Contract Cancellation due to Pandemic

With the global pandemic on the rise due to COVID19 virus, weddings and other events are on a halt due to restricted health and safety protocols against mass gatherings. One of the most affected is the weddings and events industry. Weddings, birthdays, christening, baby showers, bridal showers, even photo shoots and so on have been…

Online Gender Reveal

We’re pregnant! It’s been 3 years since we got married and finally our prayers have been answered! But because of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic and the “new normal”, we were forced to quit our plans of going back to Manila to do our celebrations and delivery. But since we still wanted to connect with our…

4D/3N Bali, Indonesia

Om Suastiastu! (pronounced as ohm-su-was-ti-as-tu) Known as the “Island of the Gods”, Bali is a small, volcanic, tropical paradise located in the Indonesian peninsula which is famous for its scenic rice terraces, fragrant cuisine, beautiful beaches and unique mix of Hindu culture and tradition. It is also quite popular as a honeymoon destination for newly…

How to be an ideal Wedding Guest

Weddings only happen once in a lifetime, but of course only except if the person decided to re-marry again for some reason. But, it has to be noted that it is still one of the most important, life-changing events that couples really plan and save up for that usually take months, if not, even for…

Filipino Wedding Church Restrictions

For Church weddings in the Philippines, lots of restrictions have been put in place to ensure the solemnity of the wedding vows. Although rules differ between Churches even if some are under one Diocese or Sect, their restrictions would still vary depending on its current administration. Below are some of the most common questions about…

How much to spend on Engagement and Wedding Rings?

How much do we need to spend for engagement and wedding rings? Should the rings be expensive and have diamonds? Actually, there is no specific answer for this since we have different preferences, style and budget allotted for the wedding. Some people have the capacity to splurge on expensive things, while some, like us for…

Wedding Supplier Red Flags

Scams are everywhere and it can happen to anyone. Even if you feel you’re smart enough not be be scammed by anybody else especially suppliers for your event, unfortunately that’s not true. Everybody is prone to being scammed. That’s the sad reality – the hard truth. So, what can you do to ensure that you’re…

Wedding Entourage Attire Dilemma: To Pay or Not to Pay?

In the Philippines, it’s common tradition that the couple would shoulder some, if not all, of the expenses of their wedding entourage including their attires. This would of course include both sides of the inner family circle (parents, siblings, nephews and nieces), Maid of Honor, Best Man, Secondary Sponsors, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Flower girls, Bearers and…

Wedding Supplier Review: MYIO OKAMOTO Photography

Among the things that we decided not to scrimp was our Wedding, Photographer. And since we are into photography ourselves, it was actually one of the most tedious and difficult decisions that we have to do. It even came to a point that we had sleepless nights wondering if we made the right decision because…

Wedding Music Planner

Weddings will never be weddings without music. Music is present everywhere even through the Prenup videos, AVPs and wedding SDEs that would be played during reception includes music that’s either the videographer’s choice or the couple’s. Music is considered part of the program proper, from the ceremony till reception so planning out the perfect playlist…

How to deal with RSVPs and Guest Lists?

Dealing with your RSVPs can be a headache unless you plan it out perfectly because realistically it’s not common in Filipino traditions. What’s worse is how to properly deal with them and explain to every single person included in your guest lists that they are important. Unfortunately, even if you pay extra fees for RSVP…

4D/3N Bangkok, Thailand

สวัสดี! Sawasdee! (pronounced as sah-wah-dee)  Transportation Among the cities in the Indochina region, Bangkok is considered the busiest one with two International Airports: Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport and Don Mueang (DMK) International Airport. Between the two, BKK is the main airport that is 25 KM closest to the city area that is used by the majority of…

4D/3N Bagan, Myanmar

မင်္ဂလာပါ! “Mingalabar!” (pronounced as ming-ga-la-ba) “Hello” in Burmese. Ever wonder how it feels like seeing a beautiful Sunset while overlooking 1,000 year-old ancient temples, stupas and pagodas within reach? Then you have to pack your bags and head straight to the underrated Ancient City of Bagan in Myanmar! Landlocked between India (on the left), China…

All-in-Wedding Packages or Direct Supplier Booking?

Planning a wedding can be quite daunting especially when you’re on a tight budget. What makes it worse is the added confusion of whether to get an All-In Package from a company or to book the Suppliers directly, DIY style? Below are some of the pros and cons of the two to give you an…

5D/4N Siem Reap, Cambodia

ជំរាបសួរ! “Chum Reap Suor!” (pronounced as choum-reap-sore) It means “Hello” in Cambodian. If you’ve seen Tomb Raider, then you’ll definitely recognize the huge Banyan trees that were entwined with the centuries-old temples of Angkor. The scene that showcased it was only a small depiction of the majestic beauty of the Khmer empire or modern-day Cambodia…

Wedding Supplier Payments

One of the biggest challenges of a couple planning their wedding especially those who are based overseas like us concerns supplier payments. Since news about fraudulent transactions, security breaches, scammers, and identity theft are everywhere, just like what happened to an OFW couple who got duped by their “trusted” wedding coordinator after getting an All-in-Wedding Package…

WEDDING SUPPLIER REVIEW- VIDLENS

This was a long overdue review because we’ve been waiting for our final wedding film to arrive (after 2 revisions). Although our long wait was over, Brian and his team still exceeded our expectations! Below is our supplier review for our wedding Videographer — VIDLENS PRODUCTIONS Supplier Rating: 5/5 Mode of Communication: FB Chat, Email…

Wedding Entourage Roles

There would probably be a time in your life that you have participated in a Wedding as part of the entourage but haven’t really understood the whole context of your “role”. Since Filipino Church Wedding traditions have its own beliefs, it is best to at least get to know them and then decide later on…

1 Day Kumpil in Manila

The Confirmation or Kumpil Ceremony is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church that is required by an individual if they wish to be married in the Catholic rites in the Philippines. Normally, this ceremony can be obtained when the parishioner reaches the age of 10 onwards but only if the person has…

Wedding Entourage Responsibilities?

I’ve been asked questions by brides if it’s okay to give responsibilities to the entourage like the MOH, Bestman, Groomsmen, and Bridesmaids. This “wedding entourage responsibilities” is actually an ideal based on the West since bridesmaids there, for example, were supposed to pay for their own wedding expenses and is customary to give the bride…