The Couple: A & J
Their Day-Of Coordinator: Jocelyn Lawrence
Their Date: Summer 2016
Where they wed: Seattle, WA
We believe this lesson is important, although it does express disappointment in a vendor. Out of respect for everyone involved, we’ve chosen to keep all parties anonymous.
Their “now we know” lessons:
The wedding day was lovely! Interaction with our caterer leading up to the wedding was less than ideal. Our initial point of contact changed after I signed the contract. Once we talked to the new person on the phone and didn’t get a great vibe, we wish we had scheduled an in person meeting and discussed details.
I (the bride) wish I would have trusted my gut and asked for someone else to work with. It was more stress than it needed to be, and still rather unbelievable to me the mistake that was made after multiple emails and an in person meeting about the subject. It’s not that I don’t think mistakes and misunderstands might not happen–that was just one that was so clearly discussed and several times! I didn’t want to be bridezilla but in retrospect trusting my gut and making sure I felt good about the new relationship would have been the right thing to do.
Our two cents: going with your instincts is a powerful purchasing decision, which is why we wanted to share this story. No matter the experience level of your vendor, if something feels “off” speak up. You’re spending too much money to leave things to chance.