Another couple is interested in that day. . .

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I don’t think I heard that from any of my venders. 

Post # 3
4147 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I didn’t hear it because my day was kind of in the off season (Oct 22.)  I also went to a meeting at a very popular venue my friend is using (I’m her planner) and they didn’t say it to her either.  They did put her down as a tentative booking, and would inform her if anyone else was interested.

Post # 4
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

it depends, it can be a tactic but then again, there are some dates that are THAT popular. (disclaimer, i’m a wedding vendor).  we booked up august ’15 like crazy and everyone is asking for the same 3 dates, meanwhile, no one is asking for june ’15… it depends on if you’re willing to take the risk or not…

Post # 5
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I heard it alot for our October 31st wedding.. not so much from the venues, but I heard it a lot from DJs. Almost each one I contacted. 32 days from our wedding and one of the djs is still spamming my email about “other couples are booking this date, act now!”.

Post # 6
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I dunno, our photog was actually a really good friend (so he’d have no reason to lie to us), and he got 9 enquiries for our date (and 3 came within a week of us booking). And we were living in a huge city at the time. Yeah, there might be a lot of options, but that doesn’t mean they’re all good!

Post # 7
602 posts
Busy bee

If you want a vendor then book them. These wedding professionals aren’t going to wait around for you to decide if they have someone else interested in their services. Their top priority is booking their dates so they can make their money. Some vendors may be bullshitting to get the client to shit or get off the pot but they have te luxury of doing that when they’re the ones providing the service. 

Post # 9
825 posts
Busy bee

We didn’t hear it once. Every vendor we had an appointment with put some kind of courtesy hold on our day to give us time to think and either make a deposit or say ‘no thanks’.

Post # 10
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I was the person interested in the venue/DJ/photographer and hairstylist 3 times that got booked the day prior to me calling, or they had to call and check with the other couple.  I had one venue tell me that they didn’t think they had the day booked because one bride hadn’t called them back.  They just wanted to check with her one more time.  Turns out, she had mailed the check and contract, they just didn’t have it yet.  I had a DJ tell me if I would have called the day before, he wouldn’t have been booked.  I had three photographers tell me on the same day they were booked, too bad I didn’t call one week in advance.  And I had a race with another girl to get the hairstylest I want.  They couldn’t remember which of us contacted them first, so it was first call back got the appointment. 

Post # 11
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Misswhowedding:  Crazy! I had none of those issues. But, my wedding is in January haha.

seeker:  I guess it really does depend when your wedding is. Mines in January and I haven’t had that line, but something I find equally annoying is people not taking us seriously when we tried to book in advance. I called some vendors in the spring and was straight up told to call again in the fall, they were too busy with summer weddings. Rude, they could have answered a couple simple questions.

Anywho, I guess if your wedding is during the ‘busy season’, especially the summer, I could see vendors booking up really fast.

Post # 13
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

seeker:  actually its both ways, yes they want you to clsoe, but also in reality wedidng stuff should be done wayyyyyy in advance so they may be trying to help you keep your dates/ schedule you need.

I actually lost my first date because it got snagged. And I took someone else’s perference, especially if its venues!

  • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  crisaquarius24. Reason: add
Post # 14
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

seeker:  Yep.  We heard it in January.  Really, another couple is interested in our exact vendor, 13 months out for a Sunday wedding in the winter?  Really? 

I don’t deal well with that kind of stuff.  It was total BS.  So we told the vendor to go ahead and book the other couple.  

A month later the vendor called us back and negotiated a discount so we’d book them.  I wanted to ask what happened to the fictious couple.  I didn’t.  

Post # 15
2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

seeker:  This just happened to me when I called the venue we want yesterday.  There is a couple going in to look at the venue this weekend prospectively for the date we want, so they have it temporarily reserved for them.  So I’m sure that we will be that “other couple” when they go in on Sunday.  Grrr…. I want them to hate the venue!

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