Post # 1
I’ve been talking to different DOCs and need to make a final decision soon. With the wedding being less than a month away, I have narrowed it down to two and need to make a decision ASAP.
First choice is someone who has done over 100 weddings, seemed pleasant on the phone, and asked me important questions during our consult.
Second choice is basically the same thing as the above person, but, she would be $200 dollars more. But, this girl had 5 star reviews on every review site I read for her service, while choice one, had 4 or 5 ONE star reviews, and the rest were ALL 5 star.
So I’m torn. Budget is tighter than ever now that we’re so close to wedding and so many big ticket item final deposits are due (photo, video, venue), not to mention, we’ve already gone over our initial budget which isn’t good considering we are going to Europe a month and a half after the wedding. So we really need to be careful.
I dunno, who would you choose? Should I bite the bullet and go with the more expensive one since her reviews were all the best? I would be really disappointed to hire a DOC who wasn’t amazing because the whole point of one is so my fiance and I do not have to worry about a thing the day of the wedding.
Your thoughts, bees?
Post # 3
What were the reviews saying? If they listed things that were a big deal, like her not showing up or something, it will save you time, stress, and money in the long run to go with the 2nd. If it was a matter of taste or something that YOU can prevent, go with the first.
Honestly, even $900 is ridiculously cheap for a DOC. The lowest I could find was $2000. If I had even close to that in my budget I would have hired her because I know how invaluable a good DOC can be. You really do not want any big drama to come up the day, or even the week of your wedding!
Post # 4
@jgtexas22: It wasn’t about taste. One reviewer, for example, talked about her being disorganized, disappeared numerous times during the three hours reception, forgot details that were previously discussed, lack of organization during rehearsal…
But then there’s a ton of other reviews basically contradicting all this, saying how she was great, perfect, etc. It’s weird. I don’t get how there can be such opposing views. The other 4 or 5 bad reviews were similar to what this one said. But like I said, all the other contradict all of the bad reviews. I dunno.
Post # 5
Honestly, I think it all comes down to if you have the extra $200 to spend or not. I personally would not risk it, but if you really don’t have the money in the budget, you could maybe bring one of your bridesmaids or your parents to your meetings with you? This way they know what’s going on and they can help if she goes MIA and they know exactly what you need/want.