Myke and I went to the Weddings and Debuts Fair last Saturday, Feb 13.  It was our first time to attend a bridal fair that was held at SM Megamall. Medyo magulo and the place was a bit cramped.
 When I went to the registration booth, I asked if they are giving maps or guides so we'd know the exact location nung mga suppliers namin.  You see, we went there to book the Invitation and Photobooth supplier lang so it would help kung makita agad namin agad yung mga gusto namin.  Nakakahilo rin kasi ang magpa-ikot-ikot dun, we refused the handouts/fliers na nga nung mga supplier na meron na kami. My coordinator and make-up artist both had booths sa fair so I'd said hello muna to them.  I was happy to know that some of my w @wie friends also booked Cel Sabile. Niloloko ko nga si Cel na sa dami ng referred ko e dapat may additional freebies ako, he he!  Anyway, Myke and I had narrowed down our choices for the Invitations - Wink, Invitation Kitchen and Printlane. Actually, before the fair, we were kinda decided to book Wink na after we've browsed their site and found their designs really good. But when I found out na exhibitor rin sila, I decided to check out also Invitation Kitchen cos I found her designs nice rin, and Printlane, well because I wanted to check lang how much letterpress invites cost. Kaso ang mahal talaga! P120+ ang letterpress invites and yung main invite (page) lang ang naka-letterpress! Kung inde tinatapon lang ang inivtation e ok lang sana na mag-invest sa letterpress kaso nakakahinayang e. Guests don't keep the invitations naman after the wedding so goodbye 120 bucks na :( 

So down to Invitation Kitchen and Wink na lang.  Both Honey (of Invitation Kitchen) and Jen (of Wink) were accommodating. Ok rin naman pareho ang feedback nila from W @W so magkakatalo na lang sila sa aking "request". You see Myke and I already have our logo and I wanted to incorporate it sana sa Invitation namin. Sticker seals are very common na so I've thought of a way to utilizing our logo sa invite wherein functional na siya but at the same time, part siya ng design ng invitation namin.  I made a mock-up of my idea and here's what it looks like:
The invite would be one page, tri-fold; I wanted our logo to be part of the flap. Sticker seals are usually put here but some also use wax seals. So instead of those, our round logo would be printed on the flap and the paper will be cut na may semi-circle sa gitna.

The protruding semi-circle will serve as the 'lock' of the invite, by sliding this on a slit on the bottom part of the invite where our logo is also printed.  Para pag nakasara ang invite, our logo would appear to be whole uli.
I know medyo magulo ang aking explanation so I've brought my mock-up with me during the fair so the supplier would have an idea what I'm talking about.  Die cut pala ang tawag dun :)

Anyway, both IK (Invitation Kitchen) and Wink were able to get the idea naman and both said that they could do it but with a fee of course.  So we got quotes from both and I've had the dilemma of choosing between the two. Siyempre, ako na naman ang pinaglast say ni Myke :P  In the end, we settled for Wink kasi we were given an ok price naman for what we wanted and within our budget pa naman :)  Saka I felt na mas may experience sila with what I wanted kasi. Kung pwede nga lang na i-merge yung IK (designs) and Wink (for technicality) e.  With the photobooth, di na kami nag-photobooth hopping.  Ok na si Myke sa Baicapture kasi sila ang pinaka-ok based from W @W so ayaw na niyang maghanap ng iba. (Mga lalaki talaga!)  After booking, I wanted to check out some butterflies suppliers pa sana but I had a major backache and gusto ko na rin magpahinga so we headed home na. Too bad that I wasn't able to drop by the W @W booth and meet some co-w @wies.  Sa next fair na lang siguro :)

So, two more suppliers booked!  I've also been in touch na with our Lights, Sounds and LCD projector supplier na so hopefully maayos na rin siya this month :) Sana rin e I could find time na makagawa ako ng aking mga DIY ideas :)

9 months to go!


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