Anyone else having a problem with vendors?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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2962 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@allyfally:  I’ve had this problem with photographers. It was a nightmare. One of them acutally had the AUDACITY to FINALLY contact me a WEEK before my wedding when I had contacted him Feb or Mar 2012!

Post # 4
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@allyfally:  I had a huge problem with that. We were planning from 450 miles away, so I needed people who would respond promptly. That was basically how we picked our vendors! I sent ONE e-mail, and if they didn’t e-mail back, they stopped being on our list of possibilities!

Post # 5
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2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I noticed this while contacting potential vendors; some would respond slowly, some wouldn’t respond at all, but I was actually totally okay with it because it made it really easy to narrow down my list.  I ended up with awesome vendors, and had no problems at all with any of the ones we hired 🙂

Post # 6
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I had this problem when looking for a venue. I sent 1 email if no response within 48 hours I took them off of our list.

Post # 7
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114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@allyfally:  yes with our DJ… I had to write an email and I think he got a little scared he would lose the business And he quickly responded. 

Post # 8
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2851 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had issues with my band in the beginning. After a few un answered calls and emails, I sent one final text pretty much saying that I have tried to get in contact with no luck. I will have to look elsewhere.

I received a call within the hour; sometimes vendors are very busy and think that it’s ok to string you along. Let them know what’s up; if they still are unresponsive, keep on looking.

Post # 10
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1214 posts
Bumble bee

Sometimes they think you need them more than they need you.  If they know they’re the only game in town, they can get away with it.  It sure stinks though.  They should care about your business and their reputation a little more.  But lots don’t. 

Post # 11
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2962 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@allyfally:  I found another photographer I didn’t wait till the last minute. I never got a response from him when I sent him my emails so I moved on. If he didn’t want my money, well that’s his problem!

Post # 12
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1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If I didn’t hear back from anyone within 48 hours, I crossed them off my list permanently. Mostly because I am planning from another state and I don’t have time for the panic.

I have only had a few vendors do this so far. Two were photographers and I just let them go in my mind. The only one we were ok with doing it was the band – it took them a few days but we emailed over the weekend and the rest of the communcation has been prompt.

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