Friday, August 7, 2015

25 Tips to Enjoy the Day

The big day has come! After months of preparations, this is the day you will finally say your "I do's."

Here are some tips on how you can truly enjoy your wedding day.

1. Know what is important to you. Don't waste precious time and energy worrying about insignificant details. You have heard the saying "Don't sweat the small stuff." Now is the best time to heed it. 

2. PLAN. After setting your priorities, planning is one of the best things you can do ahead of time. This will help you avoid panic and stress and allow you to just have a great time on your wedding day.

3. Make lists and more lists. List down the essentials and everything you want to be taken cared of. Make sure to check your lists from time to time to see what you have accomplished.

4. DELEGATE. You don't have to do everything. You can either get an efficient wedding coordinator or ask the help of your family and friends. Make sure that the assigned person is willing to be in charge. Nothing can be more meaningful than seeing how things beautifully unfold before your eyes.

5. Go to confession a week before your wedding. Do it together as a couple. It is good for the soul.

6. Take a vacation leave from work at least a week before the wedding. Inform your office ahead so you can plan the schedules and tasks you need to finish.

7. Plan your activities well especially the pre-wedding parties. Ideally, schedule your shower parties not later than 2 weeks before the wedding. Better if you can hold it a month or two before. 

8. Pack your gifts ahead of time. You wouldn't want to do gift wrapping night before your wedding and ask your groom to run to the bookstore to buy ribbons.

9. Pack your things one week before. Prepare two boxes and label it- one for church materials, the other for reception materials.

10. If you're leaving a few days after the wedding for your honeymoon, buy things you need ahead of time and pack your bags a week before the wedding as well.

11. Plan out payments a week before. Have those ready in sealed envelopes and assign someone to be in-charge to give them to the vendors.

12. Schedule your spa session, manicure, and pedicure accordingly.

13. At least 2 days before, have a special dinner with your groom without talking about the wedding details.

14. If you really have some last minute errands, the night before the wedding, DROP IT! Let go of the non-essential items unless it is very, very important to you.

15. Don't stress yourself out with the seating plan.

16. Check in the hotel before the wedding, NOT the night before. 

17. Night before, arrange the breakfast be brought to your room. Include lunch if you're having an afternoon/evening wedding.

18. On the night before your wedding, write a special letter for one another. Just scribble down your feelings at the moment. Arrange to have it brought to each other's rooms in the morning. Reading it is such a good way to start your special day. Keep it and re-read it in the years to come as a constant reminder of your wedding and the person you married.

19. On the day of your wedding, have a relaxing and enjoyable bath. Do this early so you won't need to rush.

20. As you walk down the aisle, focus your attention on your groom waiting by the altar. Don't think about the flowers not being what you envisioned, your seating plan not yet finalized, your late commentator, and whatever else. CHIN UP, SMILE! Take a pleasure in every step you make. Savor the moment.

21. The ceremony is the most essential part of the wedding. Pay special attention to the homily, on what you're officiating priest will share with you. Focus on your exchange of vows, rings,  and arrhae. It's so heartwarming to do all these in front of the people you love.

22. In the reception, take time to mingle with your guests and enjoy their company. Most couples are so pre-occupied with the program sequence that they fail to recognize the people who attended. Remember, your guests took time off from their busy schedules to be there. Don't forget to thank them for coming and tell them how much you appreciated their presence. Tip: Keep your program brief so you would have more time with your guests.

23. SMILE. Your joy will surely show in the pictures and videos. Guests always remember a happy couple, not just your food, flowers, dress, etc. 

24. RELAX. Try not to worry about the little details that didn't go as planned. This could turn into cherished moments later. Find humor in it.

25. ENJOY. After all, this is one of the best days of your life.

I love you future brides! ^_^ You all deserve the best! :)

From Thina <3

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wedding Seminar Career Enhancement 2015

About the speaker

Henry Pascual  is Philippine Premiere Events stylist. He introduced events styling here in the Philippines last 1995. He’s also a floral architect. A graduate of University of Sto. Tomas, and worked in an Advertising company.

He said that it’s his mission to educate Filipinos in marketing wedding in our country. Aside from being a florist, event stylist is a new trend. There’s a big difference on the basic set-up before to the elements that were used in styling wedding nowadays.

1.       Why is there a cloth, gazeebo, and pillar?

Show what’s new. Be a trend setter. Gawin ang bagay na sa tingin mo ay maganda. Wala namang binaril, dahil ating innya ay tama at maganda ang kanyang ginawa. Don’t give up! Fight! Don’t be afraid to evolve.

Also don’t be afraid to invest. Angmahal ng telasa table cloth but you can find a cloth that’s cheap in Divisoria.

*There are ways to create fake flowers with caution and discipline.
*Unpredictable prizes of flowers, especially roses.

Arrangement in backdrop eg:
·         Fake flowers + real leaves
·         Soften it by using fresh fillers like grass mud, fresh Formosa, and binds, para buhay na buhay tingnan.

Try to observe formal and informal balance:
·         Oro, plata, mata (Man, heaven and earth)
·         Don’t lose the softness in your composition

2.       Bat may Japanese lantern, di naman Japanese ang theme?
·         It’s better to use draping + crystals. Just simplify it.

Henry is very demanding. Here are his reminders:

1. He wants to book the venue early.
2.  He believes in fighting for one’s right, kasi he knows that the work is labor intensive, yet very fun. Just enjoy the work.
3. Ingress early.
4. Mas maraming allotted time, mas maganda.
5. Be confident with the detailing of your work.
6. There are fears and worries that should be avoided.
7. Document your instructions, budget well, make sure that you’ll give document and signature from the client.
8. Dapat ma-network na excellent! :D
9. Be confident with your portfolio.
10. Don’t forget to compute kung magkano ang mawawala sa pera mo.
11. Matutong maghagilap sa Divisoria.
12. You can recycle the materials, but it’s a mortal sin to use it again, transform it in a different style.
13. Proper lighting is important.
14. Don’t tolerate your client, instead educate them.
15. Don’t be stingy. Be generous. TRANSFORM.
16. You can never go wrong with white and neutral.
17. Be mindful of klepto guests (unti unting itatago ang mga materials and stuff mo lalo na pag nacutan at naaliw).
18. Balanced the texture, colors and elements.
19. Finish and refined your style beautifully.
20. Let’s trust ourselves.
21. Be a certified and true artist.

1.       Classic- Safest theme that couples want.

·         Informal balanced composition
·         It softens the composition’s appearance.
·         There should be a 2x3 execution
·         Purplish and bluish warm, titimplahinang lighting.
·         Tutukanang technician satamangtimpla.

2.       Spring

·         Mejo pale
·         Table cloth should be ironed well.

3.       Vintage vogue- There’s a magic in using doyly paper for this kind of theme.

·         The use of crystal chairs-  top of the line/ Price: P150. 00/ pink and contrast with blue
·         In lobby, there’s an exhibit
·         Best buy: Cube naumiikot with pictures, it’s cool, fun, quirky and young.
·         Picture frame should be coordinated with the theme.
·         He loves to do an extra ordinary cake.
·         He source out materials and find the right person to do it.
·         Fear not.

4.       Neverland- We didn’t see Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook on the theme. It’s with a twist. The challenge is to hide the literal sense.

·         Use crepe paper
·         There’s a flying mermaid on the dance floor.
·         Cake with pixie dust, led, baked acrylic, gold jewel
·         Aral naaraldapatangkulay
·         Try to discover something new on the venue.
·         Use Aster—make it massive and intensed, manicured it well

5.       Winter- It’s only here in the Philippines that winter theme is in demand.
·         Use artificial twigs with real twigs
·         Buy in free market the materials, it’s priceless.


1.       Winter
2.       Vintage/Shabby chic- Rice flower color should be peach, pastel green and ivy
·         Don’t use bright color or even red colored
3.       Game of throne (Medieval and avantegarde)
·         Layering of table cloth
·         Use of snap duds, herns, loose parts ng gate
·         Rustic

Awesome learnings! Wohooo! :D Praise God! :)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Touch One Sky

Tagaytay is one the best places here in the Philippines, thanks to its cool weather. Wedding is one of the most beautiful events in a couples' life. When your wedding ceremonies and reception will be held in Tagaytay, certainly it'll be an spectacular occasion.

The high class Wind Residences II

It's a privilege for me to witness One Sky soft launching at Tagaytay city last May 16, 2015. It's not the usual ballroom venue or pavilion, since you can experience a flabbergasted feeling while literally seeing the view of breathtaking sky and the wonders of Taal Lake.

Let Taal Lake overwhelmed your senses

One Sky has everything to make your wedding a day you will treasure forever.

It's a perfect venue choice. You can set up all the details and even the general things you need for your wedding.

The guests and VIPs' entrance hall

Outburst of blessings may come upon this place

Can you stay here for a little while?

You can choose food from these lavish caterers:
Josiah's Catering Inc., Albergus, VS & F (Classic Food International), Juan Carlo, Tamayo's catering, Center table catering, Inc., Hizon's, Bizu, Town's Delight the Caterer, Aramicos, and Queensland.

Yummy Roastbeef with Roastmary garlic crust

Mouth watering sweets

It's an honor to see these personalities

They have cute giveaways, cool photobooth, calm and serene vibes, and awesome flower arrangement.

My color complements, do they?

Perfect bouquet arrangement

Inviting you to for an event to remember

Dream and plan about it. Do not settle for anything less than the best. Reach for the sky and fly with it. Fly with the dreams you set in your heart.