July 29, 2011
I hired Claudia for full service wedding planning. I had checked her out online, and she seemed to have many positive reviews and few negatives. She took a deposit of half her overall fee, and did absolutely nothing to earn it. She was slow, made up excuses, LIED, and caused me and my fiance much grief. Everything you do NOT want to feel while planning your wedding. The only thing she did was finalize my venue contract which was mostly complete before I hired her, and make cake and dress appointments which I could not use because she didn't book the ones I asked for. Then she stopped returning my calls and emails. I even had to threaten to sue her for my deposit to get any response from her. In the end, she gave me half back, but still kept almost 700 dollars to herself. I was just too tired and fed up to ask for anything more, but she didn't earn a penny. She even charged me to mail my refund check with a tracking number. This woman is a fraud - and after talking with other planners, her reputation is VERY poor in the wedding planning industry. When asking one why she had so many good reviews online, I was informed that it's so easy to create a profile and write a review, and that many vendors will do that to create the illusion or reputation they need to attract business. That probably explains it. I just hope this review prevents brides from going through what I went through.
This is the subjective opinion of an independent reviewer and not of Decidio, Inc.