bridezilla tendencies

October 5, 2011, 8:09 pm
Filed under: Etc

Our ticker says 8 more months before the big day and so far these are our accomplishments:

Booked Suppliers:
Church – St Joseph the Worker (Chapel 2)
Venue – Grand Palazzo Royale
Main Photographer – Jaja Samaniego
Back-up Photographer – Seekers
Videographer – GDO Multimedia Production (Gilbert Obispo)
Couturier (Bridal Gown & Groom’s Suit) – Phillip D. Torres
Couturier (Entourage) – Imelda Lansang Bridal Boutique
Hair and Make-up – Mariah Camaya Santos
Coordinator – Events and Concepts by Voltaire Zalamea
Event Stylist – Michael Badang Rueda Event Styling
Lights and Sounds – STL Lights and Sounds
Band – My cousin’s band (they play at local hotels and bars)
Bridal car – Jaguar (included in venue package)
Emcee – included in venue package

Church flowers & entourage flowers – I’m not too fuzzy about this

Church choir – I wanted my sister to sing at the church so I’m thinking of just getting the local choir

Mobile bar – I have yet to check with the venue if they have a beer station because we prefer to serve beer instead of cocktails

Cake – this is included in our venue package but the supplier is uncontactable!

Principal sponsors’ token – haven’t thought about this one yet

Guest souvenirs – nothing too fancy. I’m thinking of getting personalized engraved pencils.

Rings – We need to check if it’s better to buy this is Singapore or  Philippines

Preps venue – We’re 90% set on Fontana

Photobooth – still scouring. I don’t like the typical photo booth. I’m thinking of a studio booth (decor will be a classroom set-up plus props will be chalkboards so guests can write messages in them)

Bride & Groom’s shoes – I’m still thinking if we’re going to buy this in singapore, Philippines or online. Custom-made or RTW.

Invitation – I have yet to finalize the design but we’re almost there. I’ve also checked for different quotations from different printing companies and so far so good! I also downloaded Adobe Illustrator because I figured the printed result will be much nicer if I do the design on Illustrator. The problem is, I haven’t used Illustrator before haha but I’ll figure it out (hopefully).

Wedsite – Almost done! to be “launched” in December lol

Save the date – I’m thinking of doing a stop-motion video.  Hmmm…

Engagement Shoot
Our engagement shoot with Jaja and Seekers is set in January and location is still undecided except for our elementary school which is a must (corny na kung corny!).


The Dreaded Envelope Sleeve
October 1, 2011, 6:03 pm
Filed under: DIY, Invitation | Tags: , , , ,

I have been procrastinating for the longest time and finally I was able to gather enthusiasm to start working on a prototype envelope sleeve for the invitation. We finally found a the paper that we will use for it and it’s the closest match to our motif that we could find. I didn’t use it for the prototype though because I only had one piece and I didn’t want to ruin it so I used the extra dark teal paper that we had.

Finally found the "one"

This color is the closest match we could find and our motif is now leaning towards a greenish shade instead of bluish, which I don’t mind at all.

Materials for my experiment!

We bought a new paper cutter since my sister’s paper cutter was too small! I still need to get the hang of using it but so far so good! And it has a paper scorer too!!

Tadah! Finished product!

I used a one dollar coin to trace the half circle in the middle. You would notice that the half circle is not properly centered. I was rushing and didn’t really make a good job in calculating the “middle part”!

In you go!

I was quite pleased with the result considering this is my first try.

And it fits! Uhm, kinda...

I need to make adjustments on the length of the invitation since the paper that we used for it is letter sized and the envelope is A4 size.

Rough mock-up!!

I tried creating a mock-up of the belly band and the circle is supposed to be our monogram. I’m still thinking if we are going to use string or a not so fancy ribbon to put in between the belly band and the logo (in this case, I used yet another strap of paper).

I’m a happy DIYer!! 🙂