Wedding Guest Dress Code Do’s and Don’ts

When going to formal events such as weddings, invited guests would always receive notice of expected attires which would either be really formal or semi-formal. Unfortunately, not all guests would actually follow these “expected dress guidelines” for a number of reasons which would make them look either overdressed or underdressed. I’ve been to countless weddings myself…

Intramuros Aerial Shoot Permit

Aerial shots for Prenup and Wedding has been one of the hottest trends recently. But, not all places are allowed for aerial shots due to security and privacy reasons. And unfortunately, Intramuros is one of them. Since Intramuros is a restricted area for aerial shots, your wedding photographer and videographer needs to submit licenses and legal documents…

Vidlens Wedding Video Promo

Still looking for your wedding Photographer and Videographer? Our awesome video team, Vidlens tied up with NQ Modern Photography and they’re currently offering a discounted Photo and Video package of Php 95,000 for the first 10 couples valid for 2017-2018 weddings only. Promo runs until Dec 31, 2017 only. Check out their pages for more info!…

Step-by-Step Wedding Legal Requirements Process

Here’s our Step-by-Step Wedding Legal Requirements Process when you want to get married in a Catholic Church for non-civilly married couples. For those who are already civilly married (in your City Hall or through the Philippine Embassy where you are based), you can skip the civil requirements and just focus on your Church documents. The…

Who should really prepare for the wedding? Bride or Groom?

“Brides lang ba dapat ang kikilos to prepare for the wedding?” I have been asked about this a few times and kahit OC bride ako, the answer is NO. Here’s my take based from personal experience. If you have the means, no problem with budget, hire the best possible Full Coordinator and let them do…

Wedding Supplier Review: FULLBLOOMS FLOWER SHOP BY INAH Entourage Florist

I’m personally fond of flowers and it’s a non-negotiable for me that during my dream wedding I’ll be having fresh white flowers everywhere! And, Ate Inah made it possible at a very affordable rate. Below is our supplier review for our Entourage Florist — FULL BLOOMS FLOWER SHOP BY INAH Supplier Rating: 5/5 Mode of Communication: Email,…

Wedding Supplier Review: TONI AVILES HMUA

Every girl deserves to look perfect on her wedding day and I felt that I’m no exception of course. With our long list of shortlisted HMUA that can be found HERE, we felt that choosing Toni Aviles was the best decision we did! Below is our supplier detail review for our wedding HMUA — TONI…

Wedding Supplier Review: IMBITADO EVENTS Coordinator and Host

Once we got engaged, we immediately scouted for the best yet affordable wedding coordinator in the Philippine Wedding Industry and we were lucky we were able to book them for our “hot date“. Below is our supplier review for our OTD wedding coordinator — IMBITADO EVENTS and the team leader as our reception host, AYIE CONTRERAS-TUATES…

Wedding Supplier Review: GARY DACANAY Event Stylist

We were always fascinated with glamorous art installations, floral decors etc that we see on weddings that’s why we decided to push through in booking a separate Event Stylist for our wedding and that’s GARY DACANAY. Below is our supplier review for him and his team. Supplier Rating: 3.25/5 (Event Styling) and 5/5 (Bridal Bouquet/Groom’s Boutonniere) Mode…

Wedding Supplier Review: THE MANILA HOTEL

Here is our supplier review for our Hotel Accommodation/Preps during the wedding — THE MANILA HOTEL Supplier Rating: 2.75/5 Mode of Communication: Email, Landline (if needed), Personal Visits Contact Person: Prestige Membership (Ms Anne/Ms Jhello/ Ms Ren)

Prenup Supplier Review: Taal Town Heritage

Video Prenup Location: TAAL TOWN HERITAGE (3 locations) Since we have a vintage theme in mind, we stick with the concept and decided to check around Manila (going out of town is last of our priorities due to OOT fees) for great places until we found out about Taal Heritage Town where the known Basilica of St. Martin…

Things to ask your Bridal Gown Designer

Every bride should look her bestest on her wedding day so it’s really important that the best couture or designer would be the one who’ll do the bride’s once-in-lifetime dream wedding gown. But then, for a budget couple, it still should be within the means. name date of event tentative location contact information (email, mobile #,…

About Us

We are Garry and Aiki, a newly-married Filipino couple based in Kuwait. We created this blog to document our own wedding planning journey after we got engaged last August 2015. For 15 months, we carefully planned Our Budget Dream Wedding while we are both based overseas as OFWs where we heavily relied on the resources…

Things to ask your Wedding Coordinator

Coordinators can actually make or break a wedding. If they were hired from Day 1 to help the couple during the planning, their comments/suggestions/recommendations will highly matter. This of course will show their credibility and expertise. Wedding planning is crucial since Day 1 since a lot of factors are needed to be considered. But since not…

Things to ask your Venue

Searching for the perfect venue to have your wedding reception is as important as finding your dream church and your bridal gown designer. Your venue, of course, would host all of your guests for possibly 4-5 hours after doing your ceremonial rites. There are tons of awesome venues around the country, whether you’re planning to…

Things to ask your Photographer

One of the most essential suppliers in a wedding event is the Photographer. In the age of digital media where it’s so easy to just take photos with your cam and post it online within seconds, some people feel like getting a pro won’t be that important anymore. But hey, photos would definitely last more than the imported…

Things to ask your HMUA

Upon inquiring and before making a reservation for any supplier you should very well take note that you need to at least your basic wedding details to them so they can match their schedule with you. Just like any other supplier, when trying to search or book a Hair and Makeup Artist (HMUA) service for…

Wedding Emcee or Host

After the ceremony comes the Reception part of the wedding, where both sides of the family, relatives, friends and guests come to party with the newly wed couple. Traditionally, programs are made by the emcee/host to make the reception lively that’s filled with congratulatory speeches, music (through the band or DJ if there is any),…

Wedding Florist and Event Styling

Weddings won’t be complete without flowers and decorations for both the ceremony and reception. They are one of the things that make the event — stunning and luscious to the eyes. Looking at gorgeous bridal bouquets and beautifully arranged ceremonial aisle where the bride will walk to meet her groom and inspiring well-decorated venues for…