Before I Do Bridal
Fair 3rd Ed.
Dream Weddings and Destinations
12 April 2008
Whether you've dreamed of
a wedding in a small church in Tagaytay, or on a beach in
Davao, making your fantasy destination wedding a reality isn't
as difficult -- or as expensive -- as you might think. More
and more couples are heading to exotic locales to say, "I
do." Co-Presenter Fuego Hotels, one of the country's most
dynamic management company, will showcase four prestigious
properties that they manage namely Taal Vista Hotel, Club
Punta Fuego, Pearl Farm Island Resort and Vida Hotel (opening
soon). Each property has its' own magical charm and glamour
that captivates couples to exchange their "I do's" in the
romantic feel of the outdoors.
Getting married outside
in the sunshine, surrounded by the beauty of nature and your
friends and family, makes for a lovely celebration. But hosting
an outdoor wedding takes planning and attention to details.
Although you can't control the weather, you can work around
it. Here are some tips for planning a successful outdoor wedding.
– When planning for an outdoor wedding, it is wise to
choose a location that has both indoor and outdoor facilities.
That way, if it rains, the wedding can still go on. At the
very least, rent a tent in case of inclement weather. Bugs
and outdoor weddings go hand in hand. But you can take measures
to alleviate the worst of the problem. You may want to hire
an exterminator to spray the day before the wedding. Citronella
candles add shimmer and also help keep bugs at bay. Also,
make sure you'll have access to the amenities you'll need
for a successful event. Are there restrooms available? If
not, you'll have to rent port-a-potties. Is there a place
for your guests to park? If there is no convenient parking
at the site, consider having them park in a nearby lot and
shuttling them over. Also make sure that the site is accessible,
especially for elderly guests and others with limited mobility.
– Mother Nature provides the best decorations that you
can think of – trees, flowers, a great view, the sunset!
If you want to add a little more into it you may opt for a
beautiful wedding arch with flowers to be a focal point for
the ceremony. This provides a wonderful backdrop for wedding
photos. Luminaries can also light up your wedding. It would
look great lined up along the pathway or at the poolside.
the Date It's important to give your guests as much
advance notice about your wedding as possible. That means
sending out save-the-date cards a minimum of five months in
advance so your guests can make the necessary travel and vacation
arrangements. Create a wedding website where and direct all
your invitees to view of all your wedding details and out-of-town
guest Information. You can also announce your wedding at www.kasal.com
– Inform your guests beforehand that you’re having
an outdoor wedding, so they can dress appropriately. Don’t
forget to send them a location map as to where you’re
having your wedding and reception. We don’t want anybody
to get lost and frustrated on your wedding day. How about
parking? If there is no convenient parking at the site, consider
having them park in a nearby lot and shuttling them over.
Also make sure that the site is accessible, especially for
elderly guests and others with limited mobility.
Entourage - Keep the weather in mind when choosing
a dress for you and your entourage. Wear a dress made of lighter-weight
fabrics and consider not having a train. A train will drag
in the grass and dirt. An aisle runner will help this problem.
You might also want to stay away from shoes with spike heels,
which will sink into the ground.
- Be sure the caterers you hire have outdoor experience. Caterers
need to provide food and food displays that keep well under
warm conditions. Weddings under the sun can also be dehydrating.
Make sure there are non-alcoholic beverages available to quench
your guests’ thirst on a hot day.
Brides and grooms-to-be
who will visit Before I Do Bridal fair will be fall in love
all over again this summer as they plan their dream wedding
when they get a chance to meet the best photographers, event
hosts as well as makers of fine jewelry, gowns and a lot more.
In a country that goes big on weddings and honeymoons, this
bridal fair will house the best of the wedding and tourism
industry that the country has to offer.
Before I Do Bridal Fair
3rd Edition dubbed "Dream Weddings and Destinations"
runs for two days, April 12 & 13, 2008, at Megatrade Hall
3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Kasal.com, Happy Events,
The Bridal Nook Manila, Edward Teng, 7 Lily, Bizadsolutions.com,
Manila Bulletin's About Weddings, MSD GodSpeed Exhibit Corp,
Tintero Art and Studio, Robert Lester's Digital Profile, pH
Care Intimate Wash, 101.9 For Life, 97.9 Home Radio and 92.3
xFm are event partners. Dream Weddings and Destinations bridal
fair will feature guest performers such as Glisten, Saturday
Night Project, and WedPlus.
Bring your girlfriends,
mom, and even your fiancé at the fair and enjoy the
day. Many wedding suppliers will be giving discounts, door
prizes and you can only benefit from these if you attend "Dream
Weddings and Destinations".