Here in the Philippines, weddings are a whole production number. Fifteen years ago, when my older sister got married, I remember her little notebook of all her wedding details, being on the phone constantly with her wedding coordinator, and of course, the pile of wedding magazines she always buys to look into suppliers. When we got home from the U.S. one box was dedicated to her wedding invitations that she ordered there. Back then, suppliers were limited and since it was the first wedding of the family (on both sides) we all didn't have an idea how it goes.
With so many suppliers and ideas nowadays, brides-to-be are sometimes at a loss at who to book or how to go about it. Fortunately, a wedding blog was launched to help us all
Welcome weheartweddings.com, a fun and creative wedding blog that was created for the modern Filipina bride. When I browsed through the site, I saw that it didn't only include the standard and usual themes but also creative and quirky ideas as well. Behind this website are Marbee Shing-Go (current Editor-in-Chief of Wedding Essentials) and Cynthia Bauzon-Arre. It features various suppliers (both newbie and seasoned pros) and also testimonials from other brides and grooms to inspire the birde. Aside from tips and advice, this blog also features simple DIY tips and tricks to help soon-to-be-wed couples make their own wedding invitations and other paraphernalia. This is one part that I like because it's like giving their own unique personality into it rather than copying from standard templates and "usual" norms.
This blog is updated at least four times a week (yay! no delays!), so all content is current.
While at it, the launch also gave newlywed couples a chance to say "I Do!" (again!) to another proposal. This time, it's from Wedding Essentials. This would be giving newlyweds a chance to be featured on the cover of Wedding Essentials Beautiful Weddings Issue. Yep. You got that right - a real-life wedding to be featured!
Wedding stories would be featured at weheartweddings.com and throughout the week, readers would get the chance to vote on their favorite wedding story via an online poll. At the end of each week, a Wedding of the Week winner would be announced. This promo would run for ten weeks and end on July 18, 2010.
So, here's how it works: The WE (That's Wedding Essentials) editorial staff would pick five of their own favorite stories. These picks and the ten Wedding of the Week winners would each receive a WE gift bag worth Php3,000 and be featured on the Beautiful Weddings-October Issue. Each of the 15 wedding stories they feature would have their own cover and alos be invited to the Beautiful Weddings-October Issue launch.
If you want to participate (ahem, ahem, to your brides out there) just email bw10@weheartweddings com. To know the full details of the promo, visit www.weheartweddings.com. Good luck to all future participants!