It's my first time to enter BSP. It's one of the newest building in Zamboanga City. The security in that place was so tight but the guards were very much approachable.
I bought 13 pcs. commemorative coins which is worth 130pesos. I never thought of it as big.
I was being told by my colleagues in the workplace: mam virgie and mam diane to buy 13 pieces of it instead of borrowing coins from those who have been married. They said, don't borrow the coins for the array because your married life will always be in debt.
What is the essence of coins in the wedding rites?The Wedding Coins (also known as: Arras [ah-rahs] or Arrhae [ar-rah-heh]) have traditionally symbolized the prosperity that would be shared by the new couple, and the groom's promise to provide for the welfare of the new family. However, today's couples embrace life & face the world together in a more mutually supportive way than ever before. So, the Wedding Coins have come to symbolize the couple's commitment to mutually contributing to their relationship, their children, and their community.(http://www.mybarong2.com/ceremony-art-1075.html)
Why do couples need to have 13 new coins?
The thirteen (13) arras coins represents wealth and prosperity for each month of the year with an extra to spare assuring luck for the newlyweds and their future family the whole year through and beyond. But while the traditional arrhae have come to only symbolize material wealth with the man pledging support for his wife, today’s couples face married life together in a more mutually-supportive way than ever before. This has been the guiding inspiration for the Unity Coins — the 21st century update of the traditional wedding arrhae. (http://www.weddingsatwork.com/index.php/the-unity-coins)