Bridal Fairs 2013: Tips and Schedules

Bridal Fairs are obviously the perfect marketplace for wedding planning. With around 470,000 weddings happening in the Philippines (source: NSO 2011), Bridal Fairs help bring each dream wedding to life.

Bridal Fair

Planning to visit one? Here are some tips to make your trip a “Piece of Cake”. (Plus: a list of expos happening this year)

Pre-register online. This will not only waive the entrance fees, but also save you from the hassle of waiting in loooong registration lines. If you have time, check the list of exhibitors too (this is usually posted in the event website). It will help you plan who to visit and book, and even grab better promos like getting free food tasting passes from participating caterers.

Prepare thy self. For the Bride: Wear comfy flats and be ready for an at least 2-hour visit. Bring an extra bag for flyers. Try not to put makeup or if you can’t, wear something light - most makeup artists offer free trial makeups during expos. For the groom: Support your bride and don’t hesitate to share your thoughts. It’s your wedding too anyway. :)

Plot your date. Secure your church (wedding date) first. Aside from they don’t usually join expos and they’re always the first one to get fully booked right away, it would be a hassle for you and the suppliers if you will book a tentative date and venue.

Put together tools and ideas. Come in prepared. First, finalize your wedding budget and the size of your wedding. You will be meeting different suppliers, with different price ranges. As much as possible, stick to your budget. You don’t want to start your marriage in debt, right? Then, decide on what you need and what you are looking for. It would be wise to bring your wedding pegs to give suppliers an idea on what you would want to have. This can generate accurate quotes too.

Pocket the cash. It’s best to book during fairs to avail of good deals and discounts. Not comfy bringing hard cash? Some accept credit cards for your convenience. Most suppliers don’t accept check payments. :)

Learn trends, meet & greet suppliers, get huge discounts (5-15% off), and win great prices! Attend the next Bridal Fair in town!

Bridal Fairs 2013

list source: kasal.com

Happy Planning!

Love,Nica

RUN + EAT = LOVE

Engagement Shoot can cost a pretty penny, especially  if you’re planning to have three! – so, that makes it tiring too. Gladly, our best man (really THE BEST), Joppet Tan, was really game for it!

RUN and EAT are the things that define us as a couple.

RUN: King loves to run. He is the “King of the road”. I kinda don’t (I used to run back in High School. But that was like a looooong time ago). I run only when I rush, if needed or during SALEs. When I met King, everything changed. I was a bit challenged to put running back into my system. My best time so far: 45 mins (for 5k). I know that’s weak for some. But for me, that’s huge :D

EAT: This is what I look forward to after every run. A friend once mentioned that there’s an hour chance to eat  after working out since your body will still burn food fast. I really don’t know if it’s true. But anyway. King and I enjoy eating a lot! Our all-time fave, steak!

LOVE is what we feel and what we literally call each other.

LOVE: For the third part of the trilogy, we opted to do our wedding theme, Chess.  He is my King and I am his Queen! We had the shoot at Pan De Amerikana (which is free btw if you have no lighting equipments required). They boast of a 25″ (tall) garden chess set and cool backdrop pillars. The food was great and cheap too.

About Joppet Tan:

Joppet Tan is King’s batchmate in EN School of World Missions. He’s a Campus Missionary from Victory General Santos (Gen San) and a member of Litratista , a team of photographers based in Gen San.

Interested in hiring Litratista? Please call (+63) 915 9249457 or (+63) 922 2726461.

Shoot Locations:

La Mesa Eco Park. www.lamesaecopark.com

Pan de Amerikana. http://pandeamerikana.multiply.com/