There’s something extra romantic in a Filipiniana-themed wedding. The elegance, romance, and homey vibe of a Filipiniana wedding are what makes it special. It is very touching to witness love that honors our Filipino traditions, at such a time when we have access to global trends, and it’s so easy to be biased against our own aesthetic.
Wedding celebrations have continuously evolved and changed into a celebration not only of family and love but also of cultures. So choosing to have a Filipiniana themed wedding is fresh and rooted. Now if you’re starting to plan your Filipiniana wedding, you’re going to want to read about these 4 major key pointers you can incorporate.
Elements of a Filipino Venue
Filipiniana weddings must be incorporated with details that celebrate our heritage and culture. The Philippines is home to a lot of stunning heritage sites and breathtaking beaches so you are sure to find a venue that suits the theme and palette that you have in mind.
Deciding on a venue early on will help you make practical decisions in terms of décor, and give you enough time to give your guests a heads up for any special arrangements, especially for destination weddings! Your choice of venue is vital in adding that special touch for your theme.
Ofcourse, every Filipiniana Themed Wedding deserves a touch of Filipiniana in every wardrobe of the bride, groom, entourage, and even for your guests! Whether you want to go all out on an extravagant Filipiniana wedding gown, or a modern take on it, it will definitely be a statement on your big day. Whether you are seeking a traditional and regal Filipiniana terno, or a chic and practical baro’t saya, you won’t go wrong with going all in for the Filipiniana look. Also, there are so many talented local designers who specialize in Filipino wedding wardrobe so you won’t run out of choices.
Gastronomic Filipino Cuisine
One of the most important parts of your wedding reception is the food. Everyone anticipates the “salo salo” with a sumptuous food. There has to be that noteworthy Filipino menu for your guests. It’s the experience your guests will remember long after. When creating your Filipino wedding menu, you can serve a purely Filipino menu or mix it up with a special meat station and some Filipino fusion dessert. You can be creative with this and enjoy the traditional favorites with Western or Asian fare. All of it depends on your preferences of course, but a taste of your local heritage will likely keep everyone satisfied and will make your wedding an unforgettable one.
Remember, it’s perfectly possible to pull off a fusion cuisine while staying in theme to either a traditional or modern Filipino wedding reception program. Work closely and intentionally with your caterer for dishes and presentation that suits your overall theme.
Being a melting pot of culture, the Philippines has plenty of beautiful traditions, customs, and styles spanning different regions and provinces. One of the most beautiful things about a Filipiniana wedding is the opportunity to honor our culture that have long been passed down from generation to generation. This will definitely feel like home, “very Filipino”. You can incorporate these traditions to your program. It can be a “harana" special number from your groom and his groomsmen, or a the tradition to toss rice grains for prosperity, and wrapping you in a veil and cord (also known as Yugal) for unity, or the thirteen coins (Las Arras) for riches.
To learn more about Filipino wedding traditions, click here.
While there are many popular wedding themes in the Philippines, the love for Filipiniana wedding theme ideas has been on the rise in recent years. Bride-to-be’s and their partner have generations of culture and tradition to find inspiration in. Whether you’re into a Spanish-era look for a Church wedding or perhaps you prefer a modern yet glamorous version of the baro’t saya to go with your groom’s barong for a cozy beach wedding, Town’s Delight can help you achieve your Filipiniana Dream Wedding!
We have embraced our local delights and culture for over 45 years in the wedding catering industry and we are just honored to be part of every wedding that embodies our core, as we value much our Filipino roots. There you have it! We hope that this guide will help you plan the Filipiniana wedding of your dreams. While there are still some restrictions in big events, nothing’s stopping you from starting to plan your big day in the meantime. Enjoy! Mabuhay!