Reception Venue: communicated with several, met two, picked the second.
Ceremony Venue: communicated with several, visited one, picked that one
Photographer: Spoke to our first and second choice, met first choice, picked her.
Hotel (for the rehearsal evening + bridal suite): stayed in two hotels to compare, chose the second one, based on the incredible service.
Hairdresser: met one, had no time to pick another
Florist: met two, can’t remember if we met the one we picked first or second, I think first
Music coordinator (he acted as all-in-one band leader/singer/organiser of other musicians): spoke to one, we never met him in person until the wedding but we had several long Skype sessions
Priest: met one and cancelled the second one, we knew we had the right one already!
Entertainment: met the representative of the dancer we wanted to book and went ahead with her, no communication was directly with the ballet dancer
Wedding Dress: I think I went to approximately 8-10 bridal stores, went with the last one.
Bridesmaids dresses: visited two stores, ordered online from somewhere else.
I did my own makeup and we didn’t have a wedding planner or day of coordinator. Food was via the venue so we had one tasting there. Same with the cake.