Thursday, May 27, 2010


Days Left: 469 days as of today

Finally! I wrote something meaningful for our wedsite. I'm not yet done thou but still it's a progress. I've been staring on our wedsite for months now. Logging in then logging out without doing anything on it. I don't know why WE are having a hard time writing our love story. How hard? I came to a point where I Googled on "how to write your own love story?" So after researching it here's what my guide.

  • Write something about him/her then write something about you.
  • Tell something about where you met.
  • How did you meet.
  • How did you became close.
  • How did he court you.
  • Tell something about your relationship.
  • How he proposed.
I'm trying to follow this guide but still it's hard to put in words. I tried to write something then I erase it all. Why is this so hard? It should just be easy because it's our own love story. I need help...

That's it. Till Next Time.

Happy Preps... :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Monograms

Days Left: 474 days as of todaySo I made our new batch of monograms recently. I just copied the old one and changed the colors. I made 3 kinds and I liked the 1st one but Charles liked the 2nd one.

(My vote)

(Charles' vote)

(I like the design on this one but i think it's too plain)

If we don't make a final decision I think we will stick with our first decision on our first batch of monograms. What decision? Have 2 monograms... :)

That's it. Till Next Time.

Happy Preps... :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bridal Book

Days Left: 476 days as of today

I stumble upon this new website called Bridal Book. It's like The Knot but it's for pinoys with local vendors and forum for b2b's to share their POV's regarding wedding and how to prepare for it. Just sign up and you're good to go. Scan every page they have and it's very helpful. They have articles and pictures of actual couples who got married. Here's the link scan through it and re-post, re-tweet, re-blog this and you can win a honeymoon to Bellaroca.

That's it. Till Next Time.

Happy Preps... :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Meet Our Secondary Sponsors

Days Left: 477 days as of today

There 3 pairs of Secondary Sponsors. The candle, the veil & the cord.

Cord Sponsor
- stands up with the cord in the form of a figure-eight, placing each loop loosely around the neck/shoulder area of the couple. This symbolizes the infinite bond of marriage. And the Cord Sponsor role goes to...

(Christian, the bride's one and only brother)

(Sharleen, one of the groom's cousins on his father's side)

Veil Sponsor - they drapes and pins the veil on the groom's shoulder and over the bride's head. This symbolizes the union of two people clothes' as one. And the Veil Sponsor role goes to...

(Sabrina, the groom's cousin on his mother's side)

(Dominic, the bride's cousin on her mother's side)

Candle Sponsor - they light the wedding candles located at each side of the couple. The flame from the candles symbolizes God's presence within the union. They say that a flame extinguished on one of the wedding candles means the one on which side has unlit candle will die ahead of the other, so the sponsors should be on guard all the time. And the Candle Sponsor role goes to...

(Rainna, the bride's cousin on her mother side)

(Joshua, the groom's cousin on his mother's side)

That's it. Till Next Time.

Happy Preps... :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Meet our Best Man and Maid of Honor

Days Left: 478 days as of today

I back read my blog and I noticed that my first and last blog regarding my ento is my first blog. So I want to introduce our entourage. Members of the entourage play an important role in the wedding. You can choose from your family or closest friends. Here's our list:

Best Man- this role is given to the person closest to the groom. He usually organizes the Bachelor/Stag Party (a clean one, i hope) He assists the groom in preparing on the day itself and he make sure that the groom gets to the wedding on time. He gives a speech for the bride and groom and offers the first toast on the reception. The Best Man Role goes to....

(Carlos, the one and only brother/sibling of the groom.)

Maid of Honor- she's usually the person to run to by the bride if she need help preparing for the wedding, specially if the groom is not around to help. She helps the bride in preparing for the day itself and be with her physically and mentally. She plans and host the Bachelorette party or Bridal Shower. She holds the bouquet during the exchanging of wedding rings and fix the veil and train of the bride before, during and after the ceremony. The Maid of Honor role goes to...

(Cjae, the bride's bruness since 3rd year college)

Next time I'll introduce our Secondary Sponsors.

That's it. Till Next Time.

Happy Preps... :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Philippine Wedding Traditions

Days Left: 479 days as of today

Or also known as "pamahiin". We pinoys have lots and lots of pamahiin and getting married is no excuse with this traditions. Here are a few of them:

  • Brides shouldn't try on her wedding dress before the wedding day or the wedding will not push through.
  • Giving arinola (chamberpot) on the couple as wedding gifts is said to be goodluck.
  • Couples who's wedding is near should avoid long drives or traveling because they are accident-prone.
  • If it rains during the ceremony means prosperity and happiness for the couple.
  • The groom must arrive before the bride at the church to avoid bad luck.
No harm will be done if we follow some of this "pamahiin". Besides we're Filipinos we are used to this kind of traditions.

That's it. Till Next Time.

Happy Preps... :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May Nag Text... Yung Totoo

Days Left: 480 days as of today

Of course we need to take a break from the messy and stressful wedding preps. So Charles & I decided to bond last night by watching Vice Ganda's First Major Solo Concert: May Nag-Text! Yung Totoo!... at Araneta Coliseum. We had so much fun last night. The concert was full of surprises. And the sold out concert can really tell that Vice Ganda is having a blast.

(sold out concert)

(vice's grand entrance)

(enjoying our night out)

Have a break from the stressful preps and bond with h2b. After all he/she is the reason why you are getting married and doing all the wedding preparations right?! Take time to relax and enjoy life.

(one of my fave parts)
That's it. Till Next Time.

Happy Preps... :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Something Old & Something Borrowed

Days Left: 487 days as of today

To go with the old traditions of:
Something New: of course it will be my dress
Something Blue: maybe my shoes or my undies (wink wink)
Something Old & Something Borrowed: Charles'parents arrhae

(dirty arrhae)

I found it at their house when I cooked lunch one saturday afternoon. I went to the bathroom and when I went out i looked at their altar and I saw the arrhae. I asked Charles if we can borrow it. It turns out that his mom saw it before and keeps forgetting to give it to me.

(look how dirty the coins are, the years at the back of the coins goes from 1970-1983)

Now all i have to do is clean it (major cleaning) and ask Goldenhills if we could just get the mock rings instead of the freebie of arrhae.


Arrhae Ceremony

Sometime after the exchange of vows, the groom presents the arrhae or arras to his bride after it has been blessed by the priest.

The arras, Spanish for "earnest money", is said to come from a Roman custom of breaking gold or silver into equal halves by both parties as a pledge of marriage.

The thirteen coins, said to represent Christ and his 12 apostles, symbolize the groom's unquestionable trust and confidence. By giving arras to his bride, he places all his material wealth into her care. Acceptance by the bride means taking that trust unconditionally with total dedication.

It is also said that the custom came from Spain. The arras usually come in ornate boxes or gift trays and represents the bride's dowry as well as good wishes for prosperity. Oftentimes, these coins become part of the family heirloom.

That's it. Till Next Time.

Happy Preps... :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Changing Colors

Days left: 492 days as of today

Since we changed our Wedding Date, Charles & I have been changing almost everything with the details. First of we changed our motif. Oh the colors. Every time Charles says he wants this color or that color I have been adding Red to it.

He wants Black and white.
I say Why not Black, white & red.
He says: Black, white & aqua.
I say: Black, white, aqua & red.

But unfortunately I did not win. He is really not a fan of Red. So we ended up with one color that we both like and choosing another color that is truly unexpected. The then Peacock colors became: Chocolate Brown & Aqua.

Let me be inspired with the color palette that we chose.

That's it. Till Next Time.

Happy Preps... :)