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A Man’s Guide to the Perfect Filipina Bride

In order to find your perfect Filipina match you must first know what real Filipina women are (not the misperceptions of Filipinas you have grown up with) and make sure you can deal with certain issues once the marriage is official.

<b>Do Filipina women prefer Western men to Filipino men?</b>

All a Filipina wants when looking for a man is a stable lasting relationship. Considering the double standards in the Philippines and the fact that they don’t have divorce, it is true that Filipina women have a lot to contemplate when considering marrying a Filipino man. Western men are perceived as being more modern and loving than Filipinos so it is no surprise when they are more desirable for a life companion.

<b>Do Filipina women prefer men who are many years their senior?</b>

Statistically, Western men who are looking for a Filipina wife are above the age of 35. What makes them desirable is that they are perceived by Filipinas as more mature, less promiscuous, and financially stable. Such men have a better than average income, a college education and most have been divorced once and are seeking a stable lasting life-long relationship.

<b>Is it true that Filipinas are submissive little sex kittens?</b>

Now here is the inconsistency. Many western men want their future Filipina wife to be a virgin, and yet they are unwilling to accept the limitations that such virtue implies. They wish for a wife with no sexual history, yet hope that she has nothing else on her mind other than to please their sexual desire.
In reality many Filipinas have advanced degrees of education and professional lives. It could hardly be presumed that their only purpose in life is to fulfill some man’s wildest dreams. What you do get when marrying a Filipina is woman dedicated to her family and striving to keep her marriage successful.

<b>Do you want a big family?</b>

Family will always remain a great priority for Filipino women; and not just any family, but a big extended family. Ask yourself if you want a big family and children (more children) because you can be sure that any Filipina does.

<b>Are you religious?</b>

There are three primary religions in the Philippines: 83% Roman Catholic, 9% Protestant and 5% Muslim. It is common amongst Filipino society to raise the family in the church. So be prepared for some soul-searching on this matter since she is probably more devoted to her religion than you are to yours. Your perspective Filipina bride would most likely dream of a church wedding, and some families even forbid their daughters to get married without one.

<b>Are you ready to accept your new wife’s family as your own?</b>

You should be prepared to provide financial assistance to your new, extended family when they have a need of medical attention, or things like schooling or food. If you are capable and refuse to help them, your lack of generosity would be inexplicable for your Filipina wife and though she may not say anything, she will neither respect you nor understand.

<b>Are you looking for a Filipina wife because you hate the women of your own country?</b>

You realize that it is not reasonable to hate an entire gender, right? Even within the confines of a single country. If you are marrying a Filipina, it should be because of who she is, not who she is not.

Basically these are the main guides you should follow when deciding whether a Filipina wife is right for you. If you can handle these issues, I think you have made a great decision by choosing a Filipina for your life companion and I can only wish you luck in finding the perfect Filipina bride for you!

A Bridesmaid Gift for Your Best Friend

Will you be my bridesmaid’?  The all-important question you may ask your best friend or even your sister, who you want to be your bridesmaid or maid or honor.   You would want the important person in your life to be there for you and be a part of your most memorable day.  It is a special moment when you are surrounded by your loved ones, taking care of you before the wedding and during.

How would you show your love and affection to this special person and how will you show your gratitude to her, for being there with you through all those childhood years and being there for you and standing there with you on your wedding day.  That’s how the tradition of bridesmaid gifts came into being.  Apart from the maid of honor, there are other bridesmaids too that you would want to thank for by giving bridesmaid gifts.  

Preparing for your wedding is an tedious task for these bridesmaids, especially the maid of honor who has a lot of preparing to do.  A bridesmaid gift given with love will make all the difference and makes them feel appreciated.

There are several things that can be given as bridesmaid gifts.  Usually all bridesmaids are given the same bridesmaid gifts, except for the maid of honor, who gets a special gift for her extra effort.  You can also buy a different gift for each one of them or buy the same gift with different colors etc.   These days you can even get something personalized made for each one of them.  You can give them necklaces and earrings as bridesmaid gifts, for them to wear with their bridesmaid dresses.  You can even individually see that you meet their personal tastes. A good wine box along with a bottle of her favorite vintage wine is a great bridesmaid gift.  There are toiletry bags to take care of beauty supplies.  You can buy a good one with a mirror and enough space to put all toiletries. How about pearl necklaces if you are wearing pearls too, so that all of you look synchronized together and they get a beautiful gift of a lifetime too.

There are several things you could give as bridesmaid gifts, bath robes, make up kits, gift pouches, chains, perfumes, and anything at all that you would give as a gift on any special occasion.  Only thing is, you will need to keep each ones personality in mind while buying bridesmaid gifts.  Don’t buy things you cannot afford.  Be within your budget and buy something that you know they would love.  It is the thought that matters, that you care for them.  Whatever you buy as the bridesmaids gifts, make sure to get something more expensive or an extra gift for your maid of honor.   

By giving bridesmaid gifts, the bride is thanking them for their effort in putting her wedding together.  Bridesmaid gifts  are a token of appreciation and love.  Don’t forget the thank you note.  A beautiful bridesmaid gift along with a thank you note does wonders for a long lasting friendship.