Monday, October 12, 2009

Bridal Fair Escapade: Kasalan 2009 Ika-apat na Yugto

Dear Online Diary,

Last weekend, H2B and I got the chance to attend another bridal fair, which means it’s time to share my review once again.

Kasalan 2009 was held at the Mega Hall Trade 2 from October 09-11, 2009. It’s the first and only bridal fair with a Filipiniana theme. I was looking forward to a boost of Filipiniana paraphernalia especially that their website was very promising. Lo’ and behold, all we got is this:

{Their interpretation of Filipiniana: brown paper bag, red Couple sticker to serve as our ID & fliers}

There’s one thing we can say about this event: UNORGANIZED.

The registration queue was a mess. It’s the tiniest registration booth I’ve ever seen, to which H2B commented “parang pila lang sa lotto”. It’s on one corner, beside the man-made stage they've set up at the entrance where the music suppliers performed every hour. Because of this, the registration lady and the registrants have to shout at each other just so they could communicate.

The suppliers were not arranged according to their specialties. One bridal gown supplier is at the left side of the venue while the other is at the far right. Same goes to HMUAs, P/V, coordinators and photobooth suppliers.

We were looking for two HMUAs, Irene Verdida and Christine Bautista, as they both announced that they are going to join the fair. I was able to find Irene’s booth but no one was manning her booth when we passed by. We did not find Christine’s. Maybe because we’re overwhelmed or she did not join the fair after all.

As part of the bridal fair promo, we had the chance to pull a prize from their bouquet because we booked one supplier. We got this:

{The gift certificate that we've won from Events Unlimited}

From our understanding, we’re getting the Black package for free. We presented the gift certificate to Events Unlimited and they explained that the GC is just for a discount worth P5,000.00. Is it just me or the discount is not written on the GC? It’s not that I’m ungrateful but we’re not going to use this because mobile bar is not part of our plan. If anyone of you is interested to get the GC, just PM me. The black package includes: Social Events Coordination and shooters mobile party bar good for 150-200 pax worth P25,000.00.

To end this post, we want to feature two suppliers from the fair that we loved. Most of you know by now that our theme is Nature Photography. To incorporate the theme, we are looking for photo booth supplier that can offer affordable package, quality photos and good customer service.

It’s our first time to see Funli Pix Photo booth. They offer affordable package with 15% bridal fair discount and promised to capture the fun and excitement at our event. We then decided to try their machine. Their technician pushed the button once. The machine took 4 shots with 5 seconds interval. Just enough for us to change position. After about 30 seconds, here’s what we have:

{Funli pix sample: fast yet of high quality}

We liked that it's fast but the photo came out great. You can check their website here to see more snap shots taken at the fair (including our picture!) and their packages.

We have seen Ysabelle’s bridal gowns before but we did not notice their work until we saw this:

{Ysabelle Bridal Gown: elegant but affordable}

It’s made of duchess silk and illusion tulle with minimal bead work. It caught my attention just because I like simple gowns and I'm not a fan of beads. I was told that it’s just P16,000.00 complete with accessories such as primary and secondary veils, two pillows, arrhae, garter, cord and pouch bag. You can check their website here for other designs.

Overall, it was such an experience to remember. We learned a lot of lessons and we hope that the organizers of the next bridal fairs will be, well, a little more organized.

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  1. I visit the fair last saturday with a friend. i agree. Unorganized yung event. Hindi rin kami magkaintindihan nung kausap ko sa Golden Hills kasi nasa likod sila ng stage. Hopefully, mabasa nila yung blog mo para they can count this to their experience.

  2. I was there, too! sayang hindi tayo nagkita.

    - Jakie

  3. Very glad to see these things you share with us.



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