Saturday, March 28, 2015

Wedding Preps Series: Divisoria Finds Part 1

It's our first trip for our wedding needs to the wonderland you'll hate and love at the same time - Divisoria. It was exhausting as much as fulfilling and exciting.

Some of our finds today:

In Juan Luna St., I got some art supplies that I need for DIY-ing. You can't get them in retail, only wholesale.  The Japanese paper (for the paper poms) was P25 per pack of 24 pcs. I also got some coloring and activity books for our kids entourage for P78 per dozen - what a steal! I wasn't able to buy crayons,  but they were priced at P90 per dozen (packs of 8).  I was supposed to buy some illustration boards and brown folders, but minimum purchase requirement was too many for my needs. 

Aside from school/office supplies, you can also find some clothes shops along Juan Luna. I felt such a luckbox because I found the right color of infinity dresses for our female entourage! Even before I learned that many brides use infinity or multi-wat dresses for entourage, it was my original plan. I was thinking then of a way I can get RTW dresses for the entourage because I wanted to skip the dreadful entourage dress tailoring part. And infinity dress was my solution! It's freesize, can be worn in about a hundred ways (entourage members can have a unique dress style), and it's cheap!  How practical! I'm sure my bridesmaids and female secondary sponsors will like it. Will write more about the entourage outfits soon. I only got 3 pcs, but Diana, the friendly Chinese store owner, promised there will be stock on Monday, so we'll have to comeback, whew. Roslim is located along Juan LunaSt., opposite One Stop Shirt Prinitng shop.

Infinity dress for entourage in Teal from Roslim Enterprise in Juan LunaSt., Binondo
One of the many styles you can do with it.
(Take inside their stock room, which doubles as fitting room :p)

The part Im excited about was Tabora. It was my first time to brave this part of Binondo. It was so crowded, but it is indeed the haven for party needs. My fiancé was a bit culture shocked, by the way. We were supposed to buy the mason jars with handle for our guest giveaways, but weren't able to. We'll keep looking for cheaper ones since we need a lot. Back in December a friend told me she was able to buy one for P20 (retail), but the ones we found ranged from P45 - P80. I was a bit sad that we weren't able to check this off the list today.

But we got these papermaché letters anyway,  so it's ok
Papermache letters

We also were able to get black slim clip-on neckties (matte) for our male entourage there for only P50 each, we got 8 pcs. Where else can you find a 50-buck tie!
I was also supposed to buy some paper lanterns in Tabora, but decided to just DIY paper poms which I found fun and easy to do. I will write about it when I get to do some actual samples. Paper lanterns are priced at P35 - 10", P45 - 12", P55 - 14". I need a lot of these too, so it'll be cheaper to just DIY paper poms. And I also want to have a personal touch in our venues.

I will buy the fabric for the flower girls' s dresses in Yangco market, so I canvassed the cost. Satin costs P50/yard, but I prefer something else, not too shiny. I still need to get a proper estimate of the amount of fabric needed per dress, so that would have to wait. Rolls of ribbons were also abundant and cheap at P20 / roll (50 yards) for 1/4".

In 168 mall where we parked our vehicle, I was able to buy aqua rose brooch accents for the flower girls' dresses. I was looking for this in Tabora and Yangco markets, but couldn't find what I exactly wanted. The ones I found in Yangco were flimsy, small roses with no pins attached, and cost P70 for wholesale! Glad I found these glittered big aqua roses in 168 which measure about 4-5 inches in diameter, with pins and scrungies attached (double purpose) - so they can still use it to tie their hair after the wedding! 

Also got some paper doilies which I'm so fond of - can be used for buntings, tags, etc. for a feminine touch.

Rose brooch/ponytail in 168 mall P60 each (tawad from P80)

Round paper doilies 4.5 inches

Some blogs I've read really helped me in getting ideas and useful information in exploring Divisoria. So I'd like to pay it forward by sharing my own experiences to other bride to be's. It's what this Wedding Preps Series is all about anyway. Stay tuned for more Divisora finds in my upcoming posts. That means more Divi trips to come before the wedding! Well, that's how you save mullah! :) ♡

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UPDATES:  

November 5, 2015

You can find different shapes and sizes of paper doilies, as well as jute string, abaca string, satin ribbons in different colors, at Party Central Manila on Facebook.

I am selling the C & M papermache letters, we've spray painted it white. Just send me an email at niquedejesus-blog@yahoo.com if interested. I am de-cluttering.


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62 comments:

  1. This was a good and helpful post monique. I'm also planning my wedding and plans to DIY a lot of details. This post gave me ideas what's available in divi! May you have a wonderful wedding & marriage!

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    1. Thank you Jenice. Best wishes on your wedding :)

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    2. How much was the infinity dress?

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    3. Hi monique i just want to ask if how much yung infinty dress nyo color rosegold ?

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  2. Thank you Jenice! Hope you enjoy your wedding preps. Good luck! :)

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    1. hi monique just want to know saan po location makikita yung shop para sa infinity dress taga province kasi kami.. hanks

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    2. Hi Carl, it's along Juan Luna St. in Binondo Manila. It's opposite One Stop Shirt printing shop.

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  3. Hi Monique! I love your ideas and i came across the infinity dress...my brothers wedding is coming already and i was planning to buy one... how much is the infinity dress?

    thank you so much!

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    1. Infinity dresses are sold in Roslim at P750 each. :)

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    2. San po located ung Roslim? Will be neading a dress this tuesday..
      thanks po..

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    3. Hi monique,is the 750php for infinity dress is for long or short dress?

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  4. Hi! I just want to ask what shop did you bought the paper doilies? thanks!

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  5. Wow, I think their infinity dresses are cheaper compared to the ones sold at 168. Considering infinity dresses for my entourage too. Maganda ba quality nung infinity dresses nila? :)

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  6. Yes the quality of the infinity dress is ok :) I even went back to get a white one for the preps, as well as another color just because I like it :)

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  7. Hi, ate Monique! Ask ko lang po sana san exact location nyo po nabili yung dresses nyo? Sa 30 n po kasi kasal ng ate ko and need na talaga namen makahanap ng gowns for bridesmaids... Aqua blue po kasi ang motif.. And parang ang cheap lnang po dito and I super like the design. Sure ako n she'll like din po yan. :)
    Congrats po. :)

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  8. Hi,
    What are d other landmark for the shop that slls infinity dress, do u have their contact number? TIA

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  9. The only visible landmark is the One Stop Shirt Printing shop, on the opposite side is Roslim Enterprise where you can buy infinity dresses, this is along Juan Luna St. Roslim is not easy to spot, but One Stop Shirt Printing is. Just check the dresses carefully, some may have damage. Good luck! :)

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  10. Infinity dresses are sold in Roslim at P750 each. Try to make tawad for wholesale purchase :)

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  11. Hi there! Are those infinity dresses fit up to large-XL sizes?

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  12. Hi Vi, yes I think it will be able to fit even L-XL sizes as it is stretchable. Best thing to know is to get one and fit, or bring your abay to the store to fit it :)

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  13. Can you remember where exactly at 168 can I find paper doilies? :)

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  14. hi monique!glad to come across your blog coz i am also considering infinity dresses for my bridesmaids.do they have the long dress infinity?thanks!

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    1. They only have one kind, the one in the photo above. It's assymmetrical, longer at the back side.

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    2. They only have one kind, the one in the photo above. It's assymmetrical, longer at the back side.

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  15. Hi Monique, thank you for your blog! What size of doily paper did you buy? Do you get the chance to see if it's also available in other sizes like 10.5 inches?

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  16. Hi Monique,
    I have been looking for paper doilies in tabora and couldn't find one. Can you advise where you get those in 168?
    Thank you so much!
    Irene

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  17. Hi Monique! Just in time I found your blog! Thank you so much!. I also preferred infinity gowns.. Actually I'll rent nlng sna but the cost is 750 each for the rent only. Do you have any contact details of Roslim? TIA

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  18. Hi! Saan po banda iyong neckties na cheap? Looking for mint green and coral colors sana. Tapos bow tie na rin para sa kids, tsaka suspenders. :)

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  19. Hi! Saan po banda iyong neckties na cheap? Looking for mint green and coral colors sana. Tapos bow tie na rin para sa kids, tsaka suspenders. :)

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  20. Hi Aki, found it in Tabora St. However, I cannot recall the name of the store and exact location. But you can easily find ties in different colors in 168 mall. :)

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  21. Hi Monique. I would like to ask, do you happen to have contact details of Roslim Enterprise? I'm planning to have infinity dresses for my entourage as well. ☺

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  22. Hi Monique. I would like to ask, do you happen to have contact details of Roslim Enterprise? I'm planning to have infinity dresses for my entourage as well. ☺

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  23. hello Monique... saan banda sa 168 mo nabili ung paper dolies? sa may gowns ba or sa mga nagtitinda nung mga school supplies cute stuff etc. please answer thank you

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  24. Hi Monique. Did you still push thru your mason jar give away? Who's your supplier and how much ? I'm planning that too :) thanks you

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    1. Hello! Yes did push through with the mason jars souvenirs. Found them cheapest in Libby Houseware along Sto. Cristo St. in Binondo. :) Good luck!

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  25. Hello girls! If you need paper doilies, send me a message on our Facebook page. :)
    http://www.facebook.com/lifesbestsecrets

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  26. Hi sis...ask ko sana if my floor length na infinity Cla na red? My contact number ka? Kc masydo kming Malau Sa divi. Hope for ur reply. Thanks a lot.

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    1. i got my infinity dress online and they deliver/ship for free, mabilis pa ang production time. mabilis kausap and mabilis magreply. i really recommend Keisha 09988618058

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  27. hows the quality of infinity dress ms sarah jean? hm po kuha mo para may idea ako thanks

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  28. For infinity dress:
    Roslim enterprises
    242 5847
    241 7645
    593 juan luna st binondo
    From lucky chinatown mall parking exit, cross small bridge pa juan luna st. Then turn left.. yung sunod na kanto andun na yung store saa right side.. :)

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    1. Hi po. May mobile number po kaya sila para mas mabilis po macontact? Order sana kami para pag punta namin don pick up nalang po namin. Salamat

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    2. Same inquiry po here can I also have any mobile number so I can contact them? I wanted to order as well. May Purple po kaya light and dark?Thanks

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    3. Hi,

      Just want to help out any brides to be :0 Here's Roslim's mobile number : 09178939039

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  29. HELLO po,saan nyo po nabili in divisoria yung doily round paper po? salamat po Godbless

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    1. Hello you may contact: http://www.facebook.com/partycentralmla

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  30. Hello po marami po bang sizes un paper doilies po

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  31. Hi! maybe someone can help me find an online store that sells specialty paper and boards. thanks

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  32. Hi monique,

    Do you have any idea if roslim store still sells infinity dress at the same price as your blog? Or nagtaas na sila ng price. Were on a tight budget so were planning to buy the dress at roslim of there is no price change.

    Thanks. :)

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  33. Hello bride to be's! If you are looking for paper doilies, abaca string, jute string, satin ribbons, etc you may visit https://www.facebook.com/partycentralmla or simply find PARTY CENTRAL MANILA on Facebook. Different shapes and sizes of doilies are available. Good luck on your wedding preps!

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  34. Hi good evening po may contact number oo ba kayo ng roslim? Thanks po.

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  35. Hi good evening po may contact number oo ba kayo ng roslim? Thanks po.

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    1. Hi, someone anonymous posted this following contact numbers. You may wanna try those:

      Roslim enterprises
      242 5847
      241 7645
      593 juan luna st binondo
      Mobile: 09178939039

      I'll try to text this number today and get back to you if legit.. hehe.. :)

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    2. Tried their mobile number and mabilis ang reply.. yey! :)

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  36. Hi.... How much kuha.. S infinity dress. Ty

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  37. Hi.... How much kuha.. S infinity dress. Ty

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  38. Cocktail 800, long gown 1000....magrereply agad sila... anytime..

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