A is for Address - We need your
postal mailing address so that we can mail the cloth you will need for
your clothes. If you haven't given this to us yet, please do so at
once. Cloths will only be sent to the Bestman, Groomsmen,
Matron of Honor, Bridesmaids, Bearers, and Flowergirls. As for
Sponsors, Secondary Sponsors, and the Liturgical Entourage, please refer
to the FAQs for more information about what
you can wear.
|B is for Boy's Clothes -
The boys (Groomsmen and Bearers) will each receive a light brown cloth for their barong and
another dark brown cloth for their pants. The light brown
cloth for the barong will already have the embroidery stiched on.
Your barong will sport a Chinese collar. Please have your
tailor pattern the details after the image shown here. You can click on
the image, and it will open in a separate and bigger window so that
you can see the details better. Please don't let
the image confuse you that you end up using a white
cloth for the barong. Again, you will use the light brown
cloth we will provide to you. No white cloth will be provided
to you. Only the Groom will be wearing a white barong.
The pants will have a plain front. No pleats. No
cuffs. Please wear brown shoes.
C is for Confetti - After the mass and the recessional, Bella
and Shelley- you guys will need to distribute confetti cones to the
wedding guests. There will be confetti stations outside the
church. Then please come back when you're done as we will be
taking pictures of the entourage inside the church.
C is also for Church Rehearsal - Both the Wedding Entourage and
the Liturgical Entourage are requested to attend the church rehearsal.
To get the rehearsal done in record time, we'd like to keep the attendees
to a manageable number. As such, only members of both entourages
are required to be present. The church rehearsal will be on March
2, 2012, Friday at 5:00 PM. We're making it a bit late for the sake
of those flying into Boracay only on that Friday afternoon.
D is for Dinner Chill-out
- As a way of expressing gratitude to people who've joined the
Wedding Entourage (Principal Sponsors, Veil/Cord/Candle Sponsors, Best
Man, Matron of Honor, Groomsmen, Bridesmaids, Bearers, and Flowergirls) and
the Liturgical Entourage (Lector, Readers, and Offertory Sponsors),
Charie's parents are hosting a dinner buffet for all 46 of you at
Willy's Resort in Station 1. This will happen right after the
church rehearsal. It will be pretty informal, so don't break out
your suits and gowns yet. Flip-flops a must. We'll all just
walk from the church to Willy's as they're literally only a few steps
E is for Event Management
- If you need help with anything during the wedding (Ring Bearer lost
and/or swallowed the ring, Bridesmaid's dress tore, someone's throwing up in the bathroom, a guest is doing the
Cha Cha all wrong, etc.), please find Amanda Tirol, our event
coordinator, right away. Amanda has heartily agreed to take away
the Groom's and Bride's headaches for that day. If you can't find
Amanda, she will have staff members flittering and fluttering throughout
the day. You can approach them as well.
F is for Floor Runner - After the Wedding Entourage enters the Church- Mikki and Dennis- you guys would be in charge of unrolling the runner.
Once you reach the closed doors of the church, just go around the pews
to get back to your seat. The church doors will then open, and the
Bride will begin her processional.
F is also for Flowers - Since they will all be getting ready at
Shangri-La and will be taking preliminary pictures there as well, our florist will deliver flower accessories to Shangri-La
for the following: Groom, Bride, Parents of the Bride, Best Man,
Matron of Honor, Groomsmen, and Bridesmaids. Please make sure
that you do not accidentally forget your flower pieces at the
On the other hand, our florist will deliver flower accessories at Holy
Rosary Church for the following: Principal Sponsors, Secondary Sponsors (veil, cord,
candles), Bearers, and Flowergirls. Please note that members of the
(Lector, Readers, and Offertory Sponsors) will not receive any flower
|G is for Girl's Clothes
- The girls will each receive a yellow cloth for their dress and
another dark brown cloth for their accents (belt/sash, slip, and other
accents like flowers or bows). Feel free to inject your own
ideas and personalities into the accents (wider belts/sash, hair
ribbons, etc.). Please don't let the image on
the right confuse you that you end up using the brown cloth for the
dress itself. Again, the brown cloth will just be for accents.
The dress itself will be yellow.
There will be 3
Bridesmaids from the Groom's side and 3 from the Bride's. Each
set of 3 should coordinate amongst themselves about which one will
sport which style. You can choose from the 3 styles shown in
the image here- halter, boat neck, or strapless. Each of the 3
Bridesmaids should have a different style. The length of the
dress should be right below the knee.
Flowergirls can choose any style from the image, but the lower
part of their dress will have tulle and so will be more bouffant.
Their dress will be ankle-length.
We will provide matching dark brown shoes for all the girls.
Please trace your foot size on paper and scan/email that out to us.
H is for Hair and Makeup -
Victor Ortega Salon will be available for hair and makeup services.
The cost is PHP 1,500 for both services. Likewise, the Bride's
cousin, Aline Inciong, will be available too. Aline's hair and makeup
packages start at PHP 1,000. If you want to do your
own hair and makeup, that is fine as well. Please let the Bride
know weeks beforehand if you want to avail of hair and makeup services
so that appointments can be made.
All the girls will need to get ready and
get dressed in Shangri-La. Please plan to be at the Bride's villa
at 10:00 AM. There will be brunch as well. Picture taking of
the female entourage begins at 1:00 PM. The girls then
leave together for the church at 2:00 PM.
All the boys will be getting ready in the Sinta Room near the Courtyard. Please be there at 11:00 AM.
Brunch will be available too. Picture taking for the male
entourage begins at 12:00 PM. The boys then leave
together for the church at 1:30 PM.
I is for Ice Water - Kuya Ardie and Timmy, since the male
entourage will be at the church at around 1:45 PM, you will be in charge
of distributing bottled ice water and entourage sheets to the guests
that are already there. Hopefully, these will help them beat the
heat and humidity. The entourage sheets that double as fans will
help the guests know who's who when the processional begins.
J is for Jigsaw - It's a puzzle alright. So for all
our benefits, let's keep in mind the flow of the church and reception
ceremonies. Here is how the pieces fit:
1. Processional - Take your proper place so that the line
can start moving. If you don't know your spot, you either a) did
not attend the church rehearsal the night before; or b) had too much
mimosa from that morning's brunch.
2. Bride's Entrance - After the runner is laid, Charie and
her parents will do their thing.
3. Church Ceremony - This is the mass itself and the
4. Recessional - Immediately after the church ceremony, the
Groom and Bride will lead the recessional with the rest of the entourage
and the wedding guests right behind them. Eric and Charie will
stop by the church doors and will then have the chance to- for the
first time as a married couple- greet everyone as they exit out.
5. Picture-taking Session - After the greeting line is
exhausted, we all head back inside the church and break out the cameras!
Principal Sponsors, please note that it is around this time when
coordinators will lead you away to a nearby nifty little area where you
can sign the wedding contract.
6. Confetti Throwing - The couple exits the church.
7. Picture-taking Session (Hotel) - After the confetti
throwing, the entire Wedding Entourage needs to immediately go back to
the hotel. We will take further pictures of the entire wedding
party there. The wedding guests will be enjoying cocktail
hour at this time, but it's important that we start promptly so they
don't wait too long for us.
8. Reception Entrance - To start off the reception, the
Wedding Entourage and the couple will be introduced. Again, we all
need to take our proper places in the line.
9. First Dance - The couple takes the floor.
10. Dinner - We all didn't have a proper lunch and didn't get to enjoy
the cocktails. This is when we get even.
11. Speeches - Matron of Honor and Best Man- it's both your
12. Bouqet and Garter Toss - Please help us out in inviting
single males and females to participate in this activity. We'll have a
little twist to this though. Details on the day-of.
13. Cake-Cutting - And cake-eating!
14. Closing - The couple offer their thanks and what-nots.
K is for Keeping Guests Busy - Koko and Ohgie, before the church
ceremony begins, you guys will be distributing game cards and pencils to
the guests. It's a pretty fun (we think!) and low-key activity to
keep the guests busy while they're waiting. The game continues on
during cocktail hour so they don't get bored while waiting for the
reception to begin. You two guys better understand the dynamics of
the game really well so you can answer any and all questions! :)
Don't worry- you won't be managing/hosting the game. You basically
just have to distribute the items, answer questions from confused
guests, and they're on their own! And we'll certainly prep you
during the dinner rehearsal.
L is for Lines and More Lines - We would like to have a
proper Communion Line. Isay and Jeanette- before communion begins,
please immediately stand up by the side of each pew on the first row.
You will then usher that first row to form two lines. Once the
first row is in line, move back to the second row and usher them into
the lines as well. And so on and so forth.
Izza and Pam- we will need your help with the Recessional Line.
It's almost the opposite of the Communion Line where you would
have to position yourselves near the last occupied row of pews. You
will not be ushering anybody out of their rows. But basically, you
want to make sure that no other guests or members of the entourage get
up to leave before the Groom and Bride make their exit. Your
position near the last occupied pews will give you an ideal spot to see
the guests and stop them (if necessary) from exiting. The Groom and
Gride will be followed by the occupants of the first rows of pews,
followed by the second, and so on and so forth.
M is for Measurement - We guess most of you will have a
professional seamster/seamstress measure you for your clothes. But
for entourage members who reside outside the Philippines but will still
have their clothes made in the Philippines, please take your own
measurements and either Facebook or email Charie your numbers.
When you get to the Philippines in February or March 2012, your
dress/barong will be ready.
Here you go, girls.
|1. Shoulder to
shoulder: Measure in a straight line from the outer edge from one
shoulder to the other.
Under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest (usually on
your nipple area). Wrap the tape around your back and forward to the
fullest part of your bust.
waist: Around the narrowest part of your torso. This is one of
the areas we tend to pull in when itís exposed. That's natural. But
we need to find the exact waist measurement, so avoid holding your
Measure around the widest part of your hips (usually the area where
your hip bones are located). This should be done with your feet close
Measure from your natural waist down to your crotch. Hold the tape a
little loose, gently pull it through the legs (from your crotch,
between your legs) and up to the same level as your natural waist.
For ankle-length dresses, measure from crotch to the inside of your
ankle. For tea-length dresses, measure from crotch to just below your
Boys, here's your guide. (Images below borrowed from
Measure around the lower part of your neck, placing
one finger between tape measure and neck.
Measure from one edge of the shoulder
to the other, across the back. If you are wearing a shirt that
fits well, measure shoulder seam to seam.
around the fullest part of the chest.
around the fullest part of the waist.
around the fullest part of your hips.
||Measure around your
N is for No Need - Because of van allocation logistics,
there will be no need for the following to first go to Shangri-La where
the Wedding Entourage is getting ready. They can just go directly
to the church from their respective hotels. These include: 1)
Liturgical Entourage (Lector, Readers, and Offertory Sponsors) ; 2)
Principal Sponsors (Ninongs and Ninangs) ; and 3) Secondary Sponsors
(Veil, Candle, and Cord Sponsors). Likewise, Bearers
and Flowergirls can go straight to the church as well. Even if
these kids are part of the Wedding Entourage, it will be hard to separate
them from their parents for more than a couple of hours.
This is as far as the alphabet will take
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Thanks, you guys!