Lucky Wedding Dates for 2010

Year 2009 is not even half way over but the Chinese Zodiac has already come up with the lucky dates for a wedding in 2010 (Year of Tiger) ^_^ Please take note of your Chinese Astrology Sign. If you're a Rat, avoid the days mentioned below. Other signs also have exceptions to the lucky wedding dates so pay attention ;-p

EDIT: I'll soon post lucky wedding dates for 2011 and 2012, just bear with me :)

Lucky Days Except for Rat People (Year 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996)

Jan 8 (Fri), Jan 20 (Wed)
Feb 1 (Mon)
Mar 9 (Tue)
Apr 2 (Fri), Apr 26 (Mon)
May 8 (Sat), May 20 (Thu)
Aug 12 (Thu), Aug 24 (Tue)
Sep 5 (Sun), Sep 17 (Fri), Sep 29 (Wed)
Oct 11 (Mon), Oct 23 (Sat)
Nov 4 (Thu), Nov 28 (Sun)

Except for Ox (Year 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997)
Feb 14 (Sun), Feb 26 (Fri)
Mar 10 (Wed), Mar 22 (Mon)
Jun 26 (Sat)
Jul 20 (Tue)
Aug 13 (Fri), Aug 25 (Wed)
Nov 5 (Fri)

Except for Tiger (Year 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998)
Jan 22 (Fri)
Feb 3 (Wed)
Apr 4 (Sun)
May 10 (Mon)
Jun 15 (Tue)
Jul 9 (Fri), Jul 21 (Wed)
Aug 2 (Mon), Aug 14 (Sat)
Sep 19 (Sun)
Oct 1 (Fri), Oct 13 (Wed)
Nov 6 (Sat)

Except for Rabbit (Year 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999)
Feb 4 (Thu), Feb 16 (Tue)
Apr 17 (Sat)
May 11 (Tue), May 23 (Sun)
Jun 4 (Fri), Jun 16 (Wed)
Jul 10 (Sat), Jul 22 (Thu)
Aug 3 (Tue)
Oct 14 (Thu)
Nov 7 (Sun)

Except for Dragon (Year 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000)
Jan 24 (Sun)
Mar 25 (Thur)
May 12 (Wed)
Jun 5 (Sat), Jun 17 (Thu), Jun 29 (Tue)
Jul 11 (Sun), Jul 23 (Fri)
Oct 3 (Sun), Oct 27 (Wed)
Nov 8 (Mon)

Except for Snake (Year 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001)
Jan 25 (Monday)

Except for Horse (Year 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)
Feb 7 (Sun)
Mar 3 (Wed), Mar 27 (Sat)
May 14 (Fri), May 26 (Wed)
Aug 18 (Wed)
Nov 10 (Wed), Nov 22 (Mon)
Dec 4 (Sat)

Except for Goat (Year 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)
Jan 3 (Sun)
Mar 16 (Tue)
Jun 8 (Tue), Jun 20 (Sun)
Sep 12 (Sun), Sep 24 (Fri)
Oct 6 (Wed)
Dec 17 (Fri), Dec 29 (Wed)

Except for Monkey (Year 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)
Apr 10 (Sat), Apr 22 (Thu
May 4 (Tue), May 16 (Sun)
Jul 15 (Thu), Jul 27 (Tue)
Dec 6 (Mon)

Except for Rooster (Year 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)
Jan 17 (Sun), Jan 29 (Fri)
Feb 10 (Wed), Feb 22 (Mon)
Mar 6 (Sat), Mar 30 (Tue)
Apr 23 (Fri)
May 29 (Sat)
Jul 16 (Fri), Jul 28 (Wed)
Aug 9 (Mon), Aug 21 (Sat)
Oct 20 (Wed)
Nov 25 (Thu)

Except for Dog (Year 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)
Jan 6 (Wed)
Feb 23 (Tue)
Apr 12 (Mon)
May 18 (Tue), May 30 (Sun)
Jun 11 (Fri), Jun 23 (Wed)
Aug 22 (Sun)
Sep 3 (Fri), Sep 15 (Wed), Sep 24 (Mon)
Nov 14 (Sun)

Except for Pig (Year 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)
Jan 19 (Tue), Jan 31 (Sun)
Jun 24 (Thu)
Jul 18 (Sun)
Aug 11 (Wed)
Oct 10 (Sun)
Nov 3 (Wed)
Dec 9 (Thu), Dec 21 (Tue)


Davao Wedding Directory :: Reception Venue - Davao Hotels

Most Davao City hotels offer in-house wedding reception packages. The catch is they require a minimum of 100 persons but you can always make deals with the banquet personnel ^_^ The hotel names are linked to their respective websites so just click them to see how the hotels look. Most of the wedding package rates I've listed are from October 2008 except for those with links (updated rates). It's best to call up the hotel banquet office to confirm their current rates, the personnel are always helpful ^_^

If you want to add a Davao City hotel, please contact me. As for Davao City resorts that offer wedding reception packages, I'll make a separate post about them.

Lanang, Davao City
Phone: (6382) 235-0888 :: Fax: (6382) 234-3858

Wedding Reception Packages as of October 2008: as low as P450/pax
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Lakandula Street, Agdao, Davao City
Telefax: (6382) 221-2915 :: Fax: (6382) 221-5748
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123 Crossing Buhangin, Davao City
Phone: (6382) 241-0787  and 241-1883 :: Fax: (6382) 241-0695
Wedding Reception Packages for as low as P33000 / 100pax
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Villa-Abrille Street, Davao City (downtown)
Phone: (6382) 227-7777 and 300-8888 :: Fax: (6382) 227-4333
Classic Wedding Package (P38500 / 100pax)
Romance Wedding Package (P54800 / 100pax)
Platinum Wedding Package (P78800 / 100pax :: Fairytale Motif)
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Camus Street, Davao City (downtown)
Phone: (6382) 221-6430 to 40 :: Fax: (6382) 221-0748
Wedding Reception Packages as of October 2008: as low as P700/pax
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A. Pichon Street (formerly Magallanes St), Davao City (downtown)
Phone: (6382) 221-9040 :: Fax: 221-2431
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Cor. CM Recto and Roxas Streets, Davao City (downtown)
Phone: (6382) 221-0888 :: Fax: (6382) 225-0111
Wedding Reception Packages as of October 2008: as low as P1000/pax
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Palma Gil Street, Davao City (downtown)
Telefax: (6382) 225-8888 and 225-1888
Wedding Reception Packages as of October 2008: as low as P500/pax

Lanang, Davao City
Phone: (6382) 233-2881 :: Fax: 235-0900
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FREE dream wedding from Hizon's Catering!

Isn't that awesome?? Personally, I think this is even better than the free wedding from MySpace unless you wanna be a reality TV star. Hehe! Hizon's Catering is one of Manila's (and maybe the Philippines) top caterers. The company is an off-premise caterer specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events, and was established in 1987. This is the second time they're doing the "Win A Wedding" promo. The first lucky couple to win was Maria Theresa De Lara and Nathaniel Semana. Congrats guys! ^_^ If you wanna be the second couple to have a FREE dream wedding, join in HERE. These are the freebies you'll get:
NICE huh?! These freebies would definitely translate to savings big-time! ;-) All soon to wed couples are invited to join the raffle. No purchase or commitment is required to participate, just fill up their registration form. EASY! The winning couple will be drawn on September 13, 2009. Good luck!!


a cocktail for our 6 months of wedded bliss! ^_^

Take a couple of whole months, clean them thoroughly of all Bitterness,
Rumours, Hate and Jealousy; in other words,
make them as fresh and as clean as possible.
Now cut each month into 28, 30 or 31 different parts...
But don't make up the whole batch at once..
Instead prepare it One Day at a Time.

Mix well each day:
One part of Faith,
One of Patience,
One of Courage,
One of Work,

Add one part each of:

Blend with:
One part Prayer,
One part Meditation
Good Deeds.

Season the whole with:
a dash of Good Spirit,
a sprinkle of Fun,
a pinch of Play
a cupful of Good Humour.

Pour all of this into a Vessel Of Love,
Cook thoroughly over Radiant Joy
Garnish with Smiles
Serve with Quietness, Unselfishness and Cheerfulness --

And you are bound to have a Happy Life!
Happy 6th Wedding Monthsary Labs! ^_^


must-have wedding day photos

One of my closest friends is getting married late this year (or maybe early next year, they haven't decided on the exact date yet, LOL) and she's been asking me for wedding tips that applies to Davao weddings. I even accompanied her to some wedding reception venues as she checked it out. Anyway, one of the stuff she kept asking about was the wedding photography and video. Even though I love to take photos and a bit creative, I'm not really an artist in the real sense of the word. So when she asked me if my wedding photographer takes artistic shots, I couldn't answer her. LOL! I mean, what constitutes an artistic shot? I really have no idea! o_O

So I told her what's important is that the wedding photographer will be able to take the neccessary wedding shots. By "neccessary" I mean the pictures of the bride, groom, both families, the entourage and guests PLUS the moments that define the wedding ceremony and reception. Because we had 200+ guests, I thought that 1 wedding photographer wouldn't suffice. Maybe s/he will but he'll be fatigued and rushing to & fro to get good angles. A rushed photographer is definitely not good so I hired a second photographer. You might want to get one too if your wedding is quite big. Below is a list of photos that your wedding photographer should definitely take. (SOURCE: 50 ‘Must Have’ Wedding Photography Shots)

Wedding Photography Shot List (shots we have are italicized)
Prep Shots - Bride & Groom
The Dress - Hanging or Draped
The North Window Shot - Bride facing out northern most window
Bride walking down stairs (in my case, walking in the hotel lobby, LOL)
Bride looking out ( window or door )
Maid of Honor & Brides Mom - Zipping Dress
Bride Applying Make Up
Grooms Father & Best Man - Attaching Boutonnière to grooms lapel
Groom Checking the Time
Groom with Grooms Men & Fathers (the dads were nowhere to be found, sigh)
Bride with Bridesmaids & Mothers
Bride with Mother & Father ( also grandparents )
Groom with Mother & Father ( also grandparents )
Bride Limo - Groom Limo
Bride & Groom - Exiting Limo ( Bride being helped out )
Church Wide Shot ( with & without guests )
Bride walking down aisle ( side Profile & front )
Father giving away bride
Groom over the shoulder shot of bride ( & vice versa)
Bride & Groom Leaving Church ( receiving line)

Reception/Banquet Hall Outside shot
Food Shots ( cocktail hour, drinks, etc )
Shot of each table full of guests
Shots of Bride & Groom with & without family
Bride & Groom with Bridesmaids & Groomsmen
Bride and Groom Hand & Ring Portraits
Bride & Father Dance
Groom & Mother Dance (we didn't have this)
Bouquet Toss
Garter Belt Toss
Cake Cutting, Bride and Groom Feeding each other
Misc. Guests Dancing
Bride & Groom Eating
Best Man & Maid of Honor Toast/Speeches
Bride & Groom Toast/Speeches
Centerpieces & Flower/Decorations (see pic above)
Guestbook Signatures
Small Children Dancing with Bride & Groom
Bride & Groom’s Parents Dancing ( plus grandparents )
Venetian Hour Photos ( coffee, ice cream, etc )
Bride & Groom giving away wedding favors
Groom Giving Coat to Bride
Bride & Groom “Just Married” Vehicle - Driving Away