question hits you: How are we going to pay for all of this?  While planning a wedding can be seriously stress-inducing, realizing the fact that you need to pay for all of it is enough to cause a nuclear meltdown for the average couple.  Going through these wedding budget basics one-at-a-time is, therefore, necessary if you want to avoid an all-out Armageddon. 

During the exclusive #TopKnottersChat last November 16, Summer Reyes Carullo of VRC Creative gave our Twitter followers professional (and free!) money-related advice.  Read on for the second part of our recap, solely devoted to the wedding budget basics you need to know. Continue Reading →

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Bridezilla, Begone!  6 Ways to Banish Wedding Stress

Everybody knows that the bride is always the most beautiful person in the room.

Maybe it’s the excitement of starting a new chapter of her life that brings an undeniable glow to her face.  But we also know that planning a wedding can be incredibly stressful—so much so that some blushing brides have been spotted transforming into a bridezilla instead!

The bridezilla is not an urban legend.  She is real and can sneak up on you when you least expect it.  So we asked married couples, especially brides, for advice on how to keep their inner monsters at bay on their big day.

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