Category: Filipina Weddings

What is a Filipino Marriage Proposal

The traditional marriage proposal takes the form of the pamanhikan or pamamanhikan or the “parental marriage proposal”, a formal way of asking the parents of the woman for her hand. The would-be groom and his parents go to the would-be bride’s home, and ask the parents for their consent. Once the woman’s parents accept the […]

Saturday January 7th, 2012 in Culture, Family, Filipina Weddings, History | No Comments »

Filipino Wedding Ceremony

A typical ancient traditional Filipino wedding, during pre-colonial times, is held for three days and was officiated by a babaylan, a tribal priest or priestess. The house of the babaylan was the ceremonial center for the nuptial. On the first day, the couple was brought to the priest’s home, where the babaylan blesses them, while […]

Traditional and Modern Filipino Wedding Customs

Filipino wedding customs combine both colonial influence and traditional beliefs. The more common Filipino wedding customs include choosing where to hold the wedding church and who the officiating minister will be. Couples who belong to prominent families usually prefer holding the wedding in an ancient Spanish-time church and enlist a well-known personality for an officiating […]