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AISLE DO: FILIPINIANA-INSPIRED WEDDING DETAILS (PART 2) – NAPKIN RING SINAMAY

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your Filipiniana-inspired wedding. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding. A Filipiniana-themed wedding is becoming more and more popular these days. Here are two great ideas to help you come up with a truly memorable fete. Napkin Ring This DIY project gives a more unified look for your table set-up. Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Cut some ribbons and sinamay. Step 2: Secure the fringed edges of the sinamay with glue stick. Avoid any skin contact with the melted glue. Step 3: Add a gold ribbon on top of the cut sinamay. Step 4: Decorate the band with buttons and acrylic stones. Bespoke Tip: Ask the caterer for a sample piece of napkin which will be used during the reception for you to determine the correct size of the napkin ring to be crafted. This DIY is the second installment of Ernest Pascual’s Filipiniana-inspired Wedding Details series. You can check out the first installment HERE.

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Aisle Do: Filipiniana-inspired Wedding Details (Part 1) – Table Number

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your Filipiniana-inspired wedding. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding.   A Filipiniana-themed wedding is becoming more and more popular these days. Here are two great ideas to help you come up with a truly memorable fete.   Table Number One of my pet peeves as a coordinator is to see table numbers which do not jive with the theme. Imagine, your event stylist has gone through the difficulty of creating a beautiful tablescape only to be spoiled by the generic-looking, ugly table numbers. Here is one way of numbering your tables which is suitably used for a Filipiniana-themed wedding. Here’s what you need: Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Paint some white glue on the number and carefully place glitters on it. Make sure you brush off and gather the excess glitters. Set aside and let it dry. Step 2: Cover one side of the illustration board with gold wrapping paper. To do this, use double-sided tape covering all corners. Cut the excess wrapper. Step 3: Cut sinamay according to size and …

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Aisle Do: Kid’s Activity Pack

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your kids activity pack. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding. Kids are adorable especially during weddings. They bring joy every time you see them walking down the aisle. Expect the children to do the unexpected—from walking fast, falling down on their knees, or worst, not walking at all. Come reception time, they need to do something enjoyable. A foolproof scheme can come in the form of an activity pack to keep them preoccupied especially when the program starts. Here’s what you need: Here’s how to do it. Step 1:   Cut the doily in half, put glue, and and stick it on one side of the paper bag. Step 2:   Paint the papier mâché letters in white to make it easier for the kids to decorate them.   Step 3:   Place rolls of washi tapes inside the pack which the kid can use to decorate the letter assigned to him/her. (In this case, we use the initial of the kid’s first name.) Step 4:   Label the activity pack to avoid …

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Aisle Do: Gift Wrapping

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your gifts for your principal sponsors and wedding entourage. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding. Our aim is to give you and other soon-to-wed couples ideas on how you can personalize your wedding by undertaking easy and simple do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. We also want to help you create some lovely touches or details to make your nuptials extra special. We will tell you what materials to source, the step-by-step procedure, as well as show you how these crafted little items will look on wedding day. Gift Wrapping During weddings, the bride and the groom are not the only receivers of gifts. A considerate couple thinks of appropriate gifts to give to the principal sponsors and members of the wedding entourage. Below are two ways by which you can dress up your gifts. Here’s what you need: Here’s how to do it. Version 1 Step 1:   Put the gift inside a box. Cut the wrapping paper according to size. Step 2:   Use double-sided tape on the wrapper to secure the gift. Step …

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Aisle Do: Table Numbers

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your table numbers. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding. Make your table numbers interesting so as to complement your tablescape. Here’s what you need: • Papier mâché numbers • Abaca string • Faux flowers • Glue gun • Glue stick • A pair of scissors Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Tie a knot to secure one end of the abaca string on the papier mâché number Step 2: Wrap the string in around the number, making sure that the papier mâché is still seen. Step 3: Tie a knot at the end of the string. Step 4: Decorate the table number with faux flowers. Stick these flowers using the glue gun. The end result: Bespoke Tip: For your table numbers, choose a color that is different from that of the centerpiece. These numbers must be visible from a distance.   Read more of Ernest Pascual’s Aisle Do articles at weddingsatwork.com/category/aisle-do/.

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Aisle Do: Twig Napkin Ring

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your twig napkin ring. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding. Our aim is to give you and other soon-to-wed couples ideas on how you can personalize your wedding by doing simple do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. We also want to help you create some lovely details to make your wedding extra special. We will tell you what materials to source, the step-by-step procedure, and how the details we have designed look during an actual wedding. Twig Napkin Ring The dried twigs, hints of lilac, and silver touches on the twig napkin ring will make a pretty addition to your table setting. Here’s what you need: • Twigs • Wire • Faux flowers • Beads • Glue gun • Glue stick • A pliers of pliers Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Form a small wreath using the twigs. Step 2: Secure the trimmings and wreath with the wire. Step 3: Add beads on the wreath using the glue gun. The end result: Bespoke Tip: Since caterers/hotels fold napkins differently, endorse these napkin rings to …

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Aisle Do: Doily Cones

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your doily cones. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding. Our aim is to give you and other soon-to-wed couples ideas on how you can personalize your wedding by doing simple do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. We also want to help you create some lovely details to make your wedding extra special. We will tell you what materials to source, the step-by-step procedure, and how the details we have designed look during an actual wedding. Doily Cones Send off the newlyweds with a shower of flower petals using these dainty easy-to-do cones. Here’s what you need: • Craft paper • Doily • Glue gun • Glue stick • Printed sticker • A pair of scissors • Cutting mat • Cutter • Ruler Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Cut the craft paper into a square. Step 2: Line one side of the craft paper with double-sided tape until about half-an-inch to the corner edge. Step 3: Create a cone using the craft paper by rolling it from the corner edge where the double-sided tape ends. …

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Aisle Do: DIY Your Candle Holders

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your candle holders. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding. Our aim is to give you and other soon-to-wed couples ideas on how you can personalize your wedding by doing simple do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. We also want to help you create some lovely details to make your wedding extra special. We will tell you what materials to source, the step-by-step procedure, and how the details we have designed look during an actual wedding. Candle Holders Candles exude a warm glow. Create further interest and a dramatic touch on the table by crafting these easy-to-do candle holders. Here’s what you need: • Jewel stickers • Glass container • Printed parchment paper • Double-sided tape • A pair of scissors • Craft paper • Pencil Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Create a pattern for the glass container using the craft paper. Step 2: Trace the pattern paper on the parchment paper and cut it. Step 3: Place double-sided tape on the traced pattern paper and wrap the traced pattern paper around the glass container. Step 4: Decorate it …

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Aisle Do: DIY Your “Just Married” Sign

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your “Just Married” sign. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding. Our aim is to give you and other soon-to-wed couples ideas on how you can personalize your wedding by doing simple do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. We also want to help you create some lovely details to make your wedding extra special. We will tell you what materials to source, the step-by-step procedure, and how the details we have designed look during an actual wedding. The “Just Married” Sign With some buttons, scrap lace, and acrylic jewels, create this lovely signage worthy of a couple’s portrait after the ceremony. Here’s what you need: • Printed “Just Married” sign • Buttons • Jewel stickers • Lace • Glue gun • Glue stick • A pair of scissors • Cutter • Cutting mat • A pair of pliers • Ruler • Double-sided tape • Illustration board • Ribbon Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Attach the printed “Just Married” sign onto the illustration board using the double-sided tape. Step 2: Cut the excess illustration board using the cutter, ruler, and …

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Aisle Do: DIY Your Escort Cards/Seating Cards and Place Cards

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Another [email protected] Columnist debuts today. Ernest Pascual is aptly dubbed by [email protected] Luzel as Details Diva. He has this knack of making little details to complete the look. His expertise on materials and OC-ness is also a great plus. He wil be our resident DIY guru here with the help of Adrian Ardiente, who will be in charge of shooting the how-to’s. Let’s all learn with them. Our aim is to give you and other soon-to-wed couples ideas on how you can personalize your wedding by doing simple do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. We also want to help you create some lovely details to make your wedding extra special. We will tell you what materials to source, the step-by-step procedure, and how the details we have designed look during an actual wedding. Escort Cards/Seating Cards A guest list is important in any social function and a wedding is not an exception. If you are having assigned tables at your reception, then you need escort cards, also known as seating cards. These cards will direct guests to their assigned tables. Usually, the names of the guests with their assigned tables are printed or handwritten. Then, all of these cards are arranged alphabetically by …