Saturday, December 19, 2020

50k PHP worth Church Wedding (No Entourage)

Is it possible to have a Catholic wedding on a budget of 50,000 pesos? Yes, we did. Our original plan was to have a civil wedding, but after reading some wedding forums, I discovered that there is a wedding rite for Catholic weddings where you can have a church ceremony without an entourage, just the ceremony itself.

To give you some background, when my husband and I decided to have a simple wedding, we tentatively booked our chosen dates at Manila Cathedral. Manila Cathedral offers wedding rites for as low as 5,000 pesos, but the ceremony will not be held at the main altar. This was fine with us since we only had a few guests. Unfortunately, we missed the seminar because we had to work on the scheduled day, and they only notified us a day in advance. So, we let go of Manila Cathedral and booked the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in MBS, Caloocan City. I was baptized in this church along with my siblings, so it's close to my heart. Another reason we chose this church is that they offer wedding rites ceremonies, which not all parishes do. I tried inquiring at other churches, but they only offered complete packages. So, I suggest you check with your local parish near your place. They might be offering wedding rites.

Another thing to note is that we only had 20 guests, including the photographer and his assistant. We didn't have a program after the ceremony; we went straight to the venue to eat. It really comes down to you and your husband and what you want for your wedding. After all, it's all about what you really want and what suits your personality.

Below is the complete list of expenses we had:


Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, MBS, Caloocan City

Provenciano Restaurant

Wedding Cake sponsored by my Brother


Wedding Expenses in Philippine pesos:

Church- 3000
Nso- 200 each
Cenomar - 215 each
Baptismal A- 100
                    I- 50
Kumpil- 600 each (1200)
Marriage license- 1500
Dress 2200
Polo- 900
Ring- 2550
Provenciano restaurant-15000
Photo- 5000
Dress- 1995
Cocoon hotel- 6300
Van- 3000
Tin can w/ bag- 998
Chocolate- 369
Candy- 105
Curling iron- 700
Shoes- 400
Bouquet- 550
Earrings- 395
TheSpa- 4895

Total: 52,777

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