One of my friends made these delish chocolates for all our suppliers. We placed them in self sealing craft pouches and had our monogram stamped on it. Oh, we were panicked because it was already the big day and the monogram was not stamped yet. But thank God for my efficient coordinator, Events: Simplified, they got these done for us. Here is a picture of the said treats grabbed from the Facebook page of our video team, Aisle1401.
Chocolate in craft pouch and Custaroons
For suppliers with a lot of team members, we also gave boxes of Custaroons which is also a personal favorite. But for Jenny and Ryan of Flower Power, our event stylist, I made them cookies and gave them a jar of Batangas Kapeng Barako because these guys have been with us a lot of times and are good friends. Labor of love from the beginning to end. Good friends, am telling yah. I also have one supplier who is a vegetarian. She reminds me of a good friend of mine who is also a vegetarian and loves anything organic. So I also gave her a jar of our well loved Batangas coffee, all organic! Picture grabbed from the Instagram of our entourage HMUA, Diane Coles.
Shown here is our supplier survival kit, supplier button pin,
and the organic kapeng barako I gave Diane.
For the supplier survival kit, we just put in some goodies that they can munch on if they get hungry like nuts, candies, gums, and some first aid stuff like bandaids and the like. We also made supplier button pins for them.
For my HMUA, Mayone Bakunawa-Balbarin, I spied in her Instagram once that she was drinking Asti Rose during one of her "Me Times". So I looked for this (it was not easy, seems to be a rare one) and gave her a bottle. I also included a letter of the story of my becoming a Mayone bride.
For our coordinators, I also gave them a box of Custaroons and personalized notebooks. I felt they can really use this because of their line of work. I also gave one for our AE from Diamond Hotel. For Amonn and Michelle Camaclang, I gave them personalized scrapbooks since they are gown designers. Although, I have another gift for Amonn which is the Photobook of our gowns. I am still waiting for official photos for that. I had these written by Ink Scribbler. Alexis is such a talented person and she works really fast!
Notebooks from Muji Shangri-La Mall Branch
Scrapbooks from SM Megamall Stationary Area
For our wedding hosts, I got DJ Ingrid a doll of Li Shang of Mulan. She collects Disney dolls and I saw she did not have Li Shang yet. The story behind this is crazy! I initially got her Merida from Brave. But then before I was able to give it to her she already got one! So I sent her a message asking her to NOT get Li Shang since I will be giving her that instead. For DJ Chloe, I got her a bunch of sun protect items since I read that she is into outdoor sports.
This is how we wrapped the gifts
Here is what we got for the entourage.
For the boys: Mini Jack Daniels, Mini Coke and pink hankies
For the girls: Mini Vodka, Mini Sprite, and
off white shawl
White doily with their names in calligraphy
For the VIP gifts, I have a separate entry here. I was not able to take a picture of how we wrapped them but we just bought craft paper bags from National and printed personalized tags for each of them.
I hope the people on the receiving end loved these presents because they were really thought of and came from our hearts. We enjoyed preparing and giving these away so we hope they enjoyed getting them too.