When we got married 4 years ago, bespoke and intimate weddings here were still hush-hush. Do-It-Yourself weddings were thriving but not yet the norm. If you wanted to DIY your wedding, sourcing materials was a pain. Aside from the fact that DIY-ing one’s wedding is hard, knowing where to get the materials you need can be daunting during those times. Add to that the wedding inspirations that were foreign in nature (read: rustic, shabby chic, etc.). Some items to get the look needed to be sourced abroad.
Thank God those difficult times were over! Wedding stylists have boomed over time to help you with the DIY-look you want, there are now aplenty. But, if you’re still one of those brides who wanted to be really hands-on, fret not. Sourcing materials are not as scarce as before. There are numerous physical and online stores now that can cater for your DIY needs. Plus, there are online ordering tools that can help you source materials abroad too. Yay!
HalpU is an ordering tool for items available at Amazon and Walmart. You have an option to purchase using a credit card or use Dragonpay’s partners to pay over-the-counter (click here for the complete list of partners). By shopping through HalpU, you can order large, heavy items and ship thru balikbayan boxes which can save you on duties & taxes. If, however, you’re ordering for smaller items, relax. You don’t need to fill an entire box. They can send individual items as parcels, or consolidate small items into a mini-box. See? It’s a win-win for everyone!
And you know what’s the best part? Items will be delivered straight to your doorstep! HalpU is partnered with Forex Cargo (U.S. to PH) and Xend Philippines (nationwide door-to-door) delivery. So convenient, right?
Here are some wedding items available through HalpU. I thought you might want to know what to find there before you head over to their site… Happy shopping!