There’s Forever in Metro Manila (Venues For Wedding/Debut)

Sometimes, the perfect venue for our event is just right around the corner, we just don’t look harder. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of venues around Metro Manila that are ideal for your wedding, debut, and other events.

MAKATI | TAGUIG AREA

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Grandview Events Place

Crafted with an elegant design, Grandview Events Place is the perfect venue for guests who want to celebrate their special occasions in high-class fashion.

Function room and capacity: Artemis (100pax) | Athena (150pax) | Athena & Artemis (200pax) | Aphrodite (400 pax) | All function rooms are air-conditioned.

Address: 3F 1012 BUMA Building, Metropolitan Avenue, corner Sacred Heart St., Makati City

 

 

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Blue Leaf Events Pavilion

Located at the posh neighborhood of Bonifacio Global City’s McKinley Hills is a wedding venue ideal for grand occasions set in a 5,000 square meter property.

Function room and capacity: Jade (200pax) | Silk (250pax) | Banyan (300pax) | All function rooms are air-conditioned.

Address: #100 Park Ave., McKinley Hills, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

 

 

 

MANDALUYONG | SAN JUAN | PASIG AREA

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CAI Events Place

Displaying unique elegance and beauty, CAI Events Place lets you celebrate your special occasion in the grandest way possible. With its modern design and spacious halls, every event held in this venue will surely be highlighted and much more remembered by many.

Function room and capacity: CAI A (250pax) | CAI B (180pax) | CAI C (100pax) | CAI A&B (430pax) | CAI B&C (280pax) | Mezzanine (150pax) | All function rooms are air-conditioned.

Address: 7F Main Bldg. #99 Reliance IT Center, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City

 

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Oasis Manila

Located along Aurora Boulevard, Oasis is a definite attraction from the busy metro. With three spacious function halls to choose from, its garden ambiance makes it an ideal place for celebrating special occasions and conducting corporate events.

Function room and capacity: Orchard (200pax) | Verandah (350pax) | Pavilion (400pax) | All function rooms are air-conditioned.

Address: 169 Aurora Boulevard, San Juan

 

 

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The Greenlounge Events Place

The Greenlounge Events Place promises a perfect setting for your most important events; be it a wedding, debut, birthday party, anniversary, company functions or any special occasion.

Function room and capacity: Ballroom A (170pax) | Ballroom B (150pax) | Viewdeck Garden (60pax) | All function rooms are air-conditioned.

Address: 288 Ortigas Ave. corner Roosevelt St., Greenhills, San Juan

 

 

MANILA AREA

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La Castellana

A covered expanse adorned by perennials and water elements is the La Castellana located in the historical streets of Intramuros, Manila.

Capacity: 350pax | Air-conditioned Function Room

Address: Cabildo corner Beaterio Streets, Intramuros, Manila

 

 

 

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Palacio de Maynila

Strategically located along Roxas Blvd., Palacio de Maynila grants the guests easy accessibility.

Capacity: 500pax | Air-conditioned Function Room

Address: 1809 – 1813 M. H. Del Pilar Street, Malate, Manila

 

 

 

MUNTINLUPA | LAS PIÑAS AREA

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Palazzo Verde

From the same visionary that brought us Fernwood Gardens up north in Quezon City comes yet another masterpiece from Al de Veyra down south in the City of Las Piñas. Now only a 25-minute drive from the Magallanes Skyway is this European-inspired wedding venue that gives you a magical experience that is unique and breathtaking.

Function room and capacity: Colonial Ballroom (200pax) | Victorian 1 (200pax) | Victorian 2 (300pax) | Byzantine 1 (250pax) | Byzantine 2 (200pax) | All function rooms are air-conditioned.

Address: Portofino South, Daang Reyna, Las Piñas

 

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Versailles Palace

True to its name, Versailles Palace is a royal venue in Alabang that flaunts a unique and sophisticated beauty. With its Mediterranean landscape, it is the perfect venue for those who want to experience their grand events in a European setting.

Function room and capacity: The Grand Ballroom (250pax, Air-conditioned Function Room) | Veranda (260pax, Open Function Hall)

Address: Versailles Alabang, Muntinlupa City

 

 

PASAY | PARAÑAQUE AREA

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The Blue Leaf Filipinas

Distinct of its sophisticated beauty, Blue Leaf Filipinas also boasts of its capacity to accommodate large number of guests. It features three unique venues that can be used individually or simultaneously depending upon the needs of the event.

Function room and capacity: Sinulog (500pax) | Pintados (200pax) | Pahiyas (300pax) | All function rooms are air-conditioned.

Address: Belle Avenue, Aseana City, Parañaque

 

 

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The Venue at Prism Plaza

The Venue at Prism Plaza is a strategically placed venue that offers a beautiful view of Manila Bay sunset. This venue is perfect for your special day with a very romantic backdrop every bride or debutante and their guests will surely remember.

Function room and capacity: Hall 1 (180pax) | Hall 2 (100pax) | Hall 1&2 (250pax) | All function rooms are air-conditioned.

Address: 4F Prism Plaza, Two E-Com Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City

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QUEZON CITY AREA

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Elements at Centris

Located at Eton Centris, The Elements is an exciting events venue designed with a strategic location, complete facilities and modern design.

Function room and capacity: Prosperity Hall (350pax) | Fortune Hall (350pax) | All function rooms are air-conditioned.

Address: Eton Centris, EDSA corner Quezon Ave., Quezon City

 

 

 

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Light of Love Events Place

A nature amidst the city, Light of Love Events Place brings you different venues which are sure to give you unique experience you desire for your occasion whether it is a close-room formal setting or a night garden setting.

Function room and capacity: Atrium (180pax) | Cherish (250pax) | Trust (450pax) | The Garden

Address: 1163 Santol St, Quezon City

 

 

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Obispado de Cubao

You can lessen the hassle of traveling far from your church venue to your reception venue as the Obispado de Cubao and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Cubao provide an events venue for celebrating your most special and solemn moments. A sweeping grand staircase adjacent to a bridal suite descends to the Great Hall of Obispado on the 10th floor, a large hall ideal for wedding banquets and large gatherings.

Capacity: 150pax | Air-conditioned Function Room

Address: 41 Lantana Street, Brgy.Immaculate Conception, Cubao, Quezon City

 

Now you that know where to look, you can contact us directly for more details regarding the venue. If you’re looking for the right caterer for your event and still haven’t found one, you can attend our FREE Grand Food Tasting by registering your name here. Check out also our blog for more related articles about venues and themes for your event!


 

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Set Forth with Faith: Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines @ 75th

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The CEAP celebrated their 75th year anniversary at the SMX Convention Center from September 29 to October 2, 2015. This year’s anniversary is an opportunity for the organization to establish its legacy and at the same time, create a more profound connection between Catholic students and educators and CEAP’s mission.

CEAP is a voluntary organization which operates through regional educational associations located in the 16 regions of the country. It represents the interest of Catholic educational institutions in national and international fora, fosters unity of action with other organizations in educational matters, and assists members, particularly those in mission areas to achieve common and specific aims.

 

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The CEAP is commissioned to advance and promote the teaching function of the Catholic Church. It promotes religious instruction as an essential element of Catholic education, thereby contributing towards character formation and citizenship building. Moreover, it strives to respond to social, political, moral, and other critical issues based on consultations with the different regions and calls for the collective action of its members when the situation so requires.

As CEAP has served as a steadfast catalyst for reform in the country, it has both the mandate and the progressive ability to bridge the youth’s spiritual gap that is at the backbone of their values formation and holistic development.

Hence, CEAP 75 and the upcoming activities built towards its celebration were maximized and harnessed as a journey towards creating spiritual bridges for the next generation.

“Remember with gratitude. Renew with fervor. Set forth with faith.”

A Kid’s Special Place (Venues for Your Kiddie Party)

Looking for a venue is a top priority when having a party or an event. If you’re looking where to celebrate your kid’s birthday party, we’re here to help you. We’ve compiled a list of venues (Metro Manila, South Luzon, and North Luzon) that may be the perfect place for your kid’s special day.

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1. Ville Sommet Tagaytay

A breathtaking glass house stands at the border of Tagaytay and Alfosnso, Cavite. If you’re planning for a party with a large number of guests, then this may be ideal for you. What’s really captivating about the glass house at Ville Sommet Tagaytay is although it is a closed and air-functioned room, you can see from the inside the 1.5 hectare property which gives the room a garden-like and relaxing ambiance. Both kids adult guests will surely enjoy the place.

Capacity: 100-350pax

Address: #5 JP Rizal St., Sicat, Alfonso, Cavite

 

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2. Decagon Silver City

Sitting at the heart of Pasig city is an ideal venue if you prefer somewhere not far from home. Located along J. Vargas Avenue, it is easily accessible by both public and private transportation

Capacity: 100-250pax

Address: Frontera Verde Drive cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Frontera Verde, Pasig City

 

 

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3. Gazebo Royale

Whether you want a simple function room or a garden-themed one for your kid’s party, Gazebo Royale may be the most ideal venue for you. The place is also ideal if you’re living in the area of Quezon City.

Function room and capacity: Champagne Hall (Covered Garden, 400-700pax) | Phoenix Avenue (Air-conditioned Garden, 150-280pax) | Bamboo Grove (Air-conditioned Function Hall, 50-60pax)

Address: Rona’s Garden Compound, 29 Visayas Avenue Extension, Quezon City

 

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4. The Pergola

Take a break from the usual rectangle room designs. The Pergola’s Octagon Hall is simple, but with its simplicity comes a fresh sense of openness and space through the glass of nature.

Capacity: 150-250pax

Address: Restaurant Row, BOOM Grounds, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., cor. Gil Puyat Ave., Pasay City

 

 

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5. Palazzo Verde

If you’re going for a European-themed party for your kid’s birthday, the Palazzo Verde is the best place to choose. From the same visionary that brought the Fernwood Gardens in Quezon City is another masterpiece from Al de Veyra. This one of a kind and captivating venue is one that your kid won’t forget.

Function room and capacity: Colonial Ballroom (100-200pax) | Victorian 1 (100-200) | Victorian 2 (100-300) | Byzantine 1 (100-250) | Byzantine 2 (100-200)

Address: Daang Reyna, Vista City, Las Piñas

 

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6. Velada Estate

A garden and indoor venue located at the Lower Antipolo. A little paradise where you can celebrate your prince’s or princess’ special day.

Function room and capacity: El Patio (Air-conditioned Function Hall, 150-300pax) | El Fuente (Open Garden, 100-150pax)

Address: #21 Don Juan St., Villa Cecilia Subd., Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City

 

 

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7. North Forbes Pavilion

A budget-friendly venue with a touch of simplicity and elegance stands in the heart of Makati; perfect for your kid’s simple, yet special day.

Capacity: 100-200pax

Address: Forbes Park, Makati City

It doesn’t really matter if the venue is simple or grand. As long as the family is spending their kid’s special day together, it’ll be a day he/she will never forget for a long time.

To look for other venues for a kiddie party, just search here. If you’re still looking for a caterer for your event, maybe it’s time to check us out! Attend our FREE Grand Food Tasting and find out if we are the right one for you.

A Pink World for Your Little Girl (Kiddie Party Themes)

Kids today are being more and more passionate about what they want, including their favorite colors. And the color pink today has become almost every little girl’s favorite. So for your little princess, if you’re planning a party for her upcoming birthday, here are some of our pink-oriented themes that may help you decide during the process of planning:

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Ballerina

This theme is perfect for your little princess who aspires to be a dancer or who already loves to dance. And who says that dreams can’t come true? Make your little dancing princess feel special on her own dancing stage complete with a “dressing room” set up for her. Make her party worth remembering and watch as she dances to life’s music.

 

 

 

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Princess

Make your little girl’s birthday party worthy of a royal princess. Complete with her own castle and carriage, top it off with a diamond crown and a princess gown. Remind her that even when she grows up, she will still be your little royal princess.

 

 

 

 

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Owl Party

Let her believe that her dreams can take flight in this Owl Party theme. Being in sync with nature is one of the factors that balance our life. Mix the magic of nature and fun for your little girl’s birthday party.

 

 

 

 

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Cupcake Party

This Cupcake Party theme is perfect for you little sweet-toothed girl. Who doesn’t love a party with a dose of sugar rush? Make the day even sweeter by adding her favorite sweets and a few more of her “girlfriends”.

Now you have the perfect ideas for your little girl, don’t forget that what will really make her day special are the people she will be with. For more Kiddie Party themes, information, and inquiries, click here.

Explore Old & New Territories With These Christmas Party Themes

We’re almost onto the 10th month of 2015 and the Christmas holidays are approaching fast. Have you planned your Christmas party yet? It’s the most-awaited time of the year and you don’t wanna be the one who will celebrate late. So if you’ve started planning or still in the process of it, here are some themes that might help your Christmas party raise a notch:

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1) 8-bit Video Game

Collect coins and defeat villains in this 8-bit videogame party theme. For kids and grown-ups who will always be kids at heart, make sure your event reaches the next level. But choosing a theme for your Christmas party isn’t just about the overall design of the party. Wouldn’t it be more fun to get participation from the people? You can ask the people to dress inspired from the characters from the 8-bit videogames, so you can make it a costume party too. At the end of the program, choose 1 or 3 people whose costumes stood out and reward them.

 

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2) Las Vegas

Enjoy the bright lights on your event in this Las Vegas-inspired theme. Shuffle your cards, collect chips, and win big as you play like a millionaire for the night. Fill your party with a lot of games and other entertaining activities. Get high with energy and take pleasure in your own Las Vegas with your friends.

 

 

 

 

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3) Filipiniana

Take pride in our barong and Filipiniana dresses in this country-loving theme for your event. Have a feel of the Fil-Spanish era and culture as you relive the old Manila days of our history. It’s always fun to explore a certain culture, especially our own. For this theme, not only you can dress up and play Filipino games, you can also ask the people to prepare intermission numbers presenting our native dances. Make it an overall Filipino party just for a change.

 

 

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4) Hat Party

Put your hat on and be that awesome character you want on your event. May it be a magician, a witch, a pirate, or just a simple mademoiselle, your hat will surely do the magic. Top it off by rewarding the person with the best hat and costume.

 

 

 

 

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5) Travel

Tag your travel buddies and go around the world in this travel-inspired theme for your event. New York, Paris, and Tokyo will never be as much fun without a good company. Dress up as tourists or travelers and partner it with a luggage. Play games with trivia about other places. Explore the world and still feel right at home.

Rock your Christmas party with one of these themes and it will surely be the most unforgettable yet! But there are still more where that came from! For more of our Christmas/corporate party theme, just click here.

The holidays is just right around the corner. So if you’re starting to plan for your next event, you can chat and inquire with us through  here. Besides from the designs, food is the next important element for a party. For our FREE Grand Food Tasting events, click here.

When In Quezon City (Ideal Wedding Venues)

One of the major factors of a wedding is the venue. It is on top of to-do list during planning and every woman dreams of a perfect place for her wedding. But if you’re thinking that if looking for a perfect place means you need to get out of town, well, look no further. If you are near or in the area of Quezon City, here is our list of top 8 venues in the city that will make you fall head over heels.

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1) 38 Valencia

If you are looking for a venue for an intimate wedding with a cozy vibe, then 38 Valencia is the best place for you. Located in New Manila, Quezon City, take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy your big day with your closest family and friends.

Capacity: 200 pax

Address: 38 Valencia, New Manila, Quezon City

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2) 55 Events Place

Take a breath of fresh air from the garden theme and go for a minimalist and zen-inspired type of venue in 55 Events Place. With its elegance and every function room full of life, you’ll never go wrong with this one.

Function rooms and capacity: Ballroom 1 – 100 pax | Ballroom 2 – 200 pax | Ballroom 1&2 – 250 pax | Garden – 30 pax | Lobby Area – 50 pax | Lobby & Garden – 80 pax

Address: Scout Rallos, Diliman, Quezon City

 

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3) Blue Gardens

If you want a European type of wedding, no need to buy and book for tickets because you can have it right in the heart of Quezon City. Located along Commonwealth Avenue, you’ll never have to go far to make your dream wedding come true.

Function rooms and capacity: Lower Chateau Hall – 100 pax | Upper Chateau Hall – 200 pax | The Upper Gardens – 250 pax | Jardin Del’Amour – 300 pax

Address: 28 Samonte St., via North Zuzuaregui Road, Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City

 

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4) Cities Events Place

Located in Scout Rallos, Cities Events Place is a hotel-like venue with modern designs that goes along with the hustle and bustle of the city. However, with its sophisticated structure, your guests will still feel at ease and comfortable.

Function rooms and capacity: Gallery – 50 pax | Bar – 140 pax | Main Hall – 180 pax | Deck – 200 pax

Address: 30 Sgt. Esguerra St. Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City

 

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5) Gazebo Royale

If you want to stick to the conventional garden-themed wedding, Gazebo Royale is the place for you. With its vast space and garden landscapes that change with the season, this picturesque venue that could accommodate intimate events to big ones.

Function rooms and capacity: Bamboo Grove – 60 pax | Phoenix Avenue – 280 pax | Champagne Hall – 700 pax

Address: Rona’s Garden Compound, 29 Visayas Ave. Extension, Quezon City

 

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6) Light of Love Events Place

A nature amidst the city, Light of Love Events Place has various function rooms that is ideal not only for a wedding, but for any event that you may have whether day or night.

Function rooms and capacity: Love – 150 pax | Integrity – 150 pax | Atrium – 180 pax | Cherish – 250 pax | Loyalty – 300 pax | Trust – 450 pax | The Garden

Address: 1163 Santol St., Quezon City

 

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7) Sampaguita Gardens

Add a classic magic in your wedding at the Sampaguita Gardens. Bring your dreams to life in this events place that was once a place for the motion picture industry.

Function rooms and capacity: Ancestral Home – 50 pax | Govito’s Bar and Grill – 50 pax | Hall A – 150 pax | Hall B – 100 pax | Hall A&B – 250 pax | Doc Perez Garden – 150 pax | Doc Perez & Govito – 200 pax | AVP Main Hall – 250 pax | Entire Upper Grounds – 800 pax | Whole Venue – 1000 pax

Address: 36 Valencia St., New Manila, Quezon City

 

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8) The Felicidad Mansion

An ancestral house turned into an events place, The Felicidad Mansion will leave you awestruck with its timeless elegance. Built amidst the city, being inside the mansion will feel like you have traveled back through time; perfect for a classic or vintage-inspired wedding.

Function rooms and capacity: Venice – 130 pax | Paris – 150 pax | Venice & Paris – 250 pax

Address: #2 Baler St. Cor. Roosevelt Avenue, San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City

Your dream wedding doesn’t always have to be far from home. The perfect venue for your wedding just might be around the corner; you just have to look closer.

10 Worst Things to Say to the Newlyweds

It’s true what most people say that if you have nothing nice to say, better just hush up. Such a gentle reminder is applicable to virtually all life situations–weddings included. Yes, there are conversational doozies that you must avoid at all cost. Below are the worst things to say to the newlyweds.

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“This wedding must’ve cost you a fortune!”

An outright inappropriate remark, but a rather common one. Well, the total cost of the wedding and who foot the bill is not any of the guests’ business. These shouldn’t concern you the least. You are invited so you can witness their union and join in the celebration. Putting a price tag on everything you see–from the wedding gown to the favors–is improper lest discuss it with the newlywed where other guests can hear. Instead, think of discussing how the bride looks good on her gown or how the flowers blend beautifully with the background.

 

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“[Insert name here]’s wedding is this and that…”

Imagine all the hard word involved in planning a wedding only to be compared to other couple’s wedding. That’s downright hurtful and no bride and groom deserve to be frustrated on their special day. Spare them the agony of thinking that their wedding is not good enough. Instead, think of discussing how each detail of the wedding is properly put together.

 

 

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“When will we see little [insert name here] or little [insert name here]?”

B-A-B-Y is such a big word. This is one life goal that must be achieved once both of them are ready. Marriage is a foundation, so when they want to have a baby is up to them entirely. It’s probably not right for anyone to pressure the newlyweds. Let this be a part of private conversations between the newlyweds and the in-laws. Instead, think of discussing what their plans are right after the wedding including their honeymoon destination.

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“Why was [insert name here] not invited?”

Often times, there is a reason why someone you think should be at the wedding is not invited. Never enter that uncharted territory. You are the last person that should bring up the topic. In the first place, you are not sure whether the couple invited that person or not. If you proved that the person is indeed uninvited, know that the newlyweds themselves had a hard time deliberating over the matter. Avoid talking about how big the wedding is because this precedes the ‘why’ questions. Instead, think of discussing how happy you are to see familiar faces again.

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“Imagine how many of our friends had annulled/divorced…”

Such a lonely conversation starter! It’s as if you are anticipating the bride and groom to be a part of the statistics. Don’t. This should be a happy occasion and words like ‘break up,’ ‘separated,’ ‘annulment,’ ‘splitsville,’ ‘divorce’ and other such terms are off-limits. They just wed, so you might as well focus on the positive. Don’t let the newlyweds feel that their marriage is doomed from the start. Instead, think of discussing where did they do the prenup shoots or how he proposed to her.

 

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“Tonight’s gonna be a big night.”

Please, skip this innuendo. Even if you are one of the VIPs, that doesn’t give you the right to speculate the newlyweds’ after-wedding activities. Any insinuation about what will happen next is also a no-no. Instead, think of discussing how the night is going.

 

 

 

 

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“I always thought you’d end up with…”

No matter how you say this, it will only ruin what should be a joyful occasion. Neither the bride or groom would want to comment on this one, especially in front of one another. Don’t say this regardless of how much you dislike the bride or groom. Instead, think of discussing their love story and how they ended up with each other.

 

 

 

 

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“I remember when…”

Good thing, you remembered. But to talk about it in the wedding is not such a good idea especially if that something is between you and the bride or the groom alone. Secrets should stay as secrets, right? Otherwise, what you will say may spark a real argument between the two. So spare the bride and groom with one another’s dirty laundry–not in front of the newlyweds or their relatives. Instead, think of discussing how blessed the couple is by marrying each other.

 

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“Do you really want to be Mrs. [insert surname here]?”

So, the groom’s surname is not so euphonious it is potentially an easy subject for heckling. Surely, the groom himself had to endure constant teasing from his friends way back his elementary days. Don’t add up to the list. They’ve already made a vow publicly, proving that your girlfriend is embracing her full identity. Such question is absolutely unnecessary. Instead, think of discussing how they triumph over the paperwork required in getting married.

 

 

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“Can you…?”

No, they cannot. Let the bridesmaids and groomsmen help you–that is, if the matter is really important. In fact, the first persons that you should approach are the wedding coordinator, banquet manager, and event facilitator. They are there to help guests like you and address your concerns to the best of their capacities. Instead, think of discussing how helpful the staff is.

 

 

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All of this point to only one thing: be a model guest. Be mindful of what you are saying to the newlyweds as well as to other people attending the wedding. It’s okay to speak up, but be careful and say only what’s nice and appropriate. Cheers!

 

Check Your Castle, Princess!

The venue of your wedding ceremony is one of the major elements in your wedding as a whole. That’s why it’s important to consider some factors before considering the venue to be the right one. Here are some basic factors that you may need to consider in choosing your wedding ceremony site:

1) The Location and Accessibility

You need to get real on this one. When you pick a venue, you need to consider its accessibility to you and the majority of your guests. This will lessen the chance of the program starting late and some of your guests leaving early because it would take hours for them to get home. Less hassle, right?

2) Parking

Whether your venue is near or far, you can expect that some of your guests will travel by their own car. So make sure that the venue you will pick has ample space for parking to avoid inconvenience.

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3) Building Design and Structure

Once you’ve picked a concept or a specific theme for your wedding, it’s important to consider that it matches your venue’s atmosphere and visual appearance.

4) History

There are some couples who take into account the history of a venue. It may be because the nature of the Filipinos to believe in pamahiin or superstitions, or it may be relevant to the concept of the wedding or in the relationship of the couple.

5) Venue Size

In the venue size, the first to consider in this is the number of guests. But you’ll have to consider other factors too, like the space for the food (if you’re having a buffet), the band, space for props and designs, production team, etc. There’s a saying that goes, “Okay lang ang sobra, ‘wag lang kulang.” You wouldn’t want your venue to be too crowded because it might spoil the ambience or mood of the ceremony (and the party, if you’re going to have a 2-in-1 venue). Allow yourself and your guests to have a breathing space.

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6) Lighting

To achieve that picturesque look, the venue has to have a good lighting, whether it is day or night. For the production team who will be documenting your wedding ceremony, this is an important factor. You may also want to consult with them regarding this. If you’re gonna hire a light & sounds team, make sure you’ll get your money’s worth.

7) Safety

You’ll never know when danger comes, but it’s better to be prepared than not. A standard protocol for every venue would be to have a fire extinguisher near by the function rooms and a first aid kit. The lights and outlets must be functioning properly as well. You may also need to ask if the venue had critical situations before. Check if the parking lot or valet is safe and the locations of fire exits just in case.

8) Sanitation

Your venue may be Instagram-worthy, but you cannot ignore if the restrooms are well-kept or not. This is also important especially if your guests are fully polished. There should be soap, hand dryer, and tissues. If you’ve taken the time to design (or hired/asked someone to design your wedding), why not the restrooms too? Your guests will definitely commend you for it. Not only the restrooms, but you also need to check if the whole venue is clean as well.

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9) Budget

If you have a limited budget for a venue, stick to it. No matter how perfect a venue seems to be, if it’s gonna leave you sinking in debt, don’t take it. You need to be wise on spending your money especially when the big day is over. Don’t spend beyond your means.

Keep this in handy and make sure that your venue has most of these—if not all—checked.


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There Are Seats and Tables for Everyone

For a minute, imagine being in the shoes of your guests in your wedding reception. You don’t know which table you’re supposed to sit in. The people are all over the place. You don’t know which way to go. Stressful, right? But, no more worries! This is when escort cards come in handy.

You don’t even have to ask anyone to assist your guests on their tables. They can do that on their own. Now, you may be thinking, “That’s just another gastusin!” Hold it right there! There are many creative ways to make your own escort cards. You can gather old stuff and recycle it and you can make it in a way that will match your wedding theme. Be creative as you can! Plus, it’ll look like good props for your wedding reception. Here are some examples of creative and cheap escort cards:


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Turning the Tables for Your Guests

(How to plan the seating arrangements for the guests at your wedding reception.)

One of the important factors on making your wedding perfect and organized is to have a seating arrangement because one, your guests would like to know where they’re sitting, and two, you wouldn’t want to worry about it on the day of your wedding. So here are a few tips on how to plan a seating arrangement for your guests at your wedding reception:

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Time is of the essence.

Although you may think that this is just a simple task, it’s important to spend time working on this at least a few days or weeks before your wedding so you won’t need to worry about it later on. Besides, this may only take you a few hours to do and then you can just go back and check it time after time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hit the keys.

Open a spreadsheet and make a list. When listing names of family members and friends to invite on your wedding reception, you need to be careful on whom to invite. When you headcount, make sure that the number of your guests fit your budget for food. You wouldn’t want to spend your money on expenses that are beyond your means.

 

 

 

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Put pen to paper.

One of the easiest ways to organize the tables on your wedding reception is to illustrate them on paper. Once you’ve figured the layout of the tables, you can now arrange which tables to place your guests.

When it comes to you and your partner’s parents, it’s totally up to you if you’re gonna place them in one or separate tables. Either way, make sure that both parties are comfortable with whatever arrangement you’ll come up with.

With your family members, there may be some who just don’t get along. Make sure to take note of that before assigning them their tables.

When it comes to your friends, it’s not as tricky because you can try and mix them up with other groups of friends so they can get to know each other. You can even play as the match-maker. Who knows? It could be a start to another beautiful love story!


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