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title pic Top 3 Wedding Churches in Manila

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Picking the right church for the wedding is no piece of cake. There are a lot of factors to consider like if it matches your theme, where the guests are coming from, reception areas within the vicinity (because you don’t want to travel too far after the wedding) and of course, how much it would cost. Yes, a couple may dream of the magical Caleruega wedding, but if no one’s really coming from Batangas, then it might not be practical. The good news is there are plenty of churches in the metro that would be as magical and more practical to desire.


Manila Cathedral

– The Manila Cathedral which is located at Intramuros, Manila is home to many weddings, even celebrities and other public figures seem to be captured by the church’s beauty. The church is made up of centuries-old architectural makeup complete with the adobe walls and stained glass look. The main altar of the celebrated church is spectacular as well. No wonder many are dreaming of the Cathedral wedding.clickable text in your post or page.

Manila Cathedral, Intramuros

Manila Cathedral, Intramuros

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title pic A Wedding Gown to Fit You

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Usually, a wedding gown is ordered at least eight months before the wedding date.  Perhaps this is the most important part in planning a wedding for any bride.  And this can be a very stressful task for the bride.  So, bear in mind that this may at least be the best of hassle free time frame within which one can count to come out with a perfect wedding dress that is in accordance to one’s taste.

Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

 

Wedding gowns must suit a bride’s body type and it is quite a challenge for designer shops to create the right one to flaunt your particular body type.  So let you couturier determine your body shape and cut away the fabric that will suit you most.  Bring a family member or a close friend to help you make a decision.  Don’t go over board and spend too much.

Nevertheless, the following are tips and guide in case one is at the moment under stress.

For instance, petite brides will look good on a wedding dress that is simple and close fitting which can make one look taller. Go for simple but attention getting wedding dress.  Since one is on the shorter side of the body frame have a dress designed no lower than the knee in order not to overstate your figure in the eyes of the crowd.  A dress with the skirt flaring out from the waist will definitely be most flattering for your kind of body frame.  With a shorter frame avoid the low waists, for this will just make a bride look as if one is cut in half.

Tall brides are easier to dress especially with a fuller bodice.  Almost any style will suit a taller frame. A strapless wedding dress will look perfect to show and flaunt longer and thinner arms. If brides wish to show off her long legs, go ahead and do so with a skirt that falls above the knee.  A long gown that is closely fitted will also accentuate a tall frame.

Thin brides who want to appear curvy can also opt for a ball gown because it gives an illusion of an hourglass figure. If you have a small waist and the chest and hips have equal widths, an hourglass shape, indeed, is in place.  Stay away from very full skirts and try a semi full skirt for a smaller frame.

Let one’s personality show through the gown. Take time and choose a style that suits one’s personality.  Be patient and don’t be too hasty when looking for that perfect wedding dress.  Make sure to love the gown and feel confident because this will show through on that special day.

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title pic Wedding Gown Heirloom

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Wedding Gown Designs

Wedding Gown Designs

Want to start a new family tradition and wear something that will become more than just a wedding gown but a family heirloom as well?  Would it be nice to see a wedding gown handed down from generation to generation, from daughter to perhaps grand daughter?  Imagine what a delight it will be to see and probably also move someone to tears watching a child, your daughter, walk down the aisle wearing the same gown that  had been worn at one’s own wedding.

For starters choose a gown that is refined in style and taste… a gown that can be passed on, especially to someone like your daughter.  The best option will be a wedding gown that is both timeless and classical in style.

A gown that is fashionable and trendy at the moment may not look practical and fashionable thirty (30) years from now.  It will just look silly on her while walking down the aisle.    The more plain the gown can be, the better as it can be handled through the years.  It is easy to give the gown an updated look and be reflective of the new bride’s personal style with a little bit of accessories to make it look new.

The white wedding dress has been popular in the last hundred years or so with America’s influence in the Philippines.

Stick with classic colors.  While wedding gowns in pastel colors are currently very popular, they may not be fashionable in thirty (30) years.  White or ivory wedding gowns will probably never go out of style.  Keep in mind that a colorful accessory or two can always be added to lend some personal grandeur to the gown as it is worn.

Choose a gown that can easily be altered for size.  Most likely the body frame may not be the same as one is at the present.  Have the seamstress keep the extra fabric inside the seams, rather than trimming it, just in case the seams need to be let out a bit to fit your daughter.

Likewise, start with a longer gown and hem it up as needed, retaining adequate fabric in the hem in case the gown needs to be lengthened.

Once you have found the perfect wedding gown with your daughter in mind as well, your work is not done yet.  Try to keep your gown looking picture perfect through the generation.  Then one will need to properly store it after the wedding.

For best results, consult a professional dry cleaner you trust.  Have the gown cleaned as soon as possible after the wedding and then professionally wrap it up and place in a box for a long term storage and preservation.

Now here’s to your special day and to your new family wedding tradition.

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title pic Filipino-Themed Weddings Must Haves

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Philippine Wedding Cathedral

Philippine Wedding Cathedral

Most Filipino couples dream of the wedding at Manila Cathedral or any other historical churches or basilicas in the country that’s oozing with culture. But the location shouldn’t be the only thing that couples can do to have a sense of heritage on their wedding day: the key is to have that Filipino-look too. And here’s how:

Flowers can do magic when it comes to setting up an ambiance. The Philippines is home to many flowers that boast with beauty and aroma. Decorate the church with sweet-smelling Sampaguita or Ylang-Ylang, turn a simple reception hall into a garden filled with Gumamela and Waling-Waling, also known as the Queen of Philippine Orchid and make a bouquet out of Everlasting Flowers that symbolizes a love that lasts a lifetime, the native flowers wouldn’t only turn the ceremony into all-Filipino, it will also make the event seem like paradise.

The attire shouldn’t be left out from the theme as well. The Philippine national costume Barong Tagalog and the Baro’t Saya (Filipiniana) are world-class designs being praised by many fashion experts abroad. The simplicity and gentleness of the men’s barong paired with the femininity of the Filipiniana reveals more than beauty but also a rich and flourishing culture.

A wedding’s playlist is also very important in setting a mood and theme. To capture the very essence of the Filipino culture, choose to play all Original Pilipino Music (OPM) not only during the ceremony, but even at the reception. Playing both classics and latest Filipino songs would surely make the guests appreciate and grasp the wedding’s theme.

And lastly, every effort would not count if the food doesn’t complement the theme. Filipinos are foodies by nature. They enjoy a good meal and expect one during major events such as wedding. Be sure to get a Filipino food expert caterer that will serve more than Lechon and Bangus, but someone who can imprint the country’s history through every dish he serves.

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title pic Wanted: Affordable Wedding Rings

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Wedding rings are a crucial part of the wedding; it is the object that symbolizes a couple’s love bound by the ceremonial blessing of a religion or the state of law. Most consider the rings as the greatest investment, but for some, as significant as it may see, its price tag shouldn’t be something that a couple has to pay in debt forever.

Wedding Ring

Wedding Rings

It’s a good thing the Philippines is one of the best places to search for wedding rings. Since searching for affordable rings are next to impossible in shopping malls and specialty stores, a couple may like explore other places for the valuable rings.

Ongpin in Binondo, Manila

Ongpin Street is the most popular strip in Manila where a couple can find cheap rings one store after another. With the variety of jewelry shops within the area, a couple can score amazing deals on quality rings in just a day. One great thing about Ongpin is that a couple can haggle down prices, and with so much competition around, most jewelry shops offer impossibly great prices for a pair of rings.

Pawnshops

Filipinos are fond of pawnshops; the place for instant emergency cash. And unfortunately not everyone who pawn their jewelry (yes, including wedding rings) could get back to redeem it. Unredeemed items are sold by pawnshops at reasonably low prices to dispose it. Couples who are tight on budget can actually shop for such items. Just be sure to check it meticulously, remember, it is a second hand item and it might be slightly damaged.

Online Shops

The internet is also a good place to scout for inexpensive rings, some even offer personalized rings. It saves gas, time and effort. All it takes is a click of a button and the couple can even pay it online and have it delivered. A couple doesn’t need to go out and look for the rings; instead the ring goes to their home. But the downside is, the couple wouldn’t get to see actual samples of the rings. It may not be as beautiful as it is on the photos, so be sure to check out legit, recommended and publicly praiseworthy sellers.

But the most affordable option is to get it for free. Explore the idea of hand-me-down rings from the parents. It may not be as slick and as stylish as the couple may want, but it’s free and it has a valuable history with it. After all, the rings are just objects; what is more important is the couple’s love and sincere commitment towards each other.

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