Wedding preparation is really exciting.. well, for me sort of exciting but uncertain... but I believe everything is possible with God (all things work together for good to them that love the Lord...) I know that our resources are limited but I still hope and pray that my dreams would come to pass.
For the past weeks after Jerry and I decided about our wedding, I've been really busy ..as in really! I would visit my e-mail daily and get ideas from fellow brides-to-be at W@W... go to the website of certain wedding suppliers, call them and asked for their packages.. emails, i would print them out... etc. ( I have this clear book thing where I compile all the infos I got from the venue down to miscellaneous things I would need for the wedding and it's getting thicker and thicker!). At the end of the day, I'm so happy to at least accomplished something. I might say, that just getting information on/and from the supplier that I'm eyeing is well enough for now. At night, when I get home, (coz this will be my only time to text him...) I would tell Jerry about this and that, and how are my preparations going on...He would say how much he appreciate everythin' I'm doing, (kaya ko naman daw kahit ako lang muna mag-isa)...he would give his ideas about certain things and sometimes he would pick on me..
Though uncertain, I still have the joy and excitement inside of me and on the things that I'm doing. At least, I already have prospects and ideas in mind
I want to have a really nice and unique wedding. Unique in a way that nobody among my relatives have done and friends have witnessed before. Something with fairies and stuffs like that. I want to have my flower girls dressed in really nice gowns in lavender and pink (our motif) with guess what???...wings on their backs! Good thing to know that wings can be brought in divi for as much as 150-180/pc! I want my wedding in a really nice garden... with lots of plants . A place that is cozy and romantic.
As much as possible I want to hold my wedding in Marikina... where I live. Transportation for my guest would be much easier as well as my self going there and home. I'm considering La Veranda which is located in Marikina Heights (very near). It's just that the rental is quite expensive and without any inclusions. But I think I'd go for this one if Callospa Farm Resort (in Antipolo) will not be good... Compare to Orchidarium (located in Rizal Park, Manila), La Veranda is accessible for me and my guests and almost half the price. Well, I will see for my self coz we're planning to visit the two on Monday. (Jerry will be coming on Nov. 1 from Baler, so he'll be able to accompany me this time --- buti naman..)
I'd go for Batis Asul. No doubt about it. But the thing is.. if I would choose La Veranda for our venue, they will be charging me an additional 13% of the package I would get from Batis since they're not listed on their list of accredited caterers. This is quite a problem to me, but I think kaya naman... I would not take the risk on other caterers kasi. But I will still weigh things over..
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I'm thinking of choosing Roland Roldan of Abbey Manila . His rate is quite affrodable and I've seen his works and so far I like them. I just hope he's schedule is still open on June 2005.
Well, I really want to just D-I-Y my invites but I'm not confident enough (though i know how to do it). Just this morning I printed my boss' invites for his mom's b-day celebration. I made them through Microsoft Publisher yesterday.. Co-employees saw them and told me it's good. They even joked to make business out of it (haha!). Well, that convinced me well to just do it my self na lang talaga. Any ways, I've heard alot of W@Wies who did their invites by them selves. Its just a matter of creativity lang naman di ba? (I believe creative naman ako...ha ha ha!)
This is something that I'm really having a hard time (thinking how and where!)... But had an idea already to have them done in Taal. Mec, one of the w@wie (hi Mec!) told me that its much cheaper there compare to Laguna or Divi!!! (wow!) I will see....I will just have to really sacrifice for the travel.
Number of guests:
I'm trying to squeezed in my guest to 100 or 120....I know this is kinda hard since Jerry had lots.. and lots.. and lots of relatives and friends from different areas of the Philippines! (He's a pastor.. so that's expected) I remember when I asked him to list down his guests one time, (we are supposed to have 150 guests then..) I was really shocked because he seems to be inviting alot and the number rolled down to 100!!! Can you believe that!? The slots remaining and would be available for my guests alone is just 50!...no more..no less. So, I asked him (in a very very nice way talaga) to trim down his guests since we have to limit them to 100-120 at yun na yun! Siguro he was a bit carried away mag list ng names (ha ha ha!).. Walang angal, he said he will (thank God!). I think that's how far our budget can go (but really not sure though).
So far, these are all I have in mind. Nothing final but I know where to start and I will get into them... One at a time...