Wedding Tips

27 Nov
Marrying someone you love is the most beautiful thing that could ever happen in your life. A perfect wedding ceremony is nothing but a dream! But preparing for the wedding is a nightmare! Believe me, I’ve been there!
Way back in time, I wish I had the economical preparation list or the tips for the wedding expenses so we could have saved money for the later. Even a tightly budgeted wedding could still look special. Every penny counts and is very essential. But then again, I ran out of time. So hopefully you can read my blog before preparing for your wedding!
Things to do for Wedding Preparations and Payments, Here’s my lists:
For Wedding Church Expenses

If you are to be wed in a Catholic church there’s that wedding seminar and interview with a priest to attend to. Plus these expenses, I won’t quote figures as every year it seems to change;

  1.  Stole fee
  2.  Sponsor’s fee
  3. Decoration fee
  4. Liturgy
  5.  Materials to buy:
  •  Rings
  • Aras
  •  Candles
  •  Bible
  •  Envelopes for Principal Sponsors
  • For offerings

Wedding Entourage Expenses

Lucky for you if you listed can afford bridesmaid and maid honor or parents of your flower girls but If not then you will have to pay for their outfits. I would strongly suggest for you to have a first-hand gown to save money on your wedding.
Gowns for:
  • The Bride
  • Maid of Honor
  • Bridesmaid
  • Flower Girls
 Barongs for:
  • The Groom
  •  Best Man
  • Groom’s men
  • Ring bearer
  • Bible bearer
Wedding Reception Expenses

If you are really in a tight budget but would love to have a good reception hazard free and simple. Before anything else you really have to consider the service they could give you. You should have your reception in an old tested hotel wherein their food and venue package would accommodate the persons you wish to appear. Even if it is in the lowest package you can avail. 

Wedding Reception Things to Prepare:
  •  Wedding Emcee
  •  Wedding Program
  •  Wedding Soundtrack in the Reception
  •  Backdrop and wedding decorations for the Reception Area
Wedding Other Expenses
Wedding Invitation – lucky for you if you or soon-to-be husband have the gift to do photoshop or if you know someone who can do the best possible outline to your wedding invitation then you can save enough and print it by yourself.
Wedding Souvenirs– this too, I checked every store if how much it cost to have a beautiful wedding souvenir but I end up costing up a lot than I expected. Then I decided to make my own souvenir with the help of my dear friends.
  •   EZ Capture-this one serves as wedding souvenirs for the non-sponsors. This is the new trend in our generation. It is a machine that can capture several photos and printed it during the wedding w/ a nice lay-out/background that you desire.
  •  Corkage- you should consider an exemption for corkage because you never knew if someone would surprise you with a gift of lechon, drinks, some extra guests and etcetera.
  • Contact a Make-Up Artist -for you as a bride and for the whole entourage.

It’s not a 100% guarantee that if you have a perfect wedding ceremony, you will have a perfect marriage. You will have to work it out guys. Goodluck

Related Article:

To-Do List on your Wedding Day!


Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Wedding Tips


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3 responses to “Wedding Tips

  1. gigoid

    March 6, 2012 at 3:13 AM

    Having been a caterer for many years, I have coordinated the weddings of 10 or 12 couples, friends who didn’t have the money for a wedding planner. So, I have essentially put the entire wedding together, from start to finish, many times. Your list gives folks a good starting point, and has a lot of good tips; be aware, however, that there are things not listed that will need to be done. But, it sounds as if you have a good handle on it, and I’m glad it all came out well. Best wishes on your marriage; may your new family grow and prosper…..

    • gracielouloable

      March 6, 2012 at 9:35 PM

      wow! 10-12 couples is a like a lot! Was that one of your businesses mate?
      Just happy they can have a guide taken from my blog which is based on my wedding experience
      But it’s up to the reader if she/he will follow my plan list or add up stuffs. 

      • gigoid

        March 6, 2012 at 10:37 PM

        Aye, it was a side business for me…I did work in restaurants for a lot of my youth, then attended a top cooking school in SF in the 1980’s. It’s very nice of you to publish your plan, because I’m sure there are folks out there who will find it useful….take care….


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