Post # 1
I found a decorator who seems really really good. However she will be out of the country for 2 months before my Sept wedding. She gets back 1 week before my wedding. She says this shouldnt be a problem as we can still communicate via email, Skype etc. And that the actual “doing” part of the planning doesn’t take place in the time period that she’s away for.
What do you guys think?
Post # 3
Personally, this would make me super nervous!! But I think it could totally go either way – some vendors are super responsive via e-mail, whether they’re in the office or on the road. And others take forever getting back to you regardless of how busy (or un-busy!) they are. If you really want to use her, and she has been good about responding you quickly thus far, I think you’re on the right track. I would probably ask her for a few client referrals, and would then contact those past clients to try and get a sense of how available and responsive the designer was throughout the various stages of the planning process. Good luck!
Post # 4
That’s tough to answer. Do you still have time to look for other decorators? I’d keep looking, just in case. If she’s the only one you have that feeling about, and she commits to being accessible, then maybe it could work. I would also maybe ask to contact some references. They may give you insight into her professionalism. If she’s honest and knowledgable about what she does, I’d still consider her for the job.
Post # 5
I would try to find other people that worked with her. If she’s got good reviews, period, I would have no problem going with her. Honestly, when it comes to decorating my wedding, I communicated a lot via email, & when we did meet I just talked to her and showed her pictures of what I wanted – which is what you can do both on email & phone. It’s totally up to whether or not you feel comfortable about choosing her.
Post # 6
I think it all depends on your options at this point. Do you have another decorator in mind that is available and in your budget? If so, then maybe you should switch to one of your other options. However, if it means you have to settle for a lesser quality or more expensive decorator then I would say it shouldn’t be a huge deal to stick to the one you have now.