Dear Beautiful Brides and Handsome Grooms,
Congratulations, you have found the love of your life! After saying 'yes', here comes the exciting part: planning your wedding. You want it to be perfect, and you would not settle for less. After all, this is supposed to be the celebration of the love that the two of you share and intend to keep for the rest of your life. Go big or go home, right?
Of course there is nothing wrong about wanting a big wedding. However, it goes without saying that preparing this type of wedding is a challenging task and one that could provoke unnecessary arguments over the nitty-gritty. You start calling him insensitive and heartless for not being bothered about the choice of venue. He dubs you a fussy drama queen for wanting a type of dress that seems elusive to find. In the process, you might end up forgetting the joy that you're supposed to be feeling knowing that you will spend the rest of your life with the person you love.
This is an important time to be wise in making plans. Consider it as a warm-up before having to make countless small and big decisions in your marriage! For instance, instead of spending a big amount on money only on pre-wedding costumes and photos, why not keep it simple and go on a holiday trip where we could help you save up even more? We know a handful of destinations that might be perfect for you.
Remember that Friends episode when Monica and Chandler were getting married, but as it turns out, they fell short of the budget intended for the big wedding of their dreams? When Chandler stepped in and told her that he had in fact saved up a good amount of money over the years, Monica hastily asked him to spend it all on the wedding. They argued back and forth, before Chandler relayed all his visions for their marriage: four kids, a small place outside the city and a cat. Just like that, and Monica relented, opting for the smaller scale wedding too because she realized that she did not actually want a big wedding with a custom-made dress, a swing band or lilies; what she wanted was a marriage and a long future with her husband-to-be and their children.
The truth of the matter is, all the little things that you're so worried about now will most likely be forgotten in five years' time. What you will be left with are people and memories, especially memories of the people you love. And we will be more than happy to capture them for posterity!
We wish you the best of luck for your wedding and the rest of your married life! Remember: the wedding may be the event, but the marriage is [the journey]. And keep in mind that if you don't go big, you know you can always go home to each other.
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After months (or even years!) of meticulous preparation for your big day, wouldn't be a nice reward to spend a week in a deluxe villa with a view of the turquoise sea, all to yourselves? It's probably one of the things that a couple really looks forward to, not just to take a rest from all of the happenings, but to get to spend some time with his/her lifetime partner.
Here's a list of the best honeymoon destinations in the Philippines to help you decide:
Tucked in the heart of the Visayas region is Bohol, a tropical getaway where the Chocolate Hills could be found and where the tarsiers hail from. Bohol has that laid back feel, perfect for couples seeking both nature and privacy. Many accommodations in Panglao Island offer luxurious amenities with stunning views of the sea, or even infinity pools right outside the rooms. In Bohol is also Alona Beach, an unspoiled stretch of white sand in Panglao Island which is comparable to that of Boracay.
When in Siargao, you'll literally and figuratively feel like on Cloud 9 as aside from experiencing its well-known surfing spot, it also boasts a really serene atmosphere because it isn't that too crowded yet, unlike the other tourist spots in the country. Get to experience riding with the waves as your first water activity together, or maybe have your "You jump, I jump" moment at the Sugba Lagoon, a site in between mangroves and rock formations in Del Carmen.
In a place where every corner is breathtakingly beautiful, you sure wouldn't run out of love in Batanes. Have that escape before you face your married life duties as you walk through its quiet spots and serene landscapes such as that of the Vayang Rolling Hills, Sabtang Island, and the Nakabuang Arch.
From underground rivers, hidden lagoons, and scuba diving sites to sophisticated villas and beachfront bars, Palawan is the paradise that you deserve to experience before you face the real world as a married couple. Whether you choose to stay in Coron, Puerto Princesa, or El Nido, all three makes Palawan one of the best destinations for honeymooners in the Philippines because of the endless adventures you could experience here.
If you are that chill couple who's into staycations and R&Rs, Tagaytay's the place for you. With the vibes same as Baguio CIty, experience foggy mornings that'll make you feel like teenagers in love as you cuddle and do small talk over hot chocolate. Accommodations here are affordable which may come convenient if you think you've spent so much on your wedding, but still deserve a memorable honeymoon.
Now it's up to you to decide on where that most-awaited honeymoon should take place. No matter where you go, be sure to have fun and enjoy your moments together!
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