Wedding Preparation: Have You Found The One? (Part 1)

beach, california, couple

Before planning to step your relationship into the next level, have you ask yourself if you finally found ‘the one’? Deciding to tie the knot is never an easy task so you must first assure that everything falls in the right place with the right person.

Planning your romantic garden wedding in Tagaytay, beach wedding in Batangas, or a wedding in a famous church in Manila is much enjoyable when you’re planning it with your ‘the one’. So here’s a checklist that will help you determine if you are ready to settle with him/her.

He/She Talks About Future With You
Your special someone would talk about your future together whether in a form of joke, serious discussion or it just pops out during a conversation. This person see his/her future with you and you and is looking for your reaction and plans as well.

You Build Dreams Together
You know you’ve met the one when you are already building your dreams together. It doesn’t matter if you’re in different field or different interest, what important is you think about each other’s dreams, you take consider and build one big dream together.

Opens Up About Relationship Problems (and solve it with you)
Problems are usual in every relationship. Sometimes, the other one tends to hide it and you’re lucky if you found the person that thinks that problems is just a simple talks to solve. Communication is a great ingredient to keep the relationship warm. Problems should be talked about and solved together with your partner.

He/She Seek Advices From You
Personal problems also pop out and your partner should be one of the trusted persons to be with you whatever happens. Remember that in a relationship, you will step up, grow up and move up together. Not only you, not only your partner but the both of you.

There is No Competition Between the Both of You
It doesn’t matter if the other one receives more academic awards than you, or the other one has a higher salary than you. Your relationship is not a competition, it is where both you should exceed.

Your Partner Knows How To Make You Happy Naturally
When the relationship has a deep connection, they know each others want and needs. Same thing in making your partner happy, it is an effortless way.

He/She is Your Motivation
Whenever you have so much work load or problems, he/she is the first person to think of, why you’re pursuing that career, why you’re working hard. Your partner serves as your motivation and inspiration and the main reason why you’re waking up in the morning.

Every Little Thing Matters
Your partner is sensitive enough to know the little details. Your sudden change of mood, the scar in your skin or anything because he/she cares about you more than you know.

You’re Not Chasing the Relationship Potential
A well-matured couple doesn’t need to chase what should be or what could be in a #RelationshipGoals. You and your partner know each other more than anyone else. Don’t force anything and don’t be pressured just because other couples are doing it.

Have you checked all the items above? Wait for the second part of this article to complete your list. Remember, this is just written to help you decide and at the end of the day, just follow your heart and whatever makes you happy!

Wedding Playlists That Can Make You Fall In Love All Over Again

bride, couple, girl

It’s your wedding day and you can’t feel anything but mixed emotions. The laughters you’ve shared, the love that you build together, the challenges that you both conquered and the people you both care about finally fall into the best day of your life.

Let your wedding guests be mesmerized with these special moments by playing special songs, the songs that remind every one that love is a language that can be spoken with music. In this article, we’ll give you list of love songs that you can play during your big day whether if it will be garden wedding in Tagaytay or a beach wedding in boracay.

Here’s the list;

1. Your Love – Juris

You’re the one that never lets me sleep
To my mind, down to my soul you touch my lips
You’re the one that I can’t wait to see
With you here by my side I’m in ecstasy.”

Do you feel the same way with your love one? Add a little more with “Your love is like the sun, that lights up my whole world, I feel the warmth inside. Your love is like the river, that flows down through my veins. I feel the chill inside.”

That is so sweet to see while walking down the aisle.

2. You and Me – Lifehouse

“And it’s you and me and all of the people
And I don’t know why I can’t keep my eyes off of you.”

A song that never goes old and leaves our heart pounding.

3. I Do – Colbie Calliat

“It’s always been about me, myself, and I
I thought relationships were nothing but a waste of time
I never wanted to be anybody’s other half
I was happy saying I had a love that wouldn’t last
That was the only way I knew ’til I met you.”

The song’s title is very timely on your wedding day, right? If you want to lessen the tension of your emotion, why not having a song with a beat that can let your guest do some moves?

4. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

“So I won’t hesitate
No more, no more.
It cannot wait,
I’m sure.
There’s no need to complicate.
Our time is short.
This is our fate,
I’m yours.”

The upbeat music and the lyrics of song not only gives ‘kilig’ but also let’s your guests sing with you.

5. Best Day of my Life – American Authors

“I’m never gonna look back
Whoa, I’m never gonna give it up
No, please don’t wake me now.
This is gonna be the best day of my life.”

Of course! It’s the best day of your life!

6. All of Me – John Legend

‘”Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections.”

The rich and soulful voice of John Legend adds sweetness to this song.

7.A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

“I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid.
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more.”

This is probably one of the most famous songs on the list. Would you not wait for true love?

8. Marry Me – Train

“Marry me
Today and every day
Marry me.”

A sweet message for your one and only. <3

9 I Love You Always and Forever – Marion Aunor

“Everywhere I will be with you
Everything I will do for you
I love you always forever
Near and far, closer together
Everywhere I will be with you.”

The beat and the lyrics if this song can set the mood of your wedding. You and your guests can dance to it too.

10. The Luckiest – Ben Folds

“And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest.”

Have you watch the movie “About time”? This song will always be remarkable.

11. Your Theme Song

Save the last song for the best. Think of the song that reminds you of how you’ve met years ago or it can be a song that he/she used to sing for you. Reminisce, feel the love and remind yourself that this is the best day of your life. You’re finally here and indeed, the luckiest person on that day. Cheers and congratulations!

 

 

Fun and Exciting Team Building Games Ideas

action, activity, adventure

 

Team building activities give good momentum to every member of your organization. They offer a great opportunity for communication and better understanding between every member. After you choose your team building venue in Tagaytay, it’s time to come up with the most exciting part, your games!

Gather all your members now as we list down some fun team building game ideas, both indoor and outdoor:

Indoor Activities

1. Game of Creativity
Participant: 2 to 3 groups with equal members
Tools Needed: A random list of objects
Game Instruction:
One at a time, a member of each group will pick a word from a list of random objects. After picking a random word, he/she has to go up in front and demonstrate its use. The rest of the group will guess what the player is demonstrating. However, the demonstrator cannot speak, and his/her demonstration must have creative and wacky twists.

Game goal: This exercise can boost everyone’s creativity and innovation.

2. Personal Test
Participants: All employees
Tools Needed: None
Game Instruction:
This game must be prepared the day before. Each member must write 3 different facts about them in separate papers. These will be folded and put in any container. On the team building day itself, each player will pick 3 papers and determine which member best describes the fun facts they picked. After guessing, whether they’re right or wrong, the player whom the facts described will stand in front and tell a story of why they wrote them.

Rule: The person who will keep the fun facts must ensure that there no member has the same description.

Game Goal: This team building activity will let each member of the team know each other better.

3. Clients Scenario
Participants: 2 to 3 group with 5 members
Tools Needed: List of possible problems encountered by the company clients
Game instruction:
Possible problems are written on a piece of paper and will be given to each group. These will depend on the company industry. One at a time, each group will present the possible solutions they picked. Other groups may ask questions to other groups. The team leader will then decide which group presented the best solution.

Game Goal: This team building activity will enhance the problem solving skills and creativity of each member.

4. Blind Drawing
Participants: Groups of two
Tools Needed: Pen, Papers, a Picture (Any random photo)
Game instruction:
Have each person sit back to back. One will hold a picture, and the other person will hold a blank sheet of paper and a pen. The person holding the photo must not show it to their partner. Instead, he/she will describe the image (without using words that will give it away), while the other will draw what is being described.

For example, the photo is a cat standing on a bench. It can’t be described as “draw a cat standing on a bench”. Instead, use other terms like “On the upper left, there is a straight line with a curve linings on the edge”, etc.

In the end, the partner will view the original photo and the drawing.

Game Goal: This team building activity helps improve the communication skills of each group.

Outdoor Activities

1 Island Hunt
Participants: Group with equal members
Tools Needed: None
Game instruction:
Assume that you’re on an island. You’re all stranded and no one will pick you up unless you give them a signal. The team building venue serves as the whole island. Each member will pick at least 3 things in the “island” that they think will save them. After hunting, each team will explain why they came up with those things.

Game goal: This team building activity helps in improving members’ problem solving skills along with their creativity.

2. The Perfect Shape
Participants: All members
Tools Needed: Cotton for blind folding, long rope
Game instruction:
There must be one leader. He/she will then gather the team into circle and put on blindfolds to everyone. Then, they must take the long rope with the ends tied together, and place it on each member’s hands for them to hold it. The team leader will instruct them to form a shape (ex. square, triangle, etc) without removing their blindfolds.

The team leader can add twists to the game. For example, members are not allowed to speak.

Game Goals: This team building activity helps with both communication and leadership skills. There will be one member of the team who will inevitably want to take charge and communicate the directions.

3. The Field
Participants: Groups of two
Tools Needed: Any random objects (ex. bottles, clothes, etc.) and a masking tape
Game instruction:
Find an open space. Each edge of the open space must be surrounded by masking tape, it could be a circle or square). After taping, scatter the objects inside the shape. Have everyone paired up, one will be outside the shape, while the other one will be inside and blindfolded. The person outside the shape must lead the other one inside to get those objects, using only verbal communication. The blindfolded person cannot speak at all. To add a little twist, create specific routes that the blindfolded person must walk on.

Rule: The person outside cannot step inside the shape.

Game Goal: This team building activities helps build trust, communication and improve listening skills.

4. Jog the Memory
Participants: Groups with equal members
Tools Needed: Boxes
Game Instruction:

Each group will be given time to find objects. It can belong to them. At least 20 are required for this activity. Then, they must put them all in a box. The boxes will be switched with the other group. Each group will be given 20 seconds to stare at the box and remember the objects they see. In 60 seconds, the other groups must list down the objects they saw in the box in a piece of paper. The score will depend on the names of the objects the other team put inside.

Game goal: This team building activity will enhance the memory of each member and improve their teamwork.

5. Acid Walk
Participants: 6-10 members in a group
Tools Needed: Hard objects they can step on.
Game instructions:
Line the hard objects closely together. These will serve as the members’ steps for a specific destination that the team leader will decide. While holding hands, the first person in the group will act as a leader who will guide his/her members to reach their destination. The team that walks together in proper coordination wins.

Game Goal: This team building activity will help develop cooperation and synchronization with each team member.

Hope you all have fun in your team building games!

Tagaytay Wedding Themes and Ideas

candles, catering, celebration

Planning to tie the knot with your ‘the one’? Congratulations! Not all people are lucky enough to find their forever! Now let’s roll our sleeves and focus on your wedding plans.

Now that you’ve decided to hold your wedding in Tagaytay, you can cross that out in your list. It’s time to sit down and talk about your wedding theme. Choosing a theme for your wedding is a little daunting at first so let us help you decide by giving some ideas that you can consider.

Theme Color
Though this is not unique in weddings, selecting the perfect color for your theme is not easy. If you love colors and already eyeing to choose your favorite one, then go for it. On the other hand, if you and your partner are thinking about different colors, make sure these are complimenting and will not ruin the look that you want to achieve. You can use swatches and ask the help of your stylist to help you decide.

Garden Wedding
Your wedding venue must go hand-in-hand with your theme. Since you choose a Tagaytay City as your venue, make the most out the greeneries it boasts. A garden wedding is a perfect choice for this setting so make sure that your flowers, ornaments, and other decorations will enhance the beauty of nature.

Movie / TV Series
Are you both a huge fan of movies such as Twilight, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Game of Thrones? Why not consider a movie or a TV series as a theme for your wedding? This is something different from the usual weddings but nowadays, incorporating your hobbies and interests with your theme will surely make you a unique and creative couple. Now that’s a statement!

Cinderella / Snow White Wedding Theme
Don’t worry! Women are not the only one who will enjoy these themes, everyone does! This is your chance to be the princess and prince in your big day. Transform the venue as your castle, with the other prince and princesses and the parents as the king and queen of the event. Sounds just like a fairy tale coming true, isn’t?

Vintage Theme
Are you a fan of the Victorian era fashion? How about if we travel a little closer and have Great Gatsby themed wedding? Don’t worry about sweating with your clothes. Tagaytay is a perfect wedding venue for this types of themes. The city always provides a cool breeze and clear sky for you and your guests to enjoy. So don’t forget to wear that glamorous wedding gown with a smile because that will be the best accessory that you can wear on your most special day.

These are just some of the themes that will look amazing for your Tagaytay wedding. There are plenty of choices and you will always have the freedom to tweak and give it your own twist. Enjoy your wedding day! Best wishes!

Planning a 50th Wedding Anniversary Party

 

50

So you might be planning to have a surprise 50th anniversary party for your parents or maybe they asked you to plan it for them as they have been waiting for this event to come. Don’t be afraid as planning a golden anniversary can be simple. Just make sure you plan ahead and follow these tips:

 

Choose a venue

When you finally settled on a date (either the exact wedding date or close) it’s time to book a venue. This 2017, it’s predicted that a lot more couples will have a Tagaytay wedding due to its beautiful scenery, the cold breeze it provides and the fact that’s it’s only a 2-hour drive from Manila. It’s also nice if you like to plan it outdoors if you want more space and creativity.

 

Guests List

Consider how big you want the party to be, and then start writing the guest list. List down the important people first such as close friends, relatives etc. Then add the other guests if you can still accommodate. Have a minimum and maximum number of attendees and use it as guide in creating your guest list.

 

Plan food and beverages

Since it’s a golden celebration, expect guests from different ages. So, picking out food and beverages will be tricky as you need to satisfy everyone. Consider picking out healthy foods for the seniors, a little meat and beef for adults, and sweets for the kids. Pasta and wine is always a safe and delicious choice.

 

Invitations

Celebrations like these needs to be have more effort. Even though email and social media is already a thing, it’s still better to hand out invitations personally or via snail mail, they’ll appreciate it more. Plus, most of your guests are probably not tech-savvy especially if they are your parent’s friends. Just be creative and put some effort to the invitation. Also make sure that you remind your guests about the attire, theme, location, date and if they need to bring anything. And don’t forget to remind them to RSVP so you’ll know how many people will come.

 

Decorations

Minimalism works, especially at golden celebrations. But if you have nice decorations in mind then why not go all out? Just remember to consider the couples who are celebrating, your guests and theme (if any).  Tip: Anniversaries are meant to celebrate the years of marriage. Why not gather all their sweet moments in either photo or video and remind them the reason why they got married (and lasted that long) in the first place.

 

Toast and Tributes

Toasts and tributes are two of the highlights of the party. Arrange at least 2-3 days in advance for that person (or a few numbers of people) to give a toast. Make sure to have a non-alcoholic option for toasting as not everyone drinks.  Have a blank journal too where people can leave a message for the couple since not everyone can give their own toasts.

 

Capture the moment

Today is the age of technology, even without a professional photographer, almost anyone can take a picture. Though, it’s still best to hire a professional since they can capture the best moments of the wedding, like they say, leave it to the experts.

 

Planning a golden anniversary is much like planning for a wedding minus the ceremony. You can be as creative as you want to be but keep in mind that this celebration is about the couple and their years of romance. If it’s not a surprise, don’t be afraid to ask them what they want. Good luck!