We're planning a destination wedding in CA wine country, for May 2011. We were planning on flying down in Feb to look at venues and meet some coordinators.
After speaking with a couple of coordinators, it seems to make sense to have the coordinator selected prior to our trip down so they can help with venue selection and then we can get some of the other stuff taken care of (like caterer, music, florist, etc). It makes sense from a planning perspective. But, not sure how I feel about hiring a coordinator prior to meeting them in person.
Any suggestions on how best to move forward. Am I concerned for nothing, assuming they are highly rated planners?