DUMAGUETE CITY, May 21 — Stakeholders in the wedding industry are putting their acts together to showcase the best that they can offer in a bridal roadshow presentation dubbed “Kasalang Pilipino,” Dumaguete leg.
This year’s theme, Beautiful Creations or “Maanyag na Mugna” in the dialect, featured 36 bridal services from May 18-20 at the Robinson’s mall in Dumaguete, according to Glynda Descuatan, Dumaguete leg organizer.
She said beautiful creations of designers, florists, stylists, make-up artists, caterers, photography and video shops, cakes and souvenir makers are gathered in one location to give opportunity to would-be couples and the general public to learn and be informed on how to plan a wedding.
Descuatan said Kasalang Pilipino is aimed at introducing these businesses to the masses, especially now that weddings are becoming a big deal to everyone.
The event also featured a bridal make-up competition, a bouquet making competition, seminars about weddings, and a bridal fashion Saturday.
The partner cities of the bridal road show presentation include General Santos, Dagupan, Pampanga, San Pablo, Davao, San Fenando, Dumaguete, Zambales, and Cagayan de Oro.
Kasalang Pilipino started in Dumaguete City in 2007 up to the present.
Meanwhile, the event is made meaningful with the lone participation of a local government unit in Negros Oriental.
The municipality of Valencia, last year’s winner of the booth competition, showcased the “garden wedding at Tierra Alta” with a floral concept.
Mayor Enrique Gonzalez has vowed to defend the title in stressing that it is not only promoting Tierra Alta as a premier venue for garden weddings, but is showcasing the municipality’s products, such as the sinamay, beautifully woven and worn by models during the Kasalang Pilipino.
It is also promoting Valencia as an environment-friendly municipality by making use of recycled plastic wastes into doormats, centerpieces, floor mats and decors, among others. (PNA) DCT/jfp/JG