Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Detailing When Overseas

I was digging thru my notes (because every now and then a friend or relative would ask me questions about our wedding suppliers or tips or what-nots) when I found this Word document. I sent this to our caterer and if you noticed every single detail is covered. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment, lol. The devil is indeed in the details.

I'm one for paper trails. I don't like verbal communication. So that when something went wrong I have a proof, lol. There were two documents, one for VIP table and one for non-VIPs and these detailing documents were updated a lot of times but was last updated a month before our wedding (as you can see from the header).

So how does our detailing paper trail looks like?
Let's start with the VIP tables.  (these are screen capture of the actual Word document, click images for better resolution)









couple's stage image from my friends Jefferly and Ryan's wedding





Now, for the Non-VIPs. Now, these tables we need to upgrade/pay extra so we can have extra flowers and decorations. We used a long table for all guests regardless if they are VIPs or not which means we need more flowers....
I only included the page that are different from the VIP document.


#4 should've been "short-lace" chair cover...we want the long-lace
but they dont have enough for 100 guests...

So there you go, lol.

It made me chuckle looking at this. Yes, I do have attention for details. I guess it's because I'm a programmer and attention to details comes with the territory, lol.



Sunday, February 9, 2014

Video/Photo Update

we finally have the bluray discs and the wedding album! yey!

what's better is that the bluray discs is finally working....

i asked my dad and my sister-in-law to go to my videographer's studio to pick-up our discs but i also asked them to bring a bluray player with them, the non-working bluray disc the videographer gave us and our US civil wedding  bluray disc that's working both here in the US and in the Philippines so they can compare what's wrong with the videographer's bluray discs.....

they ran both and like everyone else who have already looked at that disc, they all said the same thing, there is something wrong with the way the disc was burned! it hasn't been corrupted during transport, it's digital not analog...it's not the handling....it's just corrupted even before it was sent to us....but that's ok, the important thing is we now have our "running" video discs and we can give a copy to my father-in-law who has been patiently waiting for that.... and our annoyance kinda disappeared because they have been very attentive and helpful when i told them the discs aren't playing so we're good.....

the photographer on the other hand we still don't like..... he kept making all sorts of excuses why it took them a year to give us our album...... holiday, busy schedule, etc..... but you know what, i don't give a sh**..... we have a contract and they should honor that.... if they know how to manage their time it shouldn't affect their deliverables even if there's holidays...... they should have plan their production with those holidays in mind..... so disappointed....

so yeah, stay very far away from J Lucas Reyes..... on the other hand,  i highly recommend  Daniel Lei Studio..... if you're not brand conscious (like me) or you're just working on a budget and want to have a very good videographer that won't cost an arm and a leg, i highly recommend DLS.....