October 12, 2020 – Clarice Oyales
As the challenge goes, ‘For Better, For Worse, For Richer, For Poorer, In Sickness and In Health’ - 2020 sees many couples hit with the less fortunate side of things. Yet 6-feet apart means little to two hearts that beat as one.
The wedding industry itself as a whole felt the silence of empty aisles and stillness of vacant ballrooms.
The ‘wedding business has been affected dramatically,” says Ms. Kutchie Zaldarriaga, founder of Getting Married, one of the country’s leading wedding event coordination companies. “This is essentially a mass gathering - which is to be avoided (during these times).” With weddings on pause, this has “left a big hole in terms of income that has not been filled up for the past 6 months and counting.” She says. Getting Married, like many businesses, has had to downscale staff, and ask those who remain to cope with a skeletal workforce just so they can stay afloat (hopefully when vows start being re-said).
To cope, Getting Married stays committed to their ties with their clients - reaching out with updates on current regulations and new terms and conditions – so they can proceed with couples’ respective fairy-tale engagements.
The New ‘I Do’
With planning, organizing, and coordination as their maids of honor, Ms. Kutchie and her team have came up with an entourage of ‘new normal’ services that allows couples to tie the knot amidst the health crisis. They have added an “intimate package that can service couples who need minimal assistance” - applicable for events with 30 people or below.
Marrying resilience with creativity, the wedding coordination company also tries to “deliver a normal-looking wedding for couples, in spite of the obvious face masks, face shields, and social distancing guidelines.” Getting Married seeks to “keep the aesthetic of (weddings) - making it look timeless, classy, and elegant despite the pandemic.” To date, Ms. Kutchie and her team have managed to keep intimate weddings bare and simple, focusing on the necessary elements - to come up with something romantic.
Of course, love involves loving oneself - and Ms. Kutchie takes no chances when it comes to safety. She makes sure her team is empowered and protected with safety kits, PPE’s, face shields, and face masks during the entire event.
And so with their word to make lockdown nuptials as safe as possible - Getting Married continues to walk couples down the path of married bliss—whether through physically-distanced arrangement or virtual setups. It’s certainly heart-warming that in these times of uncertainty - Getting Married ensures that “once-upon-a-times,” become “happily-ever-afters."
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