The Cost of Wedding in the Philippines 2016
The road to forever does not come cheap, because before you finally exchange wedding vows with the love of your life, you have to spend a serious amount of money just to celebrate this momentous occasion. If you’re thinking of having a simple and intimate wedding for about 150 guests, prepare to spend around ₱300,000, or more. If you don’t have that kind of money but need to get married as soon as possible, you can also consider to apply for a Citibank Ready Credit cash loan. Because you’ll be spending a small fortune on the following:
Most churches charge a fee from about ₱5,000 to ₱20,000 for weddings. Special discounts are provided if you’re a parishioner, or if you decide to hold the wedding on a weekday. Air-conditioned churches will also charge extra to cover electricity and other operational costs.
If you will hold your wedding ceremony and reception in the same venue, you can save thousands of pesos. At the Mango Farm in Antipolo, Rizal, an exclusive use of their garden venue for 200 guests will cost around ₱84,000 for 7 hours. Should you wish to use the air conditioned glass pavilion and garden, 7 hours will cost you around ₱94,000.
However, for just ₱17,000, you can have the Old World charm and the elegant intimacy of the Casa Manila patio in Intramuros. It can accommodate as much as 200 guests, and the view at night is particularly spectacular.
For your wedding, you want your guests to enjoy the sights and sounds, but most especially the food! There are plenty of caterers that offer sumptuous dishes that can fit your budget. Josiah’s Catering, for example, offers catering packages that start at ₱150,000 for 150 guests. Passion Cooks Catering has catering packages starting at ₱160,000. Queensland Catering has packages worth ₱50,000 for 150 guests. Also take note that the wedding cake is still not included.
Photo and Video Coverage
Your wedding is one of the most unforgettable events in your life. Of course you want to capture the moment forever by hiring the best people to do the job of shooting and photographing everything on that day. Prepare to spend as much as ₱150,000 for a complete package, including extras like wedding proposal video, pre nup video, and same-day editing.
Of course, don’t forget the wedding rings. Depending on your taste and your budget, you can buy an elegant and exquisite pair of wedding rings for as low as ₱15,000. If you feel like splurging, you can get diamond encrusted ones and spend at least ₱20,000 on each.
This includes the wedding dress, the suit, and what the wedding entourage will wear, including hair and makeup. A complete wedding package can cost about ₱20,000 to ₱50,000, depending on the stylist and the number of people he or she will be styling.
Some of the other things that you also need to pay for are wedding invites, souvenirs, flowers, music, planner and host, transportation for your guests and accommodation for your immediate family. You may have to hold a bridal shower and a bachelor’s party before your wedding day, too. If you want to go on your honeymoon right after the wedding, you will have to book for that as well.
It’s very easy to lose track of your budget, especially when wedding planning hits fever pitch. Your original ₱300,000 budget can balloon to a million if you’re not careful. If you do your research and plan your wedding early, you can avail of early bird discounts and special packages.
It’s best if you apply for a low interest personal loan, then maximize and borrow only what you can pay immediately. Because in the end, you can still have your dream wedding without breaking the bank.