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Saturday, November 20, 2010

nakakatulong rin maging stalker

I have a high school batchmate who'll get married April next year and from time to time I love checking her album if she has new updates on the details of their wedding. Today, I was pleased to see a picture of her groom's barong called a barong suit. I've seen it on Mike and asking Arnold whether he'd like one too(He already agreed to wearing a suit). I like it because it's the perfect fusion of western and eastern- it's not as common as a typical barong but not as hot as a suit as well. here it is:

The material is thicker than the traditional barong which makes it fit better.. cant wait.kakaexcite!

Of course, this is the perfect opportunity to show you(my imaginary friend) what I envision my gown to be:

yes, that is evanka trump...I've been trying so hard to find a front shot of her in her gown but no luck..It's okay cause it's not the exact thing that I want but it's the closest one I can find..
Hay, thinking of the big day makes me all mushy and dreamy..and it should kasi 2am na and I'm still blogging. haha. Till next time my friend^^

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

sway to the rhythm though I might be sharing too much.

I'm not the best singer there is but I do know that there are just some songs that speak to your soul na para bang sadyang ginawa ang kantang yun para sayo.Hence, even before I got engrossed on this whole wedding thing, I've been thinking about the songs we're gonna use.

For the march, I(in passing lang ang discussion with H2B eh) am considering:

1.Love moves in mysterious ways- I just love every line of this song and I think I'm quite definite on this one.

For the first dance, I'm thinking:

the way you look tonight maroon 5 version- Such a classic song for a wedding. festive yet romantic...just what I want.

For the onsite avp

rhythm of love by plain white t's:
I love love this song and I've been trying to catch it on the radio for 2 weeks and luckily, I did last week so I was able to search for it using the lyrics. There are other songs I want for the avp but they've been used over and over and since this is a relatively new song and plain white t's are not as popular as other bands/singers who made the other songs I like, eto ang number 1 contender ^^

we might do the money dance and an engagement avp depende sa circumstances + the entrance song so more songs to follow(baka si hubby na pumili^^)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

wedding favors, ps and ss giveaways

I've been to numerous weddings and other celebrations for this matter where the couple gave a souvenir item for display, something wrapped in shiny or shimmering or vavaboom wrapper and most(some may have been thrown or destroyed in time) of them are sitting in a cabinet- unused, dusty and for me, quite frankly, a waste of space and money. Don't get me wrong, I'm not being judgmental. I celebrated my 18th birthday with a party and gave one of those too- a lady standing in a platform or something to that effect and we still have around 5-6 of them.

But I believe gone are the days when people appreciated those giveaways. For starters, they're not unique and though the actual design might be varied, guests have probably received dozens of similar things. Second, they're not useful. They just sit in a corner, eating up space and not put to good use. Third, they become uglier and uglier through time.It's a natural cycle for objects to depreciate through time but before that happens, they should have at least been put to good use.CD giveaways became popular for some time but as most people have Iphones, Ipods and all sorts of players nowadays, they're not the thing anymore^^

I apologize in advance to my relatives who were looking forward to those souvenirs because we will not give those types of souvenirs. haha. I've been looking here and there and 3 criterion that I came up with are:

1. That it should be useful. Usefulness is subjective but at the very least, the giveaway must have another purpose than just sit in a cabinet.
2. That it must be unique. It can be any ordinary object that looks good or tasteful or creative or artistic.
3. It should be pocket friendly. For our Principal sponsors, I was thinking 200-300 is reasonable, 100 for the secondary sponsors +kiddos and 50-75 for the other guests. I was also thinking of having a separate giveaway for the money dance.

Some ideas I saw or came up with are:

1. polvoron or small fondant cakes: I saw these at goldilocks.com and they are adorable! I was thinking we can give a cake to every sponsor(smaller for secondary) but I have no idea how they cost so I'd have to check if they are easy on the pocket.

2.Plants-One of my favorite blog/site is sweetsimplejoys.com and I swear that even before I came across hers, I was already thinking of buying plants but i was really really pleased to know that they gave plants too.
One con, however, is that some guests might complain that they'd have to carry something afterwards but most people, I think will be impressed- and we can use them as table decors too^^

3. umbrellas- i only thought of this today, since I'm just planning to give umbrellas to friends who will get married in December. I think it might be nice to have a personalized umbrella, though some might not appreciate it.

4. cupcakes- I've seen really really pretty and eaten yummy cupcakes but one concern, that applies to the fondant and polvoron cakes too is that they are consumable, and though I know guests would appreciate them, I'd still like to see people here and there actually use or keep our giveaways.

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