(Closed) Ninongs and Ninangs?!?

posted 5 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hi, just saw your post…For us Filipinos i dont think there’s too many Ninongs and Ninangs πŸ™‚ but its really up to you how many you want in your wedding party, you can also try and watch “Filipino Wedding” on youtube just to get an idea….i agree that if you leave someone out, they might get butthurt, what u can also do is just choose the ones youre really close wit n someone u can look up to, if ur doing the filipino wedding ceremony, veil, cord, candle n coins its suggests that u get one for each offerings so u can limit it to 4, i dont think were having ninongs if we do maybe just one pair…i dont think its too late either n i dont think they can say no if theyre asked its like the same concept when ur asked to be a ninang for baptism…hope dat helps…goodluck with everything πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Hi.. haha i agree with Cheryb – as much as possible no limit on the number of ninongs and ninangs for Filipino weddings, surely can list up to two (2) dozens, but the reality is in the pHilippines, only 4 (2 pairs each ninong and ninang) gets to sign on the front of the marriage contract, and up to 8 persons i think on the back of the same, (the rest on a separate sheet, like bond paper.. :D) thus the “limitation” of 2 ninangs and 2 ninongs in many civil rites and weddings back home. For gifts, anything simple and lasting i think, like chime, wine, or Asian gift. You may want to try AsianIdeas.com – all of their products are authentic from Asia, and they also have products from the Philippines like mini butterfly capiz shell chandelier, which makes for a ‘couple gift’ for the couple ninongs and ninangs.:>

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m not Filippino, but I’m a little confused.. My friend is and she asked Fiance and I to be herr sons ninong and ninang.. But i thought that meant Godparents.. But you guys are referring to the wedding party, right?? lol
Sorry if this is a dumb question..  

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@MsHeatFan:  Yes, godparents.. Ninong = godfather, Ninang = godmother. It’s also the same term used for baptismal godparents. πŸ˜‰

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Chingkay:  But what do Godparents have to do with a wedding party? I’m just curious.. 
But it’s funny that you said there can never been enough ninangs and ninongs for Filipinos. cause when my friend asked Fiance and I to be Godparents– along with 8 or 9 other people! lol 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@MsHeatFan:  Primarily, as legal witnesses, and 2nd, to stand as second parents to the couple. Godparents in Filipino weddings are carefully chosen from among those who are special to the bride, groom, the couple, or their families, you can call them the VIP to the wedding, however with the Filipino culture of honoring everyone who is special to them, it boils down to taking almost the whole clan as ninongs and ninangs, but of course, the bride and groom has to trim their list down due to the number of godparents that churches and courts require. Well, yes, in your case 8 or 9 is normal, and big congratulations as being asked as godparent for the baptism is considered as a blessing.:)

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Chingkay:  Thanks love! It’s definitely a blessing… It sucks that mommy and baby live in the Philippines  :[ But being asked in the first place was such an honor 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@MsHeatFan:  You are welcome. πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yay, Filipina bees!! πŸ™‚

 

In it’s true meaning, wedding ninongs and ninangs are those you look up to, who you’ll come to for advise about your marriage, who’ll guide you as a couple when you need it. Doesnt matter how many, but to us it will lose the special title if there’s a lot so we picked only those that are closest to us. Husband picked 1 pair, i picked 1 pair, and they’re not necessarily husband-&-wife pair. So we had total of 2 ninongs and 2 ninangs.

 

We sent them “will you be our ninong/ninang” cards with the actual wedding invitation since we didnt include the entourage list in the invitation anyway.

 

Hope that helps! πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We just chose a “representive” from each family (couple/parents) we and our parents are close to and pretty much askedthem if it was alright… Of course they jumped for joy at the opportunity!!! Love being filipina so much lovvvvve.

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