Seven Reasons To Say “I Do” in the Philippines


January 2010

There are as many reasons to go for a wedding or a honeymoon as there are islands in the Philippines. With 7,107 islands, a culture that is a blend of the best of the East and West, and a wedding industry that has been recognized and has received numerous accolades from different parts of the globe, the Philippines is the perfect place to start a lifetime of wedded bliss.

Here is a checklist of the reasons why the Philippines is one of the best places in the world to say “I Do.”

1. Filipino Customized Service

With the Filipinos’ attention to details, impeccable work ethic, and professionalism, a couple can rest assured that their wedding preparations are well taken care of. Couples need not lose precious time and effort worrying about wedding minutiae as Filipino wedding and events planners boast of top-of-the-line service which oftentimes is customized to cater to particular needs and requests.

2. Filipino joie de vivre and Hospitality

With the Filipinos’ well-known culturally-imbedded trait of openness, warmth and goodwill, plus the inherent Filipino “joy of life” as seen in gatherings and celebrations, a foreign couple’s wedding in the Philippines will feel like a celebration with their friends and loved ones in their own home.

3. Value for Money

A couple can have their dream wedding in the Philippines without going broke after exchanging their vows. With the favorable peso-dollar exchange rate, a dream wedding and honeymoon in the Philippines is probably one of the most affordable in the world. Done without sacrificing quality, the Philippines offers wedding and honeymoon packages to some of the most unique and romantic locations in the world, at a fraction of the cost to have it elsewhere.

4. Ease of Communication

As the world’s third largest English-speaking nation, couples will have an easy time communicating with Philippine wedding suppliers. The Filipinos’ proficiency and good command of the English language facilitate worry and problem-free coordination and implementation of even the most elaborate wedding and the most extraordinary honeymoon experience.

5. Filipino Artistry

Filipino bridal and wedding artistry has tickled the interest of many international clients. From wedding gowns to theme music; from wedding cakes to floral arrangements; and from catering to photography, there is an abundance of talent in the Philippines that can be harnessed to make a dream wedding a reality.

6. Variety of Dream Wedding Locations

There is a dream wedding location in the Philippines for every type of couple. Centuries-old Spanish churches, pristine white sand beaches, beautiful gardens, lush plantations and haciendas, and cool mountain locations can provide the perfect background for couples who prefer the most special and breathtaking place to hold their wedding.

7. Exotic Honeymoon Destinations

There is no better place in the world to spend a honeymoon than in the beautiful, relaxing, and enchanting tropical locales offered by any of the Philippines’ 7,107 islands. Some of the most popular destinations in the Philippines are the islands of Bohol, Boracay, Cebu and Palawan—which have beautiful exotic locations, world class five star hotels, and boutique resorts that can serve as a venue for an unforgettable romantic honeymoon experience.

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Department of Tourism. Weddings and Honeymoon: Seven Reasons To Say “I Do” in the Philippines. Retrieved from