Have you ever realized your worth in your chosen field or profession? I just want to share this message from one of my GEMBSO Couples. Their message of appreciation and gratitude keeps me going and love my job even more.
I have known Ate Majelle for so long. She was a schoolmate since elementary and high school. She was also one of our church youth group’s (KALIS-SMEP) leaders that I’ve looked up to and grown up with. There’s no question that she’s really a good person, but from our recent endeavor together her great personality and how beautiful a person she is had shine so brightly and had been deeply engraved in Baby’s and my heart.
I’ve gotten married recently and got Ate Majelle as our on-the-day coordinator. But that was not our original plan. From the start of our wedding preparations, we thought Ate Majelle’s service was quite pricey and opted to book another “cheaper” alternative (discounted maybe, but I tell you, it’s not cheap at all).But since wedding preparations does not go smoothly and perfectly as planned (especially for demanding and brutally honest persons me and Baby are) there were several changes along the way. 12 days before our wedding, for some “professional” reason, our photo-video team decided they could not work with us anymore and to add more insult to injury, our “professional” coordinator decided that she would be out of reach for 23hours while the whole fiasco was going on!!
I needed a coordinator real quick. And more than that, I needed a friend. With my Math/Logical/Statistics/Algo brain still turned on (this happened while I was at work), my brain started searching within my imaginary phone book looking for an intersection of Event Coordinator AND Friend groups. And that’s when I thought of Ate Majelle. Called her immediately, my reception was bad and then she called me. Me and Baby was in panic mode and did not know what to do. But we called the right person. From that time, everything was great and perfect. We managed to set up a great team from great people and developed great new friendships with everyone who worked with us on our Wedding.
This is not a paid advertisement, but I’d like to point out some points on how professional Ate Majelle really is:
1) She eats, sleeps and breaths Templates. Right after our first meeting, 11 days from the wedding, even before the meeting was over, we’ve already received 5 emails with 5-10 templates each. Templates/Forms we need to fillup to give all the details of our wedding. This just shows how organized and detailed she is on her work.
2) She’s always 5-10 mins early. And I was always late. But she’ll always remind you how important time was.
3) She does not procrastinate, she sticks to her schedules. Her OTD Coordination is not really “on-the-day” it starts weeks and months before the wedding. This is to make sure that her OTD coordination works PERFECTLY ON THE DAY.
But we do not consider her to be the best Wedding Coordinator because of the points above. It was because she was a friend. She was human. She shared our emotions. She shared our dream. She shared the load of being passionately in love of having a great day on the day of our wedding. Weddings are for one very emotional. Wedding couples are very emotional, and Ate Majelle understood that. I have forgotten how Me and Ate Majelle and the rest of our church youth group would stay up late to prepare for a recollection or for our church’s Senakulo. How she would sacrifice sleep to just have a perfect play, act and church event.
Ate Majelle was everyone’s Ate. And now it’s a wonderful thing to know that she’s extending her “Ate”-ness to couples around the world. This is her job, but this is also her passion. It’s good to know that even though the Wedding scene has been heavily comercialized, there are still some people who really cares about the couple and their wedding.
Ate Majelle, sobrang maraming maraming salamat. You didn’t just organize our wedding, but you helped us figure things out when it was all a mess. And you were a friend who keeps reminding us that is was about Me and Baby, it was about love. Thanks!