Monday, March 15, 2010

Weddings and Marriage

Yesterday was another one of Manny Pacquiao's fights and that meant long intervals between technical support seekers calls. I was used to reading beauty blogs that haven't been blocked by the company's firewall during free time. However, there was a scarcity of new posts...Maybe because it was a weekend? Maybe because Manny won?

I turned to browsing Filipino weddings instead and came across a handful of gorgeous wedding photos! However it dawned on me, that having a wedding such as the ones I saw from Mimi+Karl, ErronOcampo, Cherryblocks and The Color Artistry would have to be very expensive. And to be honest, I wouldn't want to spend that much on something that's only going to happen in a matter of hours.

Forgive me, but I don't intend to bash couples whose budget for their weddings was something I can only dream of winning in lottery. Even I have always dreamed of having such a wedding when I was younger. But since I messed up a bit and ended up with a mediocre (but extremely happy...) life, I'd rather spend a couple of years' savings on my daughter's education, a business, car/s and real estate.

Ergo, I think I've decided, that I'm going to either have a civil wedding, or a very simple church wedding with only close relatives and friends as guest. It will be sooo simple that our photographers will be our DSLR friends (good thing the gadget had been a fad...), our outift designers would be myself with the help of my would-be-sister-in-law, my make up artist would be myself (Everyone else would have to be their own make up artists too, unless they'll be willing to pay a professional!), invitation and souvenir maker would be the computer, and the caterer would be my aunt and brother.

I don't know how this is going to materialize, or if the wedding will be something to remember. What I do know is that my marriage to seal the bond I have with the man I love will be a blast.

Now if I become uberly rich in 2 years, then by all means...Call the wedding experts!

your every woman,


  1. I totally agree! My mum and dad got married right out of college, so they had a very small but sweet ceremony. If I'm rolling in cash by the time I get married, it's completely fine to spend naman. But if I'm still in the same financial situation, I'd much rather spend my savings on a car/house/etc. It just doesn't make sense for middle class couples to spend as if the sky's the limit for just one single day, haha. Just my opinion, of course! :D

  2. Marriage is a very important thing in anyone's life, it's good to spend money in it as it doesn't come again but you must see your family's financial condition first and then spend on it.

  3. I agree to your post but it is also true that marriage comes once in a life time and why not spend money on it. I personally feel that expending the best that you can in a wedding makes it more memorable one.

  4. i agree with you lizz!

    it's not like "spending" itself is the main ingredient for a special's just that these days, getting professionals on the job would need a lot of money! of course we want our guests and ourselves to all look good and have fun and our photos and souvenirs of the wedding to be superb...but if we can achieve it at a much more affordable price, wouldn't it be much better?!

    and for me, the wedding, or the ceremony is just a tiny detail compared to the love and everything i and my hubby had been through and will be going through for the rest of our lives. our marriage, or becoming one in the ceremony is what will matter the most.

  5. Well tis is one such thing which i think i am afraid of. I think the fear of breaking of relationship makes me afraid to go for it.

  6. Next week finally i am getting married to my love. I am very excited. I can not wait so long. I do not know what to do.

  7. I am so impressed to read this blog. This reminds me of my wedding night. It was fun.