Friday, July 13, 2007

Part 2: Suppliers’ Rating – Caterer, Photo & Video

Ratings would be as follows:
5 – Excellent!
4 – Well Done!
3 – Good Enough!
2 – Poor!

1 – Never Mind!


CATERER: ELOQUENTE

Rating: 4


Cost:
335/head – Anthurium Package (Includes: set-up, tiffany chairs for couple & VIP table, bridal car, cake, ice carving, guestbook, dove, wine & sword parade)
5,100 additional – cake upgrade
400 additional – choco fountain set up and operation

1,900 additional – fruits for choco fountain


SET-UP:
Memond and I love the set up! PSE Auditorium was dressed well. As we approach the venue ng grand entrance namin super natuwa kmi at nakuha pa namin magtinginan at magbulungan and we both said “Ang ganda!” Sabay taas ng mga swords ng mga waiters. Kala nmin 2 swords lng. They were 8 pla. Hehehe. Nakakatuwa! Feeling king and queen tuloy kmi as we walk down the red carpet along with “Father of the Bride” background music.

Guest Tables: Maganda rin naman kinalabasan though they didn’t follow the centerpiece we agreed on. It should have been tall white calla lilies binded with raffia instead of pink and white roses. Infairness with Eloquente they informed me naman the night before na wla cla mahanap na calla lilies – nahilo na daw sila sa kakaikot sa Dangwa. Ung pgkadress nila ng monoblock chairs are ok too, ok lng naman pla na hindi kmi nag upgrade to tiffany chairs. Hehehe.

VIP Tables: This is nice too! The centerpiece is cool though different kinds of flowers ang nilagay nila maganda ang kinalabasan. Meron pang capiz lumies.




Couple’s Table & Backdrop: The best of the all. How we love our table! Ganda ng flowers na ginamit sa table nmin, hindi sya ung the usual set up nila. We opted for the pillars background though nagagandahan ako sa trellis and gazebo kya lng d kasi bagay sa indoor mga un eh. Pillars are ok naman na, pero sana they used the same flowers tulad nung sa table nmin.




Cake Gazebo: D ako masyado nasiyahan with this one – parang ang masyadong makulay. Again, sana same flowers as our table. Not that bad naman :-)




Food Station: It was pleasing to the eyes and malinis at masarap tignan. Even ung chocolate fountain sinet-up and operated (pati pag melt ng bars of Belgian choco) nila ng maayos though kmi ang nag provide ng machine and dippings – for a low additional cost of 400. Additional 1,500 for extra fruit dippings

Generous naman sila in terms of set-up. They provided our extra requests such us, registration table, cocktail tables for the table planners and projector table – though extra – they provided good linens that match the set-up.



FOOD:

Menu:
http://raymond-rhia-weddingpreps.blogspot.com/2006/09/menu.html

Taste: Some of our guest says it’s masarap. Some naman says it’s maalat and matamis daw masyado ung macaroni salad – or bka maselan lng tlga sa food kasi mga Kapampangan mga nagsabi nito. Hehehe. I can’t comment that much sa food dhil hindi ko tlga sya ntikman. Pero atleast busog ang mga guest namin at hindi naubusan ng food.


Cake: The default free cake wasn’t that nice so we decided to upgrade, additional cost is 5k for fresh flowers – parang bumili na rin kmi, namamahalan kasi ako or sadyang kuripot lng. Hehehe. This was actually unbudgeted, kaya lng mukha daw kmi kawawa sabi ni Memond kung hindi kami upgrade – tapos birthday ko pa daw kya dapat lng na khit paano e maganda-ganda ang cake nmin. Mahigpit na pinagbilin namin na wag lalagyan ng figurine – aba nung cake cutting na gulat ako may bride and groom na figurine on top of our cake, gusting-gusto kong bunutin – I actually attempted to remove it pero madikit sya sobra, kay never mind na lng. Hehehe. Nagmukha tuloy cheap. Another bilin na hindi sinunod is big no no to Malaysian mums, sangkaterbang yellow malaysian mums nkita ko sa cake nmin, sana ginawa na lng nila lhat roses. Harhar. Parang d worth it ang upgrade, sana bumili na lng kmi. The taste? Ok lng.



EXTRAS
Bridal Car: White Mercedes Benz. Pwede na kaysa wala. Pinili namin ito vs the sound system (accdng to our String d daw kase maganda) and emcee (we have our friends to do it for us)

Ice Carving: Ok naman for added aesthetic.
We never expected na ganun kaganda kakalabasan for the package price. We still recommend them specially sa mga frugal couples, sulit naman ;-)
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PHOTO: NELWIN UY

Rating: 5+++
Prenup & Slideshows & Raw Wedding pics

Cost:
40k – Package B (2006 rate)

Inclusions
Standard - 2 Digital Potographers, Nelwin Uy as main; 40 pages 8 x 10 “The Book” digital story book album; Unlimited digital shots, DVD Gallery as proofs (Hi-res photo files); 16 x 20 blow up portrait in special frame; 10 pages guestbook (wire bind)
Freebies - On location pre-nuptial shoot; 2 mos online photogallery; AVP of Pre-nup pictures; On the spot slide show of pictures; 2 mini albums for parents (Free for on the spot booking at the Kasalan 2006 Bridal Fare)

One of our favorite supplier - no need to elaborate further! The proofs speaks for themselves! Mga guests na namin ang humatol! “Ang galing ng photographer nyo!” Napabilib sila sa artistic shots and bilis ng pag-gawa ng on the spot slide show ni Nelwin. Manghang-mangha! Ahihihi.

Though Nelwin is sick during our wedding dahil sa continuous 5 days wedding coverage nya, he never failed to deliver, maganda pa rin gawa nya. :-)

Official Pics
Hotel:
http://raymond-rhia.weddingannouncer.com/photoalbums-30352.html
Church:
http://raymond-rhia.weddingannouncer.com/photoalbums-30362.html
Reception:
http://raymond-rhia.weddingannouncer.com/photoalbums-30423.html
Slideshow:
http://nelwinuy.multiply.com/video/item/10
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VIDEO: SHIERDAN PAMINTUAN

Rating: 5+++
Teaser & Pre-Nup – Love Story Narration – Old to Dating Pics & OnSite in One

Cost:
9k – 2006 rate
undisclosed – teaser

Inclusions
Standard: 1 cam set – up

Freebies: Pre-Nup – Love Story Narration – Old to Dating Pics & OnSite in One (additional minimal cost for the teaser)



Another favorite supplier! Khit nalate sya on the wedding day ok lng bawi naman nung I-flash na sa projector ang aming 4-in-1 AVP. Mwhihi! Lakas nmin kay Dan. Malakas din naman sya sa amin – I made 2 referrals eh. Pwede na nga daw ako magtayo ng networking business. Hahaha!

Dan is very professional and easy to deal with kahit sa tawaran portion. Hahaha! He’s very cool. He granted our requests ;-) Hindi naman nalelate during our meetings and shooting, sa wedding lng tlga. Hehe. He replies naman kaagad sa text at nakikipagkulitan pa, except sa email. Haha!

It’s worth every penny we spent khit wla pa ung final video output. Parang lugi pa nga sya sa amin eh :P

Watch our videos below to know why we love this guy so much!

Teaser: