Ola! I know, i know. I haven’t updated the blog for quite some time. I’ve been married for 4 months and I haven’t written a single update (well, except for that blog about the Church requirements) since November. Boo me.
Anyway, I’m glad it’s all over! Whew! I’m finally married and all those stress on planning was all worth it
Let me enumerate important details regarding our suppliers (in Philippines, wedding suppliers are a big deal).
By the way, the wedding took place in Virgin Beach Resort in San Juan Batangas, Philippines. It’s kind of tricky to get there. So what my friend did was he placed tarpaulins (with our JJJM logo) near confusing turns to guide my guests to the venue. Oh, too bad I don’t have picture of those My guests told me it’s like playing a game. They get excited every time they see a tarpaulin.
There are a lot of great photographers out there. We opted for Tatlonghari Photography. We’ve known Jojo, the main photographer, for quite a long time already and we’ve been hiring him for important events. I love his creativity! And most of all, he’s easy to talk to.
The basic package costs around Php 75 000. Includes growing up AVP, prenuptial photo shoot, guestbook, wedding coverage, wedding photo album, wedding video (edited and unedited). If you want to avail the same-day-edit video, it’s an additional Php 10 000. We didn’t avail this one. I know it’s trending, but it’s not a MUST. I’d say save your money to spend on other important things for your wedding.
(The following pictures were by Tatlonghari Photography)
Music and Entertainment
We hired Impressions Music Ensemble to sing and play for us during the ceremony and reception. We chose a quartet (double bass, violin, flute, piano) plus a male singer. This package costs around Php 31 000. It’s a little expensive because our wedding was outside Metro Manila. But they’re really great! Must be because they’re from University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music
Some people pay so much for flowers. They even pay for a bouquet that’s worth a whooping Php 10 000! Here let me give you a tip. We bought ours from the famous flower market in Manila. Yes, Dangwa! It may not be the most pleasant place, but the flowers here are not bad and the good thing is they’re really cheap. We only paid around Php 20 000+. That’s already for everything! My bouquet, flowers for the whole entourage, the wooden arch and its flowers, church and reception flower arrangements, delivery. It was a bargain!
Flowers from dangwa. Chapel design by Nico Orillano