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…

Which Wedding Coordinator to choose?

If you have read our previous post about the reasons Why you need a Wedding Coordinator,  you can at least know now the importance of hiring one. Before we thought that hiring one would just be a waste of money or “pa-sosyal lang” but in reality, their job is one of the most crucial things to…

Wedding Supplier Crew Meals

One of the underrated things that couples need to tick off from the Wedding Checklist is the Wedding Supplier Crew Meals. Before we thought that we don’t need to allot money for this since only a few suppliers will be present at our wedding and actually akala namin kasama na yung food nila sa bayad namin. Admittedly, we felt…

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…

When is the right time to do your Prenup Shoot?

This is a very common question for any couple getting married. When is the right time to do our prenup shoot? Next month? After 6 months? 1 month before the wedding? Next holiday? As a former bride myself, I’ve been through these questions dozens of times to the point that Garry was telling me to…

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…

DIY: Save The Date Video 2

During our wedding preps, everything was on a tight budget. From our major suppliers until down to the very smallest detail, everything was accounted for. And like any other couple, we, of course wanted everyone to be reminded of our special day but not to the extent of printing save the date cards and sending…

Wedding Supplier Review: JE&CO Groom’s Suit

Garry’s suit is a non-negotiable on our list. Ever since we started our wedding planning he already knew what he wanted to wear on our big day. He just want one thing – a Suit! Below is our supplier review for our Groom’s bespoke suit — JE&CO. HABERDASHERY Supplier Rating: 5/5 Mode of Communication: FB  Contact Person: Mr…

Prenup Supplier Review: Benjie Tiongco Photography

Photo Prenup Photographer: BENJIE TIONGCO  Supplier Rating: 5/5  Package inclusions: AVP slideshow, USB with all the raw and edited files and Album ** There will be an update with the rating soon because of something we failed to see only after checking the USB files and photos after the honeymoon. ** PROS: I really like his editorial style…

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…

Wedding Invitations

Stationeries which contained the details of an event like weddings, birthdays, anniversaries etc would always make any occasion feel proper. Invitations or invites as some would call it, is composed of a set of specialized paper or craft that is personally designed and created to include the necessary details to suit the preferred theme of…

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 Legal Requirements in the Philippines

Marriage is a legal union between a man and woman under the eyes of the law and church (for those who also considers this). When doing wedding preps, both couple needs to make sure that all their legal documents are ready. But where should you start? Filipinos who are both based in the Philippines will…

Getting Married?

So you want to get married? Before even jumping to the crazy world of wedding preparations and booking suppliers, be sure to tick these things off your list first. These will give you enough idea of what you would be dealing with later on. Are you really sure you both want to get married? As…

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…

Wedding Checklist 2

My fiance and I both know that when we did our initial wedding checklist, it wouldn’t stop with that. Although we wanted to just focus on the most important details, as we go on with our wedding planning, a LOT of other things started popping out of nowhere. These are things that we thought we…

Filipino Wedding Gown Couture

The bride’s gown has been (and always will be) the centerpiece of a wedding event. Whether the ceremony is well decorated, the reception has the best food being served, the groom looked dashing or the flowers are just magical. Nothing still beats the attention that the bride will receive on her wedding day. And yes, all…

Wedding Venues in Manila

For wedding receptions or even for non-traditional ceremonies, Events Venues have been quite popular lately. It’s probably because of the growing trend of themed-styling which has definitely become an “it” thing. From classical to garden to seasons to rustic to even Games of Thrones, name it you can have it now. Seriously. That’s how fun wedding receptions has…

Wedding Photographer and Videographer

One day. One chance. One moment. Everything needed to be captured perfectly. That’s how we envision our big day. We want the whole 24 hours, every minute and every second captured through the lens if possible because this is something that we’d definitely treasure for the rest of our lives. But finding the perfect wedding…