Meet Martina, Your Local Wedding Planner in Malta

Hi, I'm Martina, founder of Wed Our Way and lead Malta Wedding Planner.

Before I started planning flawless destination weddings professionally, I myself was a destination bride - from Croatia, getting married in Malta.

That was one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life. After facing a number of challenges because I wasn't a local and didn't know Maltese culture or the wedding market very well, I committed myself to never letting another bride go through the stress and frustrations I went through. Read my full story here.

Today I'm a leading wedding planner in Malta and my #1 mission is to help destination couples have their wedding their way, with as little stress as possible and without giving up control or creative input.

I learned the hard way that planning a Malta wedding from afar comes with it's own unique set of challenges. Here are my top 7 reasons for how I can help you overcome those challenges so your wedding is as personalized and carefree as possible: 


7 Reasons YOU MAY WANT A PLANNER IN Malta

Every country has its own customs and complications it comes to get married, but Malta is truly on an island of it's own :)


Malta wedding musician

1. Malta Vendors Are Slow

Malta is on "island time." Everything here runs a little slower. The very same refreshing laid back attitude that draws couples and tourists to Malta year after year is the same one that drives them crazy when they're trying to get anything accomplished.

That's where I come in.

The slow responsiveness of local wedding vendors used to frustrate me to no end, both as a bride and as a new planner. But over the years, my team and I got wise. 

We created a wedding planning process that is tailored for Malta's laid back work ethic.

We have designed the perfect order in which to execute each task and phase of the wedding planning process to ensure smooth progress every step of the way without causing stress or delay - even with the most relaxed vendors. It took 6 years of testing this and now it's working like a charm!

Of course, another secret to our success is the fact that we provide vendors a consistent stream of clients so that have extra motivation for keeping our couples happy.

2. MALTA VENDORS ARE ALWAYS BOOKED

It is rare than any decent vendor is in need of more work; Malta has no lack of job opportunities. Good vendors get fully booked up often a year in advance without even promoting themselves online!

At the same time, the market is over populated with inexperienced vendors who come and go in less than 6 months. Booking one of these suppliers can be devastating for your event should they go out of business before your data even arrives; not to mention that most deliver subpar results.

That's why it's critical to have inside connections to the best providers. Knowing the right vendors...the ones who produce quality work, are reliable and are stable...is critical to having a seamless wedding experience.

Not only do my team and I work with the finest, most reliable suppliers in Malta, we give them repeat business. Because of this, they make our clients a top priority. They will be highly responsive and more flexible with you because you're one of our couples.

Malta wedding reception time limits

3. MALTA LAWS ARE TRICKY

In Malta, there are several rules and laws that apply to outdoor events and party times.

If you're hoping for a long celebration or a venue with outside spaces, it can be challenging to pull off.

These rules can be tricky to work around, but it has never stopped us from planning epic parties for our clients! We know exactly what works at each venue and know precisely how to squeeze the most fun event out of any wedding site - even those with strict policies, like ending all music after 11pm. 

4. MYSTERY MARKUPS CAN COST YOU

It is Maltese culture for every service provider, especially event planners, to publish low service fees publicly and then secretly add premium markups on top of other vendor services in order to make their desired profits.

So the price a couple pays and they value they get are never balanced. Plus, couples who work with these types of planners only see the handful of vendors that the planner feels will make them the most profit...not the very best suppliers in the islands.

It's so unethical to us, we refuse to take part.

We never markup vendor services or add additional fees to what your other vendors charge. The rate is the rate, simple as that.

And we only refer the finest, most talented and reliable vendors in the country. The vendors we recommend have been chosen based on merit and trustworthiness, not whether they can bring us profit.

Malta wedding cultural differences

5. Cultural Differences CAN damper plans

The Maltese have a mentality of how things should be done and sometimes find it hard to accept doing things differently than would be done in their own tradition.

Consider me your cultural liaison.

My clients come from many different cultural backgrounds and many want to bring their own unique set of traditions and customs to their Malta wedding.  I influence the local vendors to accommodate these unique requests.

For instance, we once had a Nigerian wedding in which the couple wanted to have a traditional Nigerian menu created from scratch. In order to pull this off, we needed good cooperation with the venue chefs; they needed to be willing to learn new dishes and cooking styles just for that one wedding! Because of our great relationships with the local venues and providers, we were able to make it happen. The event was a huge success.

Again, it also helps that we bring these venues and vendors a lot of repeat business. They are eager to impress our clients because they know it means we'll bring them more business in the future.

When you work with me, you receive the same treatment and vendors will go the extra mile for you too.

Malta wedding weather

6. SeasonS & STICKY SITUATIONS

Malta is well known for its lovely weather and many couples chose it for this specific reason.

However, many couples overlook challenges related to choosing the right venue for right time of the year or choosing the right time of year for the style of wedding they desire. 

Understanding not only how the local weather can fluctuate in each season, but also which venues are affected most by inclement weather is crucial to choosing the right site for your chosen date. (In fact, we usually recommend our clients consult with us about the kind of wedding they want before they choose a date.)

We know every venue in Malta intimately. We know which venues look best in each season, which ones reside in locations with unpredictable weather during some seasons, which can offer outdoor space and which are most suitable for every style of wedding.

With us, you'll have the best chance of choosing a venue ideal for your style, season and specifications.

7. TRAVEL CAN STRESS GUESTS

Your guests are traveling far for your destination wedding, so naturally, you want them to experience all the history and beauty of Malta in a relaxing and luxurious way. 

However, Malta is a small, well populated island. if the logistics and accommodations of the visit are not properly planned, your guests' holiday will feel very overcrowded, noisy and draining.

That's why it's important to get help from your planner - me! I will help you plan an extended stay for you and your guests that is laid back and enjoyable from start to finish.

considering getting help?

Whether you're looking for someone to completely take over the stress and logistics or simply want guidance and inside connections while you plan your own wedding, I can help. From planning an entire getaway for you and your guests to full service planning to do-it-yourself consulting, I've got multiple options for you to get the assistance and support you need. Click below to learn about my wedding planning services.

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