Friday, January 27, 2006

The one with Episode 2

WARNING: A VERY LONG POST

dami kc kwento on the side, i cant help it po eh, kunwari nagbabasa na lang kayo ng diary...

we're done with our flowers, gown, and barong ni simon. (Message# 128658, Ratings Episode 1) now, we're rating our mommies' gowns, daddies' barongs, ento gowns, stationery and other paraphernalia. sorry po sa mga nag-reply and asked for contact numbers of the suppliers i rated before...my bad, i totally forgot. eto, may contact number nato. :)

Mommies' gowns: Ysabelle's Fashion
Contact person and number: Rhoda/Lawrence - 321-0374
or 0917-812-0819
Rating: 10++
Peso Power: P7,000.00 for two gowns
Other supplier considered: Tet Hagape

2 pluses kc tig-isa from our moms. they sooooo love their gowns, they don't wanna change anymore nung wedding. hehe. kc mom ni simon sews gowns din and tuwa sya when she knew na she wont be sewing her gown this time. haha. my mom naman seldom wears formal wear kaya excited din sya when we told her na papagawa rin kme gown for her. we kinda spent some money for them kc gusto namin masaya sila sa susuotin nila. that's why may hand paint pa yung gowns nila and fully beaded. the designs complimented their figures. off shoulder for my mom since she has nice shoulders and maputi. kay MIL naman yung parang may tupi-tupi sa harap na gilid. haha, im not good in describing things. basta ganun, super nice also. and ang color di ko kinaya,
rustic orange and yellow with matching bronze sandals. hehe. ang gaganda nila. :) when they got their gowns, super happy sila showing it to me. ang saya ng feeling
when we make our parents happy kahit sa small things lang. tapos nung nasa hotel na kme, andun kme sa room nila simon lahat, my mom got her gown and showed it to my MIL. we were all laughing at them kc ang cute nila tingnan, nag-uusap sila what kind of hair to go with it and sabay ang mga daddy sasabat na good luck daw sa kanila if the gowns will fit them pa. hahaha...twas a really good moment. :)

Mommies' hair & make up - Angie Cruz and Ogie
Contact number: 0916-386-8307
Rating: 10++ pa rin!

ganda ng mga mommies. yung mom ko Sharon Cuneta daw, yung MIL ko naman Mel Tiangco daw! hahaha. kakatuwa when they're so made up and all. at eto pa, before mag-march, ni retouch din sila ni angie before ako i-retouch. hehe, bride rin daw sila eh! ;)

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Daddies' barong, and 2 brothers' barongs - Rey Casedo
How we got them: W@w also
Number: 0916-575-3448
Package: 2 pina barongs with camisa chino for the dads; pina jusi for my brothers
Peso Power: P6,000.00 for two dads' barongs; P1,000 each for my brother's
Rating: 10
Other supplier considered: None

Dati pa, since ive been hearing a lot of good feedbacks about mang rey, set na mind ko to get him for simon's barong as well as the dads'. kaya lang, since gusto tlga ni simon sa exclusively his, yung mga daddies lang ang kumuha dun. ok si mang rey. he went to our house, straight from lumban. tapos, brought with him a big bag of materials to choose from. nakapili agad ang mga daddies and after a week, punta
sya ulit sa house and fitting na sila. all the barongs fit perfectly. as in wala ng alterations ha. gulat nga kme eh. kc my dad had some designs na ni-incorporate
sa barong nya, parang yung cuffings iba, pang-americana type ba yun. basta, weirdo yun eh. hehe. pero na-gets ni mang rey and he delivered well. katuwa! they love rin pala the embro nung barong, malinis daw ang pagkakagawa. sa ken, parang pare-pareho lang eh. hahaha.

Minor Concern: we ordered the camisa chino a month after we got their barongs pa. di namin na-ask what material. when he delivered it sa office, hindi pala cotton katulad nung camisa chio ni simon. para syang mukang mainit, so mejo nalungkot me nun. pero on the wedding day, when i asked naman my dad kung mainit barong nya, hindi naman daw. yun lang, nabother lang me dun dati. :)

Entourage gowns: Catahay Dress Shop - Cainta, Rizal
How we got them: SIL Skokie
Contact person and Number: Florence Catahay,
0927-466-9642
Package: All ento gowns with pouches, Made to Rent
gowns
Peso Power: P400.00 for every gown
Rating: 8
Other supplier considered: Tet Hagape pa rin (hehe)

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When we got them to do the gowns, feeling ko panalo ang kuha namin sa kanila. when i asked our ento kung ok lang pagawa kme gowns, as in design namin, sukat namin, and first user kme, kaya lang rent lang namin at P400, okay naman sa kanila. kc syempre once rin lang naman nila susuotin yun so practical-wise, ok sya. we got designs from various mags and a certain famous designer, tapos incorporated it with ento's own ideas.

I would want to rate them sana 10 kc nagaya nila most of the gowns we asked from them pero 8 lang kc they had some palpaks na di pwede palagpasin. Pero overall, for the price na P400 pesos, with beadworks and kme ang first user,it was a steal. di sila nagtipid sa tela, malinis rin magtahi. yun nga lang, sa sobrang kamadalian siguro, yung isa kong SS, may parang mark sa blouse nya na number 37 (hehe, bust
size ata nya to!) promise! buti na lang sa may gilid kaya hindi halata. tapos, mejo kelangan sila kinukulit parati. so if you live near their shop, i can recommend them to you pero kung hindi, naku! baka mahirapan kayo. kc ako, super lapit lang sa amin, so every now and then, id go to the shop and check out the gowns. they kept on forgetting some details kc eh. pero nung natapos na ang mga gowns, nabilib ako. did'nt expect na magagaya nila designs. may isa nga lang na BM ko, since gusot pa yung gown, pinaplantsa nya. tapos, nasunog! kaya tinahi pa nila at buti nakahabol sya sa march! grabe, kaloka tlga yun! super clueless ako nun nung wedding...may nasunugan na pala ng gown, hindi ko pa alam! hahaha. another blooper. ahhh..at chaka yung isa kong barkada, the zipper of her skirt kept on opening! yikes talaga! during our pictorials before wedding, nakikita ko na panty nya! hehehe. ;) buti na-pin ata nila. :o

I specifically liked the flower girls' gowns! kakatuwa! parang two shades of pomelo pink, lighter yung skirt tapos blouse yung dark shade. tapos may flowers na ang cute. hehe. all the FGs loved their gowns, esp. my pamangkin na ayaw na rin magpalit ng gown. hehehe.

Bridesmaids' make-up: Body Shop, Podium
SS hair and make-up: Ferdie of Greenpark village
Peso Power: dunno eh.
Ratings: 9

For the BMs, steal to kc they have free coupons na make-over ng body shop! they scheduled for dec. 22 sa podium. magaganda make-up nila esp. for my SIL jane. as in, nag-compliment sa kanya, may mga glittery effect pa. hehe.

our SS were so made-up. katuwa! ang aga daw nila kala ferdie. they came a little late kc natagalan ata sa hair pero ang fresh nila tingnan pag dating sa hotel. :) check out their pics sa website ni paul. :)

Invites: Printed Matter
How we got them: W@w supplier
Contact Person & Number: Phoebe and Kerwin
0920-426-2222 or 715-5124
Package: Booklet type of invite, thank you sticker,
Simon and Jacque sticker, one-page invite for pahabol
na invites, Save the date card
Peso power: P55 each invite, P2 for 'Simon & Jacque'
sticker, P4 each for Save the date card, P12 for the one-page invite
Rating: 10 for the Booklet invites and other printed matters; 7 for the one-page invites and the envelopes
Other supplier considered: Unifair printing (malayo lang kaya we didnt go there na)

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I first knew them thru W@w classifieds. catchy yung ads nila kc nakalagay dun as low as P20 and can be done in less than a week. kaya parang wow! that's super okay ha. i then talked to phoebe on the phone (kala ko nga at first mommy na eh kc malalim voice), yun pala ganun lang tlga voice nya. hehe. after our meeting with them, super nagustuhan tlga namin sila. their invites are non-traditional, plus very flexible pa when you want to change this or that. ang layout fee pa nun is P500 lang and minimum lang ang mock-up invite. im just not sure ngayon kung magkano na prices. our design was the first "enchanted" type of invite they did. simple lang sya. when we came back nga, sabi nya may nagpagawa daw na couple dun as in ginaya daw lahat nung contents nung invite namin...hehe., pati yung quote na nasa back page kinuha rin daw. haha. we did'nt mind naman kc mauuna naman wedding namin eh kaya okay lang. natuwa lang cguro sa booklet type, kc nga naman andun na lahat, map, ento list, and the RSVP so walang extra pages. and may mga nag-comment rin na kakaiba ang invites.

the save-the-date card was the size of a calling card, matte-finish. it was supposed to be as simple as that, parang calling card na pwede lagay sa wallet. kaya lang, when my SIL found na the magnetic sheets i asked for, kinareer ko na at ginawang SDD magnets. our guests loved it. super functional daw, ganda tingnan. sarap ng feeling na til now na tapos na wedding namin, hindi tinatanggal ng mga ofcmates ko sa mga PC or whiteboards nila yung SDD namin kc ginagamit din nila pang-post ng mga notes nila. :) plus, many asked kung magkano daw pagawa kc mukang mahal nga daw (coz of the matte-finish cguro). sabi ko "pagawa na lang kayo sa ken.hehe" and when the guests received their invites, tuwa sila kc terno daw sa SDD. hehe,
babaw! :0

the thank you print naman, nakalagay was 'Simon Jacque God's best'. pina-print ko lang sa paper nila. P70 per sheet (25 pcs.), tapos ni-cut ko to pattern the souvenir box na heart-shaped, pasted it and poured sugar beads over it and voila...instant jewelry box na lalagyan ng bracelet na souvenir namin sa ladies. when phoebe saw this, natuwa sya kc mura lang yung capiz na box eh. yung nabibili sa tabora na P4 ata. tapos, pinaganda lang namin ng konti. hehe, super fragile nga lang. kerwin accidentally poked one (haha, pero ginawa nya naman) the sugar beads did it all i must say. nagmukang sosi nung nalagyan nun eh. hehe. check outthe pics from paul's website. ;)

the other Simon-Jacque sticker naman na P2 each, ginamit namin pang-seal sa mga envelopes when we're settling payments sa suppliers chaka gift tags for the suppliers, and ento. hehe, sabi ni simon, "pati ba naman eto, motiff pa rin?!"

Concerns: i've been hearing not-so-good feedbacks lately about printed matter. cguro case-to-case basis nga lang tlga. sa amin naman, the one-page invite naman pinahabol lang namin yun. nagkaron ng miscommunication sa size that's why they printed a smaller size na as far as i know, they did'nt consult with me. pero di ko na sinabi kc im sure papabayarin rin sa ken yun. chaka hyper me nun kc nameet ko si april (hi there!) kaya di ko na masyado nabigyan ng pansin. ginawan ko na lang paraan. what i did was pasted it over a fancy paper na mas malaki tapos
nag-print rin kme ng ento insert. i tied it with a gold string with beads and okay na! mukha na syang invite at hindi postcard. hehe. thanks to my friend jannet who helped me a lot with this project. :)

ang hindi ko lang kinaya was the envelopes we bought from them. namahalan talaga ako dun sa cream envelope nila na walang flap, P10! eh that time, mejo we're rushing things na, kaya bumili na rin me ng ganun. nalungkot lang me coz i wont be able to use the seal na regalo ng friend namin. we bought 20 pcs. lang kc nung metallic gold nila na envelope with flap na P18 each for the PS and VIP. tapos, on our way home, dumaan me sa National. i saw this nice paper na parang nagiiba color, Star ang brand. P40 per pack of 10. di ko natiis, bought some 4 packs and made envelopes all by myself!!! hahaha. as in, naghahanap tlga ako ng sakit ng katawan sabi ni simon. pero ang saya ko nung nagawa ko yun. i patterned it dun sa P18 envelope nila and turned out na P4 lang COG nya for the materials. (pero syempre higher cost na if i factor it with salary and labor, right glo?hehe) tapos, yun ang ginamit namin and nagamit ko yung seal! the no-flap envelopes nagamit pa rin naman. at eto pa pala, some of the envelopes were a little dirty and gusot. naku po, nagulat nga me eh. nasa house nako when i checked them kaya di ko na rin mababalik kc baka sabihin rin
nila na malay ba nila at baka nadumihan ko lang. la lang, did'nt bother to raise na my concerns with them kc nagawan ko rin nga ng paraan. sayang lang money for the envelopes na hindi nagamit.

but i'd still recommend them. they did a very good job on our invites and for the price we paid, i think ok pa rin tlga. sana nga lang, masettle na any not so
good feedbacks sa kanila.

Souvenirs, Save-the-date, souvenir boxes - DIY
Souvenirs for ladies - pearl-swarovski bracelets
How we got them: streets of Divisoria and Quiapo
Peso power: COG P50 per bracelet (swarovski mas unti kc mas mahal. hehe)
Rating: syempre labor of love kaya 10+++++

Dati pa, mahilig na me magkutingting ng kung ano-ano.pinagtyagaan kong maghanap ng best buy fresh water pearls sa divisoria and quiapo. i remember the time na naging thread sa w@w yang swarovskis and pearls. hehe. gusto ko pa nga dati, may earrings kaya lang di na kaya ng powers and lalagpas nako sa budget nun. when our coordinators were gving away the bracelets, sinisingit nila na gawa ko yung bracelets and labor of love daw. parang nag-promote pa sila noh. kaya ka-touch lang na right after they open the box, sinuot na nila ung bracelets nila. tapos funny pa, may isa kmeng guest na korean na hinabol pa si clarice at nanghihingi pa ng isa kc daw yung nakuha nya maluwag sa wrist nya. hahaha. nahiya tlga si clarice nun kc
the girl approached her while nasa VIP table sya. yikes!

the boxes naman, na-share ko na rin to before. we bought capiz-like boxes in tabora for P4 each. bought the sugar beads sa Craftsworld in galleria. P100 per bottle to make 60 boxes na and had the label from printed matter. katuwa, favorite ko yung boxes kc terno pa rin sa invites. :)

Guest sheets - DIY c/o my brother
Materials: Photo paper size 4R and ink ng printer (black only), embosser na simon-jacque
Rating: 10+++++

syempre, labor of love pa rin ng aking younger brother. he did this 3 days before lang ng wedding. since titipid na kme sa ink, pero ayoko naman mag-suffer ang quality, i told him to use black ink lang tapos yung mga side lang ng photo paper ang may print para unti lang magagamit na ink. hindi naman halata daw na tinipid. one of my ofcmates even asked me kung san ko daw pinaprint. sabi ko sa bahay namin.
hihi. tapos, ni-embossed ko lang nung pinagawa namin kay rene santos. since photo paper sya, we used pentel pens for the dedication. ung fine ang tip nafaber-castell. downfall lang, different colors ang ginamit kc you cant buy them na isa-isa ng black lang ang color...set sya talaga. pero pag ginawa nama ncollage yung mga guest sheets, colorful sya lalabas coz of the ink. hehe.

Embosser: Rene Santos
How we got him: nachismis rin sa W@w
Contact number: 830-8000
Peso Power: P500.00
Rating: 10

When i called up mang rene, after three days lang, ready na for pick-up ang embosser. i did'nt expect na nagagaya pala tlga nila yung font na ibibigay mo. we maximized it and used it sa guest sheets, tissue napkins sa guest tables. hehe, OA noh? this is one of those moments na mapapailing si simon at sasabihin na, "pati ito?!" hahaha. sayang kc eh, mukha ngang pinagawa sa labas yung tissue eh. hehe.

Arrhae and ring box - Oceanic
How we got them: Sale sa Megamall
Peso Power: P200 for the arrhae box and P112 for the
ring box
Rating: 10

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Kaya lang me napabili nito is aside sa rhinestones and pearl-finish nya, my officemate told me a story na tuwang-tuwa ako. naalala daw nya pag nakikita nya yung
jewelry box ng mommy nya na ginawa rin daw dati na arrhae box nung wedding nila ang ganda daw ng sentimental value. everytime na makikita nila yung box,kinukwento ng mom nila yung wedding and love stories nila ng daddy nila. when i heard that, sabi ko
its a wonder how small things as those can remind us of the most important part of our life. yun lang, nag-emote na naman ako.

Wedding Cord - DIY ko! Class A Swarovski crystals, size 6
Rating: do i have to rate, syempre perfect 10 din. ;)

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the swarovski-cord making was one of the w@w threads i followed on. lahat ng inputs, sinaksak ko sa maliit kong utak. where to buy the cheapest swarovski and the tools needed. since i make earrings and bracelets out of genuine swarovski dati pa, i kinda had an idea na where to find good buys. sa may quiapo rin namin to nakita. was with wella, chris, and charie. Class A lang sya pero mabigat and mukhang genuine crystals unless you look closer. i alternated it with 5 transparent japanese beads para hindi masyado mabigat. one string is P50. i think i used 6 strings for the cord. kala ko super luwag yung nagawa ko. come our wedding day, sakto lang sya kc may veil nga pala ako. be careful na nga lang if you want to use the loop wire kc sumabit sya once sa veil ko, buti natanggal ko agad kc lapit na first kiss nun...baka hindi mabuksan ang veil ko pag andun pa rin ang cord. hehe.

Bible: Bride's Bible
How we got it: bought it in one Christian bookstore in Cubao
Peso Power: P1,375.00
Rating: 10

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Costly for a bible, yes pero i specifically wanted to have one. bago lang sya dating nun dun sa store. i was not looking for it at that time pero pag dating ko
sa counter to pay for a book, nakita ko sya and bought it agad. may special meaning sya coz yun na tlga ang gagamitin kong bible ko for life. sabi ko nga sa blog, a new chapter in life, a new bible. if we can spend on the littlest things or kaprichuhan that we want, why not invest on a Bible that will nourish your spirituality? o nga naman. :)

Gallery of pre-nups and personalized liquid soap: DIY
Rating: 10 for pictures ng pre-nups, 8 for the set-up

I had it printed sa w@wie friend kong si Mai ni Paul. thanks sis. ang ganda ng print kahit sa printer lang. hindi makalat and full yung colors. i just asked her to choose from our pictures, print and delivered it thru LBC. P200 lang ata nagastos ko dun.


My mom and I, in one of our countless Divi trips, saw this pabitin while i was buying party poppers. hindi namin na-resist dahil nalaman namin na P18 lang sya.
bumili kme ng dalawa without even knowing what to do with it. hahaha. we then used it for the gallery, my dad wrapped it with brown untwirled paper (ano nga ba tawag dun?), tapos pasted the pictures on it. abie co even commented on it, kakaiba daw ang concept. di nya lang alam, wala ng mapag-gamitan.hehe. 8 lang rating ko kc sinabit lang sya near the gift table kc wala kmeng lagayan. :( wasnt able to get the easels eh.

About the liquid soaps, sa ladies and men's CR namin pinalagay. bought it at Watson's buy one take one. printed a little quote and thank you note sa computer
sticker and put it sa container. hehe. babaw ko tlga.

Party Poppers: Divisoria Mall, 2nd floor dulo
Rating: 10

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we bought 2 biggie, 12 medium, and 30 small ones. lahat to pinaputok namin sa recessional. come to think of it, ang saya ko nitong moment nato. kc nag-gather talaga sila, may nakikita pa nga ako tumatakbo at humahabol para magpasabog, tapos ang dami pala nya! sinabayan pa ng rose petals. parang twice nga nangyari eh. after sa bandang gitna nung maraming party poppers, may mga humabol pa at pinahinto ulit
kme sa dulo at nagpasabog ulit sila. one of the unexpected sweet moments kc naremember ko yung symbol nya eh na the guests would want to bless and celebrate
with you.

Wedding Rings: Goldenas or Golden Hills jewelry, 14k white gold with combination of matte-finish sa sides and non-matte sa middle
How we got them: Megamall bridal fair
Contact Person: Tita Connie and Tito Boy
Peso Power: P11,880 (30% off from original price)
Rating: 10++

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No, we're not related to them, yun lang tawag ko sa kanila. they extended the bridal fair discount to us kahit bumalik kme sa greenhills shop nila 2 or 3 weeks after the fair. bait-bait! the rings are simple pero classic ang design. what's nice about them is dami sila nice services na free like lifetime cleaning, resizing and restoring of rings. parang if ever kunwari na iba na itsura nya from the time you bought it, pwede mo paayos at NO extra cost. katuwa lang. and of course, we loved working with couples also kaya love rin namin sila. malinis rin pala ang engraving
nila. we chose the print kc hindi bagay sa amin ang script eh. haba nga eh, name of partner tapos God's best tapos date ng wedding. nagkasya naman. :)

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