Tuesday Tips: 7 Unfamiliar Wedding Tricks You Should Know

January 30, 2018

Photo by: Chestknots

There are hundreds of articles about wedding tips and tricks that have already been written and posted online. So you should know by now some of these, if not everything. In the grand scheme of things however, there are a few things that are, more often than not, overlooked. These are some ‘common-sense’ tips but are often absentmindedly disregarded. These tips, when followed carefully, can keep you from the so-called wedding disaster. Today we list down 7 unpopular wedding tricks you should know:

1. Check all blackout dates: In choosing the wedding date, you should also consider the dates for all local events that may limit accessibility. Not only holidays, but you might also want to take note of the dates for fiestas, charity events, and the likes that may affect road traffic or hotel rooms availability.

Photo by: Myio Okamoto Photography

2. Collect your credit card points: Unless you are paying in cash, get a credit card that will give you certain points. Whether it is in the form of shopping deals or miles points, it is a great way to take advantage of the high cost for wedding supplies.

3. Don’t afraid to ask for favors: Since we Filipinos love asking for ‘extras’, talk to your wedding suppliers and ask for favors. Ask for an extra hour or two for free from the photo booth service or extra plates from your caterer. Even though they might say no in the end, at least you tried. We don’t know they might say yes.

Photo by: Chestknots

4. Keep a paper trail: Verbal agreement may not have the same power as before, so always keep a paper trail. In relation to number 3, let’s say the photo booth owner agrees to an extra hour, then it is better for you to send an email or an addendum to your agreement stating this. This is to protect you from any disappointment and miscommunication.

Photo by: Myio Okamoto

5. Emergency phone book: Gather all the contact details of your wedding suppliers and create one special file for it. It is organised and easier to pull out information when you have everything in one place, right?

6. Last-minute planning might work: Cramming might work on some circumstances and in your favor as last-minute booking increases bargaining power. Hotels, catering companies, and wedding suppliers have all targets to reach, hence squeezing in a last-minute booking can give you specially lower prices.

Photo by: Myio Okamoto

7. Child care for hire: If you decide on an adult-only event but your guests cannot simply leave their children at home, then why not organise and hire a child care service to take care of these young broods? By doing this, everyone will feel at ease

Photo by: Chestknots.

 

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Tuesday Tips: 5 Wedding Color Blocking Do’s

January 16, 2018
The wedding has truly evolved over time. Before, only one color was incorporated as a wedding motif, but throughout the years, couples and experts became more fearful and experimental. They mix and match every color possible to convey a certain mood and ambiance depending on the theme. Some found success but others failed. So if you’re one of those who don’t know where to start in choosing the right matching colors, you are in the right page. We list down today 5 tips to getting your wedding more colorful:

Photo from Vital Image Photo

1. Stick to one hue: There’s nothing wrong in sticking to one color, but allowing different shades of that particular hue as a motif is another story—a surprising one at that. Various shades create depth and flow. Even though you have different shades incorporated in your wedding, it will still look fluid and not forced.

Photo from Foreveryday Photography

2. Be fearful (moderately): If you have the knack for matching colors and for styling, then go for it! But be moderate! It’s okay to have more than one color motif up to 5, but if you think it will sore your eyes, then probably you’re not doing it right. Having the color wheel within your reach will come handy this time.
3. Swim against the current (trendy): Greenery was so last year, and Ultra Violet is in as the color of the year! But this doesn’t mean you have to simply go with this just for the sake of being trendy! Do not go with the flow; swim against the current. The trend changes and the fad fades!

Photo from Foreveryday Photography

4. Be mindful of the surroundings: Always be intuitive and look for the color of the church, the reception and even the colors of the flowers you want for your wedding. This is often overlooked in the process, but ignoring these things will ruin the total experience.
5. Consult experts: This is no brainer, but always check in with your stylists. They are called stylists for many reasons. And there’s no harm in questioning him or even in doing your own research. So open your lappy now and surf the net!

Photo from Vital Image Photo