Exactly three months from now, GMA-7 talents Max Collins and Pancho Magno will tie the knot.
The Kapuso stars are scheduled to wed this December 11, and are already halfway through the preparations.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) caught up with Max on the third day of Bench Fashion Week Holiday 2017 last Saturday, September 9, at the Bench Tower, Bonifacio Global City.
With Ben Chan
The bride-to-be revealed the designer of her wedding dress: Francis Libiran.
"I've always been such a fan of his work, and he's such a great person.
"He really listens to what I want, so I thought we would really be the best match."
So far, the 25-year-old actress already had two fittings.
The bead work is still a work in progress, but Max can already tell she'd like it.
"It's gorgeous, it's gorgeous...
"I really didn't know what I wanted.
"He just pretty much made my dream come true without me even knowing it, basically.
"So, I'm just really excited. He already started with the bead work, so I'm just excited to see the whole thing."
WEDDING DETAILS. Aside from her wedding gown, Max and Pancho are now "finalizing the venue, and then, the invitations."
Max said they're considering holding a Christian ceremony in Manila "because it would be so much easier for everyone else."
She added, "It would be nice to do abroad or out-of-town, kaya lang, we're thinking about our guests and what would be most convenient for them."
On the theme of her wedding, she was tight-lipped but gave a clue.
"...we don't want to tell you yet. It's exciting, and so you'll have something to look forward to.
"It's very us, we're really chill people, and we just want everyone to have fun on our wedding day.
"We don't want it to be so stiff, we just want everyone to be relaxed."
BRIDEZILLA. Meanwhile, just like most brides, Max, too, had her share of stress.
Initially, the couple thought of holding the wedding next year.
Max said, "Many times, and we're like, 'Are we really doing this?' or 'Maybe we should just elope na lang para mas madali.'"
The hardest part? Finalizing the guest list.
"It's so hard! Siyempre, you want everyone to be there but you can't fit everyone in one venue.
"So you really have to pick and choose who to invite. It's really hard because we want everyone to celebrate with us.
But she's thankful that her future husband has been extra patient during the most stressful stage of their planning.
"I'm more like 'bridezilla' and he [Pancho] just lets me do what I want, basically. I'm such a perfectionist pagdating sa details, so ayun."
Max also said she was grateful they have Teena Barretto for their wedding coordinator.
She told PEP.ph, "She's great, she really understood the concept that we wanted to achieve.
"Her mood board for us is mind-blowing, kasi it was really what I wanted, but I didn't know...
"I would just give her all the details and what I want to happen, but she was really able to picture everything that we wanted, so I'm very excited!"
Another thing she's looking forward to? Their honeymoon.
The Kapuso actress said, "We really want to visit Italy, Greece, Spain, because we never had much time to go around Europe, so that's on top of our list!"