Our caterer’s slogan is “Tagaytay is not only for the elite.” True enough, we didn’t spend as much as people think a Tagaytay-wedding cost.
For couples who are hesitant to wed in Tagaytay because you think it might be pricey, here’s our budget that will you tell you otherwise.
Note that you can still reduce the expenses by looking for cheaper suppliers.
1.Venue: Taalena Restaurant
Peso Power: 48,000
Inclusions: The garden area and the lower dining hall. This place is cheaper when availed from L&J Catering.
2. Caterer: L&J Catering (for 80 guests)
Peso Power: Around 50,000
Inclusions: Ceremony set-up with tiffany chairs, styling of reception area with tiffany chairs and centerpiece arrangement, five-course meal, discounted prices for the crew and freebies.
3. OTD Coordinator: ZRM Events
Peso Power: 10,000 (discounted price)
Inclusions: Five coordinators during the day, consultation with Ms. Irene during planning.
4. Florist: Cuatro Hermanos
Peso Power: 7,000
Inclusions: Bouquets for the bride, for 2 mothers, for 3 witnesses (principal sponsors) and for 2 bridesmaids. Also included are flowers for the aisle.
5.Band: Madz and Dzhei
Peso Power: 10,000
Inclusions: Performance of a duo with guitar accompaniment and rendition of 30 songs in both ceremony and reception.
6. Gown and Suit for Bride & Groom: RTW suit and gowns from Divisoria Stalls
Peso Power: 7,000 (Yes! Just 7,000 for the suit and bridal gown)
Inclusions: Bridal Gown with 2 veils, cord, arrhae, free size adjustment and 3-piece suit with necktie.
7. Gowns and Suits for Entourage: own gowns and suits
Peso Power: 0
8. Shoes: Figlia for the Bride and Itti for the Groom
Peso Power: 3,000
Inclusions: A pair of high-heeled silver sandals with crystal adornment for the bride, a pair of silver flats for the bride during reception party and a pair of black leather shoes for the groom. All of these items were on sale. We’re lucky to find them.
9. HMUA: Val Villarin
Peso Power: 15,000
Inclusions: Airbrush make-up for the bride, make-up for the 2 mothers and bridesmaids, grooming for the groom and 2 fathers. Free second look and trial make-up.
10. Lights, Sounds & Projector: Intensity 8
Peso Power: 10,500
Inclusions: Basic sound system, Led lights and projector.
11. Invitation: Sweetscapes Design + DIY printing
Peso Power: Less than 3,000 for 50 pieces
Note: Sweetscapes Design did the design for the invitation for 1,000 PHP. Then we spent around 1,000 for specialty paper and envelopes at National Book Store and 1,000 for printing at a local print shop.
12. Favors: Soaps from Leiania House of Beauty (80 pieces)
Peso Power: 3,500
Inclusions: Whitening and Oatmeal soaps packaged in mesh bags.
13. Photo and Video: 24 Frames Manila
Peso Power: 41,000
Inclusions: on the day coverage of 2 photographers, 1 video grapher, 1 video editor, SDE, prenup shoot, 100 edited photos for wedding album and 40 edited photos for prenup album.
14. Host: Ms. Kris (c/o L&J)
Peso Power: 4,000
15. Crew Meal: Packed Gourmet
Peso Power: 6,500
Inclusions: Solo lunch packs for 40 people. The lunch set includes 1 dish, 2 cups of rice and 1 bottle of mineral water.
18. Preps Venue: View Park Hotel
Peso Power: 30,000
Inclusions: Overnight stay in 1 Family Room good for 10 people, 1 Junior Suite, 1 Premier Room, 1 Deluxe Room, 3 Standard Rooms. We were 22 guests in all with 3 additional children. Breakfast is included.
19. Rings: Gemline
Peso Power: 12,000
Inclusions/ Description: 2-toned Italian gold ring with free engraving
20. Cake: Tourist Cakeshop
Peso Power: 3,000
Inclusion: 2 big layers of chocolate cake with cute toppers
With around 250,000 PHP, Mr. P and I had our wedding exactly where we wanted it to be.