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Sunday, August 28, 2011

8-8-8 otso otso otso

Today is the 28th day of August and coincidentally, it's the 8th month of the year and it's also exactly 8months to go before our big day! Despite the gloom that typhoon Mina brings, I cannot be happier because we've had more accomplishments wedding wise. An update on suppliers, we now have our
1) Church-Sta Clara De Montefalco Pasig
2) Venue-Tanghalang Pasigueno
3) Caterer- Quidos Grill
4) Videographer-Junnel Maranan
5) E-shoot photographers-mountaineering friends who are photography enthusiasts
6) HMUA-Malou Hibaler of Colorplay
7) Gown Maker-my mom's friend

Aside from these suppliers, we've also bought our/my thingies such as:
1)Our rings from meycauyan
2)3 SS gowns, 4 bridesmaids dresses and our lector/future sis in law's gown
3)My shoes
4)Boxes for the rings and arrhae

For September, we hope to accomplish the following:
1) Downpayment to Quidos
2)Cloth for DIYS and one bridesmaid
3)Divi Scouting for DIY stuff..
4)First consultation with Mom's friend re my gown

Wedding preps are love.. and so are you future brides and grooms..till next time!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Absence. Literally. I have work today but I didnt come in..Sakit sa loob eh, I'm really "excited" about my resignation, I'm just rendering services for a month.. The beauty in that is, absence makes my heart grow fonder of Google, and all ideas and images it leads me to..

Budget has been the main consideration for all supplies and suppliers that we'd get for our wedding and second to that, I'd exhaust all my creative juices to make it as unique as possible. Some wedding rituals and traditions are must haves for me, some are so-so while some are so blah so I'd really want to replace them or bear with them if I don't have a choice. In the span of my absence from work today, here are items pictures that I came across in my whole day of surfing and playing wedding street. Hehe.. Let's start with...

1) Flowers- Our colors are aqua blue and choco brown but there are very very few options for those colors. Hence, I've been thinking hard what colors we'll use for our flowers and I think apple green is the best color..Surprisingly, there are many options for flowers. I originally wanted a purely Swarovski bouquet but I think I'll get a few flowers to make it balanced.

 2) Fingerprint guestbook- I am a reader of sweetsimplejoys.com and though I must have read posts there a thousand times, I still check it from time to time to see inspirations that I might have missed and sure enough, I came across her post on fingerprint guestbooks- literally putting your fingerprint on a medium to serve as the couple's guestbook.. How cute! I guess virtually none or very very few Pinoys have done this cause when I looked for pictures, no local ones cropped up.

If we'll push through with this, we might make a scrapbook type with a page for each group of people such as: my family, his family, friends, etc.

3. Wedding ring box- Out of all wedding chuva, I really, really hate the typical wedding pillow. White and fluffy and lacy, it's just way too tacky for me. Whoever came up with that idea should be questioned for a very long time as to why they did suggest that. Haha, bitchy! Anyway, many brides have come up with alternatives but still boils down to the idea that it's a pillow which I still don't understand given that rings are jewelry and must be kept in a box, or something where they are well hidden and protected. I originally wanted to buy "treasure boxes" but the owner of sweetsimplejoys.com already did that and I wasnt so excited anymore because the boxes that I was about to buy were exactly the same so I constantly looked for something else. 
Luckily, when we went to Megamall for our first and last bridal fair, I saw these cutie boxes at 35 each which will perfectly hold our rings and arrhae. I am nervous yet excited that when I google this key word, no matter what play on words I do, nothing close comes to what I have in mind so it's a big risk- people will surely notice it either because it's so nice and fresh and awesome or because it was flat out stupid.hehe. here goes the closest one I can find...

Our boxes already have imprinted designs so it'll be a bit tacky if I still make our initials similar to this effect but I'll see what personal touch I can include...

That's just about it.. I have more ideas but these are more random thoughts of a bride who didnt work today.haha
Till next time engaged people and those who just enjoy reading my random thoughts :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Cinderella in me as been awakened by Cinderella ^_^

One thing that I enjoy the most about the one year wedding preps is that I do a mixture of impulsive and well though of decisions. Depending on the amount, we buy and pay for things if we believe they are the best bargains out there.

So far, I've had luck with many things-sale and pretty bridesmaid dresses that I've enhanced, and recently two purchases that have made me really happy-secondary sponsors dresses and my wedding shoes! I'd upload the dresses in a separate blog since I havent done the finishing touches on all of them so let's focus on the shoes first.

I have always been a "feet" person. At times, I wonder if I give more importance to shoes than facial products. Tawagin nakong mukhang paa, I dont care as long as I have pretty shoes. From what I can remember, I noticed that I was into shoes way back in college..and the love has always been there. Now, as a bride, this priority surfaces even more- bumili nako ng wedding shoes and yet I havent even decided on my gown yet.

I was in SM Fairview to do a favor for my sister...eh ang lola mo super tagal with her classmates so I decided to do some window shopping first. LIAR! haha.. My fiance should stop me from window shopping coz more often than not, I end up buying something..but this time I'm not complaining. I went to Cinderella, tingin tingin, ikot ikot..and I saw the magic word..SALE..hehe..Upon checking it out, the wedge sandals were so pretty so I looked at the price tag.
699.75(I just dont get why they always do that for only stupid people will not realize it's 700).

I asked the sales lady if it was the sale price or they'd still slash off, she said they'd still take 50% off.OMG! #@$^!%..I can possibly get my dream shoes for 350! However, I was scared that it was the last stock and that the pair looks dirty, or there were no stocks and so on. But God was on my side and the shoes fit me perfectly. I was still apprehensive because I couldn't believe that I was already buying my wedding shoes so I kept asking the saleslady but she wouldn't answer and she only responded when I told her the pair would be my wedding shoes.

Miss tattletale became excited all of a sudden and told the cashier and they both smiled. The saleslady said it was the last pair, and I jokingly said muntik ko nang hindi mabili ah to which the cashier replied para sa'yo talaga yan ma'm...and indeed, it was meant for me. I always imagined I'd be tiis ganda- buying beautiful shoes that were expensive, high heeled, dangerous and multiplying my chances of tripping but I no longer have worries because I got the pair that are perfect for me, heeled, comfy, light, pretty, blue and cheap! Have I told you they're only 350? wink wink...

happiness...wedding shoes..check!

see yah!
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