Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Reception Venue #1

I am currently in a hunt for a wedding venue. I never thought that reception venues costs so much nowadays! My choice of reception venue is a place that looks like a hotel ballroom but at a cheaper price. We prefer an airconditioned venue since some of our guests will be coming from here and I know they wouldn't be able to stand Manila heat.

My first choice for the venue is La Castellana. More photos can be seen here.I totally died when I saw the photos. And then when I found out that it's a whopping 70K pesos for a 4-hour reception, I died again. =( I am not sure if we can afford it but I surely love, love it!

I am honestly scared to see it in person because I might fall in love with it and then later realize we can't afford it. =( Keeping my fingers crossed!

Friday, September 24, 2010


I died when I saw these shoes while googling blue and green shoes...

Sea & Fog Flats by Anthropologie

So perfect for my wedding motif! Blue and green! I found out that these babies are not available anymore anywhere. Yes, not even ebay. I died again.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

To Blue or Not to Blue

Did you know how difficult it is to find the perfect wedding shoes? Did you also know that it's double difficult to find blue wedding shoes?!? Argh!!!

I have been on a hunt for the perfect wedding shoes. I know the wedding is still more than a year from now. But at the rate I'm going in my search for the perfect blue shoes, I think a year is probably not enough. I want my perfect blue shoes!!!

If I could just afford these Louboutins...

Or perhaps the Carrie shoes (Manolos)...

But then again, high heels for my wedding? I don't think that's going to happen. LOL.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Free Fabric Swatches

Just wanted to share this forum where you can get free fabric swatches of wedding gowns and bridesmaid gowns:

I have been trying to get sample fabric swatches for my bridesmaid gowns and it's been difficult, if not impossible to get them for free. Thank God I stumbled upon this website while I was looking for gown designs. Once you get to the forum site, look for "webguy", one of the admins there and request for free swatches. You may need to sign-up to be able to send him a message.

I love, Dessy, After Six and Mori Lee bridesmaids' gowns! Check out their site and get your free swatches. =)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bargain Hunt

Yesterday was coupon compiling day. This means I have to go through all our mails and newspapers for 2 weeks to get coupons. LOL. Yes, this is what recession did to me. In our attempt to save a couple of bucks, we would use coupons. And there is such thing as coupon shopping day for me and my husband. This means we can only buy items that we have a coupon for. Hahaha. We'll that's just one day in a month and is also outside of our regular grocery shopping day. Come to think of it, I should have started doing this even when I was single. I was just lazy to do it back then... I am still lazy to do it now *that's why I only do it every 2 weeks* but having my husband reminding me every now and then to clean up the mail and newspaper that started to pile up on our dining table, I guess that's enough motivation to do it.

Talk about sale, there's an ongoing grand opening sale at Party City in Glendale, AZ. It's the store by 80th ave and Bell rd. I got buy 1 get 1 7x7 solid colored table napkins for our wedding. I know it's still more than a year before our wedding but this sale won't last long! I just thought I can start my wedding D-I-Ys soon.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Recessionista Bride

Yes, I am one of them. At this time of recession, I think $15,000 wedding in the Philippines is too much. So instead of gloating over not having a lot of fancy stuff for our Manila church wedding, I am trying to get myself busy doing D-I-Y projects for the wedding. Well, goodluck to my arts and crafts skills! LOL.

Oh, don't get me wrong... I am very much excited to start my DIY projects for the wedding since: 1) it takes my mind away from work, 2) my free time waiting for the husband to come home will be spent productively, 3) i can polish my artsy side.

To emboss or not to emboss??? I am currently obsessing about customizing our wedding napkin. I checked online if I can have it printed somewhere costs around $25 for 100 pieces which is unjustifiable! I cannot throw away that much money for something that I know will just be thrown away quickly at the wedding. So in my attempt to be a recessionista bride, I will attempt to make my own personalized wedding napkins. I'll try to make some sample napkins when my materials arrive. Wish me luck!

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