Planning a wedding is a momentous task and getting married in another country is no mean feat, so many things to worry about and it can turn out to be a logistical nightmare. I have experienced it when Adam & Daniela got married in Macedonia, it was exciting and it added a sense of adventure to it. I think in some ways it was also exciting for the guests that made the long journey to be there. Getting from Sydney to Orhid, Macedonia is a trek and a half. Passing through four different countries and as many airports, then a three hour cab ride on a non-airconditioned taxi is definitely a labour of love.
Daniela & Adam didn’t have the luxury of a wedding planner, they simply communicated by phone and email with their suppliers but in the end it all worked out. Our wedding on the other hand is less than two years away and time is very much on our side, but we don’t want to leave it to chance therefore we decided that a wedding planner will come in handy. A professional that can guide us and help us through the intricacies of such a chaotic day. Donna is anal and I mean that in a good way, she actually takes pride in that, she’s picky and even if she finds it difficult to make decisions, more often than not, she delivers. The wedding planner of our choice will have a difficult and challenging time ahead of her/him but working with someone like Donna will be satisfying because she demands nothing but excellence, mediocrity is not an option.
Ma. Erlina “Kutchie” Zaldarriaga was recommended to us by my cousin’s husband, she’s got an excellent reputation in the industry and seems to have delivered countless events succesfully. Before we decided to take her on, Donna specified her requirements and made clear that she needed someone that will work with her every step of the way. Her fee of PHP75K seems reasonable and it looks like we’re paying for a quality service anyway. I’ve read great reviews about her and other testimonials have also helped in deciding to take her up with her services.
I think I may have mentioned before that a lot has a changed since I got engaged, all of a sudden something that I have been so nonchalant about has become an enormous deal and why shouldn’t it be? I want it done right and as close to a perfect day as we could possibly manage. I certainly hope that Kutchie will help us make that happen.