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Wedding Planning in a Global Scale and the Rapid Growth of Technology

I am reminiscing my journey as a wedding planner in the past years and it’s really amazing how fast time flies. I can still recall how we started a decade ago. All we 15873050_10208212326806812_5072165873203960537_nhave back then were a little grain of courage and a little goal of having one wedding per month that will pay us, not pro bono. Our self-made calling cards indicated “for your wedding planning needs in the areas of Pasig, Quezon City, Rizal, Makati, and Mandaluyong” — we were too area conscious. Friendster and Multiply were our platforms to advertise our services. E-mail was the frequent mode of communication with prospective and existing clients.

20597159_1081390901992010_5227031358207262253_nFast forward… everything has been different since a decade ago. The wedding planning industry is booming as the competition got stiff — the young and upcomings are hungry to make it in the league while the veterans are strengthening their grounds by expanding their ventures into one-stop events shops. Opportunities at this point are limitless. The industry has already exploded into a global scale. With the fast pace of innovation and technology, everything has become more and more possible.

In our case, from an area-conscious business model, we have already expanded our 10885098_10152927311820225_1308322423313836419_nreach to clients in as far as US, Canada, UK, Australia, Sweden, Ireland, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia, among others. Thankfully, we have mustered enough guts to dream of reaching out not only to clients within our vicinity but also to those based outside the country. When we start embracing the fact that the Philippine wedding industry is already focused on global expansion, the number of our clients based abroad began to increase. It is really astounding how a little tweaking of our mindset has created remarkable results.

Also, the rapid growth in the number of social media and smartphone users 11084238_10204004179881913_8454068967336710413_nhas caused the overwhelming increase in the number of prospective clients worldwide. Methods to reach a client have also become more convenient and varied — from Skype, Facebook Messenger, Viber, IMO, WeChat, Line, WhatsApp, etc. Booking and payment of suppliers can already be done with just a few clicks.

10420293_868522469859350_1334102877773496282_nThe technological advancements over the past decade also paved the way to easier access to more knowledge and information, making everything even more exciting and challenging. Perhaps, the biggest question now is how ready everyone is to utilize technology and information as the market, industry, and competition continue to evolve.


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Our Top 10 Favorite Quotes About Love and Marriage

My true love is my main business which is Wedding Planning.  I have been part of the wedding industry for a decade now. Fortunately, I have successfully handled hundreds of weddings. I love it so much because it is a celebration of love and marriage! I love hearing, vows, i love reading quotes and thoughts that involves marriage. Here are some of my Favorite  Quotes that I have compiled: 

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Marriage: Love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. And til death do us part is the length.” – Fawn Weaver

 

 

18341696_429110590800507_4754462560692875597_n“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” The Bible (I Corinthians 13:4)

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“Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.” Nicholas Sparks

 

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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.  Unknown

 

 

 

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“A marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s the way you love your partner everyday.” Barbara De Angelis

 

 

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“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me.” Roy Croft

 

 

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When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” When Harry Met Sally

 

 

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“One day, in your search for happiness, you discover a partner by your side, and you realize that your happiness has come to help you search.” Robert Brault

 

 

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“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” The Fellowship of the Ring

 

 

13754345_841180142679755_7857431019726311839_n“We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness.’ Shall We Dance?

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A Bride’s letter for the Man who loved her first

Bridal Walk is what I always look forward in every wedding project that I handle. Next to it is the Father and Daughter dance which both make me cry every time. This blog was triggered when my recent bride, Kristine, made an ordinary Father-Daughter dance tradition extra special for the event, and most especially for the man who taught her how to love.

Dear Daddy,

This big day has come and I know there is so much I wanted to say…

Today would be a special day and its going to be full of sentiments, and I know you will be the one person who will experience bittersweet emotions. Although it’s the happiest day for both of us, it also comes with a heavy heart because you’re finally giving me away.

1In just few hours, I would become someone’s wife. My surname would change but my first name will always reflect my identity as your daughter, as some will say, “Anak ni Boy yan!” But just because I will be married doesn’t mean I won’t be your little girl anymore.  You will be forever my first love, the first man in my life I am truly blessed to be the daughter of almost perfect Dad. A great provider, generous, fun, loving, caring, most respected and an absolute CHEF- all rolled into one. I am what I am today only because your presence and guidance together with Mommy.

My childhood and grown up years have the most beautiful phase of my life. You and Mommy gave me all the freedom to do whatever I wished to do. I always remember, you carrying me from to sofa to our bed whenever I fell asleep from playing or studying and you will always call me Krokok.

Every birthday comes special because you both wanted to have a party for me. I remember when I had my debut.  You and Mom asked me if I wanted to have a party or just the atypical debutant with 18 roses and 18 candles. But you gave me more because that’s the time I had my very first car, a “Honda Civic VTEC.” A party is enough but you gave me even more. And I thank you for that.

Thank you for the trust, for guiding me, for giving me wings to fly, for showing me the right way, for looking out after me because up until this time, you still manage to check up on me and asked me if how my day was, or if I am all at home already. Thank you for that Daddy.

In my 38 years of existence, I am not ashamed of kissing you and Mom whenever I leave the house, and I will still do it over and over again. Earlier, as we walk down the aisle. I felt like I was reliving every minute, my memories from childhood to teenager to adulthood flashed by. Every minute we had ever shared together, I could say that it was the best walk of my entire life.

Just because I will be married it doesn’t mean I won’t be your little girl. A dad is a daughter’s first love. The man who will be waiting at the end of the aisle for me will be someone who loves me, knows my worth and will never stop making sure I am happy. I know this because, chances are, he will be a lot like you. And today, as I see my would- be husband, I wish and pray that he should be like you. His love for me should be unconditional, true and pure. He should accept me as I am and should be more with me at every phase of our lives, like you did.

My heart is heavy not sorrow but with pure happiness. My eyes are full not with tears but with beautiful dreams because from now on, I will have two families to share my joy and bliss with. I know we won’t be together  from now on Daddy, but I will always be your daughter. You and Mom will always be in my heart, my thoughts and prayers. I promise that I will be with you and Mommy whenever you need me, but this time with my husband, Jay.

Now, I want you to promise me that you won’t miss me, and that you will always take care of yourself and Mommy. I am always praying to God to bless you with good health and longer life to live so you can still take care of your “Apos”. Daddy, please always smile whenever you think of me and please love me the same way as you did, but this time multiple by two.

father-and-daughter-joana-kruseI want to let you know that I love you so much and I am forever be grateful and blessed to have you as my Dad. Our family is not perfect as we also have ups and downs, but you still tried very hard to possibly provide  the best life we could have. I always admire, you in everything you do and by far you are the most influential person in my life. You are an amazing and outstanding father for you were able to give me the best education, you give us roof over our heads, food in our stomach. You gave us more than what we need t survive. Thank you for everything you have done Daddy.

As what I have been writing in my special message during Father’s Day: I promise that I will be there to hold your hand in the sunset of your life, just like you were there to hold my hand in the sunrise of my life.

No matter where I am now or how old I get, I will always love you and I will always be there for you.

Always your daughter, your Unica Hija, your little girl – Kristine

P.S. Do not forget my favorite Sinigang whenever were coming home

Not all children can reveal their hearts but everyone is given the opportunity to do so. For Kristine, she took the chance of sharing with us her grateful heart towards her father.

Truly, your father did great job to deserve such wonderful admiration and love from you, Kristine.

Thank you for this inspiration.

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The Wedding Project Philippines

14089155_855550947909341_8804898787464676991_nWelcome to our humble home. Perhaps, it is right to make our first ever blog as a form introduction of who we are, and what we are doing here in the Philippines.

We are, The Wedding Project (Philippines) (TWP)  an event planning group based in Metro Manila Philippines. We specialise in planning and coordination of events in National Capital Region,  and nearby provinces. We are more than willing and happy to plan and organise destination events as well.

TWP 10 years ago. Its first name was Foresee Wedding Specialist and eventually renamed and registered as The Wedding Project. To date, TWP have done over hundred events which honed the group’s skills in working with variety of client’s preferences, wants and needs.

cropped-10416989_471584842972622_391279836458832968_n1.jpgWe, at TWP, are committed to deliver our mission to provide our clients:

… a story to tell

… an experience to share, and

… a service to be remembered.

Sign up with us now and see how every project works!

If you want to inquire about our services. Please don’t be shy to contact us at 0917-4138945/ 0947-8634. You can also email us at theweddingproject.ph@gmail.com. Please also do visit our page: The Wedding Project Philippines