Please watch our SDE:
We have decided last January 2017 to tie the knot this May of the same year, and we had at least 4.5months to finalize budget, seek suppliers and have our invites and guests and so on and so forth. Nope, I’m not pregnant, and nope, this was not a shotgun wedding. So okay, when planning, I check my capacity If I can do it myself or do I need to seek help of the Professional coordinators. You see,
I have some knowledge on organizing on events and I am very confident that I can manage it on my own. And since I am somehow a perfectionist and wants to control everything, I had a fair share of being control-freak organizer, so when we are in the stage of choosing suppliers for our special day, I had committed that I will try to be with the best of my ability to be a Bridechilla! Yes! You read it right, not a bridezilla. I pledged to look for 1-2 suppliers and choose based on our budget and quality of their work and services. That if they already quote and fit within our allocated budget, suit our taste, and then no more looking for another 2-3 suppliers. For me, as we are looking, I had decided that less suppliers to choose from, less hassle, easier decision. And it really works. Almost all of our suppliers and even our coordinator were easy to talk to, effortless on coordination, easy to work to, deliver 100%, punctual, hassle free and budget friendly! (Will post separately).
And this is why I proclaimed that I was a Bridechilla! Yebah!
This is it! May 27, 2017 is our official date for our wedding day! Yahoooo! 👰🏻🤵🏻💍⛪️
I’m ambivert type of person but when there are cameras, lumalabas ang pagiging introvert ko. Di nga ako nagseselfie eh. Maybe its the inferiority complex or just I’m not photogenic (I’m jealous to girls who are). And so when I’m talking with Photo and Video Suppliers, I always tell them that we will not be having any pre-nuptial. This is eliminating another area that can stress me during preparation and since we are working on a budget, if there’s unnecessary thing, I’ll try to negotiate so the price will be lowered or they can give me discounts and some other freebies. Also, I didn’t want a Pre-nuptial and as Chubbs, o well as he always does, (to avoid petty arguments hahaha), he is just going with the flow with me. Kung saan daw ako masaya! hahaha!
Back to suppliers, I’ve checked some that within of our kuripot budget, please see below:
Supplier #1: PRIMATOGRAPIYA STUDIOS
facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PrimatograpiyaStudios/
Price range: 40,000 – 60,000
Supplier #2: CUPCAKE CINEMA
facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cupcake.cinematic/
Price range: 50,000 – 60,000 ++
♥Supplier #3: Byron Hipolito
Price range: 40,000 – 80,000
Supplier #4: Bliss Photography
Price range: 16,000 – 75,000
Photos and videos are subjective so I added their facebook links and website for you to look into and judge accordingly.
We have so many significant dates in our relationship. We became boyfriend-girlfriend when we were in 3rd year of high school, March 22, 2001. But its was a young love, we were 15-16 years old then, foolish, selfish and self-centered so it didn’t last and unfortunately we broke up. But like fate always does, we met in May 6,2006 (a day after I graduated in college), we were 19-20 years old, talked, and saw the sparks and knew that love for each other is still there so we decided to try to work and this time seriously and with commitment, got back together in the same year, June 11, 2006.
And after past decade, we are now 30-31 years old, and so we’re finally getting married!!! Yehey!
We thought that choosing the date is easy, we can just use our ‘original’ anniversary date or just choose one of our birth months but with the Filipino ways, you have to consider everyone’s availability. Like EVERYONE – your titas and titos (here and abroad), your friends and colleagues. And then you consider what day it will fall…
We, (should I say that) I initially chose May 22, 2017 to be OUR BIG DAY, it’s a Monday and school summer breaks. I chose and justify this to Chubbs that, I combined our two fated days (see above) and he agree. I rushed to book the church and event place so we can have our mind free of stress on this two important areas and everything was easy-breezy. But due to circumstances, after going around talking to relatives and hear their feedback and availability, May 22 is not workable. Huhuhu! And so our stress-level heightened, we tried to be amendable and considerable as possible and then we also tried to be stubborn and still push our date regardless if they will come or not as this is OUR event and not theirs. But of course, being nice sometimes hurt, we have to change the date.
Having to check AGAIN churches and venues are dragging, and with the tight budget like ours, having your event on a weekday is cheaper than a weekend. only your closest will come as it will also be a test of love and friendship (joke lang!).
We consider June as our day, but I don’t want to be a June bride so I asked Chubbs if we can do it on last Saturday of May (para di talaga mapunta sa June kasi late na masydo ang July). he told me if you find an available church and then we can change the date, but still hold the May 22 for a back-up date. And so the stress of choosing our wedding date begins…