Monday, September 7, 2015

Lovely goodies from {etc} Handmade Goodness!

Hey dear readers! I'd like to share to you one party supplier I was super excited to work with for Z's 1st birthday bash. Yes, excited talaga because deep inside I'm a kikay mom..and kikay moms definitely want need kikay things! hehehe :)  

Primarily, they cater to the wedding industry hence I only came to know about {etc} Handmade Goodness from wedding blogs and forums (hello w@w & FN!). From the photos pa lang and the gushing clients...really, everything that comes from them are just so so beautiful! No wonder, because {etc} Handmade Goodness is the artsy & craftsy subsidiary, of Vatel Manila (itself a leading wedding industry supplier).  And let me tell you, their work, collectively, is simply outstanding!  


Our family photo by Happy Folks Studio

While {etc} Handmade Goodness is probably known more for their personalized boutonnieres and bouquets, I thought, "Hey, a headpiece or two is something I trust they'll be able to make with such awesomeness!" 

And deliver with awesomeness they did! :)

Ordering Process


First thing I did was to send them an inquiry via their email (etchandmadegoodness@gmail.com). As a first-time inquirer, you need to provide them your details (see below) and once that's done, they'll send you a detailed Order Form to clarify your requirements.
  • date of wedding / party
  • event location
  • customized items required
  • photographer
I really appreciate this about them because it shows how they are committed to giving you your desired look. So be really open with them about your theme, color schemes and your expectations. At the start of our preps I was stuck with 'Vintage Flower Princess' theme, which isn't too clear at all. Hahahaha...thankfully they didn't send me a "whaaaat?!?" reply :p 

I also like how they ensure that their handmade goodies not only look good in person but also look smashing in photos! I can't recall where I read or heard about it but they need to know who your photographer is, so they can also (and I hope I'm conveying it correctly) match the colors to the photo's post-processed looks. 

Depending on the complexity and total number of your required pieces, I suggest you book them at least 4-6 months in advance to account for planning, sourcing materials, production and delivery. Besides, they have limited slots per year. This is to ensure that each project is given their utmost attention.


{etc} Handmade Goodness custom boutonnieres for Daddy A and the grandpas.
(Photo from my Fujifilm X20)

 Price & Payment

Once you've finalized your custom requirement and number of pieces, send them the Order Form via email. Not to worry since they'll let you know how much each would cost at the quantity you require. After which they'll email you a Service Contract and give you their bank details so you can make the necessary deposit or full payment. 

Okay, I've thought about this and have decided that it wouldn't be right to disclose how much our goodies cost. Why??

(1) Each is a custom-made design, it would be unfair to give you a quotation on behalf of the {etc} Handmade Goodness team. Of course they have to factor in the complexity of your design requirement, material costing, labor, delivery etc. into each and every unique order. Besides, they're just an e-mail away :) I'm sure they'll be able to address your inquiry.

(2) I ordered our pieces mid-2014 and that's almost a year ago. Prices would have definitely changed from that time. 

(3) Teeeheee...and Daddy A himself does not know. :p This is one thing in our party expense that he allowed me to keep as my "little secret" :)

Suffice it to say that for me, each piece is truly a lovingly handmade goodness. Each shows the team's painstaking attention to details and commitment to our design peg. Pwede nang pang "heirloom piece" Naks! Such is my satisfaction and I'll gladly request and pay for a custom-made piece from them again when the occasion warrants it. 

{etc} Handmade Goodness custom Daisy-esque / Gorgeous Gatsby headpiece for Mommy M 
(Photo from my Fujifilm X20)

 Lovely Goodness

And if it's still not evident with this blog post - I'm truly, happily overwhelmed with the beauty of their work. I shrieked and almost cried when I opened the box...haha..super ganda talaga! :) Feeling ako lang ang may birthday..hahahaha! Even Z wants to wear it again and again. 

Aside from the superb design and outstanding execution, I really appreciate the quality of service they give to their clients. They even made special delivery arrangements for our items to avoid delay. Special thanks to Ms. Mishi and team for taking care of us. :)

I'm almost tempted to push my single friends to get married so they can order their boutonniere and bouquet from {etc} Handmade Goodness! Hahahaha :) Or for those who are planning a wedding proposal, might I recommend a receptacle of pure prettiness instead, vs your standard box? Whatever floats your boat, I'm sure these folks at {etc} Handmade Goodness would be able to stretch their creative muscles and give you something beautiful, fresh and simply one-of-a-kind!

As for us, we're definitely preserving our lovely (lovely!!) pieces. They are absolutely exquisite and never fail to bring a smile to my face whenever I look at them from time to time. Still relishing the beauty of the laces, appliques, pearls and crystals..how truly wonderful! :) Who knows, we might just be able to "unbox" them for Z's debut or our wedding renewal ceremony in the future??? :D


{etc} Handmade Goodness custom Vintage Flower Princess headpiece for Baby 
(Photo from my Fujifilm X20)


Thank you so much again to {etc} Handmade Goodness team! All the best! :)

You can reach them through their Facebook account: {etc} Handmade Goodness


Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. I only blog about products and services that I have tried and truly believe in so I know that you, my readers, are in good hands.

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