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How to Relax on Your Wedding Day (and be a calmer bride!)

Months before the wedding day, the preparation always gets more stressful as it nears the big day. For a bride who got the most hands in all the wedding details, it might be difficult to find some downtime and relax. Below are some ideas on how to relax on your wedding day and become a calmer bride!

#1: Have a good night’s sleep

One of the golden beauty secrets of happy and glowing women is having a restful night before a big day. Brides must be well-rested and have complete hours of sleep the night before their wedding. A quiet night full of rest and peace makes the bride calmer, energized, and more confident to go on through a day’s worth of merriment.

#2: Go for a full body massage

As seasoned wedding planners, we dedicate one full day to a spa appointment for our brides. This day is included when we plan out the whole wedding preparation timeline and schedule of activities. We believe that our brides deserve only the best quality of pampering and so we strongly encourage them to go for a full body massage. This allows their bodies to recover and recharge from stress and all other physical demands from the wedding preparations.

How to Relax on Your Wedding Day (and be a calmer bride!)

#3: Visit the salon

Along with going to the spa, it is also important to find time in visiting the salon before the wedding day. Brides need their regular visits to the salon most especially when the big day is fast approaching. This is the perfect chance to glam up the bride’s nails, hair, and practice the hair and make-up for the big day. Going to the salon not only is relaxing but is also a great way to boost the bride’s confidence and make her feel good about herself. 

#4: Pamper your skin

A bride’s beauty regime is very crucial to achieve a stunning glow on the day of her wedding. Pampering the skin also means allowing it to rejuvenate and re-energize using the bride’s holy grail skincare routine and products.

#5: Eat healthily and clear your mind

Most importantly, the key to becoming a calmer and happier bride is to eat healthily, sleep peacefully, and have a clear mind. Cut out some junk foods and a high-calorie diet to avoid feeling bloated on the day of your wedding. 

For all the soon-to-be brides out there reading this, it is very important to trust the people who work for your wedding especially your wedding planner. Entrust them with the faith and reliance that everything will go as planned and the wedding will be as smooth-sailing as possible. Being all stressed out and worried is every bride’s nightmare and so it is vital to relax on your wedding day and become a calmer bride.

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Wedding Veil 101: To Wear or Not to Wear

Veil or no veil? You decide.

While it is traditional that brides wear a veil on their wedding day, it’s optional. Did you know that it was initially used by the Roman brides to disguise herself from any evil spirits who wanted to ruin her happiness?

Wedding Veil 101: To Wear or Not to Wear

Whether you choose a customized or traditional kind of veil, we love being a part of selecting the fabric and stones as well as witnessing the bride’s favorite flower and wedding date hand-sewn onto the veil.

Here are some of the factors that you might want to consider in deciding to wear a veil or not:

1. Strong traditional roots.
If you are deeply connected with your strong cultural or traditional roots, then there is all the more reason that you wear a veil. Wedding veils, for most cultures, uphold a significant meaning or representation of a cultural value. There are couples who opt to have a sacred and sacramental wedding ceremony by honoring the symbolic value of the different wedding elements such as the veil.

 

2. Ceremonial
This is quite related to the first factor mentioned. If you want to have a ceremonial moment of ‘unveiling’ your wedding veil at the altar, this might be the best option. A well-versed and reliable wedding photographer and/or videographer will surely capture this moment as one of the wedding highlights.

 

3. To give accent and style
One of the many purposes of wearing a wedding veil is creating an accent and adding a touch of elegance to your wedding gown. The veil shares the spotlight with the bride’s overall fit as she walks down the aisle. In addition, most wedding pictures give special attention to the veil laid all over the ground up to the bride’s crowning glory.

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4. Consistency
However, if you want to remain consistent with your ensemble throughout your wedding day, wearing a veil might not be the best option for you. Wedding stylists all agree upon a preference that wedding veils should only be worn during the wedding rites and not until the wedding reception. If you plan to stick with a consistent style for your wedding fit, it is best to consider a wedding look that suits both the wedding ceremony and wedding reception.


5. The Wedding Dress
Since the wedding veil shares the spotlight with the wedding dress, brides should consider the style of the bridal gown first. If the dress has an opulent, intricate, or an open cut at the back, wearing a wedding veil will cover up or take away that part of the dress.

Whether it’s a go or a no, wearing a veil for your wedding is completely up to your personal preference. We love being a part of your special day by delivering you the best and top-of-the-class styling advice from the details of your dress to the themes of your wedding reception. Mimi Ebichi Events is committed to serving with passion and excellence in weddings and events.

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June Bride Wedding Dress Ideas

Every bride-to-be dreams to become a June bride at some point. Traditionally, the month of June is known to be the ideal season to tie the knot because it is a season that permits good weather conditions along with warm summer vibes. If you are planning to have your dream wedding in the month of June, here are the perfectly curated summer wedding dresses that you can cop!


1. The classic match

The classic lace and strap combination always flashes out a classy, posh look. When your wedding ceremony will be held during the daytime, this type of dress is perfect for you. It easily flatters your body contour without sacrificing comfort and ease in walking down the aisle.

2. For the bold and brave

Backless dresses are for the bold and brave. June brides always go for a lacey backless simply because it flatters every body frame especially the posture and contour of the hips and back. This is great when you are eyeing a photo angle like the picture above.

3. Spontaneous and fun-loving

If you are a rather spontaneous and fun-loving type of June bride, a mini wedding dress will incorporate the vibes that you want to give off on your big day. Floral accents in your wedding dress, plus your bouquet is a total pleaser that will complete the look. It is important to note, however, that there are certain wedding rituals or religious practices that are very particular in the dress code. 

4. Mix, match, experiment!

You can always mix and match, experiment, and go beyond the ordinary in choosing your wedding dress. A low-cut neckline with lace on the edges instantly flaunts a splash of elegance. With its body-contouring fit, it easily boosts the bride’s confidence by highlighting her hips and waists.

5. Go fresh and light

Another piece of elegance is this tie-around wedding dress that’s perfect for brides who want to flash a fresher and lighter look. This wedding fit is suitable for wedding themes that follow a rustic, romantic outdoor setting. What makes this dress stand out among the rest is the simplicity of its style yet a beaming touch of class and elegance.

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How to Hold Your Bridal Bouquet: 3 Tips

The right hold is everything! Your bouquet is a lavish and iconic wedding accessory that puts accent and statement in your overall wedding fit. While it is highly important to invest in a great floral designer, knowing how to hold your bouquet properly is just as important. Throughout our years of experience and craftsmanship in this field, we observed a good number of know-hows of holding a bouquet that might help you flaunt your glam in the aisle!

1. Hold it at the navel/belly button.
The rule of thumb when holding your bouquet is to put it in the right placement. Always place your bouquet at the level of your navel/belly button. This makes your dress and your bouquet well-coordinated, especially in different camera angles (trust us, your videographers will thank you). When your bouquet is held at the lower part of your body, it gives an accent and contour on your gown that will want to highlight as you walk along the aisle.


2. Always be relaxed.
A big no-no when holding your bouquet and walking down the aisle is having tensed shoulders and arms. It is important to hold your bouquet in a relaxed yet firm manner. Having tensed arms and shoulders will make you look stiff and will instantly shut the confidence off. When this happens, it could result in a poor result of videography and photography even after your wedding. So remember, just feel the moment and put on that confidence when flaunting your fits.

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3. Highlight all the right parts.
When walking down the aisle, it is definite that your face should be the focal point. However, to achieve this, you should also incorporate your posture, gown, and bouquet. You do not want to hold your bouquet higher than your belly button as this makes your face the secondary source of attention only. But instead, you want to balance everything by making sure your face is directed in the middle (not too leaning) while your bouquet is held downward.

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How to Pick the Right Wedding Flowers: 3 Tips

Picking the right wedding flowers for your wedding is like a woman picking the right shade of lipstick – the more options, the more difficult it is to choose! Luckily, we came up with three handy guides on how to choose the right wedding flowers for your wedding.

#1: Learn the basics of wedding flowers.
Of course, you do not have to be an expert or a florist overnight (besides, that is impossible). But a bit of research won’t hurt either. It is important to determine what types of flowers are common during wedding ceremonies – roses, Lillies, daffodils, gerbera, and the like. Knowing the common types of wedding flowers will give you a hint of what suits your wedding theme and also the season of your preferred wedding date.

#2: Consider the physique and contour of your wedding dress.
And we cannot stress how important this is! It is best to decide on your dress before jumping into purchasing your wedding bouquet too soon. This is because you should consider the shape and length of your dress that would match your bouquet. For example, if your dress is a skirt, do not opt for a trailing bouquet. On the other hand, having a long train or a bustle at the back of your dress will suit a more flamboyant bouquet. If you are still doubtful about your own preference of mix and match, you may bring a picture of your wedding dress and present it to to your trusted florist.

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#3: Make it personal.
….And make it a reflection of you. You can start by incorporating flowers that have a personal or sentimental value to you. To add details, you can try to put accent by enjoining it with a classic brooch, a lace hanky, or a family heirloom jewelry.


Choosing the right wedding flowers is for the most part arbitrary and personal. This sends a message that wedding preparations should reflect a personal meaning and value to the clients and their guests.

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Planning Your Wedding? When to Hire A Wedding Planner

Wedding planning is not always about fun and excitement. In reality, wedding planning starts from deciding over a wedding budget to work on. While there could be many factors influencing your wedding budget, investing in a reliable wedding planner sets the bar.

But the real question is, WHEN do you need to hire a wedding planner?



Soon after you pop the big question.

Of course, this is the ideal setup. Soon after breaking out the good news to everyone, the next big thing is to start looking for the best wedding planner in town. The key point to remember here is that the earlier you seek professional help, the better.

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Investing in a wedding planner much early on the preparation will help you in making the first few major decisions that you are about to make for your wedding. These include the following:

+ choosing your wedding theme

+ choosing your venue

+ scouting for wedding vendors

+ drafting the guest list

READ: How Much is Too Much in Making a Guest List?

 

After deciding on a wedding budget

A more practical option is to hire a wedding planner after you have finally decided on a working budget (READ: Things You May Have Forgotten To Put In Your Wedding Budget). We know for a fact that your budget (aside from creativity and time management) is the backbone of the whole preparation itself.

Different wedding planners have different rates, but one thing is for sure – you should experience what your hard-earned money is for. So when looking for a wedding planner, you want someone who is:

+ Reliable when it comes to managing appointments and showing up on time.

+ Best at time management; someone who knows how to budget the timeline of events and pacing of the whole wedding preparation.

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+ Superior when it comes to creativity and resourcefulness. A good wedding planner comes with an immeasurable amount of ideas specifically to suit your sense of style and creations.

+ Best at establishing good working relationships with vendors and suppliers.

+ Flexible and adaptive to any unforeseen circumstances (READ:
8 Wedding Horrors and How to Avoid (or Deal with) Them!) and changes in the wedding plans.

+ A good wedding planner has a set of plans A-Z just in case things would not work out as expected.

 

Before choosing a wedding theme

Now, this is a common mistake that most couples tend to overlook. Do not freak out on choosing the perfect wedding theme just yet! Getting professional help from a wedding planner will spare you from “over conceptualizing” your wedding theme. It is part of the wedding planner’s craft to conceptualize your ideas and styles in mind and wonderfully turn it into a wedding theme itself. 

Fairytale wedding themeNow that we have suggested all the ‘whens’ in hiring a wedding planner, the answer is simple – hire a wedding planner the soonest time possible. Investing in a wedding planner will provide you a proper and efficient flow in your whole wedding preparation journey.

In fact, hiring a wedding planner will give you the ultimate guide for the best wedding preparation ahead of you.

 

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The Truths About Wedding Anxiety (yes, they exist!)

Wedding preparations can be fun and exciting until we get to the hardest parts. With a lot of pressure and expectations to manage, deadlines to beat, and payments to be made, wedding anxieties can be just around the corner. Worry no more because there are ways in which such anxieties can be managed. Read below:

1. A little anxiety is healthy.
According to the president and CEO of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America Jerilyn Ross, a little anxiety is perfectly normal and healthy. Good anxiety before your wedding day may cause you to become more driven to focus on what needs to be done, to take some action, and bring about results for a specific time. You may turn this worry or fear to take in concrete actions in prepping up for the wedding.


2. Everything seems to be ‘that important’.
It’s kind of funny how even the smallest and simplest of things tend to be magnified once couples decide to get married. This is because a simple glitch or disagreement all add up to the new fear of “what ifs” in the future. For instance, your car tends to lose its tires 8 months before the big day. Although for most people, this is no biggie stuff; but for you who is about to tie the knot 8 months from now, you tend to worry about having your tires loosen up on the day of your wedding. Funny as it sounds, but this dilemma really does happen for soon-to-be-weds.

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3. Make a list.
A golden rule when preparing for your wedding is to make a timeline or roadmap for the wedding preparation. Wedding planners have their systematic way of drafting a timeline that would suit your hectic schedule. Most wedding planners organize the tasks into bite-sized pieces that would fit into a month, week, and day. This is another reason why it is always best to invest in a reliable wedding planner because their organizational skills make them capable of managing schedules, appointments, and making it to the deadlines.


4. Focus on what’s on the table.
This may sound very contradicting, but the key to fighting off the urge to worry and overthink is to focus only on today’s errands. It really helps if you put all your efforts and brainwork only into what is currently on the table and not so much into the future tasks. In this way, turning your tasks into bite-sized pieces will spare you from being anxious and overwhelmed.

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5. Your wedding is not a one-man team.
Your wedding is DEFINITELY an outcome of team effort and coordination. You have helping hands around you that can do some of the tasks and errands. Your wedding planner handles the scheduling, negotiation, and coordination among different vendors and suppliers for you. Investing in a reliable events planner is vouching for a team itself already because they already established networks across different sellers who offer different specialties and niches.

The key takeaway here is that you are never alone in your wedding preparation journey. There will be helping hands and a team to guide you for every step of the preparation.

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8 Wedding Horrors and How to Avoid (or Deal with) Them!

Whether you like it or not, wedding mistakes are very common in the industry. Albeit there are things beyond your control throughout your wedding journey, there are loopholes that you can avoid upfront. Much to your surprise, even the most organized couples make mistakes during the wedding planning journey. Today, we will talk about how such mistakes can be avoidable, or how to deal with them anyway.

1. Going beyond your budget
You can (and chances are, you will) be guilty of this! Imagination is the limit when planning out a wedding. However, the downside of this is the tendency to go over the initial budget by booking too many vendors and suppliers, and later on realizing the overwhelming costs accumulated. The right way to plan a wedding is to set a strict budget before even planning. This budget will be the grounding rule for every decision that you have to make.

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2. Letting other people decide for you
We guess we won’t have to explain this much to you. Although it is nice to hear suggestions from your closest ties, the final call still rests upon you as a couple. The soon-to-be-weds gets to call the shots for which kind of wedding party, theme, or ceremony they will be having. The danger of letting other people decide for you is the possibility of unnecessary blaming when things do not go the way as planned.

3. Centralizing your fashion budget solely on The Dress
Say you have set $1,500 for the wedding outfit. This $1,500 will be dispersed in the veil, accessories, hair and makeup, dress alterations, and sometimes even mannequin rental. Not to mention the tax and handling fee on top of the dress and suit too. The point is, although it is very tempting, do not put all the fashion budget solely for purchasing The Dress as there are many other factors to weigh in too.

4. Sending out invitations too soon
We understand that you are very excited to tell everyone the good news, but do not send out the save-the-date cards yet until you have finalized your guest list. Moreover, invitations are sent out eight to ten months prior to the big day, and only to those people whom you are positive will be invited and will actually attend.

5. Late bookings
Booking late for hotel accommodations is the number one common mistake of couples. Do not leave the task of securing room accommodations for out-of-town guests to the last minute of your wedding. If you plan to marry during the busiest seasons of the year, it is a must to book in advance (a year in advance is the safest move). The 8th-month mark of your wedding planning signifies that you should now have finalized the hotel arrangements for your guests and include the important details in their invitation cards.

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6. Not hiring a professional wedding videographer
Some couples overlook hiring a wedding videographer simply because they are yet to realize the significant roles of videographers during their wedding day. Although it is tempting to believe that all your guests will more likely bring a camera with them and capture every important detail of the celebration matched with your Instagram hashtags, it could never compensate for the service of a professional wedding videographer. From our previous post about the importance of investing in a wedding videographer, we mentioned that your videographer is well equipped with coordination of motion to best capture the day without you having to exert much effort anymore.

7. Not asking enough questions
And this could also apply to those couples who ask the wrong questions too! One of the skills of a professional wedding and event planner is the mastery of negotiation and communication with various vendors and suppliers. Hiring a wedding planner will help you ask the right questions when dealing with vendors and suppliers. This includes (but not limited to) availing their bundle package, seasonal sale, service discounts, and sometimes even modifying some of their package inclusions.

8. Too many people on the guest list
Another classic horror story for soon-to-be-weds is inviting too many people on their wedding day. Always keep in mind that your guest list, as well as your venue’s maximum capacity, should always match up, with respect to your budget. Of course, we cannot invite 500 people if we assume a maximum capacity of only 200. As much as you would want all of your friends and families to witness your big day, there are factors (budget, venue, accommodations) that we have to consider. Read about making a checklist when drafting out your wedding guest list here.

Making mistakes throughout the course of your wedding preparations is perfectly inevitable and normal. While some may easily pass off as no biggie, there are things that are best managed with the help of a professional wedding planner instead.

Mimi Ebichi Events is committed to giving you quality service and assistance from the onset of your wedding preparations up to the moment of your send-off. With Mimi Ebichi, we value our customer’s satisfaction by giving them more than what they pay for – creativity, reliability, and efficiency in service.