Jun 10, 2009
Worst wedding planner. Do not waste your money. Overpriced for her experience level. Please don't make the same mistake I made. Find someone with more experience. Not ready for prime time. What went wrong? Let's see.. After asking my bridal party to show up early for rehearsal, she showed up late. (I personally would expect a planner to show up at least 30 minutes early to a rehearsal - she was 5 minutes late, and didn't call! EVERYONE was there except her when she finally arrived, and they had all made comments about it. Not fun.) Then my groom and I were whisked away to a private meeting for another 30 minutes while my bridal party again waited. They waited and hour and 15 minutes for us when with just a phone call on this planner's part, it would have saved all of them an extra hour. Kind of annoying when you're asking your close friends and family members to go out of their way and take time out of their day to be at a rehearsal. Hmmm. How about the wedding day? There was a wrinkle in my dress and it would have been very nice to have an iron, or steamer or something handy.... ? Nothing. How about my throat drying out on the hot day when I was to say my vows, and not even a glass or bottle of water ready? Hmmm. How about the fact that neither I or my groom (getting ready at different locations) received phone calls reminding us it was time to get ready to leave for the chapel? Hmmm. How about after setting a very specific timing to a song during rehearsal for when my bridal party was to walk down the aisle, and then on the day having the coordinator from the chapel not know anything about it? And I am gesturing from the wings to try to stop her from sending the bridal party out at the wrong times? Isn't that what a rehearsal is for? Please. How about showing up to my suite at the hotel only to see a view through glass so dirtied by seagull droppings that I had to call the maid to have them removed? (and they weren't fresh, either) Or that the mini-fridge where I was to keep my flowers had frozen the entire contents of the refrigerator? Or that a very un-romantic mop was left in the suite on the wedding night? I don't know, these are the kinds of things I personally would expect a wedding planner to check out, be aware of, be prepared for, and deal with so that I wouldn't have to make calls personally, or deal with them personally. This planner seems upset by this review, but I felt the need to be honest, so that future potential clients can make an informed decision. Was I happy with this service? To be honest, No.
Services used: Wedding Planning