Tips on Making the Most of Your Trip to Before I Do


Wedding planning has indeed gone full throttle in 2018. Case in point: there’s a bridal fair almost every week, and it’s a simple matter for any soon-to-wed couple to just pop right in and shop for wedding vendors.

Even with the prevalence of wedding fairs, it’s still very easy for engaged couples to be overwhelmed and stressed out. Putting together a dream wedding is surely no easy feat for anyone; most couples usually worry about having enough time to prepare, not having explored enough vendor options, or not being able to maximize their wedding budget.

Happening in a few weeks’ time is the Before I Do Wedding and Debut Fair. It is the longest-running intimate bridal fair of its kind, with over 70 vendors, each with special promotional offers exclusively for soon-to-weds.

Tips on Making the Most of Your Visit to Before I Do

Bridal fair experts– in this case, former brides who braved the bridal fair scene before they got married– are all too-familiar with the challenges soon-to-weds face, and so they’ve volunteered to share their secrets with us, which we are in turn, now passing them on to you.

1. Plan Ahead
Janine, our Before I Do April 2018 bride, has this to share:

“It was last 8th of April 2018, when I’ve decided to visit the Before I Do Wedding and Debut Fair to check the resources in store for brides-to-be, like me. (I feel) I’ve made the right decision since I met a bunch of (suppliers who were) willing to extend their (assistance) just to make our wedding extra special and hassle-free.

For first timers like me (to visit a bridal fair) I was amazed that on-site suppliers are approachable and not persistent to clients. They will give you ideas and tips on how to plan the details of your big day.

Just a piece of advice for first timers; it is best to visit every booth on the fair before (deciding on) a specific supplier so that you can compare which (vendor) will best suit your budget and needs. Our wedding will be on the 3rd of May 2019 but I’m glad I started planning a year ahead, for me to thoroughly choose the best for my once-in-a-lifetime event.”

2. Be Open to Ideas
Chai, our Before I Do April 2017 bride, has this little nugget of wisdom to impart:

“For (starters), it would be best to attend bridal fairs to gather concepts and establish connections with proficient service providers. Aside from the discounts and special rates during bridal fairs, one can get a snapshot of the latest trends in wedding essentials and bridal fashion and compare ongoing rates of services”.

3. Be Thorough
Linrose, our Before I Do July 2016 bride, shares her experience at the event:

“We needed a “one stop shop” …as we were running out of time, (but fortunately for us) everything was set after our visit at Before I Do. We had a satisfying experience. I believe it helped a lot of couples just like us, searching for the perfect pieces for their perfect moment.

“We were all over the place, literally! Everything that a couple (might) need was there and we had a hard time choosing, but that’s because all of the exhibitors were great. We even won a free prenup video without purchasing anything! We just registered onsite and our name was in!

“Then we finally got what we (needed), the guest performers started their set and it was the best way to end our day. It’s a good thing we were done when the show started. We went home satisfied and entertained.”

The 33rd Before I Do Wedding & Debut Fair

Brace yourself for an exciting bridal fair this July 6 to 8, 2018 at Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall for the 33rd Before I Do – Wedding and Debut Fair!

Event vendors such as Diamond with Love Jewelry ShopElaine Celestino-Makeup ArtistJ’s Diamond JewelleryGQ Mobile BarMick PerezLes AlajerasCactus & Canvas, and Project Bliss Life Stories are all eager to be of assistance in helping you plan your big day. Also featured are fellow exhibitors Manila Diamond StudioGemline JewelryStudio 1 PhotographyCoco MelodyMake Up by Miss ANelsy Ernst. Pro Make UpBounce Events Ground, Robert Camba Catering Services, Print & Co.Photoman, and AMI Jewels who are all giving great discounts and freebies for on-the-spot bookings.

The 33rd Before I Do Wedding & Debut Fair is made possible with the help of our dear friends: Sound LevelSugarPetals Enterprise & Events ManagementWhenInManila.comKasal.comThe Mango FarmJenry Villamar Photo & VideoMakeup by Anne MagadiaImelda’s JewelryDangwa FloristTagaytayLiving.comWeddings TagaytayBusiness MirrorThe Top Knotters, MSD Godspeed, and Simply Beautiful Events.

The Before I Do Bridal Fair series is produced and organized by VRC Creative Events 4 times a year at Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall where we have over 3,000 anticipated guests per event with not more than 100 of Manila’s established and upcoming event suppliers under one roof.

Visit www.beforeidobridalfair.com to register online to enter for free. For inquiries on how to be an exhibitor, get in touch with our team at 8093119 or 09178587787. Click here to inquire online.