For the past few weeks, Solenn Heussaff has been posting small hints about her wedding set to happen on May 21, at Eglise Notre Dame, Combourg, France.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sat down with the bride-to-be in between a photo shoot for one of her upcoming projects, and she gave some pointers for those who are planning their own wedding.
1. Say no to stress!
Solenn quickly pointed that out the key role of having a wedding planner is lessening the stress level in the whole process.
2. Don't fuss on the minute details.
For the Kapuso actress-TV host, there are certain aesthetic choices for the wedding that shouldn't cause you as much stress as the should.
She explained, "The flowers, because I know a lot of people spend so much on the flowers and the flowers are just gonna last, like, the night, and people are probably not even gonna make pansin.
"And I didn’t spend on flowers, like, well my venue’s in France, but the flowers is like whatever we find in the market in the morning, and I want very farm-like."
3. Serve good food.
What's a good celebration without equally great food to feast on?
But Solenn underlined, "Good food doesn't mean expensive, like, you know if you’re getting married in the Philippines, order amazing Cebu lechon and have amazing pancit canton, it’s good food."
4. Invite only the people you want to attend the wedding
Remember: It is your day.
Your wedding is a life event that you want the people you love dearly to witness.
The bride-to-be elaborated, "For me, what’s important is to invite the people you really wanna be there, not people na, ‘A, puwede ba yung friend ko na…' or 'Can I tag along my mom?’
"You don’t need to have 700 people there because you won’t be able to chat with 700 people."
Solenn sees 100-150 people a good number for her guest list.
"So, for me... you can really enjoy your time and catch up with your closest friends, because that’s the one day where everyone’s attention is focused on you and no one else.
"So, for me, just choose wisely your guest list without feeling bad or feeling forced because this person is going to feel this or that, you know."
EXCITEMENT. When asked how she feels about tying the knot, Solenn said, "I’m excited.
"I’m just a bit stressed in a way that it’s abroad, so I know I’m gonna have to do a lot of last minute things there because I’m only going, like, three days before the wedding."
But the stress of dealing with last-minute arrangements doesn't linger due to her work commitments.
"I want to keep it simple. I just wanna keep it me and my family and my friends."
She will be reuniting with a lot of her friends that she hadn't seen for years.
"I’m just excited to see really the friends who are coming from all over the world that I really keep dear to my heart that I always keep in touch with even if you don’t see each other every six or seven years."