Our wedding is really fast approaching and I thought of putting up a list of all our accomplishments. At least, we will have a working list of the the things that we still need to finish or finalize during our next Manila visit in November.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
We already paid the 50% of the total amount of the church. By November, we will be paying the church fee in full already. My dad asked Bro. Eli, the new person in charge of weddings in Mt. Carmel, about the additional tulle design for the aisle and I was so happy to know that he gave it to us for free!
Pending Task: Have our misalette approved by Mt. Carmel and pay the additional fees we incurred for the additional Ninongs and Ninangs
Doms and I are scheduled to have our Pre-Cana Seminar in Mt. Carmel on November 13, 2010. We were both surprised to know that the seminar will take up our whole day from 8:00am to 5:00 pm. Good luck naman samin! We will arrive from SG ng Nov. 13 ng 4:00am tapos by 8:00 am dapat nasa Mt. Carmel na kame for our seminar.
Just the same, we scheduled ourselves for the canonical interview in Mt. Carmel on November 16, 2010. Together with the interview, we will be handing out all our required documents to Mt. Carmel.
Pending Task: Marriage Banns of Doms and Dindin in my parish is OK and paid already. On Doms parish, it will be ready by end of October together with Doms’ cedula. We also need 2 pcs of 2 x 2 pictures each.
75% paid already. I am really super blessed that Sharon is our AE in Oasis Pavilion. From time to time, she emails me and asks me updates about the wedding or asks us how we are and if we are excited. It’s so nice to know that she takes time to ask out what we might need. We already paid half of the total amount of the wedding reception and I am happy that slowly but surely, we are getting that already.
Pending Task: Last payment and security deposit to be passed one week before the wedding.
Chrissy, our AE from Hizon’s gave me the updated version of our contract. I am really happy that she takes time to answer my emails and revise our contract to what we wanted.
Pending Task: Ask Chrissy how much we need to add if I add my Lola in the PS table. We need to go to Hizon’s to pay for the additional flowers, decorations and lechon carving station that we added. Also, ask Chrissy if we need to buy toasting wine for the Best Man Toast and if Hizon’s will provide the chapagne glass.
Doms and I decided that we will get Lydia’s Lechon for our wedding. I already got the price of the lechon that we wanted and booked the waiter and carving station from Hizon’s to chop the lechon.
Pending Task: Reserve and pay for the Lechon this November.
When Anj was here last weekend, she mentioned that she upgraded our coffee cups for the PS table to ceramic cups. I was really thankful that Anj was here in SG and that she is my friend!
Wedding Cake, PS Giveaways and Additional Guest Give-Aways
We are still choosing between Estrel’s Caramel Cake or Joy San Gabriel Cakes. I asked Doms last night and he likes Estrel’s more. If we chose Estrel’s, I will buying at least 14 round cakes for the Ninong and Ninangs and buy cake slices for the guests. Or, I can order Joy’s Mini Cakes for the Ninongs and Ninangs and just separate the additional guest give-aways.
Pending Task: DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH THIS on November!!! This is the hardest part so far!!!
Wedding Bridal and Ento Gowns
I will have my 2nd fitting with Concha this November and I am so excited already. Concha told me that my gown will be almost done by that time already. Except for the French Lace top. She will sample on me this November the different lace top designs that she wanted for me. I am really excited! We have paid 50% of the total amount for the gowns.
Pending Task: Ask Concha the style of the hair piece that she will give me as well as the pillow colors for the ring, arrhea and bible.
Wedding Shoes for Bride and Groom
I am not yet decided whether I will buy my wedding shoes here or in Manila or if I will have it custom made by Abbylyns or Perfect Match. The wedding shoes is not my priority. As long as the shoes are comfy and not that high, I’m OK with it. On the other hand, Doms wanted to buy his shoes here in SG
Groom’s Barong and Pants
Doms will be having his barong custom made by my Dad’s barong maker.
Pending Task: Go to Rico’s shop and buy the barong tela and pants tela and have Doms measurement taken this November.
Ate Jiji just informed me that by November, our candles, bible and matches will be ready already. I am so excited to see it!!! I hope it is just how I imagined it. She made the wedding cord and gave it to us a gift. Thanks Ate Jiji!
Pending Task: Meet with Ate Jiji and pay for the stuff that she made. Also, buy the arrhea and the coins for the arhea in Wedding Library this November.
Bridal Prep Dress
I want to have a bridal prep dress instead of using a robe on the wedding day. I’m thinking of buying a cute dress for that but I am not yet sure if I will buy it here or in Manila.
Photo and Video
Pending Task: We haven’t finalized our pictures yet for our wedding guest book. Doms and I need to choose 20 to 25 pictures from our prenup pictorial with Boggs. We also need to choose which song we want for our On-site Video. We have paid 50% of the full amount already.
On the Day Coordinator
Touch of Magic Events
Pending Task: We’ve paid 50% of the full amount already. We need to meet with Dione and the rest of our OTD team. I need to tell them about the wedding scheduled ahead of us on our wedding day. They need to come-up with a plan to make sure that the people from the previous wedding is out by 10:15am so that my guests will be comfortable. Also, I need to ask about the RSVP service that they offered me before.
Sound of Music Strings Co.
Pending Task: I need to tell them about the wedding scheduled ahead of us on our wedding day. They need to make sure that they can setup on time for my wedding. We’ve paid the reservation fee for the group and the rest will be paid on the day of the event.
168 Flower Co.
I just emailed Mich and told her that I want an additional teddy bear for our flower girl. I am excited for Friah already! I’m sure she will love the flowers I chose for her. We are 50% paid here already.
Hair and Make Up
I am done with my trial make-up already and I love it so much! I just need to email Val and remind him of the wedding. During my prenup, I’ve paid almost 75% of the total amount of the package that I got.
Wedding Preps Venue
I’ve booked Astoria quite early. I used the Asia Travel site so I can get a discount.
Fly to Manila
Pending Task: I need to call Ronnie to let him know about the choice of flowers that we want for the bridal car. We have paid 50% of the total amount already.
Doms and I still haven’t decided if we will buy our rings here in Singapore or if we will buy it in Manila this November. One good thing about buying the rings here in SG is that my engagement ring has a wedding ring partner that will match it and that will be really cute. But, if we buy it here, we need to pay for it in cash. Whereas if we buy it in Manila, we can have the payment done in installment.
Pending Task: I need to decide which crew emal supplier I will get. I need to count how many suppliers we need to accommodate for food for both the preps and the actual reception itself. I am choosing between CCME or Ambers for the crew meals.
Pending Tasks: Doms and I need to finish our STD printing, Table Number printing, Escort card, Photo Booth, Thank You card designs.