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Exquisite Affare, Event & Wedding Planning

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About

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.

Experience

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.

Highlights

Wedding Planning Services

Budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, full planning, guest list creation, partial planning, timelines, to-do lists, vendor referrals

Number of Planners

3

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$1,000

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$2,500

Hourly Rate

$50

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double weddings
Eco-friendly
Military
Non-religious
Religious

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$1,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

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    Deborah R. Married on 08/10/2021
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    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.

    Exquisite Affare, Event & Wedding Planning's reply:

    Hi Deb and Derek,

    It was my pleasure and an honour to have planned your special day. The last 2 years, definately has been a roller coaster planning, due to Covid, but we did it 👏👏👏.

    I am definitely going to miss our daily messages and monthly calls.

    Please stay in touch.

    Maria
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    Katie L. Married on 11/09/2021
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    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!
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    Kat Married on 11/05/2019
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    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.
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    Natalie Married on 05/10/2018
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    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

    Exquisite Affare, Event & Wedding Planning's reply:

    Thank you so much Nat & Vick. I am honoured that you chose Exquiste Affare as your Day of Coordinator. We had so much fun working with you guys and and executing your fabulous day. I know that we have found friends for a lifetime :) Love you guys!
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    Matt J. Married on 28/10/2022
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    Couldn't have done it wuth out here

    We thought we could do the wedding without a planner, however talking with a good friend who had her wedding the previous year she recommended we at least get a day of planner to help us get to the finish line. She was absolutely right and she also recommended Maria, who was not only professional but honest, fun and on point from the time we hired her. If she wasn't there we don't think the night would have gone as smoothly as it did. Not only were all the details looked after they even fixed my wife's shoe which just happen to fall apart at the beginning of the reception. Like who brings a glue gun to a wedding.. an excellent planner that's who! 5 stars for a job done over and above expectations
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    Natalie M. Married on 27/08/2022
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    Maria was awesome!

    I found Maria through weddingwire and was nervous to use someone who wasn't recommended through a friend or family member, but she just had such rave reviews and seemed so confident during our interview I thought let's take a chance. Well I am THRILLED we did - Maria was wonderful to work with, she was organized, extremely responsive and patient but firm in making decisions. Our wedding day went by so smoothly with Maria at the helm and everyone from our bridal party and family greatly appreciated her guidance and coordination. So happy we decided to hire Maria and would 100% do it again - definitely recommending her to any family and friends we have! Thank you Maria and your team for a wonderful day and helping it to all go off seamlessly!
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    Dlm Married on 27/08/2022
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    Excellent Wedding planner

    Maria was my dream wedding planner. Her strength was being in control without being controlling. My daughter and I are planners and thus had all our vendors and had an extra year before the wedding took place. Big question was, did we need a planner? I was reluctant to have someone come in and have to put their stamp on our wedding, so as to showcase what they could do. We interviewed a number of ladies, and settled on Maria. She was hired for a day of/ month of but when she was hired 5 months ahead, she was on the ball contacting vendors right away. She picked up on an issue we had and didn’t realize. She was always there for us to answer questions without judgement and was so supportive. On the day of, my daughter and I could let everything go as Maria was on top of all details. I highly recommend her. Thanks Maria.
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    Brittany G. Married on 14/08/2022
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    Amazing!

    Maria and her team were so amazing and so helpful. Any questions or concerns we had leading up to the wedding, Maria was there for us! Even filling out forms for other vendors. Maria made everything so much easier for us and helped us bring our dream wedding to life. We couldn't have done it without her and her team. Thank you so much!!
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    Patrick S. Married on 12/08/2022
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    Highly recommend!

    Maria and her team were amazing!
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    Lindsay Married on 12/08/2022
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    Amazing wedding coordinator

    Maria and her team were amazing to work with and executed our wedding perfectly. She took care of everything we needed on the day of, really brought our vision to life and went above and beyond leading up to the special day. I would highly recommend using Maria for your wedding coordinator! We are so happy with how the day turned out and owe a lot of that to Maria.

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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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