Post # 1
How long are your vendors for your wedding taking to reply via e-mails?
I do event coordination sometimes for work so expect prompt service but Wedding Vendors seem slower than normal.
When it comes down to it its all business, so why so long? booo…
Post # 3
Well, I have a thread you could look back on.
Jeweller – 3 weeks to get a PRICE on a STOCK ring.
Cake Lady – Contacted July 2ish. Still waiting on confirmation. Its now August 15.
Florist – Contacted 5 months before wedding. She informed me that she would be in touch 3 weeks before the wedding to tell me what flowers I *could* get. I got a new florist instead.
Basically I am of the opinion that almost everyone in the wedding industry is a flake. With the excpetion of our photographer. She follows up EXACTLY when she says she will and I appreciate her for it.
Post # 4
This was important to me and all my vendors ended up being great – response time was 95% of the time within 24 hours. I loved this one venue, but could never get a hold of their events coordinator on the phone and even then wouldn’t get a reply until 3-4 days later. Not very professional in my opinion. I like promptness 🙂
Post # 5
We have a ton of basically any type of vendor you could think of in our area, so for the most part, they respond within a few days. I think the photographers tend to be a little slower (the really good ones) because they’re more unique, but for florists, caterers, etc. I got responses within two business days. I wouldn’t have considered any vendor that required additional followup from me. For example, if I filled out the Contact Us form and got some confirmation of receipt, then I wouldn’t give them a phone call either. If they don’t contact me back, they don’t contact me back. I was really happy with all my vendors and I think they are delivered on what they promised.
Post # 6
Ya I hate to be a bother but I will if need be…
@Honey-Bee Yes! my photog is amazing, responded back asap all the time. She met with me as a new client 2 days before her c-section and e-mailed me in the hospital the same week she had her son! Really love her!
Post # 7
@asianbarbie: With the exception of our florist and musician, everyone else was usually very prompt with email responses (within 24 hrs). But to be fair, the florist worked only part time/seasonally and the musician was actually a university professor who performed at weddings occasionally.
Post # 8
ya my florist is a friend who’s been a florist, not the best responder. I had to bug her, she’s saving me $500.00 on flowers but I’m getting to the pt. I wish I just went with someone else.
Post # 9
For the most part, people got back to me with in 24 hours or a day or two at the most. When I was looking for vendors some took weeks or never even bothered to respond.
If they didn’t respond or took a long time…I never hired them.
The people I hired were very responsive from the beginning.
So any emailing I’ve been doing recently since it’s getting closer to my wedding…everyone’s very responsive.
Post # 10
@asianbarbie: I would e-mail, and if I didn’t hear from them I would give them the benfit of a doubt and call. I would give them 1 day (unless it was a weekend) to call me back. I found while everyone was really good to work with via e-mail, the DJ was the hardest to get a hold of becuase typically DJs (at least these guys) have other jobs, so I understood.
I’m actually glad I was persistent, but honestly, if you like a place more than others, I would call rather than e-mail.