Forevermore: The Wedding Diary Edition (part 1)
It’s 82 days to go before the Big W, and I guess it’s about time we start chronicling this journey until the much-awaited exchanges of “I do’s” are made.
The truth is, we’ve been talking and planning about this since last year. Naka-ilang palit na rin ata si Cess ng notebook where she scribbles all the checklists of to-dos for this big event. Finally, we have come up with a list that, so far (and hopefully this will be final), includes only 72 people. I think that’s reasonable enough, especially for a couple like us, whose only wish is that this comes to pass in the most memorable way possible, with or without the grandeur and majesty of high profile weddings. Simple lang naman kami ni Cess, and we just wish to spend this moment with the people we hold most dear. If in case you happen to NOT SEE your name in our list (which, as of the moment, is still under the cloak of confidentiality), we hope that you would understand. Thanks a lot.
Well, going back to chronicling this three-month pre-wedding journey, we just paid the down payment for the venue of our reception. We decided to hold the post-wedding gathering at Dreemhaus in Taft Avenue, Manila. A lot of the married couples from our church have held their respective receptions in this place, and we found it out for ourselves why the place comes highly recommended.
Thanks to the good graces of the coordinators, courtesy of Ms. Melai, we were able to get the second floor reception room for a very reasonable price. The room is actually reserved for a minimum guest of 100, and since we were expecting no more than 80, we were already contented with getting the other function room. But the guys from Dreemhaus decided to give us the bigger function, for only a reasonable additional fee, without having to meet the minimum guest count of 100. We also finalized the set menu, and made a few adjustments with regards the arrangement of the table for the special guests. We even had a free dinner there yesterday night, together with our good friend Ms. Yam. The meal was a sumptuous one, indeed convincing as a precursor of more delectable experiences to come on the day itself.
So far, these are just some of the updates on our preparations. The next thing in our list is confirming the entourage and guest list with our Senior Pastor. We would want also to remind him of the schedule of the wedding (he’s really a busy man, and we wouldn’t want the schedule to slip away from his planner, right?), as well the other schedule of our pre-wedding counseling with him (this one very much needed).