What do I want to share?!!! Hmmmm let me think…Aha! I want to share my frustrations (on planning our wedding, our lives), triumphs (in getting the supplier/s I love hahaha), happiness, how Rudy and I handle everything being away from Philippines.. I simply want to share the different side of Escie being Rudy’s fiancée..
Wow nice intro, isn’t it?!!
Ito na ung totoong Escie (hahaha dumugo ilong ko dun)..
Planning a wedding overseas is sooooo damn stressful. You really don’t know when and where to start.. When and where did I start? Ah I remember, Rudy proposed to me last October 17, 2007 in Redemptorist Church, Baclaran.. I asked him if I can start immediately the wedding preps.. I was soooo very really (o sobra na talaga ha) excited and we both realized that it was sooo expensive to get married hahaha.. We attended several Wedding Expo and Bridal Fairs in Megamall. Sadly, We cannot afford any supplier that time.. Why?! We are both bread winners and family always comes first.
Luckily, Ate Janine Pascual-Ramos, a friend/officemate of mine from Smart Communications introduced me to the jungle of w@w.. The ever famous WeddingsAtWork.. She was planning her wedding without her husband by her side… since Kuya Wilson is a seaman.. But when she gave me a brief overview about W@W, I was excited particularly how they budgeted everything for more than 200 guests.. And they got the one of the bests (if not the best) in the wedding industry (e.g. Redefine Weddings & An Event to Remember).. Because of her I decided immediately to get them eventhough I haven't met them personally :)
I joined W@W last November of 2007.. What can I say I did progress a lot.. from being a lurker to semi-lurker, then I started asking questions, answering questions, commenting, giving hopes to fellow w@wies and viola I’m now a super duper active member.. I gained friends and I don’t feel all alone in this dilemma hehehe.. And to prove it I got W@W TAGs…
We continue our wedding preparations here in Singapore. To tell you frankly we started serious scouting for suppliers last August 2008. And the very first supplier that we booked was Redefine weddings by Jayson and Jo Anne Arquiza. We met them here at Eunos, Singapore. After I felt the rapport between Rudy and Kuya Jayson&Ate Jo Anne, I decided immediately to book them. Then the rest was history.. Before the end of this month (March 2009), After 7 months of searching I was able to finally complete our POWER HOUSE TEAM...
I'm so proud also that 5 out 10 suppliers from our Power House Team were nominated in the prestigious 2008 SOTY Award. They are K by Cunanan Catering, Redefine Weddings by Jayson & Jo Anne Arquiza, Atty. Raymond P. Fortun, An Event to Remember by Clarice Avinante & Party Pics Live by Nadia Deocadiz. Atty. Raymond Fortun and Redefine Weddings made it to TOP 5.. My congratulations to Mr. Cecilio Abad for winning.. He really deserve it. I want to thank all of my co-w@wies for sharing their comments, rants, appreciation, experiences and everything. I don’t have any idea before but now lots and lots of ideas are flowing from the posts that helped us a lot to finish this task. Who said planning overseas is very hard?! For me its easy like 1, 2, 3 hehehe, not really.. Everything went easy because I have my co-w@wies.. My co-smartees (also w@wies).. My sister, Sha-sha..
I will be forever thankful to each w@wies, especially to Mr. John and Benz Rana for creating this wonderful group.. I will not meet all of our suppliers without this group. Congratulation also for the W@W Ten-Ten-Te-10!!!