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Preparing for the big day

To ease your wedding jitters, we suggest these gown and beauty sources


By Jake Galvez

@jakegalvez on Instagram

Your perfect bridal look courtesy of Luxe Bridal Beauty

Your perfect bridal look courtesy of Luxe Bridal Beauty

Weddings—the intimate union and equal partnership of two persons who love each other—are pivotal in a relationship. Which is why there is a lot of preparation before the actual event itself. You need to rally up your family members (especially those abroad), fix all the necessary paper work, arrange the church reservations, shop for tokens and souvenirs, contact the necessary suppliers, and the list goes on and on…

This week’s question is from Cherry Go, a bride-to-be: “Hi Jake, I’m still undecided if I should do ready-to-wear (RTW) or couture for my wedding next year. What do you suggest I choose? “

Choosing the wedding dress is a monumental decision for any bride-to-be. It is not as simple as going to a store and then voila, you’re all set.

Deciding if you’re willing to go RTW or couture can be tricky because this will be the dress that you will wear on your big day. The popular choice is going couture as this gives you the opportunity to wear a dress that is tailor-made for you—that basically means designing a dress from scratch that is according to your taste, preferences, and budget.

If you choose to go RTW, this does not automatically mean that you will be stuck with a dress that is sub-par. It could be hit or miss, but who knows, you can snag that elusive dress for you. If it’s too long or too loose, finding a great tailor is all you need to remedy this and you can still get the same effect of a couture dress without having to break the bank.

Lamariee By Jack & Jane is a premier bridal showroom that provides you with exquisite and captivating gowns that will complement any bride on her wedding day. They also offer couture services for any occasion that you might have. From a piece meant for a Sunday stroll to an elaborate dinner date, they can make it for you whether it’s for bridal, couture, or custom wear.

Visit them at 189 E. Rodriquez Jr., Libis, Quezon City, tel (+63917) 856-7305, email,

Aside from the dress, your hair and makeup are just as important. Luxe Bridal Beauty is your one-stop shop for all your needs. They are your best bridal beauty partners for a picture-perfect hairstyle and makeup. Experience premium bridal beauty services provided by the most sought-after hair and make-up artists in the Philippines.

For inquiries, call (+63919) 912-9999 or email


For beauty or lifestyle questions, send them to @jakegalvez via Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #AskJakeG

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