(Closed) DOC meeting

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
Member
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My number one thing with any coordinator is communication.  How much do you get?  Starting how far in advance of your wedding?  How fast can she respond to emails or phone calls?  I went with the coordinator who was the easiest to get in touch with and who had unlimited contact.  Listen for things like "you can call me anytime" and not "I keep track of how many emails and phone calls we have, add up the time, and charge you per hour if we go over".  And yes those are quotes from two different coordinators I talked to 🙂

Post # 4
Member
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007 - Ceremony at a cement and stained glass cathedral and reception at a boutique hotel ballroom

Maybe you can ask her how she has averted a wedding crisis in the past (e.g. at one wedding the cake dropped on the floor… how did she deal with the situation?)

Post # 5
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2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Try asking her how she would handle the biggest disaster you can reasonably expect at your venue. We asked ours how she would handle it if we wake up on our wedding day and it’s 100 degrees out (our venue is not air conditioned). We hired the one who said she would rent fans and stock up on ice.

Post # 7
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I would ask for references and to see her portfolio. I hired my planner because she was very professional and her portfolio was amazing. I actually knew some of the other brides she had worked with and she had no problem giving us references to contact.

Post # 8
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95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I second that portfolio and references are key.  (To be honest, I never checked my planners references, but I felt glad that I had them).

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