27 November 2012

Warning: Bridezilla on the loose!

 

Omg! Omg! Omg! It's only 15 days to go before the Big day. Ow-em-gee! Do i sound like panicking? I still can't believe that our most anticipated event will soon eventuate. 0_0 Where have all the days gone by? Can someone stop the clock please?


A lot of of things had happened. I had encountered big trials, disappointments, fury, extremely stressful days. An extremely curse-able-experience which i thought only happens in movies. Every bride's greatest nightmare. Nakakapanginig ng laman pag naaalala ko! Nanginginig ako sa galit!


Alam mo yung ang tagal tagal mong hinintay, pinangarap at pinaghandaan? Tapos sa isang iglap bigla na lang maglalaho? Kung kelan malapit na, saka pa nangyari. Why????


Maniwala ka man o hindi, pero isa ang "wedding gown" sa unang inaanticipate ng mga babae kapag narinig nila ang salitang kasal lalo na kung ito ay gaganapin sa simbahan, beach o garden. Isa ito sa mga dahilan kung bakit naeenjoy namin ang wedding preps sa pamamagitan ng pagresearch kung ano bang design ang maganda at kung sinong designer ang iha-hire. Nakakaoverwhelm sa daming pagpipilian. Nakakalito. Mas lalong nakakaexcite.


Minsan ka lang ikasal so make it worth reminiscing. Ang paglalakad papunta sa altar suot ang wedding gown ang isa sa pinapangarap ng lahat ng kababaihan. To feel like a queen even for a day.

Pero pano kung isang araw bigla na lamang gumuho ang iyong pangarap na maisuot ang iyong pinakaaasam-asam na wedding gown? Kung kelan malapit na ang iyong nakatakdang kasal? Ano ang gagawin mo?


Well, this is what happened to me. I hired this "fashion designer" (kuno or so he claimed) to make my dream wedding gown, a few months before my wedding day. Itago na lang natin sya sa pangalan na RR. Isa syang baklang salot sa lipunan. Sya ang dahilan na halos isumpa ko lahat ng bakla sa mundo. Di ko sya kilala personally. Pero dahil may mga kabatch ako na soon-to-be bride na sa kanya nagpagawa at nakita ko naman na maganda rin ang mga gawa nya at mura ang kanyang package, kaya naisipan kong sa kanya na rin magpagawa. Dahil sa totoo lang, ayoko din naman mag-splurge sa gown dahil naniniwala ako na wala sa presyo yan, nasa nagdadala... chos! May mga nabihisan na rin naman siya na sikat ngayong artista at magaling syang designer kung tutuusin. So alam mo yun, maayos naman talaga sya gumawa... dati!


Dati yun! Dahil isang malaking pagkakamali ang nagtiwala ako sa kanya! Nagsisisi ako na sa kanya ko ipinagkatiwala ang gown ko. At pinagsisisihan ko na halos full na ang bayad ko kahit isang beses pa lang ako nakapag fitting. Na wala namang nangyari dahil para lang akong mannequin sa bilihan ng tela na binalutan lang ng plain fabric, tinusukan ng karayom para magkaron ng form. I totally get it, first fitting pa lang naman so i shouldn't expect anything yet.


Then 2nd fitting day came, i rushed to his shop/ house/apartment to see if there'll be some changes made. At least any form man lang para masabing may ginawa sya sa gown. But to my dismay, he's not even there! I waited for several hours outside his door while bombarding him with phone calls and text messages. I was trembling, furious that i trusted him. I got heart palpitations.


Ang dami kong tanong, nasaan sya? Bakit ayaw nyang sagutin ang mga tawag at messages ko? Alam nya namang schedule ko ng fitting ngayon!


Ganun ganun na lang at nawala siya na parang bula! Several days prior to my fitting, tinext ko sya asking for an update sa gown ko since malapit na ang aking "big day". Wala syang sagot. Ni hindi nya sinasagot mga tawag ko. So i got worried. Pero hindi ko pa rin tinigilan, i kept sending him messages and made phone calls. Then eto na, isang araw biglang sumagot sa messages ko. Ang sabi ng loko, naaksidente daw sya kaya hindi nakakasagot sa mga tawag at messages ko. So out of concern, ang dami ko lalong tanong. Anong nangyari? Saan nangyari? Pano nangyari?


Hanggang sa napansin ko, ang gulo gulo ng sagot nya. Paikot ikot pero lumalabas na hindi totoong naaksidente sya. Na nagsisinungaling lang sya. Na gumagawa lang sya ng alibi.


Nagsimula akong kulitin sya about sa progress ng gown ko simula nang malaman ko na hindi nya sinipot ang ibang bride-to-be at ang mas malupit, walang gown na nagawa kaya napilitan silang magrent at yung iba ay bumili ng RTW na gown sa mismong araw ng kasal nila dahil bigla na lang daw hindi nagpakita si RR. Magaling, magaling, magaling!!!


Sa pag-aalala ko na mangyari din sa akin ang bangungot na iyon, nagmessage ako kay RR at nagrequest ako ng fitting dahil ilang linggo na lang ay kasal ko na. Nagreply naman sya sa akin at ang sabi'y di daw sya pwede dahil nag out-of-town siya. Pero kinulit ko pa rin sya nang kinulit. At biglang sinabi nya na naaksidente nga daw sya. So nagpasya akong sadyain sya sa kanyang shop para alamin kung totoo dahil duda na rin ako at nagtatago na si bakla!


Ilang beses akong nagpabalik-balik sa bahay nya, nagbabaka-sakali na maabutan ko sya. Ipinablotter ko na rin sya sa barangay dahil sa pagtangay ng perang ibinayad ko. Hindi namin pinulot lang ang perang ipinambayad sa kanya. Pinaghirapan ng asawa ko yun. Nag-usap usap na rin kami ng iba nya pang nabiktima, pagbabayarin namin siya sa ginawa nyang panloloko sa amin.


Ang sakit sa puso! Ilang buwan mong hinintay na magawa at matapos. Yung sobrang excited ka sa magiging outcome ng gown na gusto mo. Na sobrang nagtiwala ka sa isang tao. Pero niloko ka lang at pinaasa. Nawala na lang syang bigla at nagtago. Isang napakasakit na bangungot. Ang saklap!


So pano na ngayon? Anong isusuot ko? Ilang araw na lang ay ikakasal na ko sa simbahan. Pano na ang dream wedding gown ko?


May ipinakita sa akin na rtw gown ang mananahi ng damit ng aking mga bridesmaid. Konting remedyo lang daw ay maganda na. Sa totoo lang hindi ko talaga gusto. But I have NO choice! Hindi na ko pede magpatahi ng panibago dahil gahol na sa oras. Hindi na kakayanin.


So sinukat ko yung gown para ayusin dahil malaki ito sa akin. Hindi ito fit sa katawan kong napakaliit (halos buto't balat na lang ako sa sobrang stress) Pero panibagong sama ng loob, nang ibalik sa akin ang gown (matapos remedyohan) na walang pinagbago. Malaki pa rin ito at halatang halata ang di magandang hubog ng damit.


Ang nakakaiyak pa dito, siningil pa ako ng triple sa dapat ay presyo lang nito. Hindi na nga maganda ang fit sakin ng gown, naloko pa ako sa presyo. Sobrang nakakaiyak!!!!!


Sobra sobrang bangungot na! Hindi ka lang isang beses pinatay, dalawang beses pa. Anak ng botcha naman o!


Bakit ba may mga taong nagagawang manloko ng iba? Bakit may mga taong walang konsensiya? Bakit may mga tao na dahil sa pera ay nakagagawa ng masama? Bakit ba may bakla sa mundo???


Isa kang salot RR! Wala kang konsensya!


Walang maidudulot ang galit ko kaya Ipagpray ko na lang na wala ka ng ibang mabiktima. Na balang araw ay pagsisihan mo ang iyong ginawa. Na balang araw ay makuha mo ang karma mo. Si God na ang bahala sa iyo.


Hindi man ako makapaglakad sa simbahan suot ang magandang wedding gown, meron naman akong pinakamamahal na asawa na naghihintay sa akin sa harap ng altar at kami'y mangangakong magmamahalan, magpakailanman <3

















10 September 2012

Ocular Visit- Hotels in Manila

I had an ocular visit for our hotel preps. Most of our preferred hotels are along Roxas Boulevard for easy travel to the ceremony which is in Malate Church. We have to anticipate the traffic and all esp. in Manila. We also prefer a big room to accommodate our family and suppliers on the prep day.

Here are some of the hotels i got to visit on:

Traders Hotel

3001 Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila, Philippines 1305

Superior/ Deluxe Twn Room- 36 sqm (*photo credit: agoda.com)

Superior/ Deluxe King Room- 36 sqm.
(photo credit: tnetnoc.com)

Executive Suite Room- 76 sqm- bedroom(photo credit: tnetnoc.com)

Executive Suite Room- 76 sqm- Sala
(photo credit: hotelofworld.com)

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Diamond Hotel

Roxas Boulevard cor. Dr. J. Quintos Street, Malate, Manila, Philippines
Formerly the Manila Diamond Hotel

Superior/ Deluxe King Room- 40 sqm.
(photo credit: tnetnoc.com)

Executive Suite- 88 sqm
(photo credit: agoda.com)
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Pan Pacific Hotel

M. Adriatico corner General Malvar Streets, Malate, Manila, Philippines 1004

Superior Room- 33 sqm.
(photo credit: panpacific.com)

Deluxe King Room- 44 sqm
(photo credit: panpacific.com)

Pacific King Suite- 61 sqm.
(photo credit: panpacific.com)
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Hyatt Hotel and Casino

1588 Pedro Gil Corner MH Del Pilar, Malate, Manila 1004

photo credit: booked.net
photo credit: booked.net

As of now, our choice is Diamond Hotel.

So how to do an ocular? 

1. You must have a preference (such as hotel, location etc)
2. Visit your preferred hotel/place for an ocular.
3. Proceed to the main lobby/ customer service booth
4. Inquire for the rate, availability, room size
5. Check the room.

Remember: It's FREE. You won't be paying for anything when doing an ocular not unless, you've already decided to book the hotel. Then you'll have to pay a certain amount for the reservation.

That's it! Hope this helps if you plan on doing an ocular soon.

Goodluck!


xoxo,

07 September 2012

DIY: Wedding Cord

It's now 95 days left before our big day. I'm still recovering from being hospitalized a few days ago. While on rest, i got my hands working on our DIY project- our Wedding Cord. It's very light and so easy to do. I got it done in just a couple of minutes. I love the final outcome :)

Materials were bought from wellmanson at a very cheap price.

No tutorials for this one, sorry. But you can find good tutorials via web search engine.

I'll just share with you the final outcome of my "Bride's touch"  Plain and simple.

Taddaaaa...


A combination of our main motif, Pink and color accent, Aqua. I have included our initials too.


I have used my necklace's pendant for this cord. It looks cool, yes? It fits our fairytale theme. Love it.

Add a personal touch to your wedding. Unleash the creative side of you. It will not only save you money but you'll also realize how fun it is to do the things you love.

next diy mission: Fabric or Paper Flowers

Happy preps,



02 September 2012

Let the countdown begin... 100 Days!

Heya there!

It's been a while. I don't have much to post so i don't drop by often. Plus no-internet-connection-at-home for a couple of months (and counting?) really does pisses me off. Oh well, i have already signed an application to one prospect internet provider here at our cluster and i just hope they'll install a lot quicker so i can chat with my hubby way better.

We've been to Cebu and Bohol last weekend. When we got back here in Manila, after a day, sadly, i got sick! I had to rushed myself at PDH's ER for checkup due to high fever and debilitation. Was admitted due to platelet counts dropping. Which later on, have been diagnosed of Intestinal Flu, which symptoms according to my doctor are almost the same as when having dengue. But Thank God i felt better now and currently recovering. Thanks to my family and friend's prayers. For now, I have to gain my lost energy and weight since my second fitting will be this coming weekend (2 days from now). Hooray!

Let's skip to the main reason of this post. We're officially down to 100 days.. wooohooo! Oh-em-gee!

 So let the countdown begin. Ready?


Happy preps!

13 August 2012

120 Days To Go...

My gosh! 120 days to go before our wedding day. Where have all the days gone by? It seems that each day is eating too much time than it usually did. Now it gets more exciting. I just can't wait.

I'll also be sending out another Save the Date card for our guests;


So anyway, lemme review all the accomplishments we already had so far and hopefully i don't miss out on anything;

--- Ceremony Venue 
--- Reception Venue 
--- Caterer 
--- Cake 
--- Photo and Video 
--- Lights and Sound 
--- Bridal Gown 
--- Entourage gowns 
--- PS gifts 
--- Invitation 
--- Coordinator
--- Pre-nup pictorial 
--- Save the date video shoot 
--- Bridal and Entourage's flowers 
--- Mobile bar 

Soon to-be made...

-- groom's suit
-- father of the groom's suit
-- ring bearer suit
-- bride's brother's suit


Still on process...

-- wedding band
-- hair and make up artist
-- hotel prep
-- church requirements
-- bridal car
-- souvenirs
-- DIY and more diy's


We're almost there.. I can hardly wait. Oh God, thank you for all this accomplishments. I really wish i could be more creative and productive as the days go nearer to our big day.

Happy preps!

xoxo,

Save the Date Card Etiquette..


I chanced upon a website and have read this article. Found it very helpful that i decided to re-share it here at my blog. It's all about save the date cards and its etiquette

Enjoy reading.

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Not sure when to send your save the date card? Wondering if you really need one? Don’t 

fret! Here are some helpful tips about save the date card etiquette.
  • Save the date cards are announcements viewed as a preliminary invitation to your wedding.
  • Save the date cards should be sent at least four to six months before your wedding day, and at least two months before your wedding invitations.

  • Save the date cards aren’t formal or even a necessity, so feel free to personalize them creatively!

  • They’re important primarily if many of your friends and family need to travel to your wedding, if your wedding date falls on or near a holiday or if your wedding location is seasonally busy or a popular vacation destination. Ideally, sending your save the date cards 9-12 months in advance is recommended if your wedding falls into any of these categories.
  • Save the date cards provide your guests with ample time to request days off from work, make travel arrangements and organize babysitters or house-sitters. With proper notice, your guests will be able to make your special day an extended special vacation. A thoughtful gesture is to provide guests with additional information to help facilitate their travel, like tips on local special events or points of interest and any group discounts available.
Your guests will appreciate the advance notice of a save the date card as well as cherish it 

as a unique keepsake of your unforgettable event.

Happy preps!


12 August 2012

DIY Save the Date

This is my second (attempt) of DIY save the date. The first one was good enough for a first try. Go ahead and take a peek. This one i like better.

Now, could you please Save our Date?



You know how excited I am. I just can't wait.

25 July 2012

The Fernbrook Gardens Bridal and Debut Fairs

click image to enlarge
You can pre-register at their website: http://www.fernbrookgardens.com
or send your complete name, address and contact number to fernbrook.everafter@gmail.com

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