Stages of an Ilocano Wedding

Weddings depend on culture, and it’s no different for us in the northern part of the Philippines. Couples plan their wedding according to the knowledge and rules passed down to them by their ancestors. Here are the stages of an Ilocano wedding:

1. Courtship

A formal courtship starts with the introduction of the bride or the groom to the other’s family. It is assumed that at this stage, the actual proposal part is over, i.e., the man has asked the woman. Now, it’s time to meet the family, and the engagement begins. During this stage, the couple live apart, but can visit each other and go out. They are often seen attending family events together, as a way of introducing themselves as a couple to the clan. Continue reading Stages of an Ilocano Wedding

Why La Union for a Destination Wedding

In choosing your wedding venue, you might want to consider a destination wedding in an out-of-town location that does not involve too much adjustment on your part. After all, a completely remote location might be a romantic idea for a wedding, but your guests might find it too inaccessible. If you only have one weekend to complete the wedding plus bonding in the location of choice, your best bet would be La Union.

Why La Union?
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Every Wedding is a New Adventure at Muchas Gracias Catering

Weddings and Muchas Gracias catering are a perfect match. Through the years, we have learned that there is no cookie-cutter way to go about all the preparation for the ceremony itself and the wedding reception that follows. The guest list, big or small, is where most couples start. But some prefer to start with the color motif, the entourage, and the wedding fineries.

So, why is every wedding unique?

People have various ideas on what makes a wedding special. There are ideas from the countless bride magazines that would inspire brides and their grooms. Maybe you have seen a wedding guide and decide to have a beach wedding. Many resources with the best options are available.

Consider Your Preferences

The most important thing in a wedding is your comfort as a couple. If you’re comfortable with the arrangements, you will enjoy yourselves more. If the wedding trimmings is too stuffy for your taste, then it’s probably not the wedding you want. Plan ahead, and make compromises with your would-be spouse. Family preferences matter, but your comfort as the one getting married matters more!

Example, if you often wish that your big event will only be attended by close relatives and friends, you may be an introvert. A small wedding may be just right for you.

If you and your love are social people who enjoy the company of acquaintances and friends alike, you may want a grant and lavish wedding where families, friends, and colleagues will attend.

If you’re often on the beach or you fantasize about going to the beach every day, a destination beach wedding in La Union is probably best for you.

Each wedding preparation has pros and cons, but if you’re comfortable in the setting, you’re probably the most excited about it.

In the coming posts, we will give you more tips on how to custom-tailor your own wedding, or how to direct your event stylist to create the perfect wedding for you.