They say June is wedding season, but more people are choosing December to celebrate their special day.
When Albert Andrada presented a Christmas lantern-inspired bridal collection at Bench Fashion Week last August, he told us there are couples who choose December dates, “especially after Dec. 21, believe or not.” Plotting down an off-season wedding date can be more practical because it saves you money and you can easily find a venue. (Of course, planning things in advance is still important.)
Also December is a colder month and some couples just don’t want to hold ceremonies in the middle of summer. However, the most recent stats from the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) show that most Filipinos got married in May 2017 with 11.6 percent (50,305); December came in second place with 11.5 percent. We’ve yet to see the numbers for 2018, but it’s still safe to say that an almost-Christmas wedding is popular in our country.
For this Preen Gift Guide, we’re giving you a list of items you can give to your soon-to-be-married friends. They’re going to thank you big time.
Cuisinart CA1FP1300SU Expert Prep Pro 13-cup Food Processor
A food processor is probably one of the most useful kitchen tools out there, especially for cooking beginners. This one from Cuisinart comes with two bowls (small and large), two chopping blades and a dough blade, a dicing kit, and a spiralizing kit. Get this for your friends so they can start making dips, bread, and other dishes in their new home. Available at Rustan’s Makati.
Adcraft Riccoware 18cm Sauce Pan
Everyone needs at least one sauce pan in their home. Get this non-stick one that’s big enough for cooking adobo. Available at Mall of Kitchens.
Métier Home Gold Cutlery
This cutlery set from Métier Home is made from gold stainless steel and it can be used during special occasions. One set comes with a spoon, fork, knife, and teaspoon so feel free to get multiple sets for your friends. Available online.
Crate & Barrel Modular 6-Piece Serving Set
This serving set is great for placing dip, crackers, cheese, and other snacks. Perfect for when they have dinner parties at home. Available at SM Megamall.
Ito Earth Friendly Bamboo Sheets in Mint
Ito’s beddings are made from bamboo lyocell linen which lightweight, soft, and sustainable. One set contains one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillow cases. We suggest getting the mint-colored ones because the shade gives off a calming vibe and can help relieve stress. Available online.
West Elm Richly Textured Whites Pillow Set
Save your friends the trouble of shopping for pillowcases for their living rooms and give them this West Elm set. It includes one white Candlewick Pillow Cover, stone white Cotton Knit Pillow Cover, white Fringe Pillow Cover, and stone white Chenille Rib Throw. Available at Estancia Mall.
Stellar Works Infinity End L
If your couple friends are moving into a new home and are in need of furniture, get them this cozy chair from Stellar Works. This could go well next to a couch. Plus, its unique L shape adds more character to a room. Available at Design Story, Uptown Mall.
Art by Tricia Guevara
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