Tying the Knot in 2022: A Quick Rundown of Wedding Expenses

Planning a wedding in 2022
Planning a wedding in 2022

2022 is the year when we see a lot of couples tying the knot because of more relaxed COVID guidelines since the start of the pandemic. Many are taking the chance to finally hold a bigger ceremony with the presence of family and friends. In the list below, we checked the market to give you a rough idea of how expensive it is to get married this year.  

First off, decide what kind of wedding are you planning to do. Is it a church wedding or a civil wedding? The civil wedding is definitely a lot more affordable than a church wedding. If you plan to get married soon and legalize your union with little fanfare, you can opt for a civil union which costs around Php 10,000 at the minimum.  This only covers the official ceremony and the legal documents. If you want a reception in a restaurant or a hotel, prices would depend on the venue and the number of guests.  

In a church wedding, you have more flexibility in terms of choosing a venue and the suppliers for the reception. Depending on how simple or lavish you want the wedding to be, the key here is to find a good wedding coordinator and suppliers that will help you achieve your dream wedding.

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Getting married in a church /nd altar. You would need to book a separate venue for the reception, which would include expenses for the catering and logistics. Catering services usually range would from PHP 50,000 to PHP 300,000 for 150 people.  

The entertainment during the reception is another thing to consider. This includes the host, the sound system, the band/singer, event styling, etc. A DJ is around Php 5,000 to PHP 15,000, while a wedding band or quartet may cost you PHP 20,000 to Php 45,000.  
The photo and video coverage is important in any event, especially in a wedding. Packages usually start from Php 20,000 to ₱100,000 which already covers the whole day and the same day edit.  
The wedding of course could not go on without the ring. A simple pair of wedding rings can cost you Php 15,000 and up. The wedding attires would ultimately depend on the style of the bride and the groom. A wedding dress ranges from Php 5,000 to Php 100,000 while a wedding suit costs around Php 5,000 to Php 13,000. Hair and makeup services can range from Php 1,500 to Php 3,000 per head.

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Flowers, wedding cake, invitations and souvenirs are also a must-have in any wedding. Prepare to spend around Php 5,000 to Php 40,000 for a wedding cake depending on the number of layers. You can go as low as Php 30 to Php 100 per head for the price of the souvenir. Get as creative as you can in choosing the event souvenirs. For the invitations, you have the option to have it printed or just send it online.

In terms of flower arrangements, you have various sets for the entourage (Php 5,000 to Php 10,000), church (Php 7,000 to Php 15,000) and reception (Php 10,000 to Php 20,000). For the bridal car, some car rentals can go from Php 1,000 to Php 12,000 depending on the brand.   

Lastly, the wedding planner is an essential part of every wedding. He or she coordinates the flow of things, contact the suppliers, and ensures that everything is in the right order. Wedding planners normally charges from Php 10,000 to Php 50,000 depending on the tasks they have to do. Wedding coordinators meanwhile charge from Php 1,500 and up. 

These are just some of the basic expenses of a typical wedding in the Philippines. This doesn’t cover miscellaneous fees such as meals for suppliers, gifts for sponsors, payments for out-of-town photoshoots, setup fees, etc. Weddings today could be quite costly with all the rising prices in the market. Before you set the wedding date, make sure to talk to your fiancé about how you want to tackle the finances of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

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Where to get married and spend a lifetime together? 

Batangas is a favorite destination for weddings because of its nice nature vibe and its proximity to Manila. From a beach wedding to a ranch-inspired venue, you’ll find many different set-ups in the friendly province of Batangas.  

Apart from the wedding, couples should also consider having their own property now that they are husbands and wives. If you are looking for a sound investment for the future, Batangas has loads to offer. Businesses are on the rise because of its thriving economy. The province is a favorite destination for tourism and leisure due to a number of beautiful attractions located in the city. Batangas is a known for beach resorts, historical landmarks, churches, and the famous Taal Volcano. Other industries such as agriculture and fisheries are also paving the way for more growth opportunities and development. With its stellar economic performance, Batangas is regarded as the next big thing in the South.  

Looking where to spend your lifetime together? Batangas is worth considering because of its competitive market and geographical advantage. You can reach the province in about two hours’ drive from Metro Manila through SLEX and STAR Tollways.  

A first-class province in Southern Luzon, a lot of multinational companies like BPOs (Business Processing Outsourcing) and IT firms are present in Batangas. Lipa City, one of the key cities in Batangas, is identified as one of the Next Wave Cities by the Commission of Information and Communication technology. This fast-emerging key city has a growing business process outsourcing industry in the South and was named one of the Top 10 cyber growth corridor in the Philippines. 

Because of these developments, real estate has become in-demand in Batangas, making it a hotspot for property-seekers. It is also an ideal to place to settle because of its well-performing economy and friendly people.  
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Located in Barangay Buli, Taal, Batangas, this house and lot for sale in Batangas is strategically found near essential establishments like business centers, shopping malls, schools, hospitals, churches, and major transportation routes. Tourist destinations are also highly accessible from this Camella property. Recreational activities such as heritage tours, mountain hiking, marine diving, food tripping, beach hopping, glamping or a pilgrimage are now possible anytime.    
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