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Friday, June 7, 2013

Marvin and Chelle Supplier's Rating Part 2


5. CATERER:  Hizon’s catering and Services
     Sales Executive: Anjel Aguila   | 0917.595.4730
     Event Planner: Vic San Vicente | 0917.597.9042 

Side kwento:

Originally, Passion Cooks talaga ang caterer ko BUT hindi na sila available sa wedding day namin so no choice but maghanap ng iba. (ininda ko talaga ng bongga yan to the point na gusto ko ng magpalit ng wedding date! Ahaha).  I got Hizon’s nung nagpunta ako sa bridal fair last June 2012 sa may World Trade Center nagkataong may grand food tasting din sila so avail na din ako. Honestly, their package is way beyond our budget.  Nakausap ko ung General manager for Sales nila si Sir Raymond ata un (if I remember it right), then I told him na hindi talaga kaya ng budget naming ung inooffer nila  (1080 per head ++) and then he asked me if gusto ko daw ba sila. I told him yes, but hindi talaga kaya. He then told me na he can give to me sa price na kaya ko and then he ask me kung magkano, I told him na mga 600-700 per per head lang kaya namin. So sabi nya okay we got the deal so napa “huh” ako, sabi nya yes you can have everything you’ve tasted today except for the hotel accommodations and car rental.  Yan ung reason why I got them sa budget namin =)

Package inclusions: 


3 layer fondant cake c/o Top Cakes.
Complete Floral dress up of wedding reception
A bottle of sparkling wine for bridal toast 
Floral centerpiece and candles for each guest’s table
Signature Frame
Bubble Machine 
Tiffany Chairs
Roll top chafing dishes
Waiters and food attendants in uniform
Red Carpet
Dessert Bar
Chocolate Fountain
Pasta Bar
Kiddie Set up
Dove 
Choice of Menu (Please see Menu Card sa mga name ng foods


Menu Card Layout by OJ of Pretty Pallete by OJ



This is the buffet and dessert bar set up 

 Our Foods. | Photograph by Dino Lara Photography 

Sweet treats dessert. | Photograph by Dino Lara Photography 

Chocolate Fountain | Photograph by Dino Lara Photography 


On the Day:
Hizon’s catering
Rating: 8/10

Pro : 

  • True to its name and legacy, masarap naman talaga ang foods nila so no doubt about the taste.
  • Maganda ung presentation nung food and they kept it warm.
  • Attentive and polite waiters.
  • I love the gesture of sending us food sa hotel room namin while Team BKS is doing my 2nd look. So medyo napawi ung gutom naming ng slight doon. 
  • I love how thoughtful they are of giving us a gift after the wedding program.

Cons:

  • As per some of the guest, sobrang dami pa raw ng natirang foods after ng wedding. My sister notices it too since kumuha siya ng isang klase ng ulam at ginawang pulutan. So they are expecting maraming matitirang ulam after BUT nung nagttake over na samen ung Head Waiter wala ng mga ulam na natira except for two styro ng fish fillet + 2 plastic bags ng sauce, 2 plastic ng pasta and their sauces. Deadma ako nung una since hindi naman ako aware na may natira talaga. Then, sabi nila sila na daw magaakyat sa hotel room naming since kkunin nila ung mga plates na inakyat nila nung naghatid sila ng foods while I’m doing my 2nd look. Natuwa naman ako and I’ve instructed the waiter na ung isang styro lang ang iakyat then ung isa kinuha ko together with the pasta kasi pinauwi ko kanila papa.  Lo and behold pag akyat namin sa taas wala ang fish fillet =( gutom na gutom pa man din ako I called my parents to check kung naiuwi ba nila pero hindi din. So un parang may issue lang about sa leftovers.  

Anjel Aguila
9/10

Pro:

  • Mabiis at matiyaga magreply sa mga queries ko.
  • Not to pushy and straight to the point ung mga inclusions sa packages.
  • Marami din siyang binigay sa akin na freebies na way beyond sa package.
  • Binigyan niya ako ng 2 food tasting =) 

Cons:

  • Wala siyang sariling desisyon when it comes to haggling. I am not sure lang if SOP nila yon parang medyo akward lang kasi na iwanan nya kami sa table everytime na may need siyang iclarify regarding sa questions.

Vic San Vicente
7/10

Pro:
  • Mabilis at matyaga din syang magreply sa mga quiries ko. 
  • She always returned a call whenever she missed my calls. 
  • Noted lahat ng napagusapan during the detailing.


Cons:
  • 1 week before the preparation, hindi na siya mahagilap ni Madir J. So worried kami na baka hindi na niya marecall kung anong napagusapan na dadalhin nila on my wedding.
  • 1 week before the preparation, wala pa sa akin ang final floor layout ng Ramon Magsaysay Hall pati cake layout and design vineverify pa nya saken ng mga panahon na iyon kahit na 1 month before palang eh nafinalize ko na sa knya. Feeling ko hindi niya pa naoorder sa Top Cakes ung cake. 
  • Nakalimutan niyang itake note ke Madir Julius ung table runner sa mga guest table. Eye sore ung mga puting table linen =(
  • This is the major FAIL –  I receive  F-I-V-E missed calls from her at 6AM on my wedding day!  Sympre reaction ko there must be something wrong so nung tinawagan ko siya no avail naman siya sa pagsagot.  Then, nung minamake-upan na ako Abby of KTG approached me and asked the receipts with Hizon’s kasi daw may balance pa kaming 18k. I told abby na fully paid na kami 2months ago pa and then si Abby na nagtake over. I heard  na parang tinatanong sila ni Abby kung bakit ngayon lang ngccheck ng receipts and bakit hindi updated ang payments made by the clients.  Muntik ng uminit ulo ko sa kanya that day pero sympre deadma nalang kasi sayang ang aura ng  masayang araw ko.
  1. Wedding Cake :  Top Cakes
Contact Person:  Mary Ann Cuenca
Telephone Number:  411.9082 | 0919.852.5588
Ratings : 7/10


                                                        this is our simple and matigas na cake =) 


Pro: 

·   Pretty and elegant design of our wedding cake.
·   Maayos naman ung quality nung fondant, hindi naman nagmomoist.

Cons:

·   Limited lang ung mga designs na kasama nung package so pag may gusto akong design its either mag add ako ng 1,500 to 2,000 depende sa design na gusto ko. I tried to ask din kung magkano aabutin pag may papagaya ako na design kasi peg ko talaga yung cake nila Prince William and Kate Middleton at dahilang Royal Wedding daw ang theme ng wedding namin (ambisyosa lang) no avail pa din ako kasi additional 3k kalowka! 
·   Sobrang tigas nung cake! Ahahaha.. I dunno if ganon ba dapat siya katigas to the point na nagtawanan kami ni Marvin at nagbulungan kasi hindi namin mahiwa yung cake during the cake cutting ceremony.
·   Hindi sya kasing sarap nung tinikman naming during the cake tasting.
·   Mali yung flavor =( Gusto ko chocolate kaso butter ung dumating. I am not sure though kung si Vic (of Hizon’s Catering) o si Ms. Mary Ann ang nagkamali. They never answer any of my calls na to clarify this thus no reply din sa mga texts.


7.Mobile Bar : GQ Mobile Bar 
Contact Person:  Ms. Shirley
Contact Number:  0917.511.4642
Rating:  10/10 +++++

Package Inclusions: 


·         Unlimited drinks consumption of 100 pax for a period of 4 hours.
·         Portable Bar and All bar equipments and supplies
·         Trained bartenders and assistants  



    Side Kwento:
                    Marvin and I are contemplating on getting this or not kasi gusto nya magdala nalang ng mga alak from UAE kaso naisip ko kasi na baka may corkage pa siya sa caterer namin or baka icharge pa kami ng extra kasi parang iintindihin pa yun ng mga waiter so parang doble gastos. Also, parang gusto ko din kasi ung margarush pero sabi naman ni Marvin malilimit kami sa Margarita lang eh paano yung mga hard core drinker naming bisita. After all the discussions,sa mobile bar din kami bumagsak and sobrang sulit naman talaga kasi major hit ito nung kasal namin to the point na nagkaubusan na ng baso at nasa plastic glass nalang nila nilagay (as in literal na plastic) ahahaha. Isa din ito sa nagpaaliw sa mga bisita namin nung natagalan kami sa photo ops.
                    Regarding the alak tasting and why I ended up booking them over the others here’s the Kwento.
 
  Pro:
·         Madaling kausap ung may ari, sobrang bilis lang maghaggle. Hindi ako nahirapan at sobrang bait nila. Ginawa na din nilang free ung mocktails ko so yung package inclusions ko na 7 kinds lahhat un cocktails na.
·         Masarap daw ung mga alak. Honestly, wala akong natikman kasi bukod sa wala akong chance na tikman eh hindi na ako pwedeng uminom kasi prego na ako =)
·         Attentive and very friendly naman daw ung mga bartenders.
·         Somobra kami sa 100 pax na package inclusion feeling ko mga nasa 150pax yung uminom pero hindi na nila kami chinarge ng extra.
               Cons:
·         Kinulang sa baso though I know na good for 100 pax lang ung package na kinuha ko sa kanila dapat lagi lang silang may buffer para just in case ready sila .Dyahe naman kami na umiinom ka ng cocktail sa plastic na baso na parang taho o samalamig ung iniinom mo =) 




8. Lights and Sounds : Rejectkrew 
     Contact Person: Elmer 
      Contact Number:   
      Ratings: 9/10

                                          Ito ung light effect sa drappings, wala akong makita na shots ng mga pattern ee

   Package Inclusions:

SOUND SYSTEM

4 units kevler MRX15 professional speaker with stands (800 watts each)
2 units SPL xpp1520 (behringer) professional trapezoidal speakers (600watts each)
1 unit behringer ep2500 professional power amplifier (1200 watts per channel)
1 unit MA1200 audio power amplifiers (1200 watts per channel each)
1 unit allen & heath 16-channel live/pa professional audio mixer
1 unit kevler compressor gate limiter audio processor
1 unit phonic digital reverb effects
2 units trident 2 channel professional 31 band equalizer
1 unit kinetic audio 3-way active crossover
1 unit sharp mebius laptop with genuine windows xp and original pc dj software
2 units numark professional dj cd-player
2 units shure PGX series wireles microphones
4 units shure sm58/samson r21 microphones with mic stands
1 crate of 14 gauge royal cords w/ speakon connectors
1 sony 6-channel pro mic mixer (bac-up)

LIGHTING EFFECTS (mood lights, effect lightings, fx )                                   

2 units LED "mini move" moving head effect lighting
2 units ace lite gobo projector special lighting effect
12 units par lights (with colored gel filters)
6 units LED par backdrop lightings
1 antari fog machine
1 unit electronic dimmer / lighting controller
1 unit DMX lighting controller

Side Kwento:


  1. Honestly, hindi ko masyadong binigyang pansin ang LS kasi naman wala akong idea dito except sa light effect sa may drappings. I don’t even know kung ano ano ang mga usual na kasama sa package so hindi ko macompare kung anong difference ni supplier 1 kay supplier 2. Dito ko lang sa w@w actually nalaman ang mga L&S and pagnagssearch ako Rejectkrew yung laging namemention so naginquire ako to check if available pa siya and if pasok sa bangga ang rates niya.  Sa lahat ng suppliers ko siya na ata ang pinakamatagal magreply pero siya din ang pinakamagalang to the point na feeling ko sobrang bata niya at sobrang tanda ko na (chos!).  


Pro:
·         Sobrang daling kausap sa mga request ko na bonggang effect sa drappings.
·         Sobrang galang and mabait.
·         Galing niya magdirect ng lights coordination and maganda ung mga sounds effect. (Meaning hindi basag ung tunog sa speakers as well as clear naman ung boses sa microphone).
·         Maganda ung choice of music niya during the reception.
·         Sulit naman ung rates niya kung titignan sa performance niya and how they deliver nung wedding namin.

            Cons:
·         Matagal magreply sa mga quiries. Sana meron siyang assigned personnel to answer all the queries para hindi naman hassle sa mga clients na magantay ng text niya. (lakas din makaworry kasi minsan)

 
9. On the Day Coordination : Kiss the Girl Events 
Contact Person:  Abby Basa

Contact Number: 0917.247.3622

Ratings:  10/10 

                                                                            with my beautiful kiss the girls
                                         KTG ON DUTY | Photo grabbed from thier FB Page


                                                        KTG ON DUTY | Photo grabbed from thier FB Page

Pro: 
·         OC si Abby so parang wala naman akong nging problema regarding sa details nung kasal namin. She provided pa mga list of things na need nila. Binigyan niya din ako ng form na fifill up-an for our entos and yung mga number ng kasali para mainform nila. 
·         I love how they provided me a list of the things I need to bring and how she discussed the schedule to us. 
·         Very organized ung hatian ng mga responsibilities nila during our wedding. Abby being the leader knows where and how to take charge.
·         Si Ate na na-assign to be my kanang kamay daw ay sobrang helpful wala siyang mintis sa pagpapaalala na pag may kailangan daw ako magsabi ako or kung anong nararamdaman ko. I love how she helped me pee with my gown!!! Natatawa ako kasi nung nasa lobby na kami papuntang church bigla akong tinawag ng kalikasan well madalas talaga ang trip to the comfort room ko kasi jontit na ako pero hello naman sa balloon kong gown na may sobrang habang train at belo?!! Apat silang bumuhat ng gown ko at yes! Lima kami sa loob ng CR para lang umihi ako ahahaha.. EPIC FAIL =)
·         I love how Ate (na nassigned saken) provided me all the things I need from a bottled water, candies and flat shoes.
·         Maayos din nila na turn over sa akin ung mga bagay bagay from the church and reception.
·         As per my entos, naging maayos naman daw ang pagpapapila sa kanila when they are preppin up for the processional. Also, naasikaso naman daw sila on what to do and where to stand so no hassle.
 

        Cons:
·         Walang nagasikaso sa kanila nung turn over foods sabi ng relatives ko sana daw may nagasikaso para na monitor yung food. Hindi naman issue sakin kung talagang may natira or wala na food pero sana lang may isa sa kanila na andon to check.
·         As per my entos, nagkagulo daw sa pagbibigay ng flowers. Ung mga hand tied flowers daw ng SS ko binawi nung magsstart na ung procession kasi hindi naman pala talaga yun ang flowers nila.      
Overall, I can say na Kiss the Girls event particularly Abby helped me a lot. Na satisfy naman ako the way they organized our wedding. Sobrang in order naman ang mga ganap and some of my relatives are telling me that my OTD did well nung kasal namin. Siguro nakatulong din na my proper turn over and endorsement ng mga bagay bagay tingin ko kasi importante iyon. I think every OTDs have their standard coordination technique na nakaplot lang ung mga dapat gawin in a wedding. Kaya B2B if may gusto kayong mangyari or special request on your wedding mas okay siguro na iendorse niyo sa OTD niyo para yung expectations niyo mameet =)


10.       Emcee/Host :  Cece Mariano  of Kiss the Girls Event
         Ratings:  10/10

Pro:
  • Good communication skills and proactive.
  • I love the idea na sinuggest niya kung paano ko mahihila sa unahan ang mga single friends ko. 
  • During the program planning, nagprovide naman siya sa akin ng mga suggestions niya and mga swak na parlor games for our wedding program which is good kasi naman ayoko naman ng old school na parlor games.
 Cons:

  NA  

Some photos ng paandar na parlor games ni Cece =) 

  Lahat ng single friends ko best in recruit namin ni Cece iba din kasi paandar nya kaya naglapitan ang mga yan for sure kung sinabi naming parlor games no avail sila =)
     Games for the boys : Shot sila ng alak then mega ikot tpos ilalagay ang sinulid sa karayom kung sinong huling       makatapos siya winner =)


    Tpos ito ang kahihinatnan niya, papalibutan ng mga girls na nagttrip to Jerusalem and iso-shoot naman yung fingers nila sa bote na nasa pagitan ng hita niya.. huling girls na nakashoot WINNER =)

Tapos, makikipagshow down sa asawa ko (chos!) ahahhaa.. pero ganyan ung ganap iba magpauso si Cece eeh! 

                                                  Ayan, silang dalawa ang loser este winner ng pakulo ni Cece =) 


                                          with the winners =) 


As usual, hindi pa din ito tapos siguro gang part 5 ito chos! Bear with me I am so lazy because of the little heartbeat inside me. Pero sana lahat ng mga dinaldal ko dito ay makatulong sa inyo =) 

Happy preps!

Chelle

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Diamond Hotel's Review and Indulgence Membership Info


Hello Sisses,

As promised, ito na ang review and some ganap during my stay sa Diamond hotel day before my big day.  Dahilang ako’y ngarag sa mga last wedding DIY I asked my brother to take pictures pasensya na sa quality ahhaha.. mas magaling sya sa selfie =)  


So ang ganap, dito kami nagstay sa executive suite kasi andami kong suppliers plus mga relatives na gustong magbihis sa room ko so para hindi naman kami masuffocate sa sikip dito ako nagbook. Worth it naman kasi sakto siya sa amin :) 

 Ito ang info about the suite : 
• Room size: 88 sq. m.
• The Executive Suite is a corner room with a full view of the Manila Bay
• It has a living room, study table, powder room, bedroom and bathroom with separate shower and bath tub





All-inclusive amenities

• Welcome mini bar
• Free internet access in all guest rooms
• Free wireless internet access in public areas  for three (3) hours
• Free use of the Health Club and Spa, swimming pool and outdoor whirlpool

 

 
 Hall way to the executive suite may sarili pa syang pinto and divider tapos yung room before this ay room ng mga room service personnel so pag may need kayo para silang instant creatures sa pintuan ng suites =) 

 Pagbukas ng door ito ang ganap nasa left side ung cabinets then sa right ung comfort room #1 basic lang yan na comfort room walang bath tub pero may shower na yan. 

 Comfort room without bath tub


Then ang TV na bongga sa laki sa baba nyan ung mini bar and ref dyan nyo din maavail ang free coffe and mineral water.   

Ito naman ung living room with bonggang view ng traffic sa roxas blvd. (chos lang). Pasensya na sa kalat aa? mga paraphernalia yan for the kembot day.  

Ito naman ung bandang left ng salas, dito masarap umemote pag sunset na sight na sight talaga ang ganap. Again,please excuse ang babaeng ngarag na may kausap sa phone =) 

Ito ung study table sa loob ng bedroom. Pasensya na at napasama ang nanay kong naguupdate ng FB status nya

And this is the messy bedroom. Promise, tnry ko naman maghanap ng  good and clean shot of the bedroom but FAIL wala talaga eh so gives you idea ito sya. 

Ito naman ang comfort room sa bedroom sa may upper right ung bathtub and sa lower right naman ung shower. 

 Corniche Buffet - Dito ang lapyok ng breakfast =)

Ito naman ang swimming pool area.  


Now, regarding naman sa Indulgence Membership ng Diamond Hotel. Here’s the following information: 

Contact Person : Cathy Manimtim
Telephone Number :  528 3000 Local 8460


  • Membership fee is 6,500 and valid up to one year upon signing up. Depende sa inyo if you want to avail the membership yearly.
  • Upon signing up you can use the voucher right away and block the date and price for the rooms you want to avail.  

Here are the benefits of being an Indulgence Member:

  • Dining Benefits   - Discounts applied depende kung ilan kayong magddine in kapag ung member lang 20% ung discount pag trip niyo naman magdate ni h2b or ng friend mo it will goes up to 50% off sa member. This is valid sa Corniche, Yurakuen at Sky Lounge. The member also gets 20% at the Cake Club sa Power Plant Mall in Rockwell.
  • Beverage Discount - Member shall receive 15% off on all beverages at the hotel. 
  • Lunch/Dinner at Corniche Voucher- the member shall receive (1) voucher valid for complimentary lunch or dinner for (2) persons at the Corniche. This voucher is valid for (3) months from purchase of membership.  (Bongga toh kasi msarap ang buffet nila!) 
    • Special Occasion Voucher  - (1) voucher for 50% discount on the total food bill in any participating restaurant when dining at a table of 6 to 12 people. TRANSFERABLE. 
    • Accommodation Benefits                
        • Member shall receive 2 vouchers for suite upgrade at cost of Php 5,000++ per night
        • 10% off best available rate on any room subject to availability
        • 2 vouchers for buy 2 nights get 3rd night for free, inclusive of breakfast for 2 at Corniche.
        • 1 voucher for buy 1 night get 1 night free, inclusive of breakfast for 2 at Corniche.
                                   
    •  Member shall be entitled to late check out. Flexible check out time.                                                                   
  •  Here's the sample computation applicable for b2b : 
     Voucher  : 1 night get 1 night free 
    Room Rates as of June 6, 2013 with Indulgence Membership discounts

    Indulgence Membership                           -    Php 6,500
    Deluxe room with photoshoot                 -    Php 8,100
    Upgrade to Executive Suite for 1 night   -    Php 6,175 
                                                                   Total :  20,775 

    Inclusions :  1 day 1 night stay at the Executive suite with photo shoot permit.  
                           Complimentary Breakfast for 2 
                           1  day 1 night stay at the deluxe room FOR FREE
                           Complimentary Breakfast for 2  

What we did is ako lang yung nagstay sa hotel day before the wedding doon ko ginamit ung executive room then on the day nagearly check in si Marvin doon sa room transfer namin (free deluxe room) for the photoops and para magpreps then after ng wedding namin doon na kami sa room ni Marvin nagstay.

The above mentioned benefits is partial lang marami pang benefits na kasama yung membership and I can say na sobrang sulit naman yung membership and laking tipid =)

Happy preps!

Chelle