YuseffandRachelleDay: Suppliers Review / Budget / SDE8:36:00 AM
(Introduction: Hello! I'll include this "intro" to all wedding related posts so it won't be confusing. This is still a decorating blog, but I'm just so excited to share our big day so the next few posts will be about it hehe... Since we got a lot of photos, I'll divide it in a few different posts-- The Preps; The Ceremony, Shoot, and Reception; DIY/Styling details; and probably suppliers review/budget to help those who's planning their day. A little back story, last May 3, we got engaged. See the story here. :) We both agreed to have the wedding on our 11th year anniversary which is September 6, so that would be four months of planning, which is just perfect since we're not keen on having a long engagement. 11 years together is long enough. Haha.. See my initial thoughts and plans on this post. We don't have a lot of expectations for the wedding, we just wanted it to be meaningful and fun. I'm happy to say that we got the wedding we dreamed of. It's nothing extravagant, it's just festive and sooo us. So without further ado.. here's my thoughts about our day...)
I don't know how people who doesn't have coordinator do it. Can't imagine stressing about little details on that day. Imbitado's team know what they are doing. All details we've discuss were executed. And they were well prepared, I asked for a gum, a sanitizer, they've got it right in their bag. They just made the day so easy. :)
They needed sponsorship for use of their venue, thank goodness my aunt is a homeowner since we love the place. It's not a really big village so it's quite private. They have a nice pool and garden area, plus a gazebo. Since it didn't rain (Thank God!), the guests got to hang out in those spaces during cocktail hour. The main venue itself is beautiful, the restrooms are spacious, and there are lots of parking. The only downside is there's no signal! Haha.. so our instagram hashtag raffle didn't get much entry, but I guess it's a good thing as well since no one was focused on their phones. Haha
The owner of Royalty is a good friend of Yuseff's sister. They have been using them for all their kid's birthday celebration so we're no stranger to their food. We knew from the start that we wanted to get them so we're happy we found a venue that doesn't need to have accreditation for everything. The food was great and abundant, everything we discussed were done. Great food and service!
I've read a lot of forum to helped me in choosing suppliers, especially the host since it's difficult to find sample videos of hosting styles of the emcees. After reading tons of positive reviews, we chose Joy since we wanted a fun vibe for our reception, nothing too formal. She did great! She made us laugh, cry, and sometime, both at the same time. Haha.. Her voice did command attention, and she sings amazingly well too. We got her package with JMI L/S and they are great too. Clear sound and nice ambiant light all around. We didn't used the venue's main light since they are too bright, so our main source of light the entire night was from their team. It's also a good idea to get a host and L/S that worked well together since they'll be working very closely and both Joy and JMI gave us a fun reception.
I did the design for the invitation but I had my friend printed them out. But she also do the designing and she's really great. You should see her own wedding invites, it's too cute! Hehe.. We only got her printing services but she also do a full package. She's also OC with details so that's a good thing.
Ceiling Design: Event Styles
I do not want to tackle all the ceiling design so I asked my friend to do them for us and she did a great job. She really does full event styling so I'm guessing our requirement is quite easy for them. Haha.. Aside from the ceiling, she also did all the drapes for our wall. I just told them that I wanted a bohemian feel and I left it all up to her. So happy with how everything turned out!
HMU: Berny Tia
I knew from the start that I wanted a very light make-up with soft loose waves for my hair. Simple and fresh was the peg. Berny and her team are so professional and so easy to work with. The only reason I didn't gave a perfect score was I find it difficult to manoeuver my hair. Hehehe.. I'm envisioning a soft waves where I can run my hands through my hair, but I think that's not possible. To achieve the wavy look, they need to put in hairsprays or else it will be straight even before the ceremony ended. hehe... I love the look, looks great in photos, and very professional team.
I mostly communicated with them through email and they responded fast. Very clear projector, and it's huge. Haha.. I love it. the -.5 was just because the placement of the screen wasn't on an angle, which left one table difficult to view the screen. But I guess they have no choice since we've got a tight space and there's only one option to place the projector. But overall, great service.
Foodcart: Artsy Cartsy (0917-8081365)
We're so glad that we decided to get a foodcart for the cocktail hour. Everyone was fed while waiting for the reception to start. Plus, it's cute, I should know since I designed it. Haha.. The foodcarts were from Yuseff's sister who mostly does children's party, but the carts itself is vintagey and nice that it would fit well for weddings. We got ice cream, fries, and nachos. :)
Photobooth: I-Personalized (0922-8211357)
Again, got this service from my friend. Wow, we've got a lot of supplier friends. Haha.. Anyway, they also does full package, but as for us, we just got the equipment / printing services. We did the backdrop, and layout design ourselves. But they did the backdrop for one of our friend's wedding and it's great too.
That's it. Series finale for all this wedding related thing. I can finally move on and share the Tiny House! Haha.. Speaking of this house, you can check out glimpse of it on our SDE.
(You may see the Preps here / Ceremony Reception here / and DIY details here )