Papal Blessing for your Wedding!

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(photo courtesy of Dino Lara) Above is a photo of Larry & Whally who displayed their Papal Blessing Certificate during the ceremony of their August 30 wedding.  The couple is one of the numerous W@Wie couples who got themselves the certificate directly from the Vatican.  This was made possible when Gen (ni Rod) — a W@Wie based in Rome — offered to request the Papal Blessings on the W@Wies behalf. What exactly is a Papal Blessing? Also known as Benediction Papalis, this blessing is imparted by the the sitting Catholic Pontiff (Pope Benedict XVI in this case).  It may be requested by Catholics for any occasion such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. The certificate — beautifully printed on a parchment — is not the actual blessing from the Holy Father, but only a tangible reminder of it (more info about Papal Blessings here). Due to the volume, Gen set-up this multiply site to accommodate requests, not just from W@Wies, but to others who might want to receive their own Papal Blessing Certificates or those who want give these as special gifts for the soon-to-weds or their loved ones.

Points to ponder in preparing your dream house

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(artwork by Rodolfo Ragodon / article from moneysense.com.ph) Preparation for future homeowners is almost like planning for a wedding. It can be time-consuming and demanding, but not unmanageable. A great deal of time should be spent on planning and research. 1. Decide on your priorities Especially for first time homeowners, ask yourself: How important is the house I’m planning to build? Is this really my dream house? Or am I planning to build something bigger and better? Arch. Antonio V. Turalba, Jr., president of real estate office, Active Group, Inc., notes, “There are usually two types of home owners: the one who will settle for a small but ‘complete’ house or the one who would opt to have a big house and work piece by piece on the details. This is a common practice among medium class subdivisions inside and along the outskirts of Metro Manila.”

Attention: Wedding Guests!

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If you got a wedding to attend to this month or next, then this one’s for you. This is actually a previous article we’ve written for our PrepTalk column two years ago but remains relevant every year. We tackled some questions on every wedding guest’s mind then tried to answer them. Soon-to-weds: feel free to send the link to your guests or cut & paste the article to post in your respective blogs or email to your guests. This may also serve as a sneaky way to tell your guests what you REALLY like as a wedding gift without actually telling it yourself. 😉 Read the article here.

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Wedding Trick: Why wedding ring is assigned to the fourth finger?

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This trick has circulated via forwarded emails and it’s amazing what it reveals. First, let’s find out what each finger stands for. Your thumb represents your parents. The pointer/index finger represents your siblings. The middle finger represents yourself. The ring finger represents your life partner; and your pinkie represents your children. Now to answer the above question, head on to Fol’s blog as he revealed why the wedding ring is assigned to the fourth finger.

The Sand Ceremony

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For soon-to-weds planning a beach wedding, you may want to consider the Sand Ceremony. This is one novel alternative to the unity candle ceremony incorporated into many western weddings.The essence of this ritual is to symbolize the union of two into one. The ceremony is not only meaningful and interesting but also more appropriate for an outdoor setting.     Christian weddings also incorporate the Sand Ceremony in other venues other than the beach. If you’re tying the knot in a Catholic church, you may want to ask your officiating priest if he would allow it. There is wide assortment of colored sands available in craft stores. You may also find colored “sands” (actually fine salt with coloring) in Divisoria at P50-P60/kilo. The only downside to this alternative is when the moisture gets into the vase especially when you intend to make the symbolic sand mixture as a keepsake after the wedding. If you’re interested in doing this for your wedding, learn how to go about it.

The Sand Ceremony

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For soon-to-weds planning a beach wedding, you may want to consider the Sand Ceremony. This is one novel alternative to the unity candle ceremony incorporated into many western weddings.The essence of this ritual is to symbolize the union of two into one. The ceremony is not only meaningful and interesting but also more appropriate for an outdoor setting. If you’re interested in doing this for your wedding, learn how to go about it. Christian weddings also incorporate the Sand Ceremony in other venues other than the beach. If you’re tying the knot in a Catholic church, you may want to ask your officiating priest if he would allow it. There is wide assortment of colored sands available in craft stores. You may also find colored “sands” (actually fine salt with coloring) in Divisoria at P50-P60/kilo. The only downside to this alternative is when the moisture gets into the vase especially when you intend to make the symbolic sand mixture as a keepsake after the wedding.

The “Mini-Me” of Caketops!

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W@W has just been awarded the rights to distribute these personalized caketoppers here in the Philippines. Just imagine a caketop caricature of the bride and groom — a definite conversation piece at the reception, and perfect keepsake to remember your special day. Learn more about My Caketop Look-Alike!

In search for a perfect Wedding Venue?

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We want to share with you a very practical resource that just might help you look for that perfect ceremony or reception venue. Personally reviewed by a wedding photographer, each venue featured includes a outlined backgrounder of the its location, ambiance, loft availability, seating capacity/parking, photo/video friendliness, and of course, several shots of the site. See the review on Ceremony Venues or visit the review page for Reception Venues.

mmmm… Chocolate Fountain!

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Many have long been searching for local suppliers of this unique reception centerpiece. With the help of our resourceful W@Wies, we went ahead of the rest and listed three Manila-based suppliers of this flowing dessert spectacle in our W@W directory. Now, if you imagine your wedding guests dipping skewered fruits in layers of cascading chocolate during your reception, go check them out!