I would like to be remembered as a bride who wore a crocheted wedding dress
I just got married to the man that God created for me last June 13, 2015 but the excitement of being a bride is far from over. I created this site for three main purposes – to preserve all the memories of our big day, from planning to execution; to acknowledge all the people who helped us make our wedding possible and memorable; and lastly, to serve as an inspiration for brides planning a DIY, budget wedding. I enjoyed every stage of the planning. Being hands-on in every detail of our wedding without employing a coordinator is not really easy but the satisfaction that the whole process brought me was priceless. I thank God for blessing me with people who helped me in every step of the way, most especially to my friends Judy and Lee Anne, who served as my consultants.
WHO AM I?
I am a full-blooded Ilocana who was driven by tide here in the densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon. My late father is from Ilocos while my mother is from Cagayan Valley. The adjective “kuripot” is mostly associated with us Ilocanos/Ilocanas, which is often translated to close-fisted, stingy, cheapskate, a miser, or a penny-pincher. I disagree and I wish to redefine it into something as “smart spending”.
I splurge sometimes if I feel like rewarding myself after seasons of hardwork or after having a major breakthrough. I am a tither and a giver. I believe in Jesus’ principle of “planting generously and reaping bountifully.” There are just some things that I don’t agree with when it comes to spending lavishly. One of which is spending too much for a wedding, unless of course if you’ve got the luxury to do so. This principle of mine which is largely influenced by my beloved husband is further elaborated on my first blog post How to have a decent wedding with less than Php100,000 budget. A decent wedding in the Philippines with 100 guests, most especially here in Manila may cost couples at least Php200,000.
So what would you expect from this blog?
1. From time-to-time, I’d be posting articles about some alternative wedding venues and I will really try to check out their rates. I am actually a fan of outdoor weddings.
2. I will also post some of our wanderlust stories as a couple. I am hopeful that we’d be blessed so much with opportunities to travel the Philippines and the rest of the world without really spending out money from our own pockets.
3. Other smart spending stories.
4. More importantly, my views and beliefs in God, as our creator and the author of our love story.
If you wish to contribute any smart spending stories on celebrating life and love, feel free to send me your message at email@example.com.