(Closed) Did you meet your DOC before booking?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom

I met my DOC at the venue (she works directly for the ballroom) and she was a huge selling point for me! I loved the space itself, but Jessie absolutely made my day and seemed genuinely excited for me. I know it’s her job, but I can tell she loves what she does and it made me feel like everything would go smoothly with her in the picture.

Post # 4
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We emailed back and forth a few times and then met up.  But I was 99% sure I wanted to book her before meeting her and gave her my deposit check that day.  I think if you like her over the phone you’ll probably like her in person.  But if it’s not a hassle to meet with her then maybe it’s better safe than sorry.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

We met up for a chat. I’m glad that we did as one we’d emailed before came across as very professional and highly recommended but turned up late for our meeting leaving us standing in the street outside her office (I think she’d gone home for dinner and lost track of the time).

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I didn’t, but my mother did, and I trusted her to be a good judge. I did speak to her on the phone at length though!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I met a bunch for coffee before I made a decision.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I didn’t do a face to face. We talked on the phone. She was super responsive by email and phone so those were good signs. I think you can get a good feel without doing a face to face.

Post # 9
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466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii

Nope. But she had a ton of glowing reviews and was so lovely via email. And when we met 7 months before the wedding, I knew we made the right choice. Go with your gut, girl! 🙂

Post # 10
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - ceremony in our family's Catholic church in Watsonville; reception at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

I just booked a ‘month-of’ coordinator on Monday. We chatted for an hour on the phone, I saw her website & facebook and we won’t meet in person until next Wednesday. We’re already working on wedding details via email and phone, and I’m so happy to be working with her 🙂

Let us know how it works out for you! Good luck!

Post # 11
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5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

nope- we are on the other side of the country, but Fiance and I did a phone interview with her and we emailed quite a bit back and forth.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

WERE YOU ABLE TO SEE HER WORK ONLINE?  I MET WITH ONE AND IT SO HAPPEN ANOTHER DOC WAS MEETING WITH ANOTHER BRIDE AT THE SAME PLACE…MY DOC HAD NOTHING TO SHOW ME…THE OTHER ONE HAD ABOUT 5 ALBUMS SHOWCASING HER WORK…SHE TALKED A GOOD TALK, AND SAID SHE HAD BEEN IN BUISNESS OVER 10 YRS BUT SHE COULDN’T EVEN SHOW ME 1 WEDDING THAT WAS OVER THE TOP

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes, its really important to meet with him or her. This person is going to be overlooking the most important day of your life and you want to make sure you ‘click’ and feel comfortable. A face to face meeting is essential in my view.

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