Sunday, September 30, 2007

Baptism - Supplier Ratings

Since the birth of the twins, we've been busy 24 x 7. One day, we decided na to have the twins baptized coz they're growing up so fast. The binyag was biglaan lang, and we didnt have enough time to prepare. Nevertheless, we were able to pull it through, with a little help from our family and friends. Here's my supplier ratings:

Church: Sanctuario De San Jose [East Greenhills]
Rating: 10

We had no hassle with the church. Our transaction with them went smoothly. We just paid the reservation for a special baptism, and everything was set. We were told to bring the twins and their candles. That's all we needed to prepare.

The baptism ceremony started on time. We were told that only the ninongs/ninangs should be present in the baptistry. But of course, we didnt follow that coz many of our guests went to the church. Ayun, hindi kame kinaya ng aircon hehehe Mainit, kaya we had to remove the shoes and polo of the twins coz they were getting irritated na with their outfits.

Reception: Dencio's [Connecticut St.]
Rating: 10

This is conveniently located a few meters away from the church, as in walking-distance lang. We had the 2nd floor exclusive to our 120 guests. Our buffet menu included chopsuey, kare-kare, chicken barbeque, tiyan ng bangus, sisig, rice and iced tea. Included in the package is a free tarpauline. We submitted the twins' picture a few days before the event. Again, smooth transaction with the restaurant. No problem whatsoever.

Invitations: Fax & Parcel [Megamall]
Rating: 9

You can order personalized invites and get them the same day. Ain't that cool?! I ordered 25 pcs and got them the following day coz they couldn't find the layout that I wanted and they had to get it pa from their MOA branch. It was okay as I was not in a hurry. I was very satisfied with the result. Our invites looked cute, if not perfect :)

Baptism Registry: Baby & Co. [Podium]
Rating: 10

Their items are nice, made with good quality and are reasonably-priced. The staff are helpful and accommodating. We had the twins listed at their registry, and got several discount coupons.

Outfit: Polo and Shorts Set [Greenhills]
Rating: 10

We went to the baptism outfit section of different malls, but couldn't find a polo and shorts set that would fit our 3-month old twins. All they had were barong-type or those jusi/pina long gowns. And so, we went to Greenhills and sure enough we found what we were looking for. :)

Shoes: Enfant [Market Market]
Rating: 10

The corduroy dark blue shoes were a perfect match to the twins' outfits.

DIY: Candles and Ribbons
Rating: 10

I bought sperma candles from SM Mega home section and the blue/green satin ribbons from National Bookstore.

Cake: Gift from ninangs (Kabuki sisters)
Rating: 10

They brought two round cakes (one green, one blue) with Baby Pooh topper. We had it served sa guests as dessert. It was yummy and you bet, naubos agad! :)

Photographer/Videographer: Ninongs (my brothers)
Rating: 10

Okay, for the effort my rating is 10 Hehehe...

Thank you to our families and friends who helped us in the preps and on the baptism day itself. Special thanks to our relatives who attended the baptism of our twins. And of course thank you to the ninongs/ninangs for the gifts. We had our living room full - it felt like Christmas! :)

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