When Isaac and I decided to get married, our destination was always going to Malta, it seemed like we didn’t need to even discuss it, we both knew.
Isaac wanted to make sure that we are capturing the traditional and historical beauty of Malta in our wedding, which is why he was more particular then me about the venue we chose for our marriage and celebration – talk about groomzila right!
I was looking online and I came across this company, which was very straightforward, as well as I fell in love with all the beautiful weddings shown. I did enquire around, yet Martina was the most helpful in contacting me and giving me the information I needed, including helping me choose the best venue by giving me cost analyses of what would be suited for me, and then we chose. The date I wanted proved to be an issue, which was the first negotiation Martina had to organise for me, luckily at this point I had a planner so early on, as the time difference would have made it very difficult for me tio communicate and decide on a date suited for me and the suppliers – so Saturday June weddings are very hot days of the week, and even back in 2014, I had to make the right negotiations for our 2017 wedding!
The date was set!
Despite having a planner, and given the choice, I still wanted to be able to be flexible with some suppliers I know, advise from Martina at this stage was very handy, and I dodged a few issues thanks to her advice – I was never told to not try and research stuff, it was welcomed! After all even though the distance was very far, and I was very time poor, I still enjoyed every Sunday researching weddings and making sure I am getting my dream day.
Closer to the wedding time Laetitia stepped in to help me more, wow did she do a fantastic job!
Sometime after we decided to get married we decided to build a house, what we thought would be a project long completed before the wedding, ended up something completed exactly 6 months before – Many time I kept thanking my instinct for going with a planner. My family, who still lived in Malta, tried to convince me that they will be plenty of help, yet it was good to have a planner with experience who knew what they were doing and could do it for me while I became even more time poor – invaluable! It’s also great to have someone calm and focused organising everything for you in moments when you while you spend 2 days fretting over cutting up petal by petal of our bougainvillea for real flower confetti’s – Me wanting to have a DYI moment for my wedding so I could also cross that off my wedding wishlist. I just had to do one thing and nearly had a meltdown to organise let alone the whole thing!
I am very happy I had the guidance that I did, and that is why everyone keeps telling me that they attended one of the best weddings they have been to. Both Maltese and Aussies loved it, we all didn’t want it to end, even after 9hrs of celebrating.
If only WOW can invest in a time machine so I can repeat the day over and over – but I can look at my magnificent photos and video in the mean time.