Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Wedding organizers eye the Philippines as wedding capital in Asia

Max V. de Leon
Business Mirror

THE fledgling domestic industry of wedding organizers, products and services providers will be intensifying its efforts to make the Philippines the wedding capital of Asia and overtake Thailand as the preferred destination for foreign couples who want “to tie the knot” in an offshore location.

Nona Clemente, president of wedding planner Creative Concepts Co., said among the initiatives that they are lining up is a four-city road show in the US West Coast in September to make a pitch for the different wedding destinations in the Philippines among American and Filipino-American newly engaged couples.

Aside from this, Clemente said they will be participating in several bridal shows to showcase what the Filipino providers of wedding-related services and products can offer.

They have also launched an online community, the www.dreamweddingsphilippines.com, that features the different locations in the country that are ideal for wedding, as well as Filipino firms that are in the wedding essentials business.

“We have the best wedding suppliers in the Philippines. Filipino suppliers are really very creative. In fact, two or three of the top videographers in the world are Filipinos. We are good in innovating and creating, we think of what to display, we really prepare for it and conceptualize,” Clemente said.

Right now, Clemente said foreigners, particularly the Caucasians, are starting to come to the Philippines but the number is still too small compared with what Thailand is attracting.

But with the support that they are now getting from the Department of Tourism, Clemente said it is not far-fetched that the Philippines will become the wedding capital in Asia.

She said aside from the Filipino talent, the Philippines has numerous centuries-old churches all over the country that will surely catch the fancy of Catholic couples.

For non-Catholics, Clemente said the country has the best beaches in the world.

1 comment:

  1. Good day!

    Thank you very much for this post. I agree, Filipino's are really great in organizing an event. We are really creative in terms of designs and conceptualization. We are very talented. Don't doubt in hiring a Filipino organizer/coordinator. We will never fail you. Thank you.