A Pinoy couple drew laughs with their unique wedding invitation that looks a lot like an electricity bill.
A snap of the invitation recently went viral on social media after it was shared by Edison “Bong” Nebrija, chief of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s Task Force Special Operations, on his Facebook page. He said he thought it was a disconnection notice from Meralco.
“Yung akala mong Notice of Disconnection, ngayon pala, Notice of Invitation,” he captioned his post, which has garnered almost 11,000 reactions as of this writing. He also called it the “most unique invitation” he’s ever received.
“Nakakakaba naman buksan ‘to,” a netizen commented in the post.
“Isa ‘to sa malalakas magpatibok ng puso,” another one said.
“Baka sa sobrang kaba, hindi na buksan at hindi na makapunta sa kasal dahil akala Meralco bill,” a Facebook user joked.
The wedding invite from Filipino couple Luisito Antonio (LA) Santos and Joy Babor resembles a Meralco bill, except it reads “Mahalco” instead of Meralco, the billing amount shows the date of their special day, and the billing statement contains details of the upcoming affair.
In an interview with PhilSTAR L!fe, LA said he and his partner have always been known for their sense of humor. “Since we’re all for wit and fun, we decided to come up with this concept for our invitation para kakaiba, wala pang nakakagawa,” he said.
Romance started blooming between the two when they worked together at the Manila Broadcasting Company in 2013. They became a couple in 2015 and got engaged after eight years of dating.
LA asked for her hand in marriage on Joy’s birthday (Dec. 31), a few hours before 2023. “We were busy for New Year’s Eve. Little did I know, a proposal was waiting for me,” said Joy.
“It was truly a life-changing moment for us and my answer that night is the best decision I’ve made so far. We're excited to spend the rest of our lives together,” she added.
The couple is set to tie the knot on May 23.