Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Part 3: Suppliers’ Rating – Attire, Accessories, HMUA & Flowers


Groom Suit & Bridal Gown: YSABELLE

Rating: 3.5
Cost: Suit – 5.5k (long sleeves included)
Gown – 13k (accessories included)

Lawrence, Rhoda and staff are nice to talk to and very accommodating sila. In terms of fitting sched we never had a prob, if hindi nila mameet you agreed sched, a day or hours before they advise naman. Good thing at very accessible shop nila (EDSA branch)


Suit – Super bagay ni h2b ang kanyang suit along with the fuchsia pink long sleeves and yellow tie. Ang dami nagsabi na pumayat sya sa kanyang suit. He looks so macho on our wedding day. Hehehe. :-) Ok na sana kaya lang too long ung sleeves ng long sleeves nya. Kaya mega silip ung sleeves sa coat. Feeling bride din kasi tong si Memond eh, during his fitting ayaw nya pakita sa akin kya ayun . . . hindi na alter. One more thing hindi gnun natuwa si hubby sa fabric, hindi daw kasi masyado maganda ung bagsak ng pants nya.



Gown – I was not really happy with my gown. What was sketch was not actually followed. One thing na kinalulungkot na during the fitting lng nila na-realize na hindi daw pla possible na ma-follow what was sketched. Hmp!

The following were the things that made me not so satisfied:
- The bolero is actually nice pero it should have been shorter dapat na may konting skin na nka silip at my back. D na daw kaya iksiaan pa bolero kasi tatamaan ung sa armpit. At dahil empire cut daw kaya hindi naman daw mabaan ang likod.
- I didn’t like the beadwork of the gown – d kasi terno with the bolero. Again, hindi kamukha ng nasa sketch. I requested them to fully bead ung parang envelop style sa likod – hindi ako pinagbigyan.
- I had several fittings with them (less than 10 fittings cguro), d tlga makuha ung shape ng likod ko. Parang may bukol tuloy ako sa likod. Everytime I fit they take notes f what should be altered, come next fitting halos wla nagbabago – ganun pa rin.
- Sumisilip ung zipper sa likod. Kala nga ni Nelwin Uy nkabukas ung zipper ko eh.
- Super short ng veil ko! And I hate it! 2 yards lng yata un. 5 yards usapan nmin. Hindi tuloy kmi nakapag pictorial nag magandang flying veil. Pangarap ko pa man din un.
- There were still pencil markings after they made the dry cleaning. Buti hindi masyado halata.

We simply got what we paid for. Hindi naman kami lugi. I expected so much lng cguro on them kaya ganun.
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Dads’ Barong: Labor - Exclusively His & Fabric - Gle-An’s (Divi)

Rating : 5
Cost : Labor – 1,200
Fabric – 2,000 (pina silk)

This is a no sweat task for us. One of the things na madali lng naming inayos. We both the fabric at Divi, then patahi na lng sa exclusively his - my dad’s in Pampanga, while FIL’s in Makati. A week after nila pasukat nakuha na ung barong and both are perfect fit :-)


Mom, PS, SS, Lola, FG Gowns & Bearers Barong: Raquel Bridal Collections

Rating : 3
Cost : Mom’s – 2k; PS – 1.8k; SS – 1.2k; Lola – 1.2k; FG – 900; Bearers’ Barong – 200 & 300

Since ang mga abay nmin ang sasagot sa knilang mga gowns we really looked for a low cost gown maker. Wherelse kundi sa Divi. We where actually given a budget package price to think na two-toned shantung and dopedyed cloth ang ginamit. I didn’t want silk or other types of shantung dahil super simple n lng designs ng gowns nmin kya binawi na lng nmin sa fabric.

MOG/B Gown

PS Gown

PS Gown

Matron of Honor Gown

BM Gown

SS Gown

Lola Gown


FG Gown

Bearer Barong
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Raquel is a supplier sa mga shops sa divi. She doesn’t do designs – bring your own design o
kaya naman pili ka sa catalogue niya. Wla rin syang sariling shop kaya pahirapan sa fitting. Kung pa service ka naman, my 1k-service fee. Dhail mejo tipid kami what we did – we get the gowns at Divi or SM North then distribute to ento (Makati & Pampanga based) then return kay Raquel those that are in need for alteration. I dtake note of what to be altered kala ko nung una mali ako, hindi pla. Nung umabot na kmi ng 2 balik, I told her na sya mismo na magpafit at tumingin – pagbalik mali pa rin. Hay. Umabot kmi cguro ng 3 balik ng gowns sa knya. Ung pang 4th and last to be altered d na ako binalikan ako na daw bhala dhil hinde na kaya ng sched nya; so pina-alter ko na lng sa labas. Hahay!

The fitting wasn’t that good. Buti na lng at maganda ang fabric kundi ang pangit ng kalalabasan.
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Groom Accessories - Shoes, Socks & Tie: Tie Line (Glorietta)

Rating: 5
Cost: Shoes (Merger) – 4K; Socks – 300+; Tie - 500


We never thought that tie line sells shoes. Kala nmin dati puro ties lng. We intended to buy tie lng sana ditto to our surprise meron din pla silang shoes. Sa dami namin inikot na mall and shoe stalls dito pla kmi makakabili ng shoes ni hubby :-)
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Bride’s Accessories – Shoes (Charles & Keith) & Earrings (Something borrowed)

Rating: 5
Cost: 1.8k (sale price - 20% off)
My shoes were very comfortable. Almost like a tsinelas feeling. :P
I borrowed my earrings from my lola. Not too big and not to small tama lng sa small ears ko. Matanda pa yta sa akin mga earrings na sinuot ko. Kala ko after the wedding bibigay na ni lola sa akin, hindi pla. Hehehe. May sentimental value daw kasi sa knya un. We got them cleaned (for free) sinabay kasi namin sa pagbili ng wedding rings.
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Wedding Rites Accessories

Unity Coins (inner Gold)
Wedding Library (Megamall)
Cost: 2,300
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Wedding Bands
Supplier: Benhur (Ongpin)

Rating: 5
Cost: 12.5k

This is where hubby bought my engagement ring kya nung bumalik sya sa jeweler laking discount nakuha nmin. We only wanted simple white gold wedding rings. Good thing they have what we wanted. We only waited for an hour for hubby’s ring re-size (bigger - for free) and sinabay na rin pa-clean ng earrings ni lola for my something borrowed nung wedding, we got this for free rin.

Rosary Cord, Unity Candle, Offertory Candles, Match Boxes & Pillows - DIY
Rating: Kailangan pa b? Hehe =p
Est Cost: Rosary & Rosary Cord–400; Unity Candle–300; Offertory Candles–200; Match Boxes–20; Pillows–50

Rosary & Rosary Cord – Sympre dahil mahilig ako mag DIY at nauso dito sa w@w ang rosary cord nag may I make nga rin ako. Hehehe. I bought the materials at Divi along tabora sa morning glory and wellmanson.

Match Boxes, Offertory & Unity Candle – Another DIY po. Dhil we can’t afford to buy/pa-personalize a ako na rin lang ang gumawa since feel na feel ko naman mag DIY, pati candle kinareer ko na rin. Hehehe. Got the mterials from SM Dept Store (megamall) some are scrap materials from invitation. I really enjoyed making this one kasi bango-bango ng candle eh at nakkatuwa tlga sya gawin I find it easy kya lng dapat matiyaga ka lng tlga. Nabilib nga si hubby sa gnawa ko eh, terno-terno ba naman. Ahihihi.

Pillows – DIY pa rin. Halos no cost ako dito. Tussle lng ang bili ko, the rest are from scrap materials. Retazo from secondary sponsor’s gown (na hinigi ko pa sa aming mananahi). I was so happy with the output kasi khit mga pulot lng mga gamit it turned out well pa rin at sympre nka sunod pa rin sa motif. Hehehe.
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HMUA - T3 Salon
Rating : 4
Cost : 5,100 (bride +1) includes retouch & hair re-do up to reception
1K additional per head

They got the lowest rate, tapos my special discount pa kmi coz Thea (Make-Up Artist & Owner) is my ex-officemate’s wife, while Rolly her partner did my hair. Okay naman pagkakagawa sa akin, very natural naman ang look ko. My hair updo wasn’t that good. Hindi sya ganun kapulido at ang daling malaglag. Maybe they are considering the hairstyle change for the reception. Pero dpat sana ginawa pa rin nila ng maayos. Some of the entourage loved their HMU while others are not satisfied.

Kaiinis lng is that nagmamadali sila kmi tapusin kasi they have another wedding pa pla. Pero usapan nmin whole day sila sa amin, and ang matitira sa akin for re-touch is Rolly, inawan ba naman sa akin ung assistant lng nila na hindi naman well-trained, at kung kailangan ng retouch hahagilapin pa-kung saan saan nagpuputa. Hay.

Ang mali ko in this aspect hindi na ako nag trial pa with other HMUA para sana my point of comparison, kase ok naman when I had my trial with them.


Flowers - Mang Boy Mahusay
Rating : 4.5
Cost : 10k

The 10k package includes yellow tulips bridal bouquet, yellow tulip boutonniere for groom, 2 mom’s bouquet, 5 female principal sponsors bouquet, 4 bouquets for MOH and BMs, 3 pomander for SS and 6 gold sprayed aluminum pails loaded with flowers for FGs + headdress.
Free: 2 offertory flowers, throw away bouquet, loose petals and delivery

I would have given Mang Boy sana a perfect 5 kaya lng ung tulips sa bouquet ko my mga balikong stems, na halata sa pictures, then he promised me na dadagdagan nya ung bingay kong 7 swarovski, gagawin nyang 15 but he didn’t. I love the flower girls basket, so nice :-)

Those who are planning to have a tulips as their bouquet tip lng – better to scotch tape the flowers paikot after removing the styro net para di bumukaka ng husto at malanta.