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Wedding Food Planning: Have a Great Menu on Any Budget!

A huge chunk of your wedding budget goes to food, which is why wedding food planning should never be overlooked. If you feed your guests (and suppliers) well, you can be sure it’ll be a fun night for all!

If you’ve ever been to a wedding or any event, then you know that one of the most awaited parts of the program is when the food is finally served. You might even know one or two individuals who go straight to the reception (please don’t be that person!). It’s unnecessary for us to say it but we will anyway: food is incredibly important. We don’t just eat to live. Sometimes, we live to eat too. That’s why wedding food planning should never be left ’til the last minute! 

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8 Actionable Tips For Finding Joy In Marriage

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‘And they lived happily ever after’. Though it’s a line from a fairy tale, isn’t this what we all wish for as we leap into this next chapter of life called marriage? We may find ourselves on our way to this happy ending, specially when we feel that we’ve found “the one who makes me happy”. Not to burst anyone’s bubble, but just for a bit of a reality check, it’s likely that there may be times when that one person will make you unhappy too. But fret not, because there is such a thing as finding joy in marriage.

So, how do we go about finding joy in marriage? We asked for tips from happy couple Ninay and JQ Quimpang. Ninay’s an HR practicioner while JQ is an events host and inspirational speaker. People around them know them to be a fun-loving couple. Married for 8 years, having passed the so-called 7-year-itch,

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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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Choosing A Bridal Gown For Your Body Type

Choosing a bridal gown

Most brides will attest to this: one of the most important decisions during wedding planning involves choosing a bridal gown that is just perfect for you. We asked a few industry insiders for advice to help you (finally) decide on yours.

The perfect wedding dress sometimes seems more like a mythical creature when you’ve tried on twenty, thirty RTW gowns and find you still cannot make up your mind between that princess ball gown or the sexy lace mermaid dress. Some brides have worn two dresses on their big day—probably because they couldn’t decide on just one. But for those of us who can’t afford that kind of luxury (because we need to be practical adults every once in a while), choosing a bridal gown that will flatter our God-given features seems almost impossible.

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Trizha Dimayuga Bridal Collection: of Faeries & Ocean Waves

Trizha Dimayuga Bridal Collection, The Perfect Grey Photography

Ladies planning for a beach or boho wedding, better take a look a this Trizha Dimayuga bridal collection . We’re sure you’ll enjoy browsing through this enchanting yet chic set.

Having been a bridal couturier for the past four years, Trizha now debuts with her first bridal collection.

“I have to say that my style has really evolved over the years. That I have found my aesthetic of modern simplicity.”

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Blemish-Free Complexion: How To Achieve It On Your Wedding Day

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Makeup is a wonderful thing. You know what’s even more wonderful? Makeup on a clear, blemish-free complexion.

You must be thinking, isn’t that what makeup is for? To give me skin that is smoother than a baby’s bottom? Let me give you the cold, hard truth. Makeup can and should correct all your discolorations such as dark circles underneath your eyes, redness or age spots. But sadly, it cannot flatten out bumps and fill in lines on the skin. Though it can help in making them less noticeable, makeup cannot magically even them out.  But though not all of us have been blessed with  a naturally blemish-free complexion like Pia Wurtzbach, there’s no reason for us to panic (yet)!

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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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Bridal Makeup Battle: 5 Professional MUAs Compare Airbrush and Traditional Makeup

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To be or not to be? To airbrush or not to airbrush? These are just some of the questions playwrights and brides have been asking themselves for eons. Let these five in-demand makeup artists guide you towards the light!

There are millions of pages and threads devoted to discussing bridal makeup. If you’re not careful, you could get sucked into a time vortex just reading one article after another. But since time is gold and we have limited supplies of both, we thought you’d like to hear from some of the country’s most sought-after makeup artists and get the answer once and for all. Airbrush or traditional? It’s not as easy as you would think. Read on for precious insights, straight from our Top Knotters! Continue Reading →

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Delicious Wedding Favors: 5 Homegrown Goodies You Need to Try

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If you love food (and you should, unless you’re a robot), then you need to consider giving away these delicious wedding favors on your big day! Here are our suggestions curated from five homegrown brands.

There’s no denying it: Filipinos love to eat! Most of our social activities are centered around the dinner table. And *sigh* with the inadequate number of public spaces such as parks or libraries, our go-to hangouts have become cafes and restaurants. But even though we sympathize with you and your expanding waistlines (trust us, we know the feeling), we can’t keep such good stuff a secret much longer. Here are five delicious wedding favors you might want to try, all from proudly Filipino companies. Get them for your ninongs and ninangs, or just try them out for fun! They won’t disappoint. Pinky promise.

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Gifts for Men: 4 Unique & Quirky Gifts He’ll Absolutely Love

Everybody knows looking for gifts for men can be tricky. So here are a few unique and quirky, mostly DIY gifts that our male readers themselves confess to absolutely loving!

We love Love as much as the next person. But Valentine’s and other special occasions have sometimes got us scratching our heads.  For one thing, getting THE perfect gift makes us feel like high school students trying to build an egg parachute to be thrown over the fourth storey window.  You only have one chance lest everything breaks apart…  Okay, so nobody serious actually breaks up over crappy gifts, right?  But it’s a sincere desire to make the other feel loved that drives us on this quest. So we decided to help our readers out by coming up with this list of unique and downright quirky gifts for men; your guy will thank us!

Now you might be asking, why gifts for men? Well, just because we’re also a bit in love with all things Korean, we wanted to share this little trivia with you. In Korea, Valentine’s Day is traditionally known as Red Day, wherein it’s the women who usually give chocolates to the man in their life.  Although the practice has since evolved, we’re taking inspiration from this tidbit for our Valentine feature.  We asked our male friends and readers to tell us the best gifts they ever got that made them feel extra special and loved. Below are some of our favourite answers. See which ones you can take inspiration from!

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