Wedding Prep: Fixer Surprise in Dangwa

It seems like weddings will never be beautiful without flowers. Some artistic chaps can make a flower-less weddings but that will take additional effort and (maybe) money. Nothing beats the simplicity and beauty of flowers.

With this in mind, My Beloved Wife and I went to Dangwa to search for a florist who will decorate the restaurant where we will have our wedding reception.


Dangwa is an area of flower shops located at the intersection of Laong Laan and Dimasalang Roads. The place was named Dangwa because of the terminal of Dangwa Bus Company located in the area. The bus company has buses coming from Benguet which are the area where flowers are grown. Thus, Dangwa became the “bagsakan” of flowers.

Dangwa is popular because flowers are sold here at low prices as compared to to flower shops located in other parts of Metro Manila. In fact, even the flower shops in other parts of the Metro get their flowers from Dangwa.

I thought that everything will go smooth during our trip to Dangwa. Unfortunately, the very first person that we talked to was very aggressive. He showed us his booklet of flower decorations and told us to choose what we want. He even started jotting flower packages and prices on a piece of paper.

A portion of Dangwa
Dangwa - beware of fixers that lurk here.
He offered 3,000-peso package for the groom's boutonniere; bride's bouquet (white roses with lavender and pink flowers); corsage for the maid of honor, 3 bridesmaids, 2 mothers, and 5 ninangs; and boutonniere for 5 ninongs and 2 fathers. He was very quick because he immediately told us to pay 50% down payment to avail his offer.

I was actually amazed by the very low price. Fortunately, My Beloved Wife was not overwhlemed by that man's shock-and-awe tactics. We refused his offer and we quickly walked away from him.

I was thankful that we refused the 3,000-peso offer because it is possible that that person was a fixer. Other florists in Dangwa alerted us of their presence in the area. As I remember correctly, that man dealed with us on the street. Legitimate florists deal with prospective clients inside their store.

So, to all soon-to-be-wed couples who will be going to Dangwa, I urge you to ignore these fixers. Deal with legitimate florists inside their shops.


Information about Dangwa was obtained from Dangwa article in Wikipedia.

Wedding Prep blog series chronicles our adventures as we prepared for the Big Day. I hope that these blog posts help those who are preparing for their wedding day.

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    1. Actually, matagal nang tapos yung kasal namin. Late post lang po ito. :-) Pero, I still want to say thank you.

  2. Good to know this info though I won't be buying for my wedding, ha,ha,ha.

    1. Haha...malay po ninyo magamit ninyo ito sa future. ;-)

  3. Yes, in all business dealings, it is best to be careful. There are crooks everywhere - sometimes, even people you know will stab you in the back. Money is the root of all evil, so they say.

    1. Correct. Some people want to have so much money that they even do the most crooked acts.


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