I picked this vendor based on a review from the knot I
believe. And to say I’m disappointed would be an understatement. We used L.
Bryant for day of services. I had already done most of the work and just needed
someone to buffer any issues that may have come up from the vendors. Since I
was the one who did all of the work- I didn’t want people calling me to ask
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She was not able to make the open house at the reception
venue, where we were supposed to talk layout and such things, but she informed
me of this possibility days in advance so I wasn’t overly upset about this.
For the rehearsal- she showed up almost 1 hour late! We were
doing the second walkthrough by the time she appeared. She called 5 minutes
before to say she was in traffic and would be 30 mins or so late. Her
"assistant" told the groomsman that she was not in traffic but with
The day of the wedding- she did show up to my house early
and provided some assistance, before leaving to supposedly go to the reception
hall to set up (escort cards, table numbers, etc.) That did not happen. She did
not show up to the reception hall until after guests had already begun to
arrive. The guests were confused and the reception hall ended up making the
decision to start the cocktail hour since time was running out. The limo bus
caught a flat tire with the wedding party in transport to the reception. By the
time she told me, my friends had already sent cars to pick up the wedding
party. When she did come to tell me about the limo (somewhere around 5:10pm-
5:25pm) she still had table numbers in her hand. Why were they not on the
tables? Some of the cards went on the wrong tables and I noticed on one of the
pictures that the table card was upside down.
I had a special condiment made to go along with dinner that
was supposed to be on the tables for dinner along with explanation cards. My
MOH had to ensure these were put on the tables during the cocktail hour. She
had to pull the coordinator away from listening to a private conversation I was
having in order to complete this task.
The most embarrassing thing is that guests were coming up to
me during the reception to tell me they didn’t know what her function was, that
she wasn’t doing a damn thing. During the reception!
My husband said that she basically got free money because
she didn’t do anything- and coming from him- it had to be bad. He is the easiest
going person there is.
The old adage is true- you get what you pay for. I was
trying to save some money. If you really want a coordinator- pay the extra
money or just do it yourself.