Friday, January 4, 2013

Part 3 of Wedding Reviews :)



14. Rockin Duo

** We booked Rockin Duo when they were fairly new and only have 2 videos on hand. We gambled on our p/v choice and we made the right decision J J J J J

Pros:

-          Vj is the so-called account person and despite of his uber busy schedule he still managed to get back to me within the day whenever I texted him.

-          We kept on moving our prenup shoot L but they were very patient and understanding.

-          During the prenup shoot, Vinz was really patient with me (the anti-photo person haha) he gave us no-brainer directions and we were pleasantly surprised when sa the outcome of the shoot. Vj even assisted me that day and acted like my PA. hihi J J

-          During the bridal preps, their team worked silently and my parents commended them for that. My mom like the fact that despite they are a big group we can hardly feel their presence except for the flash of their cameras.lol J

-          Their team also calmed me down when the priest was late. Again, this team treated us as good friends.

-          I’m grateful that they are impeccably dressed J

-          Their SDE captured most of my favorite people in the world. J Most of our guests raved about our SDE as well.

-          We did not hear a single complain from them.

-          For the price we paid, we felt we paid thrice for the service they gave us.

**we’re still waiting for the raw video and the wedding shots J **

 

15. Triplex Tent (for the courtyard buffet)

Pros:
-          very affordable compared to other tent suppliers

-          communication is smooth

-          HONEST – sumobra ang final payment namin to them, and they texted me agad na sobra and nagulat pa ko sobra pala ng around P1,500. They immediately deposited the ff weekday.

 

16. Transportation

*** I don’t want to use our family cars to prevent further stressJ


Bridal Car: FORD EVEREST (fairly new)

-          I don’t like the traditional bridal cars, I wanted a hummer or e150,but my mom is super nega about it. Haha J when she finally agreed, wala ng available. I found a white ford everest P2,500 inclusive of GAS and Driver! For 8 hours!  Succeeding rate is 250 per hour  only J J and super bait kausap the owner, he is also the driver, and ang linis ng everest nya. Here’s their number: 09187829957. tell them you were referred by Ann, the enderun bride last December J

Groom’s Car: BMW (fairly new)

-           Mr. Panda wanted a CAR naman. Yup, baligtad kami ng taste when it comes to wheels. I found a bmw that is fairly new and only P3,500 inclusive of gas and Driver also for 4 hours J the owner is easy to deal with also  J 09436387858 . tell them you were referred by Ann, the enderun bride last December J

 
Family Van: Toyota Hi-Ace (brand new)

-          my officemate have a van rental service, I got his brand new hi-ace for less than 2k inclusive of driver J we just provided them a very minimal amount for the gas J if you want his contact number, pls feel free to inform me J


17. Metrotech Projectors

*** w@w find! J

-          very easy to talk to and very smooth ang transaction namin.

18. Milas Lechon

** lechon is one of my must-have. Its like 1church 2.reception 3.lechon hahaha J

-          we booked them thru a single phone call and we deposited our payment to their bank account. Very smooth transaction also. J

-          thumbs up for their lechon!

 

19. Global Invitation

Pros:
-          very affordable

-          the owners are very nice to talk to.

-          they have the exact design we wanted.

Cons:

-          delay of the first draft

-          revisions of draft took us more than a month. Paulit ulit ang errors. Minsan tama na, pag email nila ulit ng draft iba naman ang mali.

-          Hindi sila consistent sa emails nila L

-          Delay of the final printing

-          Quality of the invites is so-so, different from what we saw at the expo.


20. Save the Date Cards – QP

** we were supposed to diy our std cards, but Mr.Panda wanted an embossed std card, we dropped by at the QP branch in Parksquare Makati and we liked the classic double happiness design J for less than 20 bucks, we got an embossed save the date card with colored double happiness logo foil print plus a matching envelope J we inquired with other suppliers before and they quoted us 40pesos and up!
 
21.    Hotel Intercon ( 2 nights and 3 days)
** we booked a state suite and a junior suite 7 months before the big day, I wanted a big suite bec I need the space for my entourage when they have their hair and make up done at the hotel and space for my DIY’s turnover to KTG.
 
Pros:
- spacious! The state suite is a single bedroom suite with a Jacuzzi,sauna room with its own shower and cr, 4 seaters dining area, 6 seaters living room, against the wall bar and  kitchenette
- the bedroom is quite big also! They have 4 closets and its own mini bar.
- my entourage and friends were able to change @ the “3 changing rooms” the Jacuzzi/Cr/sauna room J
- my entourage, mommies, auntie had their make up done in the suite and we still moved freely together with the HMUA team (4 heads), p/v (6 heads),KTG ( 5 heads), Couturier Team (3 heads) plus my papa and kuya.
- hosuekeeping service is excellent
- breakfast buffet is A-ok J
Cons:
-          the guy at the reservations is poor in math,  I called him four times and still got the wrong computation.
-          My papa got really pissed off on our 2nd night, we requested for a trolley and it took them almost an hour to bring the trolley, apparently, there is only one bellboy on nightshift on the 1st Friday of December LL
-          We left a couple of things at the suite, it was only when we called them 3 days after our check out that they told us, that they found it in our suite. Di ba dapat tawagan nila agad ang guests kung may naiwan kami? L
-          When we checked out Saturday afternoon, parang downtown lang ang peg sa dami ng tao sa lobby. You have to hold on to your bags kasi parang mahoholdap ka anytime sa dami ng tao.
(pictures grabbed from google)
21.    Flower Girls and Bearer’s outfits
-          for the FG, we bought their outfit at Rustans Makati. At least, they can still use it after the wedding J we just asked their usual sizes from their parents.
-          for the Beares, we sourced out their outfits at Landmark Makati. My youngest bearer wont fit to the set I provided, his mom, a very good friend of mine form High school bought him a new set a week before the wedding. Thank you mommy jhules!
 
 

21.    REALM HMUA

- I love how my hair is done and its very light despite of the 30plus hairpins na nilagay pala nila J

- make up is 7/10 bec (1).they don’t have the lipstick shade I wanted (sinabi ko na sa knaila before wine red) buti na lang I have my favorite mac prolong (2) tuned oily even before the ceremony started.

- smooth transaction, readily accepted my additional request for 6 extra pax a week before the wedding, the owner reassured me every time I have queries J

 

22.    DIYS

***labor of love with Mr.Panda, family and friends esp to my wedding partners J
 

Souvenirs:

Principal Sponsors

    we purchased tea sets from CBTL para aligned pa din sa Oriental theme. J

-          chocolate truffles by Lois as place cards at the VIP table
 
Guests:

-          Chinese take out boxes with our favorite childhood chocolates plus candy cane

-          A good friend went to SF for the black Friday sale hihi J and she purchased several bags of Christmas theme chocolates for us J sweetest gift for our wedding J

-          My best friend, Josan, handwritten the labels for our take out boxes J

-          Lois bought the pretty gold and white cards and Mymy got me the red pens! J


Guest tables: (D├ęcor Budget: less than 150php per table)

-          I bought all the glass wares a year before the wedding from Landmark and s&r J

-          Gold Picture Frames from American Bazaar at atc

-          Table napkins by enderun, but we provided two rolls of ribbons for the knots J

-          Cupcake Cups from divi P1.50 each J  served as escort cards

-          Mr. Panda bought petals of red roses from BF and we placed them at the glasses with the floating candle from Watsons P149.00 for 50 pcs




Cocktail Buffet:

-          Three ball jars from truevalue P250.00 only!

-          Oval plastic servers and round appetizer plastic server less than P100 from s&r

-          Round glass containers from Uniwide Sucat P25.00

-          Apothecary jars, borrowed from mymy, she bought them less than 300 each from Ever grocery pque J

-          Cake Trays P500 each from Gourdos, mymy bought one for her wedding and I loaned her mine during her eco chic wedding for her cake buffet. J then I borrowed hers last december for my cocktail buffet

-          Yogurt Powder Sticks from candy corner

-          Butter Biscuits, Choco chip cookies, Ice gems from le doux c/o lois and mymy

-          Purple Oven Brownies placed in red cupcake holders c/o lois

-          Pringles, chips, oreos, fish crackers, heart shaped mallows from Landmark

-          Pretzels from Santis

-          Serving tools (tongs and scoopers) from Cooks Exchange Rockwell

-          Red Tissues from Uncle Bills store

-          Just married lanterns from Oriental Trading

-          Love is Sweet, take a treat Post – diy by lois J

 
 
Registration Table:
-          Just married lanterns from Oriental Trading
-          A and P letters from marketmarket
-          LOVE picture frame from 168 mall
-          Birdcage from Metro Dept Store
-        Guestbook – Chocolate Book from Booksale perfect for chocoholics like me and the gold cover is perfect for our theme
 
      -     Sharpie – from mymy
 
 

Kiddie Guests:
 
-          Souvenirs for the kiddos: Mickey mouse and Minnie mouse head from 168 mall 75 each only! sa landmark , more than 200php. Filled them with drinks and sweet treats.
(photo grabbed from google)

 

 

-          Entertainment kits – plastic envelope with coloring books and crayons

-          Bubbles and Startrek toys from toys r us

-          Cotton candy tubs from landmark

 

Here Comes The Bride Card
 
- Illustration board and gold markers – diy by our creative director from the office J

 
Car Snacks
-          We distributed car snacks to the guests after the ceremony because it’s the first Friday of December and we already anticipated the traffic at edsa and mckinley. We bought boxes of mineral water and mymy & lois bought me boxes of breadstix and eggnogs. J
 
Powder Rooms
 
-          we placed extra hand liquid soaps, lotions, spray alcohol and  hand santizers at the powder rooms J
-          I purchased from oriental trading packed tissues in red brocade covers and placed some of them at the powder rooms and some of them at the pews of the church with little notes like “Tears of Joy” J my closest niece told me she liked the idea of the Tear of Joy Tissues J
 
 

Arrhae Pillow

- Von provided an arrhae pillow, but I removed the silver arrhae that is included with the pillow and placed a clear plastic chest box which I got for free when I bought chococoins from downtown J

 

Surprise Reception Video

- since we are not into the surprise dance number entrance fad for weddings, we opted to make a mini story clip of our love story. Video plus editing by best friend’s hubby. And the preggy best friend is our director/scriptwriter J
 

 
Overall, our wedding is a success simply because natuloy siya! Kaht nag stop ako during my bridal march because nawala ang music…….. J LOL J my forever gratitude to my parents and brother for extending their patience to my OC-ness, to my suppliers who arrived on time, to our elderly relatives from the North who took the time to travel to makati/taguig , to our relatives and friends who flew home, to my flower girls (lorraine, louie and ishy!) and bearers (ky, rj and tylerlove!)  and my here comes the bride boy(thirdy, you are one the best wedding giftsJ) who walked without making a fuss (and their stage mommies too!), for my bosses who were very patient and supportive, our former officemates, our high school friends who even made a surprise video presentation for us! which brought us to tears by the way ( we love you guys), our friends who stayed until the end of the reception (thank you J) my wedding sisters/partners – ladies, you are the best! J and lastly, to Mr. Panda for being my Mr. Panda.
 
 
 

 

 

 

5 comments:

  1. Grabe nainggit ako sa cockail/cookie buffet mo! So pretty and so yummy to look at!

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    1. thank you miss leah :) got inspired with your wedding diys too haha

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    2. Hello, Mrs. Panda. Just wondering if you can share with me the van rental's contact information please? Would really appreciate it! Thanks! :)

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    3. Hi earth angel. van rental: jasper enriquez - 09175538930 :)

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