Solenn Heussaff is clearly excited for her wedding this May 21, at Eglise Notre Dame, Combourg, France.
“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.” She explains.
In an interview, she gave a few helpful pointers for other couples who are planning their own wedding.
1. Say no to stress!
Solenn quickly pointed out that the wedding planner is there to assist in every step of the way, and to cut down the stress levels for the whole process.
“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.”
However, the stress of dealing with last-minute arrangements doesn’t last long due to her work commitments.
2. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
The bride-to-be believes there are certain aspects of the wedding that shouldn’t cause you as much stress as it should. For example, the flowers. She elaborates:
“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.”
3. Serve great food.
A great celebration deserves equally great food to gorge on. Solenn clarifies, however, that not all good food is expensive:
“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 at the wedding.
It’s your special day, and it’s only fit to celebrate your special day surrounded with special friends. Your wedding is a huge life event you want only the people you love to witness.
'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.
“You don’t need to have 700 people there because you won’t be able to chat with 700 people ... 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.”
“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.'
The Kapuso actress-TV host will be reuniting with friends she hasn’t seen for years on her wedding day.
“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.”