• Wedding and Beyond

    Pamamanhikan 101: All About This Filipino Tradition

    After the eventful engagement day, Remmiel and I sat down side by side, both lost on our thoughts. That moment of inexplicable joy drained us physically and mentally. And perhaps subconsciously, our minds were already processing how the events of the morning would change the course of the coming months in a big way. Not a few hours later that day, my mom asked “O, kelan sila mamamanhikan?” And so, it began. What is Pamamanhikan? Pamamanhikan is a Filipino custom where a man, together with his family, pays a visit to the home of his intended bride. In this occasion, his family will ask the formal blessing of the woman’s…