Posted by admin on July 3, 2012
Couples today are getting more and more unconventional. Some like to jump off a plane while saying their vows and some even like to swim underwater with marine life witnessing their love. Unconventional weddings are the new trend, but excluding the too extreme options, couples can have other options that may not be too traditional but still remain sacred and solemn.
For the couple who is environmentalist and appreciates the great outdoors, the La Mesa Eco Park is the best bet. The 33 hectare environmental wonderland offers five different areas, all of which presents a view that could make the couple more at par with Mother Nature. And since it’s only located in Quezon City, couples wouldn’t have to go on a long trip to get close with nature. It wouldn’t cost too much as well since the park offers its facilities starting at Php 5,000.00.
Posted by admin on July 2, 2012
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 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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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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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.
Posted by admin on June 24, 2012
Every soon to be married couples try their best to have a solemn and romantic wedding venue to set everyone’s mood and to make their guests feel the love they have for each other. That is why churches are decorated with beautiful flowers.
Filipino Catholic couples are now open to ideas such as bringing their wedding outdoor and still celebrate the matrimony with a Catholic priest. The wedding venues evolve to having it celebrated on beach resorts and after the wedding rites, everybody would not go elsewhere for the reception. The guests may even enjoy the water after the reception and a wide variety of “gimmicks” can be done to entertain the newlyweds and the guests like having a fire dance performance or a hula dance. Miles away from a traditional wedding is having everyone travel after the wedding rites in the church to the reception hall, have a little celebration, and maybe have a singer/performer serenade everybody.
Fun and unique souvenirs may also be given away following the beach motif, like flip-flops or beautifully crafted seashells.
But of course, budget wise, beach weddings are twice as expensive as having a traditional one. Since most couple would need to have their guests travel from the city to the beach resort. Sometimes an accommodation for everybody would also be needed since the occasion would eat up their time for everybody’s preparation.
Good thing is that some beach resorts offer a package for wedding ceremonies and reception which has an accommodation for everybody too! Try the beach resorts at Batangas where the sand is white and the water is clear. Taal Lake and Taal Volcano is a romantic set for wedding also. Most of them would offer the whole resort for private use on the date of the wedding. This costs less and more fun!
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In our busy life today even women do not have an ample time to plan for her wedding unless you take the planning for a year or so. Most of the soon-to-be brides are working girls as most women are now career oriented.
That is the reason why most businessmen find holding a wedding package very profitable in the Philippines because it serves as a one stop shop for the bride and groom. It is easier for the bride and the groom in planning for the wedding because all they have to do is to meet up with the wedding coordinator for few hours at least once a month for other details that needs confirmation from the soon to be couple.
Most wedding package comes with a wedding planner. It is one of the pros of getting a wedding package. You can have the wedding ideas that you want and someone will make the negotiations for you. You just need to tell your ideas, select your choices, and wait for everything to materialize.
There are wedding packages that comes as is. If you would like to add or eliminate something from the package, the price may change. A complete wedding package starting from the pre-nuptial photo shoot, invitation, wedding rings, choice of the wedding venue, gown and barong of the whole entourage, flowers, sound system for the reception, photography and videography catering services, wedding cake, bridal car, souvenirs, honeymoon venue may cost from 50,000 pesos to 200,000 pesos, depending on the number of guests and the materials that will be used for the wedding.
The downside of getting your wedding in a package is that you won’t have a chance to get the supplies at the lesser cost. Some wedding packages will not even allow you to change the set of package so another disadvantage is you sometimes won’t be able to achieve the ideas you have.
Whatever you choose on how you want the preparation, it is important that you do not go beyond the budget but still have that nice wedding you have been dreaming without any hassle.
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Did you know that aside from being a decoration for a fresh ambiance on your wedding down the aisle and on your reception venue, flowers has their own meaning. So if you are getting married, wouldn’t it be nice to know what the flowers you are getting means and share everybody what the flowers have to do with your marriage?
White Wedding Bouquets
Roses that most brides select on their wedding as their bouquet and their blossoms on the church means beauty, love and joy. The colors of roses have different meanings too. The famous red rose symbolizes passion, white as innocence, pink roses means that the soon to be couple are thankful for finding each other, and ivory roses mean fate and fidelity. Similar to roses are orchids which also mean love and beauty.
Tulips which is also expensive, signifies undying love and passion, that is why despite of its expensive price most brides choose to have tulips on their motif because of its very nice meaning.
Calla Lilies are said to be fashionable flowers. Calla lilies like roses and orchids symbolize magnificent beauty and sophistication.
Stephanotis symbolizes marital happiness. It is the traditional bridal flower shaped like little trumpet.
Although they are little, Chrysanthemums are meaningful. They signify wealth, abundance and truth. When combined to other flowers, it brings highlights to a bouquet despite of its size.
If your wedding follows a certain color as a motif like yellow as an example, try not to use yellow lilies, because it means insincerity or yellow chrysanthemum which means slighted love. Though roses means joy and love, a yellow rose signifies jealousy.
Funny but true, there are also flowers that only few know what meaning they bring. The colors of the flowers have meaning also. For example, would you like to have Lavander on your bouquet or decorated everywhere if you only knew it meant distrust? Also do not choose Larkspur as it means infidelity.