- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Here is my review:
We hired Dahlia for our wedding in June 2013. We were not at all satisfied. In fact, Dahlia was the ONLY vendor we had trouble with. Everybody else (caterer, photographer, bus driver, location managers), were all fantastic. Here’s why:
– They promised to give me contact information for a choir and an officiant. Weeks later, after me nagging them, they finally admitted they had no contact info to provide me.
– It was difficult to get a hold of anybody for a routine request. But when I asked about prices for flowers (something they could make $$ on) they responded immediately.
– On the day of the wedding, they made a big fuss about how we would be in “constant contact” and that one of the planners would be dedicated to the wedding party. But Dahlia was NOWHERE to be found until 5 minutes before the ceremony. In fact, I had trouble finding them all night. At one point, I asked the bartender where Jenna was, he said she “went home to change”. Does that sound like a professional wedding planner to you?
– They didn’t follow my instructions regarding the decor.
– They didn’t follow my instructions regarding putting wine on the tables. When I asked Jenna why she didn’t put the wine out, she responded that at a lot of weddings they don’t put wine out. Her solution was to have people go up to the bar to get wine. Not classy.
– They had people waiting outside for 30 minutes plus before the reception because their bar and DJ weren’t ready.
– They didn’t follow my instructions regarding the cake cutting.
– They forced me to leave the wedding to bring the gifts back to the house even though they promised they would take everything back to their warehouse.
In short, they over promised, under delivered.
If you hire them, you will have to totally manage them, which defeats the whole purpose of hiring a wedding planner.