Sunday, May 26, 2013

DIY Project: Free e-save the date cards

Wedding Chicks STD
This was our original STD, things change :-) especially me who is always on a look out for new ideas. I've posted our DIY STD on DIY Project - Wedding stationery

STD Magnet Template
 I am happy with our DIY STD magnets its kinda cute but then again I need a back up plan :-)
Thus, my Googling skills to the rescue and found the following

You could create an account by thru Facebook. They have a lot of FREE STD e-cards and I found one that I could send to my overseas guest

This one is a keeper :-)

This site also offers free e-STD cards that you could send, I found one that I like

Simple and cute, they do have a lot of choices you would definitely find a design that suits you.

Whether I use these cards or not, I did have fun making them.

Wedding Planning Adventure: Wedding Photo Sharing Apps (FREE)

Who doesn't like their picture taken? Well as for me I love it love it, the invention of the camera phone was heaven sent to me hahahhaha, in my not so long ago younger years you could consider me as a camera whore :-) I love taking pictures of myself then but then once you get older you find self photo taking is only meant for the younger ones. I have my poses nailed to the T!! my family and close friends can attest to this, my smile, my angle are the same and now I even have a trick to make myself look smaller in group pics hahahahha next project is how to make my self smaller during solo shots.

So now you know that I love pictures :-) that's one of the reason that getting a professional photographer is not enough I want MORE MORE MORE!! and what other perfect reason to ask my friends and family to take our pictures is during our big day :-)

Now we are tech savvy and almost everyone I know would have a smart phone so I Goggled and found out this cool photo sharing apps and its FREE!!!!

Here are the 3 apps that I've registered in and would do a trial run, I asked some of my family and friends to download the app just to see which one is more suitable and user friendly not unfortunately not all of my family are tech savvy ( like my sistah Chiqui )

This is the first app that I sign up with, I love the interface it could be used by both iPhone and Android phone user, you could make different albums , linked to Instagram and they even send you a personalized photo sharing card to insert in your invitation or put on top of the table to invite your guest to share their photos plus its integrated with The Knot how cool is that!

Then when I was about to download the app, KABOOM!!! its not compatible with my Samsung 7.0 tablet ... this sucks!! but then I am hoping that it would available before our big day.

Reviews from Google Play : Capsule Cam

Wed Pic

I've learned from my previous mistake :-) downloaded the app first then I signed up, I love this app not because its compatible with my tablet but because it has the same interface as and again they give you personalized free photo sharing cards, poster and photo scavenger hunt game :-)

Photo Sharing Card

Photo Sharing Poster

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Like the you could create several albums but at Wed Pic pre set albums with cute icons and there is a slideshow options that you could use during the recpetion, its real time sharing guys!! excited much ( then not sure if our venue has free Wifi, hmmmm got to check)

Reviews from Google Play : Wed Pics

Wedding Party
This is also an interesting app, it could let you download free photo sharing posters and place cards, there is also a slide show option in your dash board but if I need to compare it to the previous 2 apps their interface and design is simple... too simple

Reviews from Google Play : Wedding Party

All apps could send invites to your guest thru email :-)

Now time to snap snap take some pictures and test these bad boys out!

If anyone of you has tried any of these apps please share your experience by leaving a comment below, Thanks :-)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

DIY Project - Wedding stationery

Its been a while since my last post been busy with work that my wedding preps and DIY projects was put on hold :-(
But now am back!!! full force :-)
Planning a wedding takes a lot of time as in 24 hours in a day is not enough so many decisions, good thing that I have some DIY projects to take my mind off those stressful things that comes with wedding planning.
Instead of posting my DIY stationery projects on separate posts, I decided to put them together, so here it goes

Opps! before I forget I have to mention that all clip art that I used was bought from

Ms. Michelle was so nice and helpful it was a good investment she even suggested that I just purchase the clip art since I am quite versed in MS Word, she is thoughtful she helped me save some $$$.  I was able to make tons of stationery using her clip arts and she customized the colors according to our wedding color, Ms Michelle, Thank you :-) you're awesome!!!


Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Wedding Planning Adventure : Sacrament of Confirmation (Kumpil)

I knew where I got baptized, San Agustin Church in Intramuros Manila and I assumed that I got confirmed at the same Church those days a child could get baptized and confirmed at the same time so I didn't even bother looking for the certificate although I knew I saw it somewhere but I just can't recall where hahahaha.. 

Anyways, now that I am getting married and one of the requirements is a copy of the confirmation certificate with an annotation of for wedding purpose only.. so my dilemma starts :-(

All our certificates are in Laguna my mothers hometown and I dont have any intention of rummaging through her things.. It's going to be an emotional task for me been missing Mommy nowadays especially if I need to make any decision with my wedding preps so going to Laguna to find my confirmation certificate is a big NO!!

Jowanness  has also not received the sacrament of confirmation so we decided that we do it together.

With my every trusty lappy... ask Google and GT forum and I shall have answers hahahahha

So here is what I found.

National Shrine of St Michael and the Archangels
Aka Malacañang Church/Villa San Miguel

Address: 1000 J.P. Laurel St. cor. Gen Solano St .
San Miguel, Manila
Tel: 734-1271
Telefax: 736-1105

Confirmation Schedule: 
Thursdays     2:30pm
Sundays 10:00am

Things to Bring:
Original Baptismal certificate
Copy of Baptismal certificate
Copy of Birth Certificate
Sponsors/Witness (Ninong and Ninang) 
Confirmation fee of 600 pesos 
Pen (to fill up the form)

What to do:
Get a form from the guard. Questions include your full name, birthday, names of your parents, date and place of your baptism, names of your sponsors and their address, and your current parish church.

Line-up inside the parish office. A member of the church staff will review your documents -- completed form, baptismal certificate, birth certificate. 

Pay Php600, they will issue a receipt and will also give you a name tag

Proceed to the church for the orientation and follow the instructions of the church staff in terms of sitting and what to do during the mass. This includes when to stand to line up, where to kneel, what to say and when to say it.  
Jowaness and I would be going there this June. Now have to find a Ninong and Ninang :-)