How To Maintain A Strong Marriage After Babies?

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Love has its levels. From attraction, familiarization, sharing, commitment, intimacy and determination. All is present in your past relationships, but DETERMINATION is lacking or weak leading to ending of the relationship.

That’s where Marriage comes in because you commit for life as you are determine to make it work, to last and to stay strong no matter what is ahead.

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Wedding Favors

Thinking of what to give our Sponsors as wedding souvenir is a pickle. Pinterest has a lot to offer but let me tell you… Common. It is too common and somewhat overrated.

Since our venue is an ancient house, it seems that traditional, filipiniana, classic and vintage are the words to describe our wedding theme. So there goes our tagalog invite.

My sister and I have always been the type of people that give “useful” gifts and my wedding is no exception, so we decided on a morning pack. Our wedding ceremony is scheduled at 9:30AM  and so it is just in line for that “Umagang kay Ganda” ambience. My sister woks in Indonesia and coffee and tea is abundant there. So she comes up with assorted jams, coffee, tea and chocolate bundle.

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From there we packed it here in a weaved basket I bought in Tanay market at Php 35.00 a piece, tied marsala and cream ribbons, designed a personalized and printed the cards. Then voila! Our classic style “umagang kay ganda” looking wedding favors.

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Sorry for the quality of this photo 😦

PS: These are for our Principal Sponsors only. We decided to have a vintage style photobooth as guest souvenirs. It serves us an entertainment while waiting for the couple and hey! Taking pictures is always fun.

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I am soooo in love with our Photobooth! Thank you Pretty Prints Photobooth.

 

Unique and Useful achieved!

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Wedding Suppliers Review 

My wedding prep days are over for I am now officially married!

This post serves as my suppliers’ review for everyone that helped us in our Wedding. I looove our suppliers. They didn’t disappoint, though some didn’t perfectly nailed it.

Anyway, here’s the review:
5 – highest and 1 – lowest

❤️❤️❤️❤️ Church: Our Lady of the Abandoned Church, Marikina City (7,000)

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We chose the Church for its location. As mentioned in my other posts, My husband and I compromised as he’s from Montalban Rizal while I’m from Taytay. And so Marikina it is. Another big factor is I fell in love with Kapitan Moy at first visit and we soooo love the concept of “isang tawid lang nasa reception ka na.”
They start the march right on time. Our Priest is very helpful and sincere. However, the choir which is supposed to be part of our payment is not there and for that, yes, acapella it is 😦 there’s no other wedding after us and so we took our time with our photo op.

J.P Rizal St. Sta. Elena, Marikina City | 646-1781

 

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Reception Venue: Kapitan Moy (15,000 with 2,000 security deposit)

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Tip: If you want to book it, book early as the slots are easily filled up specially during peak season for not only weddings are held here, but many other celebrations.
The place is perfect for a classic wedding. They also have an elevator for seniors, the place can accomodate around 300 guests. We didn’t get any lights supplier as we have a day wedding and there’s already chandeliers in the venue. The sound is loud and clear, they also have their own sound operator. For the mic, you will be the one to provide batteries.
*** We’re only able to get 1,000 of our security deposit as they deducted 500 each for the electricity consumed by the projector and photobooth. My problem is the 1,000 refund is in check by veterans bank which for me is quite a hassle.

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❤️❤️❤️ Caterer: Ma Del’s Catering (560 per head x 110 guests)

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Our reception set-up is beautiful just as we discussed during meetings. The food is great and so are the waiter’s service. Though we have some issues but not that major to break the reception: We forgot about the releasing of doves, though its there they didn’t remind us about it, the desserts are not packed together with other left overs and they printed the wrong menu card (the bride created her own menu cards, table numbers and VIP name cards).
Contacting them is hard. A month before the wedding my coordinator keeps on calling and sending them messages but they did not even reply or acknowledge, even a few days before the wedding. So imagine the uneasiness and stress we feel for that! Anyway, the good things is they did deliver but still that’s not really professional in my opinion. The client needs to be updated and acknowledge… Always! That’s a must.

48C Dr. Pilapil St. Sagad, Pasig City | 641-3423 | 655-1112 | 09167802705 | 09989765001

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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Wedding Gown: Twin Kailey 

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My gown was on display when I first saw it. Upon fitting, I’ve decided that this is it but wanted to tweak a thing or two in the design. The gown comes with a free set of accessories already which is a plus. It was quite a steal actually. Though I am still quite hesitant with the timeline if they can finish my gown on time. My wedding is January 7, 2016 but as early as end of September I already look for my wedding gown and to my surprise were able to take it home by 2nd week of November. (Imagine the temptation to fit it when you see it everyday in your bedroom in its box, all sparkly and white! Much to my then future MIL’s constant reminder of that pamahiin – but since everything came out fine on our wedding day – I guess its safe to say that I did fit it SEVERAL times hahaha.)

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❤️❤️ Flowers for Church and Entourage: Anne Flower Shop (Php 5,000)

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The lesson here is “you get what you pay for”. Anne is easy to transact with, there’s no problem with their delivery and set up which is on time. But the most important of all which are the flowers themselves were a disappointment. The bridal bouquet is very bulky and heavy. The flowers are not that fresh, and it really is not presentable. I am quite a settler if its “pwede na” but this one is definitely not okay. The good thing here is though it didn’t look good personally, its not that bad to look at in pictures. The bridesmaids’ flowers are really ugly (sorry) and lifeless. As for the flowers in the aisle, its okay. I didn’t really get to look at it closely because I’m quite high during the ceremony. Anyway, I mentioned during our wedding planning that flowers aren’t really my priority as its the first to wither and thrown out after the day, but now I have the what if moments. I guess I should have given thought on getting artificial flowers instead that I can keep, and may have made my wedding bouquet a hard to let go item.

Concepcion, Marikina City beside Immaculate Concepcion Church

 

❤️❤️❤️❤️ Wedding Invitations: Quirky Dots (Php 5,000)

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*I did a separate post for this one.
The invitations came out as classic and timeless. The revisions and timeline is erratic but they made it work. The owner is my good friend and I am forever grateful. Will definitely recommend if your looking for that “quirky” invitation.

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❤️❤️❤️❤️ Photo and Video: Don Tapan Photography (15,000)

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We’ve met Don from one of our events at work. So he came to mind when we’re looking for our p/v supplier which we hope were inexpensive yet very professional and have the magic shots. Since I am a graphic designer, I didn’t ask for a same day video. Also I didn’t ask for wedding album to lessen the price. We simply asked his team for a raw photo and video. We’ll just save everything in a hard disk after the event. But the good thing is, Don provided us with a same day photo presentation on our wedding to show the guests during reception. I am already set that I’ll be the one to edit our wedding photos, but much to my delight the shots are print ready. All photos look amazing! As for the video, they also sent us a presentation a month after the wedding but I’ll say the photos are better. Don and his team are easy to work with. They are all very young, under 25 I think yet all pro. One more thing, since my then fiance and I are not that into posing and modeling stuff, we veer away from pre-nup shoot as we don’t feel comfortable doing them.
We decided to avail a wedding photo album too which will cost Php 5,000 for a leather bound, 150 pictures and 8×8 size. But unfortunately it hasn’t progress yet as I’m still not able to choose the top photos.
A super nice fact: Don Tapan was trained and is one of Toto Villaruel and Nicolai Melicor’s junior photographer.

 

❤️❤️❤️❤️ Lights and Projector supplier: RGB lights and sounds (Php 5,000)

We booked them during a wedding fair in SM Marikina. The owner is very easy to talk to and gives a lot of information about their product that helped us decide which one to avail. They were on time during the preparation. The only down side here is the projector is okay but some pictures didn’t register with their right color. Some seems a little dark for me. But that I can let go as its not a deal breaker.
*We decided not to avail any sound system as we find the inhouse sound system of Kapitan Moy to be working fine. And since we have a morning ceremony and reception, the natural light and the inhouse light available in Kapitan Moy has been enough, we just availed stage lights for the couple’s stage to stand out.

 

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Bridesmaid Infinity Dresses: Cruella@co (Php 1, 250 each)

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All transactions are online even the payment. I first saw them in Instagram and because of great reviews I decided to order my bridesmaid’s dresses. Camille is very friendly and professional. But because the order falls on a Christmas holiday, we decided not to have it delivered but to pick up the items to avoid delays. Their patahian is located in Welcome Rotonda QC. The dresses were pick up on time and fits perfectly (well, because they’re infinity dress haha) but we have one slight problem as one of my bridesmaid is very tall so the dress is “bitin”. Unfortunately, It fell right after Christmas so imagine the holidays and waiting game. She does the adjustment free of charge and we pick it up 3 days before the wedding, whew!

 

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Emcee: Lucette Dela Rosa of LDR events (Php 4,000)

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We booked her during a wedding fair in SM Marikina. I first saw her hosting in a friend’s wedding and find her very entertaining, fluent and organized. Actually, I am thinking of just asking some friends to do the hosting but decided that with a professional host we can never go wrong. Also, I’ve attended a few weddings where friends acted as hosts but didn’t deliver well. Anyway, she once booked she discussed the program flow and asked our inputs as well. And come wedding day she did a job well done. The guests also commented on her professionalism which I think is well deserved.

 

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Hair and Make up: Vicel Enriquez Artistry (Php 8,500)

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For me this was a splurge. But because HMUA is a deal breaker for a bride I decided to go with it. Anyway, to feel confident and beautiful in that special day is every girl’s dream, if it was a miss you can never go back and you’ll forever have the photo. Either you love your look, or totally hate it. (Ayoko magsisi so keri na ang Php 8,500.)
I had my trial make-up in Vicel’s place in Marikina and It was love at first look in the mirror (if there’s such term). Come wedding day, She is the first to arrive in the hotel 10 minutes prior to call time. She’s friendly and easy to get comfortable with. I loooove both my ceremony and reception look. I did received great compliments and felt very beautiful which is all thanks to her. She and her partner, the hair stylist are very helpful during the whole day, even if it isn’t already their scope of work which I am very grateful for.

 

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Hotel Preparation: Marikina Hotel (Php 3,500 per room)

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This was the closest hotel in OLA Church. It’s not as grand but its efficient. Anyway what we’re after is proximity and functionality and the hotel is all that. Parking is available, their lobby is comfortable and quite grand. The hotel staff are very helpful too. The rooms are all the same size with just different set ups, They have complete amenities such as AC, ref, TV and separate bath. Not as elegant but definitely clean. It serves what it needs to and for that its very recommandable. Definitely a steal.

 

❤️❤️❤️❤️ Wedding Cake: Estrels (Php 3,500)

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Estrels is loooove. It is delicious! And so I decided to have this as my wedding cake simply for its taste. Their designs are all too girly, flowery but a classic. And so we ordered a two layered round caramel cake. The downside here is they do not deliver. And since we have a morning wedding, a day itself pick up is quite a risk with it being a weekday and travel time from QC to Marikina, traffic is a concern. And so we decided to pick it up the day before. The only hassle here is that due to transpo placement, my father has had it lopsided and so the flower decors at the back of the cake were ruined. But it isn’t much of a big deal since its only in the back and the important thing is its still intact two layers and all.

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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Photobooth: Pretty Prints Photobooth (Php 7,000)

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I saw their Instagram account, liked it and contacted them for booking. We worked on the design thru viber. The package we availed in for a 3 hours service, strip layout with 2 prints for every set. One for the guests and the other for the free guest book they provided. They arrived on time, did the set up and did a great job. The guests especially my sister loooove their shots, it has a very flawless filter I don’t know exactly how to describe it. The props are adorable to choose from. It is us who surrenders to it. They are the last ones of our supplier to pack. Ms. Kristine Mata, the owner is very nice and approachable.
But what I liked most is what they delivered weeks after the wedding. 8 pieces of 4R sized picture as ref magnets. Its my favorite! They printed 4 of the couple’s pictures and 2 pictures each of the family of the bride and groom’s side. I so love their output that I’ll definitely get them in other occassions where we’ll be needing a photobooth.
*This serves as our guest souvenir.

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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Wedding Coordinator: Ms. Chrezyl Anne Dumo

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She rocks!!! I am her first ever client. A friend and a pro she is all that. She went with me to everything wedding related. She always, always replies and get back at me for any reports immediately.

Mine as her first wedding, but definitely not her first event. She did concerts, product launching, corporate Christmas parties to name a few and she nailed everything! Will absolutely refer her to anyone who asks. To wrap it up, she’s one of the greatest person why my wedding will always be a memorable moment in my life (aside from my husband of course 😊), I can confidently say that we pulled my entire wedding just the two of us. Thanks Ateng!

A shout out to all members and readers of Weddings@Work and GirlTalk forums, you guys helped me a lot during planning. Thank you very much!

 

(Bonus: I know you want to know about this!)

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This post is way overdue! Good things have happened since our wedding day. When I find the time and energy I’ll be posting more overdue entries, but for now the wedding suppliers’ review is all I can muster.
I hope that this blog entry may help future brides whose planning their own weddings. Feel free to ask me questions about anything you’ve read in this blog😊

 

Finally married to my loving husband,

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Our Wedding Invitation

One thing that I am really excited about last week was getting our wedding invitation. Our theme is romantic vintage so as to keep in line with the ambiance of our reception venue which is Kapitan Moy.

Our supplier is Quirky Dots which is owned by my childhood friend. They do all things crafty like cake toppers, menu cards (for K by Cunanan) and invitations to name a few. They are very good in their craft and I can prove that because I am so impressed with our invites.

Here’s a photo of our actual invite. We just asked them to give us 2 invites that weren’t sealed for our keeps. My fiance specifically requests for the wax seal (which is quite pricey but I think is worth it). It adds a uniqueness to the invites. We made the wordings Tagalog, which adds charm to it and tried to veer away from the usual map that most invites do have now. The thing is we want to stress that our Church and venue is a just a few steps away from each other (Isang tawid lang!).

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This is my favorite part. The sketched map and continuation of the paragraph to the next page.

If you are interested to book them: mention that you’d known them thru my blog 🙂

check out their Instagram account: QUIRKYDOTS 

email them at: quirkydots@gmail.com

SMS/Viber: 0916 240 3188 |  02 710 7671

 

Next step: Invite distribution.

 

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Our Canonical Interview and Seminars Experience

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Last week is requirements week. From Marikina to Taytay to Rodriguez Rizal… Just thinking about it makes me very thankful and quite proud that we’re done. Just a month to go and we’ll be married!

Anyway, prior to attending these seminars I tried googling them in search of ideas of what happens and is very thankful that some thoughtful brides to be mentioned helpful details about it, and so as my way of helping too. Here’s a special blog post…

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One week for all wedding requirements

This is a special post where I try to provide information for couples who are in the same page as us. LDR or OFW type. You’ll know what I mean when I say that completing such requirements needs great time management and well-thought plan.

Since my fiance and I is in a long distance realtionship. The major issue that we have during our wedding preps is attending all the seminars that are requirements both in applying for a marriage license and completing our Church requirements.

My fiance works in Davao City. Sure the ticket price is not that expensive thanks to promos. But still getting him to take a leave from work to come home to Manila is not that easy because they have a busy project in the works.

To give you a background: Our Church wedding is in Our Lady of the Abandoned in Marikina City and their requirements are the following:

  1. NSO birth certificate
  2. Baptismal and confirmation certificate with for marriage purposes label and within the 6 months validity
  3. Certificafe of No Marriage with 6 months validity
  4. Canonical interview (every wednesday and thursday). You need to fill up a form with questionnaires before you can get your schedule for the interview
  5. Marriage banns and permission to marry which will be given to your parish church and will be posted for 3 consecutive sundays. This will be given to you only after the canonical interview. My parish Church is Christ the King in Taytay Rizal and My fiance’s is in Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary in Rodriguez Rizal,  no need for pictures, we just submitted and paid 600 for each parish and they told us of the schedule where we can claim it after 3 weeks. Any representative upon claiming will do, no need for the couple to personally be there.
  6. Catechetical seminar every 1st and 3rd saturday of the month. 8:30-12nn
  7. Pre-cana seminar every 2nd and 4th saturday of the month. 8:30-5pm
  8. Marriage license with 4 months validity
  9. 2 pcs 2×2 recent ID pictures

How to apply for a Marriage license in Taytay Rizal?

You need to attend the family planning seminar every tuesday 8:30-12nn. It consists of three  parts provided by the DSWD, DA and DOH. But during our seminar, we only have one speaker who covers all three. After the seminar you’ll get the three certificates, fill it up and submit it to the office together with a xerox copy of your NSO birth certificate and CENOMAR then pay Php 450.00 and they’ll give you a date when you can claim your marriage license. No need for both the couple to be there, just either of them and be sure to present the receipt.

Please note that this process is for 25 years of age and above (we’re both 28) so no need for parents’s consent and advice.

We’ve attended all seminars and have applied for all the requirements in a span of one week. I asked my fiance to take a leave from work and fly to Manila and have arranged all this in a week. Talk about a tiring one!

  • Saturday – catechetical interview
  • Tuesday – application of marriage license
  • Wednesday – canonical interview, submission of marriage banns to our parish church
  • Saturday – pre-cana seminar

All days in between are spent in invitation distribution and finding the groom’s outfit which can be very exhausting! (I never thought that finding a barong can be so confusing as they all look the same to me. Personally, finding my wedding gown is much easier because of I know what style I am aiming for. But for the barong, with the chinese collar, jusi, cocoon and any other things the sales person kept saying I’m just lost.)

I’ll be writing a separate post for the seminars to be more specific about the topics and questions discussed during the erm… Looong talks.

So there goes our week. We feel very accomplished after this. It can be done just make sure to coordinate with the parish office and tell them your situation. There are no shorcuts here, just pure dedication to make it work. Hope this helps in your preparation in a way or two 🙂

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Bridal Gown Fitting

Today’s agenda is Bridal Gown.

Not yet to buy but to try gowns and see what silhouette suits and complements my body type. And so I have two places to visit. Landmarks and Rosa Clara. Both are carrier of RTW bridal gowns since its my choice of how I want my gown to be. I want the “what you see is what you get” type of purchase, especially for the most important dress I’ll ever wear in my life.

First stop, LANDMARKS: Ivory and Lace

They are quite strict. No picture taking and you only get to fit 3 dresses. No exchange of choices to try on (think of a touch move concept). Their fitting room is big enough with 2 mirrors front and back and a platform but I think they should somewhat put a drama in their lightning and a little more ventilation in the room since it gets really hot once you put on the gowns considering their layers and layers of tulle.

There are many gowns available from A-line, to ball gown to mermaid etc. and mind you they’re all in style and not outdated. They also have some gowns on sale at 20% discount.

Price Range: The cheapest one I saw costs Php 14,000. Their veil has 2 types: with lace Php 5,000 and without lace Php  2,000. They can do alterations with a fee depending on the changes to be made. To reserve the gown you want you need to pay 20% down payment.

Landmarks Makati, 2nd floor, Formal wear section

Second stop, ROSA CLARA

I called prior to visiting their shop inquiring if they can accommodate a walk-in fitting and good thing is no one’s scheduled so they said yes! If you know Rosa Clara you know that it is expensive considering of course that its a Spanish bridal brand.

The first gown I tried on is DIVINE. Perfect fit! Made for me? I think so but it comes with a hefty price of Php 125,000. For that amount you get free alteration and a veil. If you have a tube top which can be a problem if you’lI have a church wedding, you can opt to buy a cover up bolero. Their price ranges from Php 20,000 minimum.

They have nice fitting rooms with good romantic lightning, platform, robe and a three way mirror. They are also more lenient here when it comes to gown fitting. No limit like that of Landmarks but I never needed it since I fell in love hard with the first gown I tried on. But still I fitted 2 more just to see other silhouettes but I keep comparing them to the first one.

I almost have the this is it feeling. But knowing that this is way way beyond our allotted budget for my wedding gown I have to let go and move on… Sad that I don’t even have a picture of this divine gown as they have a no pictures policy.

I read in some blog that its a no-no to try on a wedding gown that is way beyond your budget as if you loved it, you’ll have a hard time on choosing others as you’ll keep comparing it to the one. Oh well rookie mistake. But I know that someday, somewhere I’ll find the perfect wedding gown. The one that’s really meant for me to walk down the aisle with.

** Borrowed a few lines from one of my favorites songs – someday 🙂

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It is pretty tiring with all the big fuzz of trying on huge gowns. It somehow drains my energy. A tip though, make sure to wear a dress for your convenience in changing clothes and also a nice pair of underwear 🙂

As for the findings of what silhouette complements me: A-Line

Well I hope to find my wedding gown soon as its close to three months and still I’m not half done yet in my wedding preps!

Tired from gown fitting,

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Food Tasting (in search of our wedding caterer)

So far the wedding preparations I had been to three food tastings already. All of them are mid-range in terms of prices. These are my must-haves in finding our wedding caterer:

Food – delicious and good serving
Styling – I have a vision of what my reception would look like, It needs to spell our theme: Modern Filipiniana
Service – courteousness and communicatiovn is key
Budget – still needs to be considered as we want to stick to our budget
And so after researching on forums such as the ever helpful W@W and GT. I am on my way to taste and decide.

1. IGNACIO’S CATERING

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Way before we start on our preps I saw their website, check their styling and packages. And so they are on top of my list when we started doing FTs. Since our church and reception is in Marikina City they will be very ideal as they’re from Marikina too.

Rates: Minimum of Php 470 per head and maximum of Php 820 + 10% service charge with tiffany chairs and styling

Easy communication with their AE and you get to talk to the owner Sir Jon Ignacio. All seems good in terms of styling and food serving. Their Fish fillet in warm salad, buco pandan and mango jello are good finds but I think they need to improve their dessert options (taste wise). I didn’t get the this-is-it feeling😑 so…

#10 Malaya st. Malanday, Marikina city | http://www.ignacioscatering.com | 948-8150. 948-0053. 347-2229

2. DORIE’S CATERING

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Good food, style and price. They got it all! Its just that for me personally, something’s amiss. Again, No This-is-it feeling.

Rate: Minimum of Php 400 per head and maximum of Php 570 with tiffany chairs and styling

Their spanish beef kaldereta, fish fillet with tar tar sauce and almond buco lychee are delicious. The owner John Cruz is very knowledgeable in terms of styling and he really suggests ideas of what will make the event grand. There are many customers when we went there, some are already in their final detailing and paying the down payment to book them.

I highly suggest you try food tasting with them, and see for yourself. Really they’re a good find. It just that I guess they are not for me. 😑

5 MH Del Pilar st. Palatiw, Pasig City | doriescatering04@yahoo.com | 477-4902. 401-9047. 345-7556

3. MA DEL’S CATERING

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If you’re like me whose a stalker of W@W forums and GT you probably have heard of this caterer from almost all brides to be. It even has its own thread in line with K by Cunanan, Hizons and other high-end caterers.

All positive reviews! The only issue their having is that Anj the catering manager is hard to reach via phonecall or text. They have this solution though to call her early morning in their home phone. But as negative as it sounds, she’ll be very much available to you when your event is near, it sounds like priorities to me. Anyway, they said even if there’s no constant communication – she can deliver! 😁

When we had our FT in their place in Pasig, we met Anj very briefly as she’s on her way to an event, she seems very nice though. Their famous chicken flambe and fetuccine italianna are served, they are all very tasty. The korean pork is a little salty for me but the good thing is that you can ask Mama Del the owner and cook to tone down the mix. Btw, it is Mama Del who entertained us, she’s very endearing, and seems like your ordinary tita to talk to.

Rate: Minimum of Php 560 per head and maximum of Php 710 with tiffany chairs and styling

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I did not book them on the spot, but I have a very good feeling about them, I am just thinking more about it but at the moment I am leaning to get them 80% (I guess you can tell based on my rave about them).

48C Dr Pilapil st. Sagad, Pasig City | 655-1114. 641-3423. 09167802705. 09989765001

4. MARTHA’S PLATE CATERING

Of the few online reviews I read about them, they said that the food is delicious and the serving is really generous but they are not yet fully into styling. More of old school styling if you check their site.

Rate: Minimum of Php 300 and maximum of Php 600 per head

I haven’t yet have food tasting with them, but I am pretty excited as they seem ideal in terms of location, service and budget.

21 Senga st. Calumpang, Marikina City | marthasplatecatering@yahoo.com | 645-1041. 330-1289. 09179969819

5. IKO’S BREADS AND CAKES (wedding cake supplier not caterer)

Since we’re in Pasig area we decided to drop by the bakery as they have good reviews online too. The caramel cake and their bestseller moist chocolate cake is very affordable, be it one layer or for wedding cakes. Around Php 4,000 I think for the 3 layered cake. Note though that their cakes are dense and thick in texture. They have all different cakes for any occasions, their designs look good too.

6 East Capitol drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City | 474-3899

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Most of the caterers where we had food tasting are mid-range in terms of prices, but they do have a lot to offer that I think can very well be in line with the top wedding caterers out there. I feel the need to create this blog post as there seems to be very little online reviews about them and me, being a bride to be in search of reviews really find those very few ones handy and reliable.

So here’s my two cents, hope you find it helpful for your wedding preps!

Still undecided,

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Wedding Venues in Rizal Province (www.tribobot.com)

Last 2012 on my 25th birthday, I went to St. Joseph Parish as I have always been fascinated with its history and architecture. Rustic, traditional and quiant are the words to describe this piece of heaven atop the municipality of Baras Rizal. Right there and then I decided that that will be the Church where I’ll get marry…

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