Guests don’t even need cash!
Filipinos have many customs, traditions, and superstitious beliefs surrounding weddings, which have evolved throughout the years although the essence is still maintained. Filipinos have adopted many traditions from the Spanish and American colonizers, combined with early practices of the natives still performed today. The unification of both families calls for a celebration–and one to remember at that. These traditions often add fun to the celebration, especially when Filipinos always find ways to poke fun at almost everything. As a matter of fact, Filipinos have been dubbed one of the happiest people in the world–and we can see why!
Bagong-Kasal, Gumamit ng mga App at G-Cash Para sa Kanilang ‘Prosperity Dance’
Aside from the ‘Pamamanhikan’ and ‘Despedida de Soltera’, the ‘Prosperity Dance’ is also one of the most practiced wedding traditions in the Philippines. So how does the prosperity dance work? It starts with the bride and groom dancing with each other. As with other cultures, one way to do it is to have male guests line up on one side and female guests on the other. They then pin money on the couple’s garments, with the males taking turns dancing with the bride, and the ladies, with the groom.
However, using pins can be damaging to the bride and groom’s clothes, and can be more expensive at the end of the day. Some couples tried using tape to avoid damaging their clothes, but the tape would sometimes damage the money pinned to the couples as well. To make things “easier” for both the guests and the newlyweds, this couple decided to make their prosperity dance more efficient. Instead of pinning or sticking cash onto their clothes, their guests can send money via Globe g-cash, or money transfer through BPI via QR code! Easy, quick, and more money for the couple!
Would you try this at your wedding?