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Last update: April 2023

Exquisite Affare, Event & Wedding Planning is a Toronto, Ontario-based company that specializes in wedding event management and design. The company is led by a team of professional coordinators with a wealth of experience designing dream weddings and seamless events. They go above and beyond to create stress-free planning environments, allowing couples to focus on the parts that matter most to them.


Owner Maria Zabala has had a lifelong passion for planning and organizing events since she was a young girl. Together as a fantastic team, Exquisite Affare strives to guide couples through every stage of their wedding engagement period. The company is certified by Toronto WPIC Wedding and Event Coordination Company.

Services Offered

Exquisite Affare, Event & Wedding Planning offers customized planning packages for couples preparing for their big day. Beginning with an initial consultation, Maria can discuss ideas, budgets, and create a plan that suits couples' needs. Packages vary between full-service planning and day-of coordination.

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What wedding events do you provide services for?

Rehearsal dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget analysis
Day-of coordination
Event design
Full planning
Guest list creation
Partial planning
To-do lists
Vendor referrals

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Double weddings

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100% Recommended by couples

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Lisa A. Married on 26/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Planner Extrodinaire

Maria was wonderful to work with. I love efficiency and organisation - and Maria was exactly that!
She was kind, patient, and very friendly. On the day off, she looked after the day beautifully, and ensured everything was in place. The set up was better than I imagined. She took time to check in with me multiple times on the wedding day, and I felt I could go to her with anything. It really felt like working with a very trusted friend, and I am so happy I chose her to be our day off/month off planner. I highly recommend Maria as a wedding planner - you will not regret it!
Danielle A. Married on 25/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Carefree wedding

Maria is awesome. She cares. She tackles the difficult conversations with vendors and keeps your best interests in mind. She flagged some troublesome clauses in one of the vendor's contract and saved us from a bad venue. She provides emotional support when going through all the hurdles (above and beyond). I trusted her to set up and fulfill our vision. She really helped keep our day running smoothly and it felt easy. She is worth every penny.
Sonia S. Married on 17/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Maria and team was easy to deal with, very flexible, professional and highly recommend them.

From the moment I called Maria, she was so easy to work with and her experience and knowledge made my daughter's wedding fun, enjoyable and most importantly 'stress free'.

She comes highly recommended and would definitely use her services again.
Emma G. Married on 10/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional experience!

I recently had the pleasure of working with Maria and team at Exquisite Affare, who made our wedding day an absolute dream come true. From start to finish, their expertise, attention to detail, and support made our day smooth and enjoyable. They navigated last minute changes with ease and the team was very professional and brought a positive energy to our day that was so helpful in keeping myself and my husband calm and happy all day long. They exceeded our expectations and I cannot recommend Exquisite Affare highly enough.
Lisa Married on 18/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Planner Extrodinaire!

Maria was wonderful to work with. I love efficiency and organisation - and Maria was exactly that!

She was kind, patient, and very friendly. On the day off, she looked after the day beautifully, and ensured everything was in place. The set up was better than I imagined. She took time to check in with me multiple times on the wedding day, and I felt I could go to her with anything. It really felt like working with a very trusted friend, and I am so happy I chose her to be our day off/month off planner.

I highly recommend Maria as a wedding planner - you will not regret it!
Deborah R. Married on 08/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Super Hero Planner

We had to reschedule and downside our wedding substantially because of covid. Without a bridal party, Maria was our go-to person for the day-of. She coordinated photographers, livestreamers, the decorators, and ensured desserts/favours were delivered on time. She handled any snags that came up that day, but also guided and advised us through the planning process. Definitely a lifesaver on our wedding day, and super helpful and professional along the way.
Katie L. Married on 11/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience! Worth every penny.

Truly the best money we spent on our wedding. Maria guided us through the entire process and meticulously planned out all of the details. There were so many things we would have never thought of that she suggested that were absolutely amazing additions. She was always available and easy to communicate with. She took the stress out of wedding planning. On our day she and Greg ensured the venue was beautiful, kept us on schedule AND in a good mood - we had nothing to worry about!! We absolutely enjoyed our wedding and could not recommend Exquisite Affare enough!
Kat Married on 11/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

They are the best!!! Well worth the $!!!!

I don't even know how to explain how much of a blessing these ladies were!

They went above and beyond my expectations, which is difficult to do. Maria said she wanted to give me my dream wedding and for me to simply enjoy the day and not worry about a thing - which is exactly what she delivered. You don't get this kind of service any more these days... she's truly something special. Always pleasant, attentive, organized, problem solver, and in control without being overbearing. She kept me and my hubby on point before the wedding for our tasks/action items, handled all the coordinating before, during and even after, attended rehearsals and venue visits, met family and key personable.... and I'm sure she did a lot more that I am not aware of. She even made back-up plans for inclement weather and packed all items for us at the end of the day!!

We had a lot going on for our wedding day: 2 ceremonies, photos, reception, 1 DJ, 2 MCs, bunch of vendors, 2 limos, hair and make up 2ce, etc etc and the whole day went completely smooth, on time and as planned. The only thing Maria approached me with on the day was how I was feeling, if I ate/drank, and needed anything. :)

I'll always and forever remember Maria and Kerrie and they will always have a special place in my heart for all they did.
Natalie Married on 05/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

A brides dream vendor

Maria was hired on by myself and now husband Vick to execute our vision and plans for our wedding reception as our day of coordinator. Throughout the process she was easy to deal with and always had prompt responses when I needed answers. Being a certified wedding planner myself I will honestly say that hiring Maria on was one of the best decisions I made. She was completely professional, always on top of things and works well under pressure. She would be a great addition to your wedding day plans to make sure things run smoothly so you can indulge and enjoy your dream day! Thank you once again Maria you were simply amazing! Natalie & Vick Persaud
Anna K. Married on 29/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hiring Maria was easily the best decision of our wedding!!

Maria and Jacqueline from Exquisite Affaire were absolutely amazing! Words cannot express how happy we are to have hired this group for our wedding. Maria made the planning process so easy on us, coordinated with vendors, and best of all, kept everything so organized and on track for the day of the wedding. The part I am most grateful for is having Maria help with the tear down at the end of the night. Thank you Maria for everything, I will 100% recommend you to all my friends and family :)
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Meet the team

Maria  Zabala
Maria Zabala
Owner/Principal Planner

From a young age, I have always had the passion for Décor and Planning Events. In 2002, I decided to pursue, both Décor & Wedding Planning. I juggled both until 2008, before deciding I had to focus on my #1 Love, Event & Wedding Planning. Since then, I’ve never looked back.

I am a passionate, detailed and organized Event & Wedding Planner. I love everything that entails to Events & Weddings; from choosing the right venue, to designing, creating itineraries, and ensuring we deliver a seamless event. I am obsessed with “Designing Your Dreams and Making them a Reality”, for all our clients. I get satisfaction, knowing that my team have gone over, and beyond, to “WOW” our clients. Seeing the smiles and happiness from our clients, is all I need.

In my free time, I love to go camping & fishing with my Husband, spending time with my Family & Friends, and listening to the most recent Latin Music.

Jacqueline  Cummings
Jacqueline Cummings
Lead Planner

I have become a valued member of the team since 2009. When I first joined this fabulous team, I worked as an Event/Wedding Planning Assistant, and quickly developed a love for Event and Wedding planning.

Creating a unique event and witnessing it all come together is so fulfilling. Seeing our clients and their guests happy with the overall outcome is what is most rewarding. It is through my experience where I developed a strong love for combining my creativity and organizational skills to helping others visions become reality.

I can be characterized as a personable, kind, warm, organized, detail oriented, flexible, hardworking, knowledgeable, calm, confident, has a can-do-attitude, stylish and funny individual. I exhibit a strong passion and love for the gym and welcome tough endurance challenges that tests both my physical and mental limits. When I am not at the gym, and am not working on events and weddings, I enjoy spending time with my husband Patrick, my daughter Malia, and son Colton.

We all strive to have a problem free event while still enjoying every second of it. At Exquisite Affare we can achieve that for you and more.

Kerri  Villar
Kerri Villar
Lead Planner

A hopeless romantic who is a lover of detail, design and all things pretty. As one of Exquisite Affare’s Event & Wedding planners, I enjoy taking clients’ ideas and transforming them into their happily ever after.

What I put first is, the thought and time dedicated to your special day. I ensure that my duties of helping you choose what venue, food menu, and décor that fits you best is in good hands. My solid background and passion for fashion is perfect for creating timeless dream weddings that will forever be in style.

From organizing guest lists to leaving your guests wowed on your special day, I can make the most stressful moments serene and a breeze. I am honoured to be a part of your wedding day and promise 100% satisfaction.


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