- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Argh, I’m between two DOCs and I keep going back and forth. Sorry if this is too general but…
The first DOC is $600
-five 5-star reviews on yelp
-lots of positive reviews on her website
-Got along with her very well, easy to talk to
-she brought an album with client pictures in it to our meeting
-offers 10 hrs of work on the day of
-Is super sweet
-she might not have the best “eye” for decor; her album didn’t look very professional
-Is super sweet. Maybe too sweet to direct an unruly wedding party to be where they need to be?
The 2nd DOC is $850
-she advertises in a prominent city magazine
-she’s been on TV segments
-she looks like she has a good eye for decor and style
-she seems more in control
-only offers 8 hrs on wedding day, I’d have to pay at least another $100 to have her stay longer
-she seems really short and not very excited in our email correspondence, like something switched between the time we met and now. I don’t know if it’s just me… but I want more enthusiasm and exclamation points!!!!!!!!! For example, if I tell her that I want to hire her, I would’ve expected something like, “Fantastic! I’m really looking forward to working with you!” Instead, she said something like, “You can just send the contract over, you can send the check later.” And I offered a suggestion of her setting up a paypal account because she only accepts cash or checks, and she didn’t acknowledge my suggestion.
Ok, so after writing this all out, I’m thinking I should go with DOC 1, but I just worry that when she sets stuff up it won’t look professional, because I do think that is her weak point. I would trust DOC 2 with the set up more, and she seemed more in control than DOC 1.
Am I splitting hairs here? Should I keep looking?