Bridal Bouquet Checklist

Flowers specifically bridal bouquets would always be part of a wedding even though not all brides like to have their bouquet fresh. But, since this will definitely be a centerpiece in a bride’s attire, aside from the wedding gown of course, choosing the best possible bridal bouquet is quite difficult especially with the tons of ideas all over Pinterest!

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My bridal bouquet by Gary Dacanay. Photo by Myio Okamoto

Based from my personal experience, it took me months to really decide on how my bridal bouquet would be like. Thankfully, I was able to get expert advise from my florist/event stylist, who really know what he’s talking about. For starters, below is the checklist that I used when decided for my once-in-a-lifetime bridal bouquet!

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Our Wedding Legal Requirements Timeline

As an overseas based couple it is very difficult for us to just go home and secure all the necessary documents and processing that is needed for both our Civil and Church requirements. In this post HERE we have compiled all the necessary documents that we needed to secure our marriage license permit for our church wedding.


For a Church-rites wedding in the Philippines, both civil and church requirements are needed. If you are already married civilly, you don’t need to apply for a marriage license and instead just submit your original NSO Marriage Contract.

Below is our summarized timeline when we started our documents processing.

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Wedding Supplier Review: CALLIGRAFFI Ninong Souvenirs

We wanted something customized for our Ninongs, so we searched for a supplier who can provide for us the most affordable whiskey set that we can find. Here is our supplier review for our souvenir gift boxes and scotch whiskey glasses — CALLIGRAFFI

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: Email
  • Contact Person: Staff of Calligraffi
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Our customized Ninong customized laser engraved wooden whiskey set with scotch glasses

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Even from the start, everything about our wedding was customized to what we want even to the smallest detail. So when we were finalizing our details regarding our wedding accessories, we decided to get a supplier who would create the best possible one that would fit our wedding theme. Below is our review for our wedding accessories provider — BEADYBEADZ PERSONALIZED WEDDING CORD

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB Chat
  • Contact Person: Ms Joan Zacate



Our personalized wedding cord by Beadybeadz (except the earring). Photo by Myio Okamoto.

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Wedding Supplier Review: CARISSA CIELO MEDVED Entourage HMUA

We wanted our Entourage to be their most beautiful on our wedding so we made sure to hire the best possible HMUA who can do justice to our specific peg in mind. Luckily, we found him during our search when his former bride, who was a friend of ours, referred him to us. Here is our supplier review for our Entourage HMUA — CARISSA CIELO MEDVED

  • Supplier Rating: 4.75/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB Chat
  • Contact Person: Carissa Cielo Medved

Hair and Make-Up by Carissa Cielo’s team

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Wedding Supplier Review: BUSYBEEZ MOBILE Playhouse

Weddings are not only for the adults so make sure that your flower girls, bearers and the other kids get the same special treatment! Give them their own space to enjoy because kids are VIPs too! Below is our supplier review for our Mobile Playhouse provider — BUSYBEEZ MOBILE PLAYHOUSE

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB Chat
  • Contact Person: Ms Khrysanti Bendo

Setup of BusyBeez during our wedding. Photo credit from them.

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Wedding Supplier Review: ROMMEL ESPERA BRIDAL Entourage and Flower Girl Gowns

We really wanted our entourage to look simple, sleek, sophisticated but still within our budget. So in order achieve this look, it took us a few months of thorough research until we were fortunate enough to find the best possible entourage gown service provider in the Metro. Below is our supplier review for our Entourage and Flower Girls gown provider — ROMMEL ESPERA BRIDAL

  • Supplier Rating: 4.25/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB Chat, Email
  • Contact Person: Ms Jean Talya Santos Millano

Back view of our female entourage gowns by Rommel Espera. Photo by Myio Okamoto

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