Post # 1
Hi my fellow filipina bees,
Just as a bit of background, I am 100% Filipino and my FI is a mix of Italian and Irish. We’re getting married in the East Coast, and while I haven’t been raised in a very traditional, Filipino family, I would like to incorporate some of the customs into the ceremony. I know the big 3 are the coins, veil, and cord–and that’s about the extent of my knowledge. Has anyone attended or participated in a traditional ceremony to give a full rundown?
Post # 3
My FI is Filipino while I am Italian and Irish. We will be incorporating the coins, veil and cord into our ceremony. He and the groomsmen will also be wearing the traditional barongs. We will also be having the primary sponsors. I was told you can have as many as you like and they walk down before the bridal party. We are picking a pair from his family and a pair from mine. We will also have the secondary sponsors – to light the candle and place the veil and cord. We decided to pick those from our bridal party instead of other guests. I know there is also a dance with bamboo sticks at the reception but I don’t think we will be doing that.
Post # 4
I am Filipina while FI is Irish/English, and we’re incorporating veil & cord for sure while still deciding on coins. We have picked one couple from each side to be potential sponsors. If my aunt and uncle can’t make it, we’ll either have the best man or my brother handle the coins.
Post # 5
I’m a full Filipina who has spent the majority of my life in NZ and my FI is Scottish/English descent but was born and raised in NZ. We will be incorporating the veil/cord and coin ceremonies but not the candle one. From my memories of watching my parents’ wedding video and participating in weddings, I think it’s similar to the unity candle ceremony but please correct me if I’m mistaken.
We won’t be choosing any secondary sponsors but will instead ask our bridal party to do the honours. Where are you guys going to incorporate the rituals into your ceremony? We were thinking of doing the veil/cord with a Celtic handfasting after the ring exchange but we’re unsure of when to include the blessing of the coins.
Post # 6
@Miss Circe: I just looked at our program and realized we aren’t doing the coins, but you can do it instead of the Irish blessing which we are incorporating.
Words and scripture (I have NO idea anymore what words means from my notes, lol. I think the officiant will be welcoming the guests or something.)
Cord & veil
Advice (Again, sparse notes. I’m pretty sure this is the non-religious monologue about marriage)
Post # 7
@Baker2312: Oh I’m sorry. I just realized I never answered your question. Here’s a great website with answers for you:
Post # 8
@HisMoon: Thank for sharing that and for the link!