Friday, September 7, 2007

Part 5: Suppliers’ Rating – Stationeries, Tokens, & Honeymoon

Rating: 5+++ sympre DIY ko eh :p
Cost: dko na compute pa :p

Save the Date, Invitations, Misalette, Table Nos & Table Planner, Confetti Cones, Souvenir-TY Tags, Guest Cards, Wish Cards & Wish Card Pens – these are the items na kinareer ko tlga ng husto - pinagpuyatan at pinagtyagaan. Mahirap din pla maging OC at may kaalaman ng konti sa arts (ka-artehan) – mahirap syang panindigan. Guests might wonder kung ako nga ba ang ikinakasal kung hindi ko ginawa ang mga ito, I bet expected na nila sa akin ang mga ito. Hehehe.

Invitations - This is the most difficult among all my DIYs. Buti na lng tinulungan ako ni hubby. Though I am used in making invitations, iba pla when you are making your own. I came across 10 design yta before we eneded up with this.

Misalette - umiral din kaartehan ko dito. Same design with the invite din. Hehe

Table Nos - see. nka terno pa rin with the invite. hehehe. Kakaiba ang table nos namin. It's not a simple Table 1-2-3 lang. They are the remarkable dates, places and things sa aming 2 ni hubby. So as our hosts call the table nos for guests picture taking and getting of food at the buffet may konting trivia muna. After calling all the tables - the hosts eventually finishes our love story :-)

Confetti Cones - Pati ito pinag-ukulan ko ng pansin. Hehehe. Di kase ako nakuntento sa mga 20 sm & 2 big confetti poppers. Again, nkaterno ulit :p

Guest Cards / Kissing Bells / Raffle Cuopon - Another craft na pinagtyagaan ko. Na halos sumuko ako. Hehehe. Sympre kailangan tapusin ang inumpisahan at kailangan panindigan. Hehehe.
Each guest have their own card wherein their name, table assignment and pre-drawn raffle no are indicated (for the bouquet & garter toss) , sinama ko na rin dito ang kissing bells. I made blank cards for those guests we missed.
Marami nabiktima sa kissing bells, everytime they ring it kunwari bunot kmi ng couple who will also share a kiss. Hindi nila alam scripted yun. Hehehe.
Sabi nga ng iba parang souvenir na rin eh. Most of the guests brought home guest cards :-)
Table Planner - Cnt find a picture of this. I made 2 of this. Sympre nka terno din. Placed them on a cocktail table near the two entrance of the reception area to guide guests where their table is located.
Wish Cards & Wish Card Pens - Cnt find the pics of these. Wish cards are distributed at the registration area along with the guest cards. Were guests are requested to write their messages to us kapalit ng souvenir. Hehehe.
Wish Card Pens are placed naman per table, pati ito kinareer ko rin. Both the signpens at Divi, ganda ng sula at 5each lng. I wrapped them with ribbon like in our invite then accented it with fuchsia and yellow feathers. Dko akalaing ma sold-out mga ito pati sa mga matatanda maaliw. May 1 pen lng na natira sa amin. Iniisip pa man din namin ni hubby na after the reception kung anu gagawin nmin sa sandamakmak na pens na un. Hehehe.
All the hardships naman paid off after hearing the nice comments, lalo na when our guests said na our wedding is very nice specially the details. Tyaga ko daw, sobra! Terno-terno ba naman. Hahaha.
Tokens: Incense Cones & Sticks in Tube
Cost: 15/each

Memond and I got them at Divi Mall168. For us they are best buy – di mukhang tig-15. Lalo na when we placed na the tags. Ang cute daw sabi ng mga guests. Kulang na lng hingin nila lahat ng scents – pero some guests did. Good thing we bought a lot, namurahan kmi eh. Hehehe.

Our strategy: Our secondary sponsors distributed them at the exit of the reception (pauwi na), para di agaw eksana while program is on-going. Our emcees just reminded the guests to submit their wish cards (instead of passing a guest book/frame) at the exit then be replaced with a token. Para lng marami ang mag wish sa amin, and it worked! Hehehe.

Honeymoon: Alona Kew - Bohol

Air Fare (Cebu Pacific)
Rating: 5
Cost: 5.5k

San ka pa? We got the 1 peso fair. Swerte! Walng kahirap-hirap mag book. Day 1 of the promo nkapag book na ako on line and we instantly have had our honeymoon destination :-)

Travel Agency (Queenspoint Travel & Tours)
Park Square 1
Rating: 5
Cost: 17k (4D/3N Accomodation at Alona Kew and Exclusive Day Tour)

Wala kming alam na travel agency ni hubby, we dnt actually travel under a travel agency. So what we did, the day after our wedding malling sa makati hanggang sa nakita nga namin ang Queenspoint. Okay naman ang tour packages nila, cheaper compared sa mga online travel and tours and sa iba png agency. In less than an hour nakkuha na sila ng confirmation sa Alona Kew. Good thing we got the front beach slot :-)

Nasurprise pa nga kmi ni hubby during our day tour. Exclusive pla kmi, we have our own tourist guide and exclusive din kmi sa isang resto boat sa Lobboc river lunch. Tinginan nga mga kasabayan nmin sa amin eh. Hehehe.

Alona Kew
Rating: 4

The resort doesn’t look that good, pero okay na sya for honeymooners. Not that bad. The staffs are friendly and punctual as well. The food? May kamahalan though hindi naman ganun kasarap.

So that ends our long and overdue suppliers rating. Sensya na. Sana nakatulong. If you have questions, PM me lang po.

rhia ni memond
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