Share your story on My Filipino Wedding!

I’m finally beginning the process of revamping this blog (I know, I know, it’s been soooooooo long!), and part of the plans is making you, our readers, play a part in it!

I started My Filipino Wedding during my bride-to-be months in the hopes of easing the pre-wedding jitters and help others in their preps in the process.But here’s the thing… I’ve been married for five years already. Though I’ve been attending the wedding celebrations of my friends every now and them, it’s still not the same when you’re the one who’s actually getting married. The story and experience are different.

So, for the upcoming revamp of this blog… I thought it best to open the site for contributions: stories of real-life brides/grooms-to-be and newly-weds. If you’d like to share your experiences before (engagement), during (planning), or after your wedding, simply contact me (Gail Villanueva) through kutitots(at)gmail(dot)com and let’s talk. Even if you’re not a good writer but would still like to share, just indicate it in your email so I can come up with questions for a feature about you 🙂

See you guys soon! In the mean time, please add our newly-created Facebook page for updates regarding the revamp and for other concerns.

Downloads page added!

Finally, it’s ready. I have just upgraded this blog’s hosting plan, so I’m now able to host files without worrying about exceeding bandwidth.

The newly-added Downloads page of My Filipino Wedding will contain useful files you can use for your wedding. Basically, it’s a resources page. All files linked on that page are free for download (you don’t need to pay for the files to be able to use them), but a link back to My Filipino Wedding will be greatly appreciated.

Please note that you are downloading the resource files at your own risk. I’ve check the files for viruses (they don’t have any), but you can never be too sure.

I’ll be adding more wedding resource files in the future as we go along. For the time being, you can now download the Chocnut Label Template should you wish to create some for your wedding as discussed in my previous post.

Hello World. Gail welcomes you to My Filipino Wedding!

The title says it all; I’d like to welcome all of you to this newly installed blog.

I’m Gail Dela Cruz-Villanueva, and I’ve recently tied the knot with my best friend, Marc, last 25th of November. My husband and I were on a tight budget (we were the ones paying for our wedding expenses), so we had to do the planning on our own and find the best but affordable suppliers for our wedding. Not to mention there were certain family issues (that gave us huge headaches) we had to deal with. It wasn’t easy—Marc and I were very stressed a week before our wedding—but we can now proudly say that we’ve learned a lot from the whole experience.

According to a fellow blogger, our total expenditure for the wedding and reception was actually quite low in terms of today’s standards of not-too-simple wedding with 200 guests. That’s actually where I got the idea for this blog. I had intended to write a series of posts on how we were able to keep our expenses to approximately P155,000 (really, it’s possible) and still have our dream wedding, but I’ve learned so much with the planning that I thought it would be better to have an entire blog out of it.