Couples do not get as much freedom in regards to conceptualising their wedding since the packages are tied to fixed service providers. So… If your wedding co-ordinator does not have timely planning - suck thumb. If your photographer took wedding photos that you found too cheena - suck thumb. If your make-up artist's skills are like Ruhua's… Well. In all cases, you just gotta suck thumb lah. There's nothing else you can do once you've signed up for the package really. Unless you've managed to find someone desperate enough to buy over your bridal package, you're pretty much stuck with it. On the other hand, engaging your own vendors a.k.a going a la carte would probably yield more satisfying results for the fussy bride. Since you'd be doing the coordination yourself, you are given absolute control over the wedding decor, choice of photographer, etc. The downside is the cost. Doing your wedding a la carte would mean you'll need to pay vendor prices and this difference can … [Read more...] about Wedding packages in Singapore: How exactly do you choose one?
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Most brides (and grooms too) want a truly memorable wedding day, and more often than not, that means going for something different like travelling thousands of miles across the seas to exchange I Dos in an exotic location. Destination weddings may sound romantic and fun, but not always for the couple, and their family and friends. Wedding organizers may get headaches from it too, but they are paid for their services so I am not counting them here. And yet more and more couples are choosing to drag their wedding parties farther and farther. It does not help that nearly all celebrities are doing it and dropping fortunes here and there, making destination weddings an aspiration for every engaged pair. So before you take the plunge in a land far, far away, consider these 7 reasons to ensure your dream wedding does not turn into a disappointing reality. #1 It will cost (a lot) more. Weddings are expensive. Big or small, expect a price tag on everything, and it’s a long list that … [Read more...] about News Oh no, not another destination wedding
‘Why did I join the Philippine Army? I guess it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do…It’s another way to serve the country.’ While Sarah Geronimo plays coy when asked about her love life, her boyfriend (fiancé?) Matteo Guidicelli is the opposite. Asked by Funfare once and for all, in all honesty, if he and Sarah have started discussing about marriage, Matteo said without batting an eyelash, “Of course, of course, marriage has been a topic,” adding in a Freudian slip, “we’ve been together for several years now.” (Sarah admitted that she and Matteo were going steady in 2014. A Fil-Italian, Matteo at 29 is two years younger than Sarah.) There were reports that during a trip to Europe, just the two of them, he and Sarah got engaged. Was it an engagement ring that Sarah was wearing in a photo that spread on social media? To both questions, Matteo neither confirmed nor denied, but simply said, ”Secret!” … [Read more...] about Matteo talks about his and Sarah’s dream wedding
By Yvette Van Veen Special to the Star Wed., May 15, 2019 Q: This will be our dog’s first summer. How do we best prepare him for the bustle of the summer season? More importantly, how do we prepare him for fireworks on the long weekend? Should we take him to an event so he can get used to them? A: Socialization is critical for all dogs. Well-socialized dogs feel safe in the world. They can cope with all that life throws their way. This would include noisy and crowded environments such as the summer festivals. When it comes to fireworks, the short answer is no, you shouldn’t take a dog to a show as a means of socializing them to the noise. Each year, after Victoria Day, lamp posts are covered with posters of lost dogs. Many of these dogs bolted when frightened by fireworks. While some people may insist that they take dogs to events with no ill effect, it’s a very high-risk strategy with potentially tragic consequences. The issue with risky … [Read more...] about How do we prepare our dog for fireworks on the long weekend?
By Katherine Rosman The New York Times Fri., April 26, 2019 LOS ANGELES—Carol Spencer, 86, may be the most influential fashion designer you’ve never heard of. In the mid 1960s, she made a red pencil skirt with a white sleeveless blouse that had red stitching and three red buttons down the front. Short white gloves came with it. Thousands sold. In the 1970s, well aware that the counterculture’s loosening dress code had made it to the mainstream, Spencer designed a red bandana halter maxi-dress and a matching leisure shirt for men. Those designs were popular, too. In the Nancy Reagan 1980s, Spencer aimed for high-end appeal, making a one-shouldered ball gown in blue jacquard with an organza flower at the nipped-in waist and a cape. One of Reagan’s go-to couturiers personally approved the gown to be sold under his name: “Oscar de la Renta for Barbie.” Spencer has made wedding dresses, saris, go-go boots and caftans. All in miniature. … [Read more...] about How an independent, driven woman moulded Barbie’s fashion for the better