(Closed) Calling all Filipino brides!

posted 5 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
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Newbee

My father is Filipino so I will be trying to incorporate some aspects of his culture into our wedding. As I’m sure you’re aware, the centre of Filipino culture is… FOOD! We’re still only in the discussion phase, but we’ve discussed either a Filipino style buffet with half filipino food and half english, OR perhaps having lechon at the reception for the benefit of my family (my dad says that a party isn’t a party without a spit roasted pig!). 

Post # 5
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29 posts
Newbee

@Mithralia:  that all sounds DELICIOUS! (Especially the lumpia – I’ve been known to eat about 20 at any given party pre-diet!)

the only thing my partner is concerned about is that some fussy English guests might not find anything they like, so we’ve considered a ‘half-and-half’ buffet. To be honest, I think it’s nice for weddings to be an opportunity to try new foods πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m half Filipino but I don’t have any “Filipino” things planned for my wedding.  But have been thinking of incorporating it somehow in our decor.

@Mithralia:  I’m jealous of your menu!  There are no Filipino food caterers anywhere close to where I live and my Filipino side of the family is, well, in the Philippines… :/

Post # 9
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Newbee

I’m lucky that there is a really big Filipino community (including a caterer who does EVERY Filipino party) where I live!

Outside of food, I would encourage my Filipino family members to wear barongs if they felt comfortable, although I wonder if it would look mismatched among the wedding suits…?

@mithralia: half of my Filipino family actually lived in Ireland lol! Maybe they can do the cooking for you!

Post # 11
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166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Pinay here.

We totally are having a giant roasted pig.  We’re also getting someone to make pancit for “long life” – I wanted to have some Filipino aspects, but with a country feel. 

See if you can do a roasted pig!

Also, we’re doing doing the veil and the figure 8 knot.  H2B was kind of the one that did the research on that one.  He is not wearing a Barong and I’m not going to be wearing a traditional wedding dress.

Post # 12
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28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Mithralia:  You would be surprised by how many Filipinos there are all over Europe. I’m sure you could find Filipino people in the area or around the area you will be having the wedding. Try looking at Filipino Catholic churches there and see if you can contact the priest or something. I know a lot of Filipinos in France and Italy but not where you’ll need them to be πŸ™‚

 

I’m also a Filipino mix and the groomsmen/fiance will be wearing barongs. I have been searching everywhere for barongs online and where I live and I am so surprised by how much they cost! The local shops are almost double what you can find online. I wanted to have them custom made, but it is just not in the budget…

Anyone have suggestions on where to find nice and affordable barongs?

 

 

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