(Closed) How long is your personal deadline when dealing with Vendors

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I give them a week if they’ve been good previously, or a little more if it’s not a pressing matter/far out from the wedding. I think there is no harm in emailing them again in a day or two, since your wedding is close.

Post # 4
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

For a baker, I would give them a few more days.  It’s hard for many of us in the ‘industry’ because our weekends are when we are busiest, then ‘our’ weekend is often on Mondays/Tuesdays or something so it takes a little longer to get back to people who are not used to the off schedule. 

Plus they may need to prioritize making sure they handle messages from this coming weeks brides or what haveyou, and you’ve still got a few weeks to go.

I know it’s frustrating, but if by Wednesday evening you don’t hear anything, forward your message again with a note stating you still haven’t heard and you need an answer by Friday morning.  Sometimes that will help push them along a little.

Don’t sweat it too much until then. 

Good luck!

Post # 5
1183 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My cutoff is 3-5 business days depending on how many other vendors I can go to. I do not count weekends at all since I figure that is when wedding vendors are busiest!

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