by Aiki Acman-Nochefranca from Budget Dream Wedding
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Is It Easier to Have the Service and Reception in One Venue?
It actually depends on what type of wedding ceremony the couple would have. Usually, if the couple will have a Catholic ceremony, its compulsory for them to be married inside a Catholic church and have a separate location for their reception. But for Christian rites, its normal to have on the same area. Though based on our experience, since we had a Catholic rite and there's no hallway inside the... Read More »
Why Do We Need the Service of a Wedding Planner?
Wedding planner/coordinator services are a must-have, whether it involves full planning (from day 1 until the end of the reception program), semi-full/partial planning or on-the-day (OTD) coordination only since they're actually considered as the "bride's go-to-team" and "wedding day best friend" with regards to the overall flow of the event. Their main responsibility is to ensure that everything would perfectly fall into place even up to the tiniest bit of... Read More »
What Should I Wear While I’m Getting Ready for Hair and Makeup?
As a former bride myself, I would highly recommend wearing anything that is comfortable during the preparations because this will help make the bride feel at ease during her big day before wearing her bridal gown. A dress without zipper or buttons is a great choice because it's easy to remove and won't mess up the bride's hair and makeup. Also, if it's not too much on the budget, getting... Read More »
Is It Important to Hire a Wedding Planner With Certified Credentials?
Yes without any doubt, since this will assure the bride and groom that the person (and team) that will be handling their special event is someone who is trustworthy. During the wedding preparation, the couple will be undergoing a roller-coaster ride filled with emotions and pressure. This is actually the time that they will be needing someone who is highly credible, efficient and passionate about what they do! And as... Read More »
I’m on a Tight Budget and I Am Worried There Might Be Gate Crashers During the Wedding Day. How Does a Wedding Planner Ensure We Do Not Have Any Uninvited Guest?
Three important things: RSVP, making sure that the couple has an updated list of the invited guests and the couple need to formally announce that the wedding is a strictly-by-invite-only event. To ensure that these strategies will be successful will highly depend on the couple and the wedding planner's efficient teamwork. Aiki Acman-Nochefranca
How Long before should I Start Preparing for My Wedding?
A lot of wedding magazine, blogs or references says that brides and grooms should start their wedding planning as soon as they can to make sure that all the details can be planned out, there's still ample time to save for the expenses and invite everyone especially those who are living overseas to file for their leave to attend the wedding. And based on my own experience this is definitely... Read More »
What Should We Expect at the First Meeting With Wedding Planner?
Since we were based overseas while planning our wedding in Manila at that time, we were only able to have the chance to meet our wedding planner through a video skype call. It was rather difficult and awkward at first, but since our options are limited, we pushed through with it. And as per experience, on the first day of meeting your wedding planner should be able to discuss their... Read More »