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#1 SgtPepperette

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    Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:29 PM

    So finally we decided on a location. (YAY!) So let the planning begin :)

    So I started to research a wedding planner, and one womans name kept coming up. I heard such great things about her so sent her an email via her website. I had not heard back from her after about 10 days so gave her a call. We had a great 30 minute conversation, and I was pretty excited about her. She had access to a private beach and we were considering doing a sunset ceremony. I did feel she was a bit pushy on some things, and maybe a little old fashion for us. But she had a great price, with a great price on a photographer, and really its just the two of us that are going to be there (my FI and I), so we really just need a planner to find a location to get married. The resorts dont seem to keen on allowing couples only ceremony. Well I told her Id talk to my FI and he probably would want to call and talk to her, and we would go from there.

    Well 4 days later I get an email from her. She was responding to my orginal email. And its like she never even remembered talking to me. She said she'd love to assist us, talked about the private beach thing, and than said to call her to talk to her about her services.

    Im was a little irrated by this. I feel she should of wrote some notes or something about our convo, and possibly made a follow up email to our call.

    There isnt to many planners I found in the area, at such a great price to. And most of the reviews online are good reviews, there is maybe a few bad ones thrown in there, but majority was pretty happy with her.

    Now I know people get busy, but it was literally days later. Am I overreacting? Its not like Im having guests so thinking maybe I should just let this one slide....

    #2 Bridget810

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      Posted 21 December 2008 - 07:45 PM

      I had a similar experience with a wedding planner. She also seemed a bit "pushy" but her reviews and prices seemed pretty good. But I had this bad feeling in my gut, so I did some additional research, and found out that she overcharged her clients and snuck in a lot of hidden fees, slacked on services, pushed you towards vendors that would give HER money for booking, etc. etc. I'm so glad that I trusted my gut and did a bit more research. The fact that your planner didn't respond right away, then forgot about talking with you, makes it seem like she might not be very organized. I say trust your instinct on this. Planners are expensive, so make sure you get your moneys worth!

      #3 tylersgirl

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        Posted 21 December 2008 - 07:51 PM

        Yeah, I say trust your instinct too. I didn't have that experience with my wedding planner, but I did with my bakery. I had called and had a great convo with her and then when I showed up at her house for a tasting-it was like she didn't really remember what we talked about at all-or even remember anything about me. I ended up still using her bc she is the best and I know she does great work, but it made me feel unimportant. I do know that the bakery is very busy but still....

        #4 YoursTruly

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          Posted 21 December 2008 - 09:51 PM

          If you feel that you are second guessing, trust your instinct. I would find another planner.

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