The Cost of It All: How Much Is A Wedding in the Philippines?

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A wedding is a magical event that marks the beginning of a forever journey with your loved one. However, while love may be priceless, weddings are not. Getting married is not just the ultimate declaration of love; it’s also a significant financial investment. If you’re newly engaged and stepping into the exciting pre-wedding planning phase, you’re likely wondering, “How much is all of this really going to cost?” Brace yourselves, lovebugs, because we’ve got a comprehensive breakdown of the cost of tying the knot in the Philippines—and yes, we’ll also share some tips for how you can control your wedding expenses.

The Cost of a Church Ceremony

Starting with the church ceremony, venues typically range from Php 6,000 to Php 15,000. This usually includes the use of the altar, a basic floral arrangement, and the officiant’s services. Here’s a little tip: always check the inclusions of the package. This way, you identify what additional elements you’ll need to arrange for a complete and beautiful ceremony. Also, you’ll need to meet several requirements:

  • PSA Birth Certificate: Php 365
  • Certificate of No Marriage: Php 420
  • Baptismal and Confirmation Certificates: Prices vary based on your baptismal church
  • Marriage License: Php 330
  • Marriage Banns: Fees differ depending on the church
  • Pre-Cana/Marriage Preparation Seminar
  • Wedding Permit: Fees differ depending on the church
  • Transportation fees for others:
  • Canonical Interview
  • Confession

 For those tying the knot in Antipolo, you have the option to exchange vows at some of the top wedding churches such as The Parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Transfiguration of Christ Church, and San Pedro Calungsod Church. These picturesque venues provide the perfect backdrop for your momentous occasion.

The Cost of a Wedding Planner/Coordinator

Next, decide if you want to hire a wedding planner or coordinator. A wedding planner helps organize your wedding, offers suggestions, and handles logistics. A coordinator ensures the smooth flow of the wedding day itself, managing tasks from bridal shots to post-event clean-up. Here’s the breakdown:

Wedding Planner: Php 20,000 to Php 100,000, depending on workload and meeting frequency.

Wedding Coordinator: Php20,000 and up. Options include full, partial, and on-the-day (OTD) coordinators.

These professionals can significantly ease your planning stress, allowing you to enjoy your big day to the fullest.

The Cost of Wedding Reception Venues

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A wedding wouldn’t be complete without a reception! Over the years, wedding reception venues have become increasingly creative. If you’re leaning towards an outdoor setting, garden venues are quite popular and safe choices in current times.

Don’t worry about the budget—some garden venues like Jardin de Miramar offer packages, including catering and basic styling, starting at Php 60,000 for 50 guests

Pro Tip: Avail Bridal Sales and Seasonal promotions

For those dreaming of a rustic wedding, Jardin de Miramar’s Ylang-Ylang venue is an incredibly affordable option, starting at just Php 39,000 for weekday events. This charming venue combines rustic elegance with the natural beauty of the outdoors, providing a perfect setting for an unforgettable celebration.

The Cost of Wedding Catering

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Catering Costs Good food and drink are crucial for a memorable wedding. Catering packages in the Philippines generally range from PHP 800 to PHP 2,500 per head, depending on the quality and variety of the menu.

Pro Tip: Attend Food Tasting events at Jardin de Miramar and take advantage of Caterer Deals.

Jardin de Miramar is proud to collaborate with renowned accredited caterers, including Madriaga Catering, Densol’s Catering, Sac B Catering, Chef Maria’s Catering, Hizon’s Catering, and Richgold Weddings, among others. These trusted vendors ensure that your wedding feast is nothing short of extraordinary.

The Cost of Floral Arrangements

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Flowers set the mood for your big day, but they come with a price. For complete floral arrangements—including the bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, church decor, and reception centerpieces—expect to spend between PHP 20,000 to PHP 100,000, depending on the complexity and types of flowers used.

To ensure your day blooms beautifully without breaking the bank, consider booking with Flowers by Edmar. They offer stunning floral artistry at an affordable rate, making your special day both memorable and budget-friendly.

The Cost of Wedding Components

If you want additional features like photo and video booths, here’s what to expect:

Photo and Video: Php 20,000-100,000

Photo and Video Booth: Php 7,000 to Php 10,000

Bridal Car: Php 4,500 to Php 6,000

Wedding Cake: Php 5,000 and up

Professional Wedding Host: Php 15,000 and up

Creative Floral Arrangements: Php20, 000 to Php 200,000

Sound System with Lights and Projector: Php 20,000-30,000

Pro Tip 1: Attend Bridal Fairs like Destinations Bridal Fair, Wedding Bash and The Wedding Library to secure deals and freebies from suppliers.

Pro Tip2: Avail packages from the venues that offer like Jardin de Miramar.

The Cost of The Wedding Look

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From the bridal gown and groom’s suit to hair and makeup, your wedding look is another significant cost. Bridal gowns can cost between PHP 10,000 to PHP 100,000, while suits range from PHP 5,000 to PHP 20,000. Professional hair and makeup services will set you back another PHP 5,000 to PHP 20,000.

The Cost of Wedding Favors

Show your gratitude with wedding favors. These can range from simple tokens like personalized trinkets or candies to more elaborate gifts. Expect to spend around PHP 50 to PHP 500 per guest.

Additional Costs

Aside from the primary expenses, there are several additional costs you need to account for:

Supplier/Crew Meals: Typically PHP 200-500 per head.

Out-of-Town Fees for Suppliers:** Varies depending on location.

Parking Fees: Often PHP 50-150 per vehicle.

Corkage Fees: For bringing in food or alcohol from non-accredited suppliers, usually around PHP 500-3,000.

Additional Pax for Catering Services

Accessories for the Ceremony: Think ring pillows, candles, etc.

Shoes and Other Bridal Accessories:Jewelry, hairpieces, etc.

Tips for Event Staff: Around PHP 500-1,000 per person.

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Pro Tips for Managing Costs

You don’t need to break the bank to have a memorable wedding. Here are some tips to control the costs:

1. Make a Budget: List all potential expenses and allocate a specific amount for each. Stick to this budget as closely as possible.

2. Compare Packages: Different providers offer various packages. Take time to compare and negotiate.

3. Off-Peak Season: Consider getting married in the off-peak season to avail discounts.

4. DIY Where Possible: Invitations, decorations, and even some food items can be DIY projects.

5. Limit Your Guest List: The fewer people you invite, the less you’ll spend on food, seating, and favors.

Let us help you make it memorable without breaking the bank!

In Summary

Navigating the financial aspects of wedding planning can be daunting, but it’s an essential part of creating the day you’ve always dreamed of. Weddings in the Philippines can be a huge financial undertaking, but they’re worth every centavo for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration that leaves you with a treasure trove of memories. With mindful budgeting and prioritization, you can control costs and still have a beautiful, memorable wedding.

Remember, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event meant to celebrate your unique love story—so make it your own.Whether you go all out or choose to be more frugal, careful planning is key.  

Ready to start planning? Let us help you make your dream Antipolo garden-themed wedding a reality at Jardin de Miramar.


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