A couple went viral on social media after sharing that their wedding only cost them Php 5,000.
Xiong and Geejen Macabuhay of Antipolo City, Rizal got married last October 25, 2021 and recently only posted the snapshots from their budget-friendly wedding on social media on July 31, 2022.
The post instantly went viral online, gaining thousands of shares and likes from netizens.
"Pag public, 'yun na, nag-congrats ang friends at mga kakilala. Then hapon ng Monday (August 1), may 10 shares... Tapos padagdag pa nang padagdag. Nakakatuwa na naa-appreciate po ng tao," Xiong said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
Geejen added, "Sa simpleng post na ganun, may mga na-inspire na tao. At the same time, may iba ibang opinyon, and we respect that."
The couple shared the steps that they took in order to make their 5000-peso wedding a reality.
"First step is pumunta kami sa Civil Registry Office ng local government. They have the requirements, nakalista naman po iyon. 'Yung requirements namin, comply ka lang. Then marriage license fee is P390," Xiong shared.
Geejen wore a second-hand gown on their wedding day. The couple had their wedding reception at the restaurant of Xiong's brother and they only spent Php2,500 for their meals. Their wedding rings were only worth Php999.
According to Xiong, they found the rings on Facebook. "Ang maganda dito sa P999, may engagement ring, tatlo na po siya," Geejen relayed.
The couple shared that they decided to have a budget-friendly wedding so that they can save up the money for their future.
"Ang mahalaga lang po ay yung mismong day naman eh. Nag-enjoy kayo, saka maging memorable. Nag-focus lang po siguro kami sa magiging life namin after the wedding. Kumbaga, sa marriage na po. Siguro po, sa future kids po, kasi alam niyo naman po ang life ngayon. Kaya nag-focus na lang po kami sa mga plano po na puwede naming gawin in the future," Geejen relayed.
The couple extended their gratitude to those who appreciated their wedding.
"Gusto ko po mag-thank you kasi parang 'di rin namin ine-expect na marami po palang naka-appreciate dun sa aming wedding, kahit simple lang and intimate," Geejen said.