Tuesday, April 26

The Kasalang Batagueño-Ilocana Suppliers Rating (Our Emcee)

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

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)

Emcee: Norly Dizon
Address: c/o Ms Jo-Anne Co of Weddings are Blessings
Contact: Norly Dizon
Cost: Included in WAB OTD Package (2009 Rate)
Inclusions: 2-3 Hours Hosting
Verdict: Ratings will be divided as follows
Pre-Meeting: Swabeng-Swabeh!!!
On The Day: Oh Yeah! Swabeng-Swabeh!!!

Wedding Kwento: We didn’t have much idea who would host our event. Initially, we would prefer to have one (or two) of our friends to host our wedding. But since Jo-Anne included him in our OTD package, we have to be fine at that. Honestly, I can’t help it but feel envious of other couples who are raving about their emcees.

Then I tried to look for his reviews through w@w about his hosting as well as his professionalism before and after the event. I found a positive and a negative review and checked his website (he has a lot of clients) as well. His rates were reasonable enough.

While I was doing my ocular visit at RMCH with Eloquente as our caterer, I heard this guy practicing his vocal chords. He approached me and asked if we were guests for that wedding. I told him I was just doing an ocular and he offered me his services. After he asked me of our wedding date and told him, he was a bit surprised and checked his calendar. He even asked if Eloquente was our caterer and I said yes, he told us that he would be our emcee for our day. He was polite and courteous during our short discussion and even recommended SJT as our Strings Ensemble (we already booked them before).

During our first official meeting (I was late for more than an hour) I noticed that my wife laughs a lot because of his jolly personality. He also presented to us his samples (video and music) as well as a sample program. He also provided suggestion regarding basic games and level-up (more exciting) games. That made our program easier since we didn’t have much time to choose due to time pressure.

From Ariel Javelosa

During our reception, he even sing at least 2-3 songs while our strings took their short break and guests were quite surprised with the way he sings.

Realization: If we could have it our way, we would prefer a female host (no offense to male hosts) since most guests would probably be glued to their seats if our host was a female.

Recommended for: Couples who don’t mind having a male host for their wedding program.

Other Suppliers Considered (Given the same amount of time for preparations): Sweet Casuyon, Jhoanna Sebastian, Kim Valdez,

If we started our preparations last Dec 2007, we could have gotten: Sweet Casuyon, Jhoanna Sebastian, Kim Valdez,

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