If you’re unlike the ladies in Bride Wars who’ve obsessed over their weddings their entire lives, planning a seamless, hassle-free wedding can seem like a daunting task all on your own. Don’t worry though, because you don’t have to feel your way into the wedding industry blind. The perfect solution? Hire a wedding coordinator. Whether you book them on the day, or you’d rather they hold your hand from prepping a mood board to tidying at the reception, these professional planners seek to do one important thing: to make your special day as stress-free and as enjoyable as possible.
That said, with so much at stake, the search for the perfect wedding planner who fits your fancy is no cake walk. To help ease your task, we’ve rounded up some of the best coordinators Manila has to offer. Choose from our curated list below:
1. Cristine Ong-Te Events
For Christine Ong-Te and her team of highly-skilled wedding planners, nothing is impossible. Couples can expect to get them for an all-around coordination as they handle everything from consultation to planning, to management, to the actual execution, with a specialty in event services and program outlining. As one of the most sought-after wedding planners in the game, aside from ensuring the bride and groom a seamless experience, their team is also guest-oriented, promising to “create a truly remarkable and very comely ambience for all your guests.”
For more information, you may email COTE at email@example.com.
2. Rhed Sarmiento
For a hassle-free wedding and someone to cater to your every need, consider Rhed Sarmiento. If there’s one way to describe her work, it’s seamless. Testimonials on Rhed applaud her and her team for their attention to detail, impeccable communication skills, and careful and vigilant handling of both the event and its attendees on the day itself. Aside from this, Rhed’s also skilled in presenting her clients with innovative ideas all while keeping them within their budget. “[Our job] involves discussing budget, conceptualizing the theme together with the couple, and other event logistics. Mindful of the budget, a wedding coordinator negotiates and looks for the best possible suppliers,” Rhed says in an interview with Preview.
For more information, you may email Team Rhed at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Imbitado Events
Hailed by Weddings at Work as the Supplier of the Year back in 2016, Imbitado Events promises stylish yet timeless celebrations, which they also reiterate are highly affordable if you’re on a budget. Alternatively, if they’re fully booked in your time of need, you can also try Okasyon by Anton Sarcia, a former Senior Coordinator at Imbitado Events, who has since branched out with his own wedding planning service.
For more information, you may contact Imbitado Events at email@example.com or Anton at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Kiss the Girl
If you’re not sure where to start on your wedding prep, especially when it comes to scouring for the right suppliers, hit the ground running with Kiss the Girl events. Helmed by four women, this pocket-friendly events company won’t fail to offer you with the meticulous and romantic feminine touch every wedding deserves, vowing to treat every engagement under their wing as if it was their own. Not to mention, they also boast of a wide network of suppliers, curated to fit whatever budget you’re working with.
For more information, you may email Kiss the Girl at email@example.com.
5. La Belle Fete
Whether you want a small intimate gathering or an extravagant ball, La Belle Fete hopes to give you the wedding of your dreams by getting down to the nitty-gritty of it all. A stickler for the minute intricate details, this team ensures that each and every element that comes into your special day is executed with utmost quality. Aside from weddings, La Belle Fete also specializes in planning debuts, bridal showers, birthday parties, and anniversaries.
For more information, you may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Rita Neri Event Planners
For particular couples who prefer tenured coordinators, they can set their sights on seasoned wedding planner, Rita Neri. Having been in the industry for over 25 years, her team can do almost anything from simple consultations, to weddings, debuts, company events, and other social gatherings. Not to mention Rita’s years of experience and undeniable success in her field has led her to conduct master classes, and to publish books that seek to mold the aspiring generation of event planners following in her footsteps. To put it simply, she’s a pioneer who knows exactly what she’s doing.
For more information, you email Rita at email@example.com
7. Getting Married Philippines
Getting Married Philippines was borne out of Kutchie Zaldarriaga’s hobby of coordinating her friends' and families' nuptials for free. Now a full blown venture, the company thrives on Kutchie’s impeccable organization skills and her team’s ability to adapt to any given situation or budget at hand. They’re an especially good match for busy bodies who barely have the time to plan their weddings out for themselves.
For more information, you may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Wedding Treasures Philippines
Pioneered by three sisters, namely Eugene Oda, Vangie Go, and Evelyn Lim, Wedding Treasures Philippines have been a team of wedding fairy godmothers for 22 years. Satisfied clients have praised this team for a smooth, worry-free, and memorable event, especially garnering thanks for finding compromises that don’t jeopardize the couple’s envisioned end-goal. “Our passion is endless and we are committed to the betterment of all our events. All of our works have been heavenly blessed because of our determination to make each event unique that will bring out the character of the client,” their official Facebook page reads.
For more information, you may email them at email@example.com
9. Bespoke Manila
For tasteful and timeless nuptials, consider Bespoke Manila. Additionally, most of the weddings on their Instagram feed point to successfully coordinated events outside of the capital. So, if you’re searching for a team seasoned enough to plan your destination wedding without a hitch, then they’re definitely a company to consider.
For more information, you may contact Bespoke Manila at firstname.lastname@example.org
10. The Wedding Company
With Heart Evangelista and Kim Yap listed as two satisfied clients, The Wedding Company is no stranger to mounting and perfectly handling, celebrity-approved lavish celebrations. Headed by Jenny Lim, the company boasts of over five years of experience in the industry as they promise to constantly deliver “quality service, with meticulous attention to detail and creative ideas to ensure our client’s requirements are met from day one up to the big day.” Aside from full coordination, couples may also hire them for events styling, wedding packages, and prenup styling.
For more information, you may e-mail The Wedding Company at email@example.com