Post # 1
My fiance is filipino (I am not) , we are going to have sponsors, he says we have to include them on the invitation. Is this true? If so, how do we word that? The wedding is being paid for by my parents, btw – any help with wording would be great!
Also – does anyone know anything about sponsors? Whats common practice today during the ceremony? I only know what I’ve read online!
Post # 3
my friend and his wife are filipino, i have both their invite and program, and i remember the sponsors being listed on at least one of them. when i find it i will definately get back to you, w/wording and all that good stuff.
Post # 5
ok, so its on their brochure, not the invitation. its the first page (left) of the brochure:
parents of the bride: _____
parents of the groom: ______
“to stand as principal witnesses to our exchange of vows”
(+ alot more)
to assist us in out needs
Best men: ___
(& then rest of wedding party)
on the next page (right)
“to light the way”
“to clothe us as one”
“to bind us together”
those who cannot physically celebrate w/us today, we lovingly remember w/a bouquet
hope this helps!
Post # 6
Hello there! My fiance and I are filipinos but we are not including our sponsors in our invites. It is true that traditionally, the primary sponsors, secondary sponsors and the rest of the wedding party are included on the invitation. A lot of filipinos that are in the US are pretty understanding about not including the wedding party in the invites anymore (although I still got the oh-they-didn’t-include-the-sponsors comment, but mostly from older people).
So this is how it goes… Our wedding invites are usually more than just one page. The first page would be the usual invite. We usually put our parents’ names on the invites even if they are not hosting/paying for the wedding. It’s supposed to be a sign of respect. Since your parents are paying, and you might decide to just put your parents’ names on the first page, I suggest that you talk to your fiance first about it. His parents might get offended.
The second page and/or third page would list the officiant, the primary sponsors (ninangs and ninongs), Best man and Maid/Matron of Honor, Groomsmen and bridesmaids. secondary sponsors (candle, cord, veil), flower girls, ring bearer, coin bearer and bible bearer.
Then you can have the other enclosure cards including the RSVP, reception card (a lot do away with this because the reception info is included in the first page), and direction card.
Post # 7
im filipina =)
names on program, not on invite … ive been to at least three filipino weddings in the last year and each of them (as will mine!) had at least 4 sponsor couples!!! (the dj at the last wedding i attended was overwhelmed with how many people he was asked to introduce at the reception!) imagine if you included them in the invite as all “hosting” your event!!
my parents were sponsors at one of them too and aside from having to wear a specified color-dress and walk in their spot with the wedding party, there wasn’t anything they had to do as far as responsibilities. in otherwords, no monetary obligation, just strictly for traditional purposes.
sponsors are acknowleged in the programs. i can pm you pics of previous programs to give you an idea. let me know and hope it helps!!