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Christian Weddings
« on: June 29, 2009, 08:56:54 am »
mga sis, we're planning on having the ceremony and reception in one venue.  Since we're not Catholics, it's perfectly fine to celebrate the wedding outside of the church.  We already have a venue and caterer, we just need help on the wedding requirements, and the ceremony and reception program flow.  Any ideas?
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Re: Christian Weddings
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 03:21:35 pm »
sis may idea ka ba about sa mga bearers? ring bearer lang naman ang kailangan diba? wala na yung coin and bible bearer? :) how about sa bridesmaid and secondary sponsors? :)

christian wedding din kasi yung amin e. ganun pala yun pag ikaw na ang ikakasal parang nabblock out na ako. ang dami kong na attend ng christian wedding pero wala akong matandaan.

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Re: Christian Weddings
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 04:51:31 pm »
mga sis, we're planning on having the ceremony and reception in one venue.  Since we're not Catholics, it's perfectly fine to celebrate the wedding outside of the church.  We already have a venue and caterer, we just need help on the wedding requirements, and the ceremony and reception program flow.  Any ideas?

same here sis jellybean0516,,we're also having christian wedding..
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Reception Timeline:
Order of Events

By Megan Mercer

Below we have listed the most popular order of major events for a wedding reception. Remember you can rearrange these events any way that you like. Make a schedule that works best for you and your guests.

1. Guests Arrive at the Reception
As guests arrive to the reception site after the ceremony, arrange to have the bar opened so that they can have cocktails and other refreshments as they wait for the wedding party to arrive. If you will be taking many pictures after the ceremony consider having hors d'oeuvres for the guests to munch on until dinner is served. Also you may want to have some soft music playing in the background to help set the mood.

2. Announcement of Wedding Party
After the wedding party arrives to the reception site the DJ or emcee will announce them as they make their entrance into the room. The wedding party should line up in order outside of the entrance to the reception room. Traditional order is the groom's parents, bride's parents, flower girl and ring bearer, bridesmaids escorted by ushers, maid of honor escorted by best man, and finally the bride & groom.

3. Champagne Toasts
Make sure that the toasting is done at a time when your guests are at their seats. If you are serving champagne for the toasts, allow time for servers to pass out the champagne before the toast. The first toast is proposed by the best man and may be followed by toasts from the maid of honor, other relatives, friends or the bride and/or groom. The emcee should get the guests attention and introduce the best man when it is time for the first toast.

4. The Blessing
Before dinner is to be served the emcee can announce that everyone should take their seats for dinner. Then he should introduce the officiant or other designated person who will say the blessing.

5. Dinner is Served
The bride, groom and wedding party are the first people served for dinner. In the case of a buffet, arrange to have someone dismiss the guest tables one by one to avoid long lines and general disorder.

6. Cut & Serve the Cake
After dinner, the bride and groom cut their wedding cake together hand over hand and feed each other the first piece. (Play nice please, don't smash the cake into each other's face!) Then the rest of the cake is cut and served to the guests.

7. The Bride and Groom's First Dance
The first dance at the reception is always reserved for the newlyweds, to mark their first dance as husband and wife. Some couples choose to have this dance immediately after their arrival and announcement to the reception, while others choose to dance after dinner. The timing of the dance is not as important as the sentiment! Choose a song that has lots of meaning for the both of you and this will be one dance you will never forget!

8. Other Special Dances
After the newlywed's first dance many couples choose to honor their parents, grandparents, and wedding party with special spotlight dances. Traditionally these special dances are kicked off with the bride dancing with her father, followed by the groom with his mother and then a dance with the bride & groom, parents, grandparents, and the entire wedding party announced one by one. Of course these dances are all optional and can be adjusted according to personal preference. For example, you may have the bride dance with her stepfather or delete the wedding party dance if you have too many attendants. After the completion of these special dances, the party begins and guests are invited to join the wedding party on the dance floor.

9. Bouquet & Garter Toss
The bouquet and garter toss are fun to do after the guests have danced for a few songs, the crowd is loose and the party is starting to heat up. The bride tosses her bouquet to a group of single women and the groom removes the bride's garter and tosses it to a group of single men. Then it is said that the person who catches the bouquet or garter will be the next bride or groom. The bouquet and garter tosses are completely optional and nowadays many couples are choosing to drop them from their reception. Nonetheless the tradition is still very popular and always provides lots of entertainment and laughs for all.

10. Bride & Groom's Last Dance
If the bride and groom will be leaving before the end of the reception then this can be spotlight dance, otherwise the bride, groom and all the remaining guests can boogey down together to the last song of the night.

Remember, this is just a suggested sequence of events and you can choose to customize your own wedding day anyway you like. The way that everyone else does it is not necessarily what's best for your reception.

Work with your caterer, emcee and reception site manager to determine the best order of events, create a schedule, and iron out all of the details. You may also want to print out itineraries for your parents and wedding party to make sure that everyone knows where they need to be for dances, pictures, special announcements, etc.


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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 05:14:19 pm »
eto pa mga sis..

Wedding Day Order of Events

The Groom and His Men: the groom, groomsmen, ushers and bestman bond together while having a hearty and healthy breakfast.

 The Photographer Arrives: the photographer takes photo's of the groom getting ready and some group photo's of the groom, the groomsmen and the bestman.

 The Photographer: makes his way to the brides home.

 Brides Breakfast: have a wholesome breakfast - example: 2 scrambled eggs on toast, fresh juice or a small fruit salad.

 Hair Stylist: the bride and her entourage, the bridal party, get their hair styled.

 Makeup Artist: more than likely, your make up artist will come to your home, and the photographer can take some photo's of you and your bridal party getting your makeup done. (photo's are optional)

Getting Ready: start getting dressed, put on stockings and bridal garter, then bridal jewellery, next your wedding gown and last of all your bridal shoes. (photographer takes photo's while the maid of honour is assisting the bride)

 Bridal Bouquets: the bridal bouquets arrive for the bride and her bridal party.

 More Photo's: the photographer takes photo's of the bride and her bridal party as a group shot holding their bouquets.

 Wedding Transport: a luxury car arrives to pick up the bride and her bridal party. (photographer takes photo's of the bride entering the Limousine)

 Photographer: the photographer makes his or her way to the church and arrives before the bridal party.

 Videographer arrives: the videographer arrives at the church before the bridal party.

 Limousine Detour: the Limousine drives around until it is the right time to arrive at the church. At this stage all the guests have arrived, the groom and his best man are at the front of the church awaiting the bride and the rest of the bridal party.

Limousine Arrives at the church: the photographer takes photo's of the bride and the bridal party coming out of the Limousine and walking up to the church.

 Filming Begins: The Videographer  begins to film the brides arrival.

 At The Church: the rest of the bridal party; the flowergirl, ring bearer, bridesmaids, maid of honour, groomsmen and wedding ceremony ushers wait at the entry of the chruch until the bride is ready. 

 The Ceremony: the wedding ceremony begins. Here's a wedding ceremony timeline to what goes on at the church. (the videographer keeps filming and photographer takes photo's during the entire ceremony)

 After the Ceremony: more photo's are taken and the videographer films the newly weds make their way out of the church.

 Wedding Transport: the luxury limousine takes the bride and groom and their entourage to a picturesque location of their choice to have their wedding photo's taken. The bride and grooms parents meet them at the location to have their photo's taken too. 

 Scenic Tour: The Limousine then takes the newly weds on a luxury scenic tour with wonderous water views, whilst drinking Campagne and eating Hors d'oeuvres before arriving at the reception. (More about wedding car hire.)

 Wedding Reception: the bridal party arrives and the wedding reception begins. Here's a wedding reception timeline and order of events to what goes on at the reception.

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 05:24:56 pm »
A Sample Wedding Ceremony Order of Service

Prelude: Can be Solo [parents, grandparents ushered in]

Bridesmaids Processional

Bridal Processional

Welcome and Prayer by Officiant

Reading by friend, family member, or officiant, etc.

Solo: "your choice of music"

Wedding Message by Officiant

Marriage Rite (vows, exchange of rings, declaration of marriage)

Lighting of the Unity Candle by Bride/Groom
 
Solo: "your choice of music" [can be sung while lighting candle]

Wedding Prayer

Lord's  Prayer

The Blessing of the Marriage/Benediction

Recessional
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009, 07:15:42 pm »
wow sis cassiopeia this is exactly what i need  ;D  thanks for your post!

sis bitt3rswit, it's up to you if you want to have coin and bible bearers. i've attended some christian weddings na may coin, ring and bible bearers pa rin. plan namin bible bearer lang. yung ring isasabit namin sa neck ng pet cat namin which will be carried by a bridesmaid. yung coins bridesmaid na lang.

alam ko secondary sponsors yung sa cord and veil. it's up to you if you want to have bridesmaids too. may iba naman kasi na wala na, MOH and 2 secondary sponsors lang.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009, 07:44:39 pm »
to sis cassiopela, ui thanks ah galing  mo naman :)

sis jellybean, ang cute naman ng idea niyo :) kasali talaga   pet sa wedding! :) sis, is it standard na may coin, bible and ring talaga? pwede bang ring lang?

nag iisip pa ako kung saan magandang church. meron ka alam? :) sa ccf kasi ako kaso hindi naman ako nagpamember. gusto ko sana yung church talaga.

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2009, 10:45:28 pm »
pwede naman ring bearer lang. if you want you can even have the boy carry the coin na rin  ;)  pwede wala nang bible bearer

kasama pa rin kasi sa ceremony yung symbols of the ring, coins and bible.

sang ccf ka sis? my h2b kasi sa st. francis square  ;D  marami churches na maganda within metro manila. you can search around, usually mga methodist yung malalaki na church na pwede irent kahit hindi ka member. i have a friend who got married in the Good Samaritan Methodist church in Quezon Ave, katapat yata yun ng St. Peter's.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009, 11:57:47 pm »
sa st. francis din ako! :) hehe thanks at least pwede nang bawasan ang expenses para sa damit haha :) kuripot kasi ako eh.

sige icheck ko mga ganung church. meron din sa may mckinley kaso hindi ko masydo type yung loob eh :)

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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2009, 03:02:25 pm »
wow nice to meet you sisses!! ccf alabang naman ako.. mas malapit kasi alabang samin eh..

bitt3rswit: hehe..ako din kuripot..super budgetera!!

jellybean0516: pwede bang mga bridesmaid nalang ang bitbit nun ng coin and bible?? plan kasi namen original wala ng entourage , maid of honor and bestman lang meron..panu kaya yun??
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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2009, 03:17:26 pm »
pwede yun sis. yun naman ang okay sa atin, we can change the ceremony flow. pwede nga sa atin parang civil lang. yung cousin ko sa house lang ng tita ko kinasal, pastor ang nagkasal tapos wala nang entourage. 

kami rin bridesmaid na lang ang sa coins. dumami kasi bigla yung bridesmaids ko. plan ko rin 3 lang: MOH and 2 secondary sponsors. kaso yung 2 cousins ko sa dad side gusto rin mag-abay kahit sila na raw sagot sa dress nila, same with another cousin of h2b.  syempre d naman ako makatanggi. at least i get more bridesmaids for free  ;D

sa guys naman, baka best man lang. wala na yung mga groomsmen. 
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2009, 03:43:09 pm »
oo nga sis eh..parang civil ang style..hindi masyado mahabang ceremony..ako din dapat walang bridesmaid kaso yung mga kapatid ni hubby may magpapahiram ng gown na accdng din sa motif so ayun instant bridesmaid nalang din..pero no more groomsmen ,bestman lang din..balak ko nga pagawan sila ng tshirt na color black tapos may design na tuxedo..printed shirt..hehee..
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2009, 04:15:15 pm »
lol..masaya yan  ;)

ok yung parang backyard wedding feel. mas makakpagbond yung 2 families kasi relaxed yung atmosphere.
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2009, 04:39:23 pm »
oo nga e..yoko kasi ng masyadog formal..majority ng guests puro friends from college n Hs. kaya mas konti ang mga matatanda..
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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2009, 05:52:07 pm »
nakakatuwa ka naman sis talagang binawasan mo na ang entourage mo :) ganyan din ang balak ko dati kasi gusto ko sobra budget talaga. kaso hindi pwede bawasan ang entourage ko dahil madaming magagalit :D

ang problem ko naman malaki family namin. sa father side ko pa lang 12 na sila magkakapatid. kay h2b 12 din! eh sa mother side pa! tapos its a must pa ang tinghun(chinese engagement). kaya ang hirap mag budget...

pero andyan naman si God. hindi naman tayo pababayaan :)

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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2009, 06:06:23 pm »
yes sis, anjan naman si God ..and everything will fall into its place..

yung samin kasi kahit na marami ang aangal eh wala na sila magagawa kasi kami ni hubby ang nagdecide nun hehhe..magastos kasi kaya im sure naintindihan kami,,sa hirap ng buhay ngayon,,mas importante naman ang marriage kesa sa wedding na one day lang..important lang na ma witness nila ang union namin as husband and wife..

in my personal opinion lang to mga sis,,
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2009, 06:06:38 pm »
that's true, sis. i have a friend who recently got married. big family rin both sides (mom and dad nya) tapos ganun rin hubby nya! sobrang budget rin sila kasi biglaan.  nabuntis kasi sya so they planned the wedding in less than 3 months.

konti lang tuloy nainvite nya na friends and churchmates kasi nga family pa lang nila abot na ata ng 150+ tapos sama pa yung friends ng parents nila. wala kasi sila magawa about the guest list kasi parents nila pareho ang nagbayad.

halos lahat DIY. sila lang 2 gumawa ng invites, kami ni bf ang nag-offer gumawa ng monogram nila, mga friends lang rin ang nacoordinate, kumanta, emcee, tulong tulong na lang. nakakatuwa nga kasi despite their situation, everyone understood and supported them  :)
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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2009, 06:26:15 pm »
onga correct kayo dyan. :) sana maging smooth lahat :)

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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2009, 03:10:19 pm »
ang hirap din kasi imbitahan lahat sa dami ng nakilala mo na sa school, work, church..dapat talaga may limit lalo na kung gusto mo maging very solemn lang wedding..
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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2009, 03:43:23 pm »
that's true. pero i won't invite old classmates na. or friends i haven't seen in years kahit close pa kami nun. i think they'll understand naman.

marami nga akong old friends na nalaman ko na lang lately kinasal na pala. i don't mind naman that they didn't invite me to their wedding kasi wala na rin communication.

ang mahirap hindi invite yung officemates na araw-araw mo nakikita lalo kung marami dun kaclose mo. hirap mamili kung sino iinvite kasi malamang merong magtatampo talaga.
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