Requirements to Secure for a Catholic Church Wedding in the Philippines

Before you book your wedding suppliers and decided on what cut you would go for your bridal dress, make sure you have settled first your application for marriage.

What are the documents you should provide the church with? Particularly if you’re planning to get married at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Lipa City, Batangas, here are the Catholic wedding requirements you should secure first before anything else.

1. Baptismal certificate – for marriage purpose (dated) valid for 6 months coming from the parish where the bride/groom was baptized
2. Confirmation certificate – for marriage purpose (dated) valid for 6 months coming from the parish where the bride/groom was confirmed [Read more…]

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Gown for Your Body Shape

On your wedding day, all eyes are focused on the most beautiful woman on the event and that should be, YOU. Of course, every bride deserves the spotlight on her very special day. And this could be possible if the bride looks fabulous on her wedding gown.

So how do you choose a wedding gown that fits just right and makes you ten times prettier? Find out the wedding gown style that suits your body type.

For the Petite Bride

A-line wedding dress suits the body of a petite bride. Full skirt must be avoided because it gives an appearance of a heavy bottom, giving you an unproportioned body figure. Most petite women are not well-endowed so to avoid some body parts to say hello to the world, a wedding gown with cap sleeves is perfect for petite brides to hold the gown in place.

A-line, cap sleeve

For Full-Busted Bride

To draw attention away from your chest (if you are too conscious of the attention), an off-shoulder wedding gown is recommended as it focuses the attention upward to your shoulders. As much as possible, avoid full skirt as it would make you look heavy both on top and at the bottom, so a narrow skirt would be a better choice. A corset top shapes your upper body, flattering your full bust.

off shoulder wedding gown

For Bottom-Heavy Bride

An A-line wedding gown is also perfect for this body type. To draw attention away from your hips, choose a wedding dress that will enhance your upper body parts – those that will show off your arms, back, and bustline. A full skirt also hides big hips and buttocks.

backless a-line wedding dress

For the Hourglass Figure

Choose a wedding dress that accentuates the waist. A ball gown with a corset bodice will make you stand out.

corset bodice and ball skirt

For Plus-Sized Brides

An A-line skirt lengthens the whole body, giving you a slimmer appearance. To hide your waist and hips, an empire cut wedding dress is the best option. Showing some skin could make you appear slimmer so flaunt your arms and or choose a neckline that will show off your sexy bustline.

wedding gown with deep v-neckline

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Wedding Quotes for Invitations

invitationswithstarfishSometimes, you just can’t find the exact words to say how much you value and love your husband or wife to be. Specially when you have to write it down and print it on your wedding invites. So if you find composing words for your wedding invitation a difficult task, check out our sample wedding verses, quotes and other sayings which you may use on your wedding invitation.

“Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be…”

“For listening to me,
understanding my dreams,
and being my best friend…
For filling my life with music,
and loving me without end…
I do.”

“This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, and love.”

“Let this be our destiny,
to begin each new day together
to share our lives
forever.”

“Love knows no limit to its endurance
no end to its trust,
Love still stands
when all else has fallen.”
– 1 Corinthians 13:7-8 –

“With an endless love we’ll share
our thoughts
our dreams
ourselves”

But of course these are just suggestions, still, nothing would be more touching than those verses you’ll write from your heart.

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Songs for Your Wedding Soundtrack

There are countless songs out there that you can compile for your own wedding soundtrack. These songs don’t have to be too melodramatic. You can choose upbeat music if you think the lyrics could somewhat tell how your love story progressed.

Here are some of my picks for a wedding soundtrack. Maybe you could include this in your list.

1. For You by Kenny Lattimore
2. You and Me by Lifehouse

3. Angels by David Archuleta
4. Lucky by Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat
5. I’ll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men
6. Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts

7. Brighter Than Sunshine by Aqualung
8. No One by Alicia Keys
9. Tonight I Celebrate My Love by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack

10. I Could Not Ask For More by Edwin McCain
11. With You I’m Born Again by Chante Moore and Kenny Lattimore
12. Beautiful In My Eyes by Joshua Kadison
13. Saving Forever For You by Nina

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DIY Wedding Favor Ideas

Are you thinking of wedding favors? There are lots of unique wedding favors to choose from but if you are conscious of your budget, you can have exciting wedding favors that are cheap and could really be creative.

Make your wedding favor match your personality. Here are some ideas I’ve collated from various wedding favor ideas I’ve learned of.

Eat and Be Married

If you want to give away edible wedding favors, I’m sure you won’t run out of ideas (but don’t forget to consider the shelf life). The next thing to think of is the packaging. How are you going to present your edible wedding favor? This is where you can use your creativity even if you’re on a tight budget.

You can put your wedding favor munchies in hand-painted boxes, loot bags, personalized jars or bottles. Be creative. There are countless ways to do so. These packages may include home-made chocolates, home-baked cookies, personalized candies or bubblegum, etc. For something that’s sweet and could last for years, have a personalized honey jar.

For Art’s Sake

This is really for hands-on brides who could spend a lot of time for her DIY wedding favor. Anything that can be painted, sewed, or sketched onto, will do as long as you let you and your groom’s personality reflected on your wedding favor. There are many crafts to use for these kinds of wedding favors and the best thing about it is you can decide how it would look like according to your taste.

One with Love, One with Nature

If you and your groom are more of the naturalist kind of couple, you can choose from seed packets, saplings, or bonsai. The trick would be on your packaging. Just like for the edible wedding favors, you can present these favors in a creative and unique way.

You can paint your seed packets or for a more personalized packaging, you can do the packet as you wish. For saplings, you can also paint the small pots you are using or glam it up by sticking rhine stones, metallic ribbons, beads, etc.

Watch out for more wedding favor ideas and videos on DIY wedding favors and invitations soon!

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