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)


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)

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)

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.



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. No sweat, promise! hahaha 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.


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.You can do it. I know you can.

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 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 (- is most commonly caused by viruses that march into our gastrointestinal tract, more specifically our intestines. These viruses disrupt the normal functions of our intestine to such a point that we experience nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, as well as general body weakness and sickness.- intestinalflu.net)  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!


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.


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 it better. Simple yet elegant-looking. Or so i say.

Now, could you please Save our Date?

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

04 August 2012

130 Days To Go

I can't almost believe it. We're now 130 days away to our big day. Where have all the days gone? I don't know how to feel right now. Probably one thing i know for sure is that i'm not panicking...just yet! So far, we already got several accomplishments, mostly major ones. Thank God.

As for today, i had my first fitting with my gown. I got so excited only to see that there's nothing to expect yet. It still looks bare. I know i shouldn't expect more since it's only the first fitting. I don't mean to rush things out  Probably next time i'll be seeing some result already. I can hardly wait.

By the way, my designer just told me i lost weight. Honestly, i wasn't really eating much this days. I'm trying to be on a diet. Funny thing is loosing weight is just normal for me. I rarely gain weight all my life even during pregnancy and after giving birth with my two adorable kids. I'm not complaining. Actually i'm very thankful because others think i'm lucky. Now i have to make a promise that i'll need to maintain my current weight so as not to make several alterations coz it won't do any good to my gown. I'll try my best, i promise. Second fitting is scheduled by end of this month. Can't really wait :)

Sorry i can't post pics.. yet! maybe next time...


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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