Wedding Coordinator Manila Philippines

 How To Plan a Wedding

Wedding Planning and Management

Wedding Coordinators and Planners here in the Philippines are dedicated and planning your wedding is lot easier by their expertise. They have their ready wedding planning checklist from the very first detail until the wrap-up job.


How to prepare a wedding is common sense based from experiences as testing grounds what works or not and only an expert wedding coordinator knows where to lay the plan to the best it brings. With the cooperation of the bride and groom a dream wedding becomes a reality.


Planning a wedding is practical application of knowledge, personal feeling to help and a wedding planner's sincerity to share expertise.

Event planning is for. It is an experience needs sharing to expand the practical knowledge that all of us are event planners, in a way.


  About Wedding Planning


Wedding coordination is an extended help from a wedding coordinator or planner whose aim is to value the need to make wedding planning know how right.  It is a special gesture sharing humane side to sacrifice the most special commodity called time on how to prepare a wedding.


Wedding planning is love from a wedding coordinator who is ready to do the task attending to concerns about the wedding. 

 Special Wedding Package

A combination of Pianist + Violinist + Bassist and Vocalist at the same time hosts the Reception Program with Four (4) Coordinators

Follow-ups needed

Confer suppliers'contracts

Assist for the need of suppliers

Contact suppliers for needed information or reminders from the client

RSVP, if needed

Manages activities from church to reception

(make sure all the needed things in the church are on hand)

Confer to the client lay-out of the reception venue

Manages seat plan

Hand outs of Souvenirs

Provides Program Flow

Hosts the Reception Program

Attends suppliers’ payments (optional)

Signature Frame | Book Routing

Confer to client other details needed through phone call or email

Provide wedding checklist

Wrap-up Job

Three to four meetings and unlimited phone calls and emails

(preparations 2 months before the event)

Php 29,000

  HOW TO PREPARE A WEDDING


A wedding is a special moment in the lives of two people and fulfilling that dream calls for time and creativity coupled with practical considerations and bridal tips directing both to employ a creative juice for their whims fulfilled and they are the very instruments for that dream wedding with extended helping hands from a friend, a relative or a wedding coordinator and planner. Philippine wedding adheres to the idea that it is possible to create the best wedding possible out of the wedding ideas and tips gathered not only from wedding coordinators who have more to offer but from readings online to improve the wedding planning checklist and to do list helps.

 

 

The sacrament of matrimony leads a way for two people who will be joined as one to prepare for that special big day and figured preparations are set to begin. Who knows better but both with a helping hand extended to ease the incumbrance and a wedding planning checklist is laid to guide them through.

 

 

The most optimal time to commence is a year or months before the wedding and the very first consideration is where the wedding ceremony takes place. For Catholics, a church is the only choice and others opt for a Christian ritual. A year before the wedding lends a better chance to grab a time of choice and when done nobody can’t take away from you unless you back up.

 

 

The second consideration is the wedding reception venue not far from the ceremonial ground, if possible. Many churches have halls fit for the reception and a little magic turns a dazzling place or a romantic garden setting to match a theme. Use the time to find a place as chance is at hand.

 

 

The third attention is the food service if it is catered or not. Catering services abound and  it doesn't post a problem or if you opt for a hotel reception it is a different set-up. They have menus set to choose from and what is better way to compare but food tasting that is required for both to judge.

 

  

This time you are relaxed enough to find a bridal gown and if you are spending for the entourage you have to gather around and talk about motif. But who will do your gown? There is no problem because there are many and the best way is comparing their works and that is when your preference counts. Of course, costs vary especially the expertise put into creating one. Just see to it that budget fits. You know better. That is the fourth consideration.


The fifth concern is choosing the bridal entourage, especially the principal sponsors. This is also the time to build your guest list and spreading the good news of your wedding to friends and relatives. You can now prepare a draft of your invitation.

 

 

The sixth good thought is choosing someone worthy enough to do your wedding pictures. Compare their works and you can see the difference. Also, find the right video artist and view some of their crafts. That is fair enough for you to choose.

 

 

Scouting for a wedding cake and souvenirs is the seventh consideration but this is optional although doing so relieves a certain burden. You can also find time to scout for wedding rings and postpone in buying when the budget calls for


Another concern is someone who will make you and the rest of the entourage beautiful. Find someone who makes you feel comfortable and easy enough to express your whims. There is always a trial make-up to take advantage of.

 

 

I think after that consideration, you have ample time to book wedding musicians if you intend getting one. You can visit their wedding websites for a view or two and compare quality. Take the opportuned time, too to consider someone to host your wedding program if you don’t know someone among relatives and friends or a member of the family brave enough to share the moment. Prepare a program or ask the host to give you one and see if it suits you.

 

 

Now is the time to attend to wedding requirements like documents to submit, seminars to attend to, marital banns to post, preparing a seat plan if needed, printing of missalettes and invites and three months before your wedding day attend for gown fittings and fix schedules for seminars. You have the option.

 

 

By the way, if you have time to spare better attend to flowers. You can now visit a particular place for a florist needed to do the arrangements. See samples of bouquet or new styles or anything you want done and a wedding florist will do it for you. They even offer suggestions because they know better.

 

  

With the help of your wedding coordinators a month before the event is the fit time to iron out all preparations. All bookings should be done, wedding suppliers are advised of what to do, invitations are personally handed, RSVP started.

 

 

The most important consideration is for you to relax at least 15 days before the wedding. Let your wedding coordinators, if you have them do the final touches of follow-ups. Indulge by spending your time through beauty regimens, meditation, going to beautiful places and steal for more sleep.

 Wedding Planning – Creating A Timeline

 

A wedding is an important event in the lives of two people who will be joined as one to prepare for that special big day and imagined preparations are set to begin. Who knows better but both with a helping hand extended to ease the burden.

 

The most ideal time to start is a year or  months before the wedding and the very first consideration is where the ceremony takes place. For Catholics, a church is the only choice and others opt for a Christian ceremony. A year before the wedding lends a better chance to grab a time of choice and when done nobody can’t take away from you unless you back up.

 

The second consideration is the reception venue not far from the ceremonial ground, if possible. Many churches have halls fit for the reception and a little magic turns a dazzling place. Or a  romantic  garden setting to match a theme. Use the time to find a place as chance is at hand.

 

The third consideration is the food service if it is catered or not. Catering services abound  and  it doesn't post a problem or if you opt for a hotel reception it’s a different set-up. They have menus set  to choose from and what is better way to compare but food tasting that is required for both to judge.

 

This time you are relaxed enough to find a gown  and if you are spending for the entourage you have to gather around and talk about motif. But who will do your gown? There is no problem because there are many and the best way is comparing their works and that's when your taste counts. Of course, fees differ depending especially the expertise put into creating one. Just see to it that budget fits. You know better. That is the fourth consideration.

 

The fifth consideration is choosing  members of the entourage, especially the principal sponsors. This is also the time to build your guest list and spreading the good news of your wedding to friends and relatives. You can now prepare a draft of your invitation.

 

The sixth consideration is choosing someone good enough to do your wedding pictures. Compare their works and you can see the difference. Also, find the right video artist and view some of their crafts. That’s fair enough for you to choose.

 

Scouting for a wedding cake and souvenirs is the seventh consideration but this is optional although doing so relieves a certain burden. You can also find time to scout for rings and postpone in buying when the budget calls for.

 

Another consideration is someone who will make you and the rest of the entourage beautiful. Find someone who makes you feel comfortable and easy enough to express your whims. There is always a trial make-up to take advantage of.

 

I think after that consideration you have ample time to book musicians if you intend getting one. You can visit their websites for a view or two and compare quality. Take the opportuned time, too to consider someone to host your reception program if you don’t know someone amongst relatives and friends or a member of the family brave enough to share the moment. Prepare a  program or ask the host to give you one and see if it suits you.

 

Now is the time to attend to requirements like documents to submit, seminars to attend to, marital banns to post, preparing a seat plan if needed, printing of misalettes and invites and three months before your wedding day attend for gown fittings and fix schedules for seminars. You have the option.

 

By the way, if you have time to spare better attend to flowers. You can now visit a particular place for a florist needed to do the arrangements. See samples of bouquet or new styles or anything you want done and they’ll do it for you. They even offer suggestions because they know better.

 

With the help of your coordinators a month before the event is the fit time to iron out all preparations. All bookings should be done, suppliers are advised of what to do, invitations are personally handed, RSVP started.

 

The most important consideration is for you to relax at least 15 days before the wedding. Indulge by whiling your time through beauty regimens, meditation, going to beautiful places and steal for more sleep.

 

And the very first thing for you to do on the way for the ceremony is putting a big smile. It relaxes everybody

WEDDING DAY COORDINATION - THE PRACTICAL WAY

 

Weddings in the Philippines require professional helping hand to ease the couple's burden by implementing all preparations they did and the presence of wedding planner or coordinator is vital to make a direction.

 

Now that the couple has arranged everything from scratch, the knitty-gritty of wedding details has to be attended by a professional coordinator by following the wedding planning checklist prepared by the couple.

 

§  Four wedding coordinators is ideal

§  Two coordinators are assigned to pick necessary materials needed for the ceremony – flowers for the entourage particularly for the principal sponsors. The bridal bouquet is left for the bride for pictorial purposes. The rest of the entourage who are with the couple can have their needed flowers or bouquet. They are going to have pictorials, too and the best shots are having them at hand.

§  An hour and a half, the coordinators must be at the ceremonial ground or at the church to attend to the guests and the bridal entourage. Checking is done at the same time pinning boutonnieres for male entourage and handing the bouquet for the female entourage and the rest who don't have theirs yet.

§  At least an hour before the ceremony, offerings are set and remind those assigned for the offering. This is for a Catholic ceremony. They are grouped near the offertory table.

§  Fifteen minutes before the ceremony, the bridal entourage is assembled

§  Then, procession begins with a coordinator assisting with the march and one or two is assigned near the altar to assist members of the entourage for their seats.

§  Then, the parents of the bride walk until the middle aisle to wait for the bride ready to hand her to the groom waiting near the altar.

§  Ten minutes before the offertory, the ones to offer are lined up at the back.

§  When the ceremony is over coordinators assist for the sequence of the picture taking or do a roll call if nobody is assigned.

§  For the recessional march, entourage and some guests are gathered for some petal throwing and confetti to add gaiety.

§  Then, we gather everything left-off like the veil, cord, the bible, the unity candle, etc.

 

 Before the grand entrance of the couple, everybody has to be received. If there is a seat plan then it has to be implemented.

 

§  As guests are ushered in, music is played on either live if there are musicians or house music from the sound system.

§  When everybody is seated, the couple are briefed for their entrance.

§  Principal sponsors and parents are acknowledged then followed by the presentation of the entourage.

§  Then the Grand Entrance with all the flair needed like bubbles, smoke, confetti, flaming swords, etc.

§  The guests are assisted for the souvenir shots with the couple before proceeding to the buffet table.

§  During dinner, guest book is passed on

§  Middle part of the program, souvenirs are handed to some guests.

§  Assist the program host during the bouquet and garter games where single ladies and single guys are needed to participate.

§  Take care of the suppliers' fees, if designated.

§  Take care of the wrap-up job like food left has to be brought home by the couple, all paraphernalias are handed over.

 

These are the most needed wedding details and following them will make a job well done. The reward of having to be in one place at the same time taking care of all the couple and guests' needs is a good feeling of having done something commendable from the competent event management handled by wedding planners and coordinators whose aim is to professionalize wedding planning in the Philippines.

 Popular Wedding Beliefs


During the early years numerous accounts were recorded about consequences that befell upon two people getting married. Perhaps, it happened several times and spread like fire creating fear among those who will tie the knot. Even today some are aware of wedding beliefs, the reason why they consult to find the meaning or symbolism of an act or anything related.

 

As to  records of yesteryear, days played major consideration. Choosing a day signifies their future. Monday was connoted for wealth,Tuesday would bring health, Wednesday was the best day of all, Thursday meant losses, Friday symbolized crosses and Saturday was no luck at all. That brings us to believe that Fridays and Saturdays are the worst days to tie the knot.

 

I don't know if this is common to you that the bride must not make her own dress and never look in the mirror until totally dressed and as everybody knows that the groom must not see her in her wedding dress before she  arrives in church. Are you aware, too that when a bridal party meets a funeral, is unlucky? Do you know that when the clock in the church strikes during the ceremony is bad omen? Even a thunderstorm has to do without having children. Even death is put to test. The one who speaks the loudest dies first. Whoever drops the ring will be the first to leave. Also the first to turn away from the altar and the first to sleep during their first night dies first.

 

But the good news is that the first to step out of the church door will be the dominant partner ruling out.

There are other beliefs but the ones mentioned are quite new to many and universal. It's not only us Pilipinos who are aware of these but the rest of the world.

 

It seems a warning but only you married couples know how to put things together and rule the way you live because you know better. The spirit within you dictates the right path.

 

How come that June is still dabbed as a good month to marry? During the 14th century all the citizens of that time took a bath yearly on May and doing so made them fresh the next month and that’s the reason why the month of June is a favored one holding the belief until today.

 

Also the belief that May is an unlucky because it was the Romans’ Feast of The Dead. And speaking of months, “Marry in lent, live to repent.”

 

It is also a belief that bad weather on the way to the ceremony brings unhappiness and if it is cloudy en route to your wedding brings stormy marriage but if there is snow on way to your wedding brings fertility and prosperity.

 

The veil, a very important piece for the bride is always the symbol of purity but do you know that during the Victorian era it was used to disguise the bride and fooled evil spirits?

 Some Unique Wedding Ideas Revealed

 

Having attended to a number of weddings made me observe some flair – a kind of unique ones and I love to share to the soon-to-be couples. Many are aware of these but to those who are not familiar with, join me as we journey into the world of marital bliss.

 

One touching moment is when the bridesmaids walk the aisle with lighted candles instead of bouquet and put them off when the ceremony begins. And to compliment this act is the lighting of the unity candle after the officiating minister declared the representation of the ritual. This is optional but if you feel that it adds color to the ceremony, do so.

 

Rarely done is the offering of the bride’s bouquet to the Virgin Mary during the Offertory.  I witnessed this done twice and found it distinctive especially when a soft background music of “Ave Maria”, by Schubert is played as the bride goes to offer the wreath. For sure she has another one to hold for the pictorials. The offering of her beautiful bouquet serves as an offertory gift instead of something else.

 

When the couple steps out of the church door, a special gesture of glee by releasing several doves together with the usual petal showers is a delight to watch. Even firework is a great idea, if budget permits. This is more cognizant during evening.

 

Putting pens and small pieces of paper in a fancy basket placed in the middle of the table give the guests an idea for them to write their wishes for the couple, a prayer, perhaps or pieces of advice. These can be compiled in a scrapbook as special memento for both. Or some will be read during a portion of the program.

 

Some couples are at a loss when it comes to giveaways for the guests. Handing out a plant as souvenir sends a special message. A guest can grow it reminding the couple’s love for each other. Anything that discloses a meaning is keep sake. That”s  when your imagination is called for.

 

Another great idea is setting up a unique wedding theme by going classic – everything in white. The flowers in the church, all entourage wears white, reception backdrops in white, a giant white fondant cake, some white wine in the table, musicians in plain white, white doves all around, white petals scattered on the table, white just about everywhere. I know it will take a lot of thoughts if you go on with this idea.  I got to see one and I was literally dazzled.

 

Doing weddings necessitate a certain kind of defined creativity. It brings out the juice from you leaving a room to expand the mind some more until a worthy craft is honed and shared. There is nothing to conceal when dealing with a couple. All you know has to be shared.

 ABOUT WEDDING TRADITIONS

Folklores remain as special documents kept and exposed for better understanding that everything a husband and wife do relates to what they are going into to form a bond as married couple and believing that traditions play a role in marriage.

 

BRIDE ON THE LEFT AND GROOM ON THE RIGHT

When the groom fought off warriors who also wanted his bride, he would hold onto her with his left hand, while fighting them off with his sword in his right hand (we suppose there were no Southpaws in those days of yore), which is why the bride stands on the left, and the groom on the right.

 

 SHARING THE FIRST PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE

It is a wedding tradition with Roman roots. The Romans believed that by eating the wedding cakea special bond was created between the couple. The wheat used to bake the cake was symbolic of fertility and a "fruitful union", while the cake's sweetness was thought to bring sweetness to all areas of the couple's new life.

 

Champagne Toast

The wedding toast has a long upstanding history dating back to the Greeks in the sixth Century B.C. When there as a gathering, the Greeks would pour the wine from the common pitcher. The host would drink from his glass first to ensure his guest that there was no poison placed into the wine. Back then, the Greeks would spike the drinks of their enemies to ensure silence and even use to prevent a messy divorce. This was later picked up by the Romans but for different reasons, about one hundred years later. In the 1800's, the toast was a common act and was done as a gesture of good faith and to wish health.

 

DOVE RELEASE

Old wedding superstition suggests that if you see a pair of doves on your wedding day, you’ll have a long and happy marriage. This basis of the superstition stems from the fact that doves mate for life.

Some Christians hold the belief that the kiss symbolizes the exchange of souls between the bride and the groom, fulfilling the scripture that “the two shall become one flesh;”

The most traditional way guests entice the new couple to kiss is by clinking their glasses. An ancient Christian practice.

   

MONEY DANCE

Guests make an offering for the opportunity to dance with the bride or groom. This gesture is a way of wishing good fortune upon the newly married couple as well as helping them out financially.

 

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE

This rhyme originated in Victorian times. 'Something Old' signifies that the Couple's friends will stay with them. In one version of the tradition the 'Something Old' was an old garter which was given to the bride by a happily married woman so that the new bride would also enjoy a happy marriage. 'Something New' looks to the future for health, happiness and success.

'

Something Borrowed' is an opportunity for the Bride's family to give her something as a token of their love (it must be returned to ensure Good Luck), and 'Something Blue' is thought lucky because Blue represents fidelity and constancy. The custom began in ancient Israel where brides wore a blue ribbon in their hair to symbolise their fidelity. A sixpence

 

was placed in the shoe to bring the couple wealth in their married life. Some brides still place a penny in their shoe during the marriage ceremony.

 

BOUQUET AND GARTER GAME

In the 14th century, it was customary for the bride to toss her garter to the men, but sometimes the men got too drunk, and would become impatient and try to take the garter off her ahead of time.

 

(Eventually the groom got into the act and saved his bride from the unruly mob, we hope). All the same, it got to less trouble for her to toss her bridal bouquet instead.

 

These ancient practices are still followed in a subtle way and remind that marriage is a colorful way of celebrating wonderful lives for a husband and wife and even they are symbolic, they represent life. They lead a lesson for a better grasp of understanding an information.

 Some Unique Wedding Ideas Revealed

 

Having attended to a number of weddings made me observe some flair – a kind of unique ones and I love to share to the soon-to-be couples. Many are aware of these but to those who are not familiar with, join me as we journey into the world of marital bliss.

 

One touching moment is when the bridesmaids walk the aisle with lighted candles instead of bouquet and put them off when the ceremony begins. And to compliment this act is the lighting of the unity candle after the officiating minister declared the representation of the ritual. This is optional but if you feel that it adds color to the ceremony, do so.

 

Rarely done is the offering of the bride’s bouquet to the Virgin Mary during the Offertory.  I witnessed this done twice and found it distinctive especially when a soft background music of “Ave Maria”, by Schubert is played as the bride goes to offer the wreath. For sure she has another one to hold for the pictorials. The offering of her beautiful bouquet serves as an offertory gift instead of something else.

 

When the couple steps out of the church door, a special gesture of glee by releasing several doves together with the usual petal showers is a delight to watch. Even firework is a great idea, if budget permits. This is more cognizant during evening.

 

Putting pens and small pieces of paper in a fancy basket placed in the middle of the table give the guests an idea for them to write their wishes for the couple, a prayer, perhaps or pieces of advice. These can be compiled in a scrapbook as special memento for both. Or some will be read during a portion of the program.

 

Some couples are at a loss when it comes to giveaways for the guests. Handing out a plant as souvenir sends a special message. A guest can grow it reminding the couple’s love for each other. Anything that discloses a meaning is keep sake. That”s  when your imagination is called for.

 

Another great idea is setting up a unique wedding theme by going classic – everything in white. The flowers in the church, all entourage wears white, reception backdrops in white, a giant white fondant cake, some white wine in the table, musicians in plain white, white doves all around, white petals scattered on the table, white just about everywhere. I know it will take a lot of thoughts if you go on with this idea.  I got to see one and I was literally dazzled.

 

Doing weddings necessitate a certain kind of defined creativity. It brings out the juice from you leaving a room to expand the mind some more until a worthy craft is honed and shared. There is nothing to conceal when dealing with a couple. All you know has to be shared.

 Wedding Introductory Rite

 

Making a ceremony meaningful entails creating your own introductory message before the wedding procession begins. The best is your own words and never copied. To the point and concise is ideal and assigning somone to do it adds touch especially if he or she is a relative or friend. If nobody is assigned the task, the commentator is there and willing to do it for the couple.

 Wedding Invitation – The Right Choice

 

One important wedding need is the invitation where artistry is needed to match your theme and color motif and putting aside the idea of having it at hand results to mixup later on. Sitting together and matching your creativity makes it easier to create a dazzling wedding invitation.

 

Fashioning one leads you to choose from the modern, contemporary, the simple and the fanciful, classical to the cutting-edged styles. There are more. Just tell what you want and it will be fashioned into what you have exactly perceived with added suggestions from the artist.

 

Creating a masterpiece is akin to price quality and finding the middle ground to meet your need. Even the words put into the wedding invitation can be edited to express a real message– something with a punch and it’s worth treasuring a piece. Two months before the wedding is a favorable time to start planning for a wonderful piece of art – your invites. 

 

 

Wedding Effects – Create Drama To A Wedding Celebration Through Bubbles, Fog and Party Poppers


Adding flavor to a celebration calls for some effects to be used during an event especially weddings. One dramatic way is when the bride walks from the closed church door and the moment she steps in bubbles coming from a small machine create a dreamy effect and looks nice for a photo or video. It is something different but widely applied. And when the couple steps out the door after the ceremony the so called party poppers add merriment as they are pop up and down creating a shower of colored shiny bits of paper together with colored petals normally used. This is one special gesture sharing happiness for the couple.

 

During the reception program when the couple are introduced bubbles and fog or smoke create more of a drama - as if threading in a fairyland. Bubbles are also used during the cake cutting ceremony and when the bride and groom do their traditional dance as part of the program. During the bouquet and garter game wedding effects give a certain feel and a different touch as the event goes.

And to end the show when the host’s says his or her parting words the final use of the aerofetti or commonly called party poppers signal another part of the celebration. And party begins.

 
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