The Wedding

Plan # 1

Ito yung unang plano na napagkasunduan namin tungkol sa kasal. Since it was scheduled on December at April na dapat ang kasal, we only have less than 4 months to decided on everything right away. Syempre dahil madalian ang pagde-decide, it’s all just a whim. Well, not everything about it is an impulse pero ayun na nga, karamihan madaliang pagde-decide talaga.

First, our attire. Usapang gown muna.

Una naming chineck ay ang Lazada at Shopee. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who did this. I was inspired by my sister-in-law who bought a long trail ball gown from Lazada for only Php 3,100.00 (if I remember it correctly) when it was on sale at hindi halatang ganoon siya ka-mura. Napaka-sulit! Kasama na din ang petticoat , veil (basic na veil lang) at gloves. Wala na ding Expectation VS Reality kasi to be honest, hindi halatang Php 3,000 yung gown.

This is her on their wedding day 👰🏼.

Madaming akong pinagpipilian para sa gown. Gusto ko ng long trail ball gown. I also checked some mermaid/trumpet gowns. I admit, while planning everything, I always take into consideration how it would look on photos and videos kasi at the end of it all, yun lang yung memories na maiiwan sa amin. Basically, I want it to look stylish but still be within the budget. Ang budget? Php 5,000.00 😅 Karamihan sa mga sobrang bet na bet ko ay Php 7,000 pataas ang price. Since gusto ko mag-stick sa budget ko (kasi for me isang araw lang naman gagamitin, bakit gagastusan ng malaki?), I chose this gown.

Yes, Taobao wedding gown sya. Inorder ko sya sa Lazada, COD for only Php 4,995 lang sya kasama na shipping fee. Ito sya, sinukat ko kaagad after dumating kasi syempre worried ako baka di pala kasya 😂 🤣. You know naman online shopping, palyado sa sizes minsan. Buti na lang at accurate ang size chart nila. I tried it without the petticoat pero included na sya, with basic veil, accesories and gloves na din so for me, sulit na sulit na ang Php 5,000 ko. 🤔🤔🤔 I’m wondering why it’s rarely mentioned or suggested in online wedding groups. I think it’s to prioritize the livelihood of our kababayans na ito ang line of business. Gowns like this is sometimes sold up to as much as Php 8,000- Php12,000 in some stalls.

For his attire, he initially wanted this tail coat. He actually bought one which is a bit loose.

We’re originally aiming for a medieval-themed wedding. I’m not sure if it will require more budget though. Long tables instead of the usual round ones would also be more fitting but we haven’t discussed it with any suppliers yet.

He wanted tailcoats for him and his men. Me, I only wanted to add a hooded wedding cape instead of a veil. I also wanted my girls to wear medieval-themed dresses but considering that we’re getting married on the Philippines ‘ hot season, it is not a great idea.

We also wanted to have the reception in an open area like Paco Park, Baluarte de San Diego, Casa Manila Patio, or Father Blanco’s Garden but since it’s on a summer and we have several seniors attending, we decided to have it in an airconditioned hall.

One of the main things we considered in planning everything is the church. As mentioned in the previous post, we reserved Archdiocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Church. One of the main reasons is that the Lord’s Way Marriage Encounter Community’s Spiritual Director Fr. Jon Sison is one of the head priests of the said diocese. We also requested to rent on of the church’s hall for the reception.

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