Save my ratings

It’s been almost 2 years since i open my wedding at works yahoo group account. And i think of saving my supplier’s rating post and blog it here for other’s reference. Here it is!

Links:
Wedsite – http://www.mywedding.com/keithchet/index.html
AVP by Jaja Samaniego

SDE by Chug Cadiogan

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Hi All,

Sorry for the late supplier’s review. Sobrang naging busy when we get back to
work from a vacation and moving in to our new house. Long read mga sisses.
Pardon me for that 🙂 This is our way of gratitude to everyone here and Ms. Benz
🙂

1) Bamboo Organ Church – 5 stars!

I and Keith were from Las Pinas since birth. We also been an alumni of St.
Joseph’s Academy that’s why we decided to get married on this church. Kahit at
first, we plan a beach or tagaytay wedding; We really can’t pass by the church
we’ve grew with. Hindi na kame nahirapan for the seminars and all, mabait kasi
ung church person, yun nga lang, they are very strict sa requirements.

2) St. Joseph’s Hall – 4 stars

Well, this venue is beside the church lang. We chose here para d na mag-commute
ung ibang guests. We have 300 guests kasi eh. hehe. it’s an indoor venue pero
open ang sides. not air-conditioned, fan lang.

3) Hizon’s Caterings Service – 4.5 stars

Actually we reserved na to Queensland catering. but we had a second thought when
we attended in Hizon’s Food tasting at One Esplanade. They gave us a good deal.
And the food were really good. So after re-budgeting, nag-GO na kame sa Hizon’s.

Black and Red details that they have was really fantastic. Good thing that
before the wedding, when we attended a fair at PICC, they were there and we were
able to see their new twigs setup. They have event stylist na daw. So parang
kame yata ung unang una wedding na gumamit nun haha. Brides here were aware na
they have limit backdrop lang dba. So i was happy na they have twigs na. maiba
naman hehe.Our AE Chesca was very kind enough sa mga requests namen ni hubby.
The food was really great! 🙂 US roast beef carving, pork oriental slice and
fish menu were really good! yan ang mga menu na sobrang sarap daw sabi ng mga
guests! desserts in our dessert bar ang bilis naubos… 🙁 well a compliment
naman kasi sobrang sarap daw lahat. well siguro ganun talaga, pag maraming
choices, tendency ng guests e kumuha each para matikman, ayun naubos agad hehe..
and for the food na natira, since 300 guests yung package namen then 30 pax for
suppliers, nag head count ung head waiter, He said na 285 lang ang na-head count
nila kasama suppliers.. so sobrang dami ung natira.. They pack it and divide by
two for our families. 🙂 ung minus .5 is that, parang iba yung taste ng
bruschetta(cocktail) na na-taste ko sa one esplanade and sa wedding proper. Well
kasi upon our initial and final food tasting, hindi sila nag-serve ng appetizer.
Well yun lang naman, but in all, Hizon’s really did a great job sa wedding
namen! 🙂

4 Jaja Samaniego Lifestyle Photograper(Main Photog) – 5 stars!

Well like our caterer, nakapag-pareserve na rin kame sa ibang photog/videog. not
to mention na lang mga sis huh. kasi kilala rin sila dito sa [email protected] eh 🙂 around
June first week lang namen ni-reserved si Jaja. As i look sa portfolio nya and
read sis Jen’s feedback about their prenup with Jaja, nagustuhan ko talaga sya
and nagpa-sched ako ng meeting with her. She showed me her raw photos, and
sobrang good angles ung mga shots nya even raw pa lang, iba na talaga ung
quality ng shots. 🙂 well ayoko kasi ng too much post processed na photos.
During the meeting, nagreserved na agad ako sa kanya haha. She helped me as well
pag aayos ng prenup namen. She suggest good locations and pegs. 🙂 During the
wedding, she made me relax para d ako mukhang tense sa photos haha She teaches
the pose and she my right angle na haha.

For the backup, Benjie Tiongco and 3rd photog is Paul Bonin Vargas. Benjie is
official photog ni hubby. Ang ganda ng mga shots ni hubby. nakakatuwa. And hubby
told me na sobrang sarap kakwentuhan ni Benjie. He’s very easy to deal with.
kahit male ento ko, cool na cool sa kanya 🙂 Crush pa sya ng ibang female guests
namen hehe. kaya laging may nagpapa-picture sa kanya hahaha Paul was good too.
kahit 3rd photog lang sya, chumi-cheap shot sya ng shots saken. In seconds na
hindi ako kinukunan ni Jaja, tatawagin ako ni Paul, “Chet here, ako naman”
hahaha nakakatuwa. ang gaganda rin ng shots nya. 🙂 Very fantastic team!

Here’s our avp: http://vimeo.com/29475006
you may want to check fb photos at www.facebook.com/chetdelacruzramos and check
my public albums

5) Chug Cadiogan Videography – 5 star!

After meeting up with Jaja in Podium, we went back in our office. Then we
texted Chug and setup an appointment with him. He’s in SM Megamall pala that
time, so we rush in sa Mega to meet him! sabi nya, may nag-inquire na rin sa
kanya ng same date namen, sa Germany ung wedding. He said, pero kung
mag-reserved kayo, d ko na kukunin yun. i ensure him na ok lang ba kasi out of
the country un, work/vacation un! then he said, d ako namimili ng client.
Whoever reserves me is my priority. 🙂 I was touched and immediately reserved
him na! hahaha

Weeks before our wedding out of the country sya, but when i text him, nagrereply
talaga sya. nakakahiya, im sure naubos load nya dahil saken haha. Grabe, we’re
so comfortable with Chug. His works are great! Nagugulat na lang ako at may
crane bigla sa tabi ko hahaha.

Here’s our SDE: http://vimeo.com/28942958

6) Boy Kastner of Sheath’s Couture – 5 star!

Like any other brides here, super satisfied kame ni hubby sa work and service
nya. the week of our wedding, i rush sa house nya para magpa dagdag pa ng beads,
kasi parang nakukulangan pa ko sa design ng gown ko, he accepts my ideas and
requests without hesitation. He’s not just a supplier for us, he’s a very dear
friend for us. kahit d sya ang gumawa ng gowns ng ento and family ko, he helped
us sa preparation.

7) Blooming Flowers By Louie And Ann – 4 star

Mang Louie is very easy to deal with. twice kame nag-mockup for free. Our church
setup were super ganda. we have 14 topiaries sa church. kaya sobrang buhay na
buhay ang church namen. 🙂 pero ang downside, ung roses, buds pa lang. hindi
lahat medyo open. yung gerberas, d lahat malalaki 🙁 and not so fresh na. sabi
nya, kasi naubos ang roses nung birthday ni Mama Mary nung september 8. Well i
don’t know sa ibang Dangwa 9.10.11 brides out there kung nagka-problem sila
regarding this. 🙁 Ecuadorian roses for my bouquet ung naging priority na lang
daw nya. But my bouquet was very beautiful! 🙂 ento flowers lang tlaga. He uses
roses, carnation, gerberas for ento flowers. Yun
lang naman, d gaano napansin sa photos kasi nabawi ng ibang malalaking flowers.
meron lang talaga buds pa lang.

8) Golden Hills Jewelry – 4.5 star

mababait ung nag-assist samen sa Golden Hills Megamall branch. They give us 20%
discount pa kahit hindi kame sa fair nagreserved. Downside is, ung ring si
hubby, 2 namen ni-reject kasi d pulido ung pagka-matte gold. pero silght lang
naman, pero for me, d pa rin accepted hehe 😀

9) Colorplay Hair and Makeup by Malou Hibaler – 5 star!

Tita Malou was very dear to me na. 🙂 She’s not just a good mua but a very good
person in heart as well. She made me gorgeous on my big day! She was able to
emphasize my big eyes and was able to blend a good lip color. 🙂 my hair was
done by tita menchie. so cute din. d nagmukhang makapal ang hair ko haha. even
my ento was really beautiful during the day! ayaw pa nga nila i-remove ung
makeups nila eh haha

10) Sound Impact Lights and Sounds – 3 star

They played nice music. the microphones sounded good. but since, indoor but open
yung venue namen, parang kulang pa ung sounds ng speakers. my coordinator said
na d gaanong malakas ung sound sa bandang likod ng venue. yung mood lights, d ko
masyadong napansin. may problem kasi sa event stylist namen, so hindi masyadong
kita sa drapings ung mood lights.

11) Sersan Events Management and Occasion Services (event stylist and mobile
bar) – 1 star

Major Headache! Hubby was able to get them sa multiply and sulit advertisement
nila. And when nag-ocular visit sya sa venue namen, si hubby lang din ang
nakausap nya. And nabigla lang ako kasi nag-reserve na sya sa during their
meetup.

Sa emails and calls, lagi nilang sinasabi na “sige sir, walang problema, gagawin
naten yan”. so panatag si hubby dun sa sagot nya. Hubby even sketches ung
details like entrance, photowall, and some stuffs to be added for Hizon’s
backdrop. We send image pa for the drapings. Wala daw problema, gagwin daw nila
un. They have materials na daw. But during the day, to think na 4pm ang wedding,
1pm sila dumating sa venue, hassle din sa hizon’s kasi naka-setup na sila dun.
They leave QC daw at 6am then nakarating sa Las Pinas ng 1am.. ohh come on,
nakakalungkot talaga. They leave the venue na when we were there. Then si
coordinator, d ko nabigyan ng instruction na wag muna ibigay ung balance until
hindi ko pa nakikita ung works nya.. e kaso, hiningi na daw ni stylist and
immediately leave the venue.

I was shock, ung drapings, hindi Full! 8 swags lang. 🙁 and ung paper lanterns,
na kame pa ang nagprovide, hindi nilagay lahat sa ceilings, nilagay na lang sa
lower ceiling wall. ni-rush talaga nila. sobrang nakakainis. pati ung backdrop
namen, mali ung ginawa nila. parang hinati nlng ung materials na ginamit sa
drapings and backdrop. haaay nakakalungkot pag naalala ko talaga. I call them
after the program at ang rude pa nila para sumagot sagot saken. 🙁

For the mobile bar, sa kanila na rin namen kinuha. during our tasting, sobrang
sarap ng drinks, pero during the wedding, guests said na lasang tubig na daw.
nilagay ba naman sa beer tower na timplado na ung drinks. edi nag melt down na
ung ice dun. Malamang kulang sa flavoring. ang hirap kaya magtimpla sa beer
tower.

12) Litrato Photobooth

Super headache! Their photobooth didn’t function in our day. sobrang heart
breaking talaga. i want to cry that day! sabi nila, d daw kaya ng power supply
ung flash nila. woow kumusta naman ang flash.. ilang watts lang ang hinihingi ng
flash! and i even ask the help of the lightsmen of the videographer to try to
give lights sa photobooth. d talaga nagba-bright ung printing ng pictures. to
think na mas malakas ang ilaw ng videog kesa sa flash nya. and my concern is,
wala bang built in flash ung camera nila? at sobrang nagrerely sila sa flash na
dala nila. I don’t know kung palusot nlng ung flash na yun. sobrang
nakakalungkot lang at nag-give talaga ako ng so much time kakahanap ng
photobooth with 4r magnet. sila ung may good deal but then ganun pala ang risk.
I don’t know, during our photobooth test sa fair, napansin ko na medyo madilim
na ung shot nila compare to other photobooth. Pia said na madilim kasi dun sa
booth nila sa fair kaya hindi bright ang shot. pero sa venue na maliwanag, hindi
naman daw ganun. So i was convinced na rin and reserved them… And so this
happened during our day. walang photobooth 🙁 and we were calling them, rude pa
sila makipag usap. bad service talaga. when i saw their upload during their
9.10.11 events, 9 events sila nun. so 10 including us. siguro, samen napunta ung
palpak na materials. 🙁

13) eChocolate Lover – (guest favor) 5 star!

cheap but super sarap na chocolate! marami na rin silang variety of packaging
depends on your choice. nice favor na rin sa mga guests lalo na kung marami
kayong guest 😉 good thing na may iba pa kameng souvenir aside sa photobooth.

14) Ipanema (entourage favors) 5 star!

We bought ipanema sa ibang bansa. My dad is in Bahrain, so parang lumalabas na
P300 lang isang pair ng slipper. Mura na rin and sobrang useful pa. male and
female entourage yung binigyan namen and other supplier na sobrang fave namen
like Jaja, Chug and Tita Malou 🙂

15) Mjoyce Printing Services (Invitation) 5 star!

at first, nagpagawa kame sa isang shop sa recto(Marvic Priters), sobrang palpak
ung pagkakagawa. ang panget ng embossed! sobrang trash talaga! we chose na lang
the close-to-good one para lang may worth ung first payment namen. kasi ayaw na
nila isoli ung bayad namen eh. Until we find another supplier sa recto rin. Si
Ms. Joyce, walang naging problema, in 5 days nakuha na namen ung 80pcs
invitations. pulido ang printing and high quality materials ung ginamit. she
gave us P55 each. good deal na rin 🙂 napawi ung unang invitations namen.
pinamigay nlng namen un sa ibang guest na hindi masyadong mahilig mag-comment
hehe.

17) Cakes By Ysa Cruz – 4 star!

Sobrang sarap ng cupcakes nya! she’s from Las Pinas kaya we decided to get her.
para hindi na hassle sa byahe and all. combination of fondant and icing ung
toppings. sobrang sarap! ang ganda pa ng design. Downside is that, d ko gaanong
nagustuhan ung topper ng babae. hehe parang medyo matured na topper. 🙂 un lang
naman.

16)Mang Sam of Pampanga (Principal Sponsors favors) – 5 star!

Hubby’s mom requested to give saint to our principal sponsors. Mama Mary for
ninangs and St. Joseph for ninongs. good thing na sya na rin sumagot hehe. the
shop is at baclaran. but sa pampanga ginagawa ung orders. P1400 for a 3ft saint.
not bad dba? tsaka sobrang pulido ang pagkakagawa. maganda si mama mary and sooo
handsome si St. Joseph and baby Jesus. sobrang nabigla at natuwa ung mga ninong
at ninang namen. Others even had a tears of joy. Kasi maganda daw pag bigay ang
santo eh. 🙂

If napansin nyo meron kameng mga ni-letgo na first supplier. Well, naging [email protected]
kasi ako while preparation is on going and some reservations has been made.
Girls easily change their minds talaga, pero i believe i made the right decision
on having them and giving our trust. (aside sa stylist hahaha)

So this is it! Our wedding is now a history to treasure forever!

Enjoy the preparation sisses! you’ll surely miss this 🙂

I wanna thank everyone who helped me here and continously helping our bride to
be! Thanks Ms. Benz! 🙂

Thanks,
Keith & Chet —> Happily Married!
Bamboo Organ Church
9.10.11
www.mywedding.com/keithchet

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