Fired our wedding coordinator today. Wedding is next month. Sorry not sorry!!

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Score!! Bullet=dodged!

Post # 4
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Glad you got it all figured out!

Post # 5
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Chelwilly:  good idea not going with that original coordinator.  she doesn’t seem like she even cared.  recipe for disaster.  the new one sounds totally together.  it’s very generous of her to offer this for you for free.

Post # 6
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Chelwilly:  Oh goodness.  I was a little panicked reading the first part of your post, but so relieved the situation turned out for the better!!!  Hope it’s not awkward for your mom now, but honestly her friend was just not up to par!

Post # 7
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wow, sounds like this new planner is worth way more than her regular fee of $1,850! That’s great it all worked out for you, and for FREE! 

Post # 8
1881 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Chelwilly:  I’m sorry but I can’t help but laugh about you complaining about the free helper. Come on now. This lady is a friend of your mom and clearly didn’t want to really help all that much. I’m glad you have someone else, but keep in mind that when someone is doing you a (free) favor they don’t owe you anything.

Post # 9
4474 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@JrzyGurl:  You get what you pay for with anything in life. At the same time, if someone is OFFERING you the favor, volunteering of their own free will, then they should honor their commitment. I think it’s perfectly reasonable to expect someone to honor their word and commitment when they give it. If someone offers to help then the expectation is actual help. However, the OP was also responsible for laying out her expectations so that her mom’s friend could know whether or not it was a task she was truly up for. Sounds like the OP’s expectations were a little above and beyond what her mom’s friend was capable of, but that should’ve been addressed in the beginning before the commitment was fully made. 

Post # 10
855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

@Chelwilly:  Although she’s not charging her, you are planning on paying her something right? Maybe $500-$1000

Post # 14
50 posts
Worker bee

@Chelwilly:  you were chasing her since january! if you had to chase her for 7mts did you not get the hint! did you ask her? or did she just mention in passing she would help? maybe she does not want to offer her services for free, I know I would hope someone would not presue me for free services, i am a make up artist and would be pissed if people/friends wanted my services for nothing and presued me for them without a formal/financial agreement! I may do it at a reduced rate but no one should expect this for free! would you work for nothing! sorry im just saying!

Even though your new wedding planner is offering free services its still respectful to give some payment, this is just manners. :))




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