Wedding Supplier Review: VIDLENS PRODUCTIONS

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This was a long overdue review because we’ve been waiting for our final wedding film to arrive (after 2 revisions). Although our long wait was over, Brian and his team still exceeded our expectations! Below is our supplier review for our wedding Videographer — VIDLENS PRODUCTIONS

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB Chat, Email
  • Contact Person: Brian Carambas
  • Package: Ideal wedding package

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Wedding Supplier Review: GQ Mobile Bar

For our family, a drink or two during special occasions such as this is something that we really considered that’s why we tried to research for the best possible option for our mobile bar section and thankfully, we found — GQ MOBILE BAR

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: Email
  • Contact Person: Boogie and Michelle Geronimo
  • Package: 80 pax unlimited drinks for 4 hours with mocktail and customized drink of the night
Two of their drinks. Photo taken from one of our guests.

Among the non-negotiables to have at our wedding was alcohol. It was something that the majority of our guests would definitely look for. My family’s side, for one, were drinkers and having a bottle of Whiskey, Gin or Red wine on every special occasion is normal. So during our wedding preps, we were torn between getting an upgrade from our caterer to include alcoholic beverages, to get a mobile bar supplier who will be serving unlimited drinks or to buy bottles from the grocery. When we were checking the rates of local and imported alcoholic beverages from Duty-Free, S&R, SM grocery and even 7eleven, we found out that it’s a bit more expensive if we’ll source it from there and the options would be less since it’s not practical to buy everything.

We found out about GQ Mobile bar through our venue because they have a list of accredited suppliers where we don’t need to pay for corkages in case we would avail of their services. Throughout the process of planning for our wedding, we were very keen with corkages or any add-on fees because of our tight budget. So when we were scouting for wedding suppliers, we would always double check their connection with our other booked supplier, like our venue, to save ourselves from paying extra fees. Thankfully though GQ Mobile bar also has great reviews from other wedding sites that we belong to like Weddings at Work so this made our decision to finally book them for our wedding.

Majority of our communication was done through Facebook Chat and emails. Upon inquiry, they sent us their packages and good thing to know, among the list of Mobile Bars that we searched they were the only ones who had a good selection for Mocktails. This is also a must-have since not all of our guests like to drink alcoholic beverages and the drinks to be served for our reception is not unlimited.

As per our coordinator, they arrived on time and we never heard issues about them from anyone on the day of our wedding. Instead, everyone loved them! A lot of our guests really commended them for their prompt service and it was very notable even in our photos that most of the men would hang out in the bar area!

PROS

  • A smooth and fast transaction with affordable rates
  • Great selection for both cocktails and mocktails
  • A customized “drink of the night” was included for free

CONS

None

TIPS

  1. Book directly because sometimes rates vary. In our case, we were able to save Php 4,000 because we booked directly.
  2. Make sure that your mobile bar is accredited by your Venue and Caterer if there is any to avoid possible corkage fees.
  3. Ask for a recommendation for their best-seller drinks and inquire if “drink of the night” can be customized and included in your drinks menu.

My Ex and Why’s

Concepts are everywhere. It’s really difficult to come out with a unique design, but then when you do, and tried to make it “personalized” with how you envisioned your dream event or wedding for that matter, you would feel that all your hard work has paid off. And then comes the realization that even if you have been nice to your supplier and paid them diligently and without fault, the outcome won’t be as perfect as you imagined it to be — even after all the meetings and final detailing that you did to remind them about it. Then, you moved on. Your wedding’s over.

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Then one day you’ll see another event that has the “similarities in some of the few styling details from your own wedding” and with what you and your hubby really envisioned a couple of months back. Then the excitement will hit you and be like.. Wow it looks beautiful! Coincidence, maybe?

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Wedding Supplier Review: CHOCOLATE CONFECTIONS Souvenirs

There are a lot of souvenir suppliers but not everyone offers quality and affordability. Below is our supplier review for our Entourage Souvenirs — CHOCOLATE CONFECTIONS

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: Email
  • Contact Person: Ms Maribeth Santiago
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The box in red and black with gold ribbon by Chocolate Confections. Photo credit by one of our guests

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Wedding Supplier Review: CALLIGRAFFI Ninong Souvenirs

We wanted something customized for our Ninongs, so we searched for a supplier who can provide for us the most affordable whiskey set that we can find. Here is our supplier review for our souvenir gift boxes and scotch whiskey glasses — CALLIGRAFFI

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: Email
  • Contact Person: Staff of Calligraffi
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Our customized Ninong customized laser engraved wooden whiskey set with scotch glasses

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Wedding Supplier Review: BEADYBEADZ PERSONALIZED WEDDING CORD

Even from the start, everything about our wedding was customized to what we want even to the smallest detail. So when we were finalizing our details regarding our wedding accessories, we decided to get a supplier who would create the best possible one that would fit our wedding theme. Below is our review for our wedding accessories provider — BEADYBEADZ PERSONALIZED WEDDING CORD

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB Chat
  • Contact Person: Ms Joan Zacate

 

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Our personalized wedding cord by Beadybeadz (except the earring). Photo by Myio Okamoto.

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Wedding Supplier Review: CARISSA CIELO MEDVED Entourage HMUA

We wanted our Entourage to be their most beautiful on our wedding so we made sure to hire the best possible HMUA who can do justice to our specific peg in mind. Luckily, we found him during our search when his former bride, who was a friend of ours, referred him to us. Here is our supplier review for our Entourage HMUA — CARISSA CIELO MEDVED

  • Supplier Rating: 4.75/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB Chat
  • Contact Person: Carissa Cielo Medved
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Hair and Make-Up by Carissa Cielo’s team

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Wedding Supplier Review: BUSYBEEZ MOBILE Playhouse

Weddings are not only for the adults so make sure that your flower girls, bearers and the other kids get the same special treatment! Give them their own space to enjoy because kids are VIPs too! Below is our supplier review for our Mobile Playhouse provider — BUSYBEEZ MOBILE PLAYHOUSE

  • Supplier Rating: 5/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB Chat
  • Contact Person: Ms Khrysanti Bendo
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Setup of BusyBeez during our wedding. Photo credit from them.

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Wedding Supplier Review: ROMMEL ESPERA BRIDAL Entourage and Flower Girl Gowns

We really wanted our entourage to look simple, sleek, sophisticated but still within our budget. So in order achieve this look, it took us a few months of thorough research until we were fortunate enough to find the best possible entourage gown service provider in the Metro. Below is our supplier review for our Entourage and Flower Girls gown provider — ROMMEL ESPERA BRIDAL

  • Supplier Rating: 4.25/5
  • Mode of Communication: FB Chat, Email
  • Contact Person: Ms. Jean Talya Santos Millano
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Back view of our female entourage gowns by Rommel Espera. Photo by Myio Okamoto

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Wedding Supplier Review: LA TERCERA Bridal Robe

I’ve always fancied having a silk and lace bridal robe for my preps ever since I saw Marian Rivera’s robe on TV! I felt like I need one since she looked so elegant and classy wearing that. So I searched her wedding robe supplier and saw that it was Manila-based. Here is our review for our bridal preps robe provider — LA TERCERA

  • Supplier Rating: 3.75/5
  • Mode of Communication: Email
  • Contact Person: Ms Sheena Abiera
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My Melissa Robe by La Tercera. Photo by Myio Okamoto

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