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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

1 Year of Wedding bliss and counting!

From the end of 2015 when we got engaged until our wedding month in December 2016, the weeks just went by so fast! 2016 was a year full of hope while we were both busily preparing for our dream wedding, trying to make everything perfectly organized and carefully deciding on different things. And then just…

Wedding Essentials Magazine Feature

I have always loved parties and weddings. So every time I would check the Sunday newspaper, my eyes would always scan the Lifestyle Section to check out the grandest parties and weddings in the City (and country for that matter). Appreciating the glitz and glamour was always a feast for the eyes! And just like…

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…

My Ex and Why’s

Concepts are everywhere. It’s really difficult to come up with a unique design, but then when you do, and tried to make it “personalized” with how you envisioned your dream event or wedding for that matter, you would feel that all your hard work has paid off. And then comes the realization that even if…