Divisoria Adventure: Wedding Souvenirs and Other Items along Tabora & Ylaya Streets

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Tabora Street and Ylaya Street are our most frequented place in Divisoria during our wedding preparations. These two streets have plenty of items that can catch the fancy of couples who are planning their wedding.

Just like other places in Divisoria, these two streets have stores that sell items at very low prices, especially when bought in bulk. These cheap prices attract plenty of shoppers, which in turn attract plenty of pickpockets and other petty criminals. Couples planning to go to Divisoria should be very careful.

Between Tabora and Ylaya Streets is the Yangco Market, known as the place where couples can find shops that sell affordable wedding gowns. We got Lei's wedding gown and the wedding entourage's attire in Yangco Market.

Where are Tabora and Ylaya Streets


These two streets are located at the heart of Divisoria. This means that you have to pass through a large crowd just to reach these streets. Walking along Divisoria is more difficult during the rainy season because of the slippery streets and the disgusting puddle and the stench and a host of other dirty things that Manila can offer.

The location of Tabora and Ylaya Streets may be seen in this map:



What We Saw in Tabora Street


I was delighted the first time that we reached Tabora Street. The place is filled with items that can be used as wedding souvenirs!

Shopping at Tabora Street, Divisoria


And not only wedding souvenirs, the shops along Tabora streets have souvenirs (or gift) items for other special events like christening and birthdays.



Some of the wedding souvenir items that we saw are figurines (the usual bride and groom figurine), wine bottle holders, oil lamps, and chimes.

Wedding souvenirs at Tabora Street, Divisoria


Aside from wedding souvenirs, shops along Tabora Street also sell decorative items that can be used for wedding reception venues. During one of our visits, I heard someone who I assume as a wedding planner buying a bulk of spherical lanterns made from abaca (similar to the ones in the image below from Rosey's Barn) for a garden wedding.

Abaca lanterns


And since Tabora Street is the arts and crafts hub of Divisoria (according to Click the City), this is where you should go for ribbons, costumes (I've seen a Suma costume, complete with snakes), baskets, Christmas decors and other small items that you can use in decorating your wedding reception venue.

Baskets and other handicraft items at Tabora Street, Divisoria
Baskets, plastic flowers, and many interesting items along Tabora Street.


What We Saw in Ylaya Street


If Tabora Street is the arts and crafts hub, then Ylaya Street is the fabric hub of Divisoria.

The shops along this street sell raw fabric, blankets, t-shirts, barongs, gowns, costumes, curtains and many more.

It is in Tabora Street where we bought the foam for our bed and the cloth cover for our Condura refrigerator. This where Lei's friend bought some curtains for her house.

Buying curtain at Ylaya Street, Divisoria


If you can't find the fabric or gowns or barong that you want in Ylaya Street, I suggest that you search the shops in Yangco Market.

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Divisoria is a good place to buy wedding items because of cheap prices of the items. I suggest to all soon-to-be-wed couples to try Divisoria and particularly visit Tabora and Ylaya Streets for their wedding preparation needs.

If you are too afraid to go to Divisoria for wedding souvenirs, I suggest that you visit the shops under the Quezon Bridge located near Quiapo Church.
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33 comments:

  1. You are welcome and thank you for linking back. I read your blog and I also want to thank you for writing about the origin of the "Tasty Bread". I am enlightened.

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    1. You're welcome. :-) I'm glad that somebody was enlightened with the story of the Tasty Bread.

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  2. I miss this place. Thank you for posting this because it made me reminisce all my divisoria moments. Tabora and Ilaya are the places to go to if you're a baker, crafter, hobbyist and a frugal shopper.

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    1. Correct! There's so much to do in Divisoria and there's plenty of cheap things to buy. Kaya nga suki kaming mag-asawa ng Divisoria.

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  3. Noted this one Sir Ishmael. Next time I visit Manila especially Divisoria, I will remember all of these things stated here. Thanks for it will be my guide.

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  4. Our house is just near Divisoria so we are very familiar with those streets. Customized wedding souvenirs and birthday party favors are plenty. It's a great marketplace for shoppers who want to save on budget.

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    1. Good for you. :-) You can easily go to Divisoria if you want to buy something.

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  5. There are a lot items that can be bought in Tabora and Ylaya Streets. Well, maybe I will visit this place for business purposes.

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    1. You should visit Divisoria. Many business people do so because of the cheap items.

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  6. I haven't been to divisoria for quite some time. It's a really great place go get good deals for wedding or other special occasions souvenir especially when you go for bulk orders.

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    1. Correct. That's why many couples go here to get affordable items for their wedding.

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  7. Hi may alam po ba kayo bilihan ng volleyball keychain sa divisoria? Tnx

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    1. Pasensya na po. Hindi ko po alam kung saan may volleyball keychain. Subukan nyo sa 168 Mall at baka may makita kayong shop na nagtitinda noon.

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  8. Hello san po nakakahanap ng gawaan ng paper bag sa divisoria? Salamat po

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    1. Hindi ko alam kung saan eksakto pero ang best place kung saan ka pwedeng maghanap ay sa Tabora Street ng Divisoria.

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  9. Hi.. San po pwede mgpagawa ngpaper bag para sa souvenir. Thank you very much. God Bless!

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    1. Magtingin po kayo sa mga shops sa Tabora St. Marami po doon.

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  10. Hello san po nakakahanap ng gawaan ng paper bag sa divisoria? Salamat po

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  11. can i have there contact numbers ung mga nagtitinda ng wedding favors pls

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    1. You can try MRD2. Their shop is located along Pasilio G of Yangco Market. Contact them at mobile numbers: 0919-9935321 and 0917-8612213 or telephone number: 243-1296.

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  12. Hi sir....am looking for good supplier of souvenirs for all occasions.. Can u help me..thnx..God bless

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    1. Just read this post and then go to Divisoria.

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  13. hi sir...Thank u po for posting.
    ...buti nlng nkita ko 'to,,thank u tlga..

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  14. Mam naghahanap din po ako ng supplier para sa souvenirs for all occasion tnx po

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    1. I suggest that you to Divisoria para makausap mo mismo yung mga suppliers doon.

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  15. Hi blogger, can you give me contact number of a person whom i can call for souvenir items? Please refer.

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    1. Hi. Please try either of these two suppliers:

      Ken @ Amie - 0921-7639970 and 0977-2126400

      MRD2 - 0919-9935321, 0917-8612213 and telephone number: 243-1296

      Ken @ Amie was the supplier of souvenir for our son's baptism. You can read about it here.

      MRD2, on the other hand, was the supplier of our wedding invitation cards. They can also supply souvenir items. Read about our experience with MRD2 here

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  16. Hello po..meron po kaya silang fb account? Malayo kasi ang lugar namin e gusto ko sana mgpa ship ng mga kukunin kong items sa kanila.

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    1. I suggest that you try calling these two suppliers:

      Ken @ Amie - 0921-7639970 and 0977-2126400

      MRD2 - 0919-9935321, 0917-8612213 and telephone number: 243-1296

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  17. Hi, my mga wedding gowns din po b s Tabora st?

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    1. Wala po sa Tabora Street. Sa loob po ng Yangco Market yung mga shops na nagtitinda ng wedding gowns.

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