EVERYDAY: Bridal Shower (Family)


This is the only shower that I was completely aware of. πŸ˜› I think hiding and the concept of surprise is not something my Mom considered. πŸ˜› About 40 days before our wedding, my mom kept asking me of my weekend schedule because she wanted to plan my bridal shower. She was that blunt!! Haha.

Unfortunately, one of the unexpected things happened 15 days before my wedding. My Mom got Shingles! Shingles!!To be honest, I was worried for myself. Have I contracted Chickenpox when I was a kid? No. That’s exactly why I was extra cautious! I’ve seen my classmates before who had the illness, even my siblings. Thus, I know how the battle scars can never be removed and I was only days away!!

My Mom was very understanding. She was thinking of the wedding too but the bridal shower was near and we can’t ignore her sudden shingles. :/ I didn’t want to continue this because I know my mom won’t be there and I know that she was the one who planned everything together with my sister. :/ But she really wanted to throw me a send-off dinner.

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I’m in my staple wardrobe because obviously, it was no surprise. πŸ˜› It was held in a small function room of Mama Lou’s in BF Paranaque. ❀ The room can hold around 15 – 20 people. They still had a table for my gifts and a table for the props and all.

The guests were a bit older than the usual guests during a bridal shower. Thus, the games that my sister planned were games that can be done on paper and while seated. There were: What’s in your bag? How well do you know the Groom and Bride? Guess who, Bride or Groom? Word Search, Bridal Bingo Card. My Mom and Sister also prepared some prizes. ❀ ❀

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I absolutely had the best dinner. ❀ Everything that they served was delicious! and mind you, this is the first ever cheesecake that resonated to me. RESONATED? Hahahaha. My husband is a huge fan of cheesecakes and we would normally order separate cakes but man! The Mango Cheesecake of Mama Lou’s is the bomb!

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After several games and our sumptuous dinner, time to unwrap what they prepared for me. ❀

Thank you Tita Grace & Tita Aileen for the Pillows. Thank you Ninang Irma for the set of Utensils. Thank you Ninang Baby for the Dish Rack, Thank you Tita Evelyn for the matching towels. Thank you Tita Karen and Tita Carol for the cash. πŸ˜›

Thank you Ate Ives for the All purpose Shelves. Thank you to my sister for the set of glasses. Thank you Rox for the Bowl Server. ❀

A special thank you to my sister who planned the games, prizes, decor and even hosted the whole night. Thank you Ate Ivy for co-hosting. Thank you Rox for helping decorate the place and thank you to my brother who drove me and dropped me off.

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Thank you everyone for spending your Saturday Evening with me, for participating in the games and for bringing a little something to help us start our married life. ❀ Thank you. ❀ ❀

EVERYDAY: Bridal Shower (Office)


Okay, I think by now I can say that my husband is very manipulative and a very good liar. NOT. πŸ˜› I sensed this one! — but mostly because I know my office mates. They are a sucker for showers like this, may it be a bridal shower or a baby shower. Plus, I’ve been there. I have been part of the planning group. So yep, guessed this one alright!

To get you in perspective, you have to know that my Wedding was scheduled last November 24 and the Shower happened the Friday, two weeks prior.

First, my colleagues and I already picked the date for our Christmas Party so to get that out of my hair (buying the gift and all), I told them that we needed to pick our Santa Babies already and I need the wish list pronto! (But all of them were saying to delay it by the said Friday – and they were pretty insistent, if I may say). – so that was Hunch 1. Two, one of my office mates were collecting money. For what? Hunch 2.Β  Three, one of hubby’s office mates asked me to bring him to a condominium for his surprise bachelor’s party. (to the same condominium my office mates were talking about for our Christmas Party!) Hunch 3. And to test the waters a bit, I kept dropping hints that I wanted to go home that Friday because I was feeling a bit beat up due to all the wedding preparations. And the event planner in our group is obviously quite pissed. Hunch 4. HAHA.

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Everyone from all sorts of division is here! The night is filled with some dancing, games and a lot of drinking! We started at 8 in the evening so everyone was pretty famished by this time. We ate some good ol’ pasta, chicken, pizza and cake.

First game? No other than the famous Make your own wedding gown using tissue! I know, Sorry Mother Earth for wasting so many tissue. They were supposed to guess which gown I would wear but they both guessed wrong. One of them was off shoulder, and the other, a tube. The team who won was the closest to my neckline.

Mind you, I’m also part of the games. The second and third game was a bit lewd. Teams were divided into two and the two guys will be seating in the chairs with bananas in the middle of their legs and the other group mates will have to finish / eat the banana without using their hands. The other game was the guys will be holding a balloon pump in between their legs and the ladies will have to pump a balloon and pump until the balloon pops. I’m part of the winning team, if you may ask. πŸ˜›

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Of course, there’s pin the dick with my husband’s face on it. There’s a twist of we will be shouting Hot or Cold. Hot if the player is already near while Cold if the player is moving farther away. But the technique is? If the player is moving towards the right direction, SHOUT COLD! Haha. We were so tired from all the laughing when our eldest colleague ended up pinning the dick in a WHOLE DIFFERENT ROOM. Hahaha.

After 5 games, we were pretty pretty exhausted from all the laughing. We took a bunch of pictures and a second round of dinner. πŸ˜›

Let the party begin! Like I said, a whole lot of drinking.

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Thanks to alcohol, I discovered I’m pretty good with cups! Hahaha. There were different levels of tossing the cups and I managed fairly better than the rest. ❀ Hahaha.

I’ll be editing videos from this night. It was so fun! I’ll share them with you once I’m done. ❀ Usually, they are uptight but this night, everyone was out of it. Everyone was dancing and hammered. I had so much fun! Thank youuuuu, guys!

Any memorable experiences from your Bridal Shower Party? Share them with me. ❀ I would love to hear them.

 

EVERYDAY: Bridal Shower (College)


Another win for my husby this day! ❀ I had no suspicions two weeks prior. I even prepared a gift for his colleague’s birthday! The lie? The hubby pointed out that this particular birthday party will be held at this colleagues unit. (the same building where my friend’s salon was).

The husby forced me to check out the salon and little did I know, my blockmates were waiting for me!

I love this cupcakes! You always see lips, boobs, vagina or penis cupcakes! This is my first time to see a cupcake in action. πŸ˜› Since this is pre-dinner, they also prepared a feast of cold-cuts and cheese!

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Look at that spread! ❀ There were moscato, wine and champagnes!

And here it is, the other bride to be! One week apart.

The great part is, it’s my close friend’s salon. It only means, free manicure, pedicure, foot spa and full body massage! ❀ ❀ ❀

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Before I drop so many photos of the said afternoon, here are the two grooms. πŸ˜€

We ended the night with some unlimited Korean Beef Barbecue. ❀

Thank you, J1 Loves. ❀ I appreciate all your efforts! Thank you too, babe.

EVERYDAY: Bridal Shower (Girl Squad)


On the day our Second Fitting, My Fiancee had me thinking we were going to pick up our wedding rings after having it resized. Coming from Pasig, we went all the way to Market, Market in BGC.

After which, the fiancee’s Aunt called that they need to be picked up for some dinner. We went to a condo, thinking we are going to pick up his relatives — and, Ta-duh! SURPRISE!

I’m not going to every single detail anymore. When I entered, there were food, decor and everyone who was there in the fitting, was in the party. ❀ much less, additional guests too!

We played a bunch of games.

Our Good Host Bianca prepared several games such as: Whoever finishes a Jumbo Hotdog lasts will moan aloud, the famous paper Wedding Gowns and fitting a condom in a cucumber using your mouth.

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And thank you to my friends who prepared a little some-some for me. ❀

I’m really glad we are all coming along together. ❀ Thank you so much!

 

EVERYDAY: ALEX’s BRIDAL SHOWER


If you don’t believe in the power of tinder, look at what I’ve been preparing for! It’s for the bestfriend who met her lifetime partner in the app! It’s such a stressful but happy times. ❀ I won’t bore you with so much hullaballoo.

What are the things that we considered:

  1. Attendees (how large is the group? Should we only invite people who are invited to the wedding? Do we do it per group or we make it as one?)
  2. Venue – you get to trim down your choices based on the number of participants. (are they willing to go far? is it within the city? can we do it overnight?)
  3. Activity / Program (Do you want to do it the wild, a spa party, slumber party? a high end lunch / dinner wine reunion?)
  4. Food (a fancy smorgasbord of sandwiches? wine and cheese? pasta or american pizza and pasta?)

THE ATTENDEES – The bride wants 1 party with all of her friends, invited or not to the wedding. We may have encountered several issues such as budget differences from several groups (childhood, relatives, HS, College)

 

THE VENUE – Thor Room, Victoria Court Panorama, Pasig City. It accommodates 15 – 25 pax. They have a sound system or a karaoke if you want.

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THE ACTIVITY –Β Β We have prepared several games such as:

  1. Pin the Dick – I drew a macho guy with a target on the penis area. I also drew cartoon dicks which will be handled by everyone and pin them to the macho guy blind folded. πŸ˜€
  2. Who knows the bride well? – As the Maid of Honor, I asked her 20 questions which will be asked to the whole group with only two options. Participants who will choose the wrong one will do a shot.
  3. Strip Dance – We hired 2 strippers who did a number on us for about 20 minutes and they both agreed to play along with the games that we have prepared.
  4. Eggplant Condom – Each guests will hold an eggplant and place them one by one inside the legs near the groin of the stripper. Place condoms at the tip and wear the condom using one’s mouth like a blowjob.
  5. Body Sticker – I printed out lip stickers, a very small one & placed 20 of them in the most private parts of the stripper. We picked 2 volunteers to find the stickers blindfolded.
  6. How well does the bride know the groom? – The other Maid of Honor asked the groom several dirty questions. If the bride answers it correctly, all of the guests will have to drink. Otherwise, the bride strips.

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THE FOOD – Victoria Court has a package already for food. We got them at Php 5,000 for 20 pax. There’s a corkage for bringing in alcohol but I was able to negotiate it for free. I think as long as your coordinator is aware of the food / drinks you will be bringing in.

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It was fun. We all had fun. ❀ Meet the participants: πŸ˜€

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And ofcourse, our lovely bride, the queen of the night:

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Love you, fart. ❀ ❀ ❀ :*

 

 

EVERYDAY: BRIDAL SHOWER for ANA


THEME: Boho Inspired

VENUE: J. Cuppacakes in SM Jazz Mall

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We printed out name plates for each guests that are carefully seated on top of their plates with floral designs (perfect for the theme) and with the couple’s hashtag. Floral crowns are also placed together with the name plates. ❀

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We made a photobooth frame from illustration board and decorated it with floral designs too with Kiss the Miss Goodbye printed out too.

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We also made a sash for the bride to be. ❀

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Ana’s surprise face. I may not be able to show you the video — but she cried! Mission accomplished!

And just some of the food that we ordered. ❀

Some games fromΒ  our shower: What’s in your bag, Pin the Bra and some Icing on your face.

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Late Lunch for the Bride to be.

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Ana and her table of goodies.

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Some group photos. ❀

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EVERYDAY: BRIDAL SHOWER FOR CARA


1 week notice from Anne Marie and this happened. It will be the first wedding in our group.<3 Surreal.

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Congratulations, braid. :* Β Hoping to finally meet the very quiet and timid Reggie.

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** I don’t even know why very clear and sharp pictures from Iphone appears to be really blurry when uploaded here. 😦

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Beerpong and Condo after. πŸ˜€