I might be a little harsh. I guess what I meant is Dazzling details is more expensive and also not as flexible. According to Kristin $10000 with 50 guests could only afford us a cocktail-style reception which means no main meal. For my wedding, we spent $10000 for the wedding of 52 guests which included a Mexican buffet dinner, full cocktail, open bar and 2 live bands. Kristin is a very good wedding designer, but when it comes to competative pricing, it's a little lacking.
As for the wedding design, it will also save bride quite a lot of money if she gets to shop around, but it seems harder with dazzling details than Vallarta. If Kristin designs the wedding for me, I need to send pictures of what I want to her first. Imagine if I am on a trip abroad and find some beautiful ornaments that I like as favors, I have to take a picture and then send it to her for suggestion. I feel if the brides are too dependent on the planners, they really end up paying a lot more than they needed. I am not a designer, but at the end whatever I brought over, my wedding planner put them together quite nicely without much fuss over what I should or I shouldn't bring. That I think is what a good planner should be.
| Originally Posted by K&Rwedding |
Great Review and lots of helpful information. I love how you broke everything down. Made for easy reading.
I do have to make a comment though, and yes I am using Dazzling Details and I am not rich nor am I a celebrity. But I have to defend DD, I don't feel at all that they are snobs. Kristin is very direct and doesn't bullshit, she respects your time and does a great job setting a clear expecation of what her role is in your wedding design and what role you will play in the design. She does an amazing job partnering iwth you and getting your input on design ideas and suggestions. She also won't lead you into spending money either you don't have or don't want to spend. So far with my planning she has been very forward about pricing and what I should expect. She has also been sensitive to where I would like to spend my budget on things important to me and gives me advise on where I can save money without sacrificing the wedding design. My fiance and I are paying for our own wedding and again Kristin has been very respectful of our budget.
I do see where Kristin isn't for everyone. She is a designer who is very talented and takes the time to get to know you so she can WOW you by making your wedding day look like something out of a fairy tale. I know other brides who have used her and didn't have a single regret.
I do feel if you want to be hands on, pick everything and take the time to plan your destination wedding from, decor, chairs, flowers, favors, etc there may be someone who would fit you better.
I am very happy that you loved your wedding planners. But again I just wanted to defend Dazzling Details, because I myself appreciate all the hard work Kristin & Michelle have dedicated to my wedding.
I hope whomever anyone chooses loves their planners and has a positive experience like I have had with DD.