Tuesday, April 26

The Kasalang Batagueño-Ilocana Suppliers Rating (Our Wedding Invites)

This would be our contribution to the group. As much as possible, we won’t be using the word OC (since it has been overused here already) and we would detail our rating so it could serve you as a guide. Our verdict is based on how we coordinated with them (from start to finish) and it shouldn’t be a sole basis whether you book this certain supplier or not (different strokes for different folks). Here is how we would be rating our wedding team. Sorry for the very long delay XD

All Pictures here were taken by Ariel Javelosa

5 and Up: Oh Yeah! Swabeng-Swabeh!!! (Book them while still available)
4 - 4.99: Swabeng-Swabeh!!! (Very Good)
3 – 3.99: Swabeh!!! (Quite Ok)
2 – 2.99: Swabeh Lang!!! (Needs Improvement)
0 – 1.99: Hindi Swabeh!!! (Now you know)

Invites: Cardprints
Address: Robinson’s Galeria Branch
Contact: Ms. Tess
Cost: Php: 5,700 (2009 Rate).
Inclusions: Main Invite, Entourage Card, RSVP (freebie), Map (freebie), Thank You Card (freebie), Envelope (with Gold Lining)

Verdict: Ratings will be divided as follows
Customer Service: Swabeh!!!
Invitation Lay-Out: Swabeh!!!
Final Output: Oh Yeah! Swabeng-Swabeh!!!

From Ariel Javelosa

Wedding Kwento: We were initially quoted by Jo-Anne for our invites at Php 90 each that only has the main invite, entourage and envelope since she has contacts with suppliers. If we add RSVP and map, we would be charged with additional cost. Again, we felt that it was way expensive to spend Php 100 per invite so we decided to look for other suppliers.

My wife was communicating with Unifair Printing when we started to look for alternatives. However, they are close during Sundays so we decided to look again. Cardprints was one of our choices since its more affordable considering the inclusions. We had three freebies that we chose from their package that we got from them.  

Our expectations were not set properly. First, our freebies were changed since our total cost was only Php 5,000 while it should be at least Php 6,000 to avail the freebies that we wanted.

They respond fast and even informed us that our layout was ready for approval at an earlier date not once but twice. Though they had to revise because of some corrections, we didn’t mind that because we submitted our updated map.

Then after approving the layout for printing, they called my wife saying that there is one missing in our contract and that is our color combination. Tess told her that we need to pick the color for our invites. We went back to their Robinsons Galeria branch to inform Tess of the color that we will pick for our invites. She mentioned that our invites will be ready by Oct 13. We were able to pick-up the final product last October 14. When we were able to see the final product, both me and my wife were highly satisfied since they were able to follow the lay-out that what we wanted. The map insert was OK as well as the RSVP card and thank you card.

From Ariel Javelosa

When we started distributing our invitations, our relatives and friends really liked the invitation. They said it really looked expensive and elegant (most of them think we've spent more than 200 pesos per invite XD). Probably its how my wife mixed red and gold to our invites ;-)

Realization: If we were given with extreme artistic talent and more than enough time to conceptualize, we could have made our own invites and then just look for a supplier to print the invites. Also, we should have tried to look for suppliers in Recto since its only 5-10 minutes (walking distance) away from my wife’s home.

Recommended for: Couples who are not very meticulous with their invites and still wanted it with elegance and class. And for couples who are on a budget XD.

Other Suppliers Considered (Given the same amount of time for preparations): QP Design, Unifair Printing, Printed Matter, WINK,

If we started our preparations last Dec 2007, we could have gotten: DIY our invites since we had lots of time for this.

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