(Closed) Letting a vendor down gently

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would just say, “Thank you so much for your time. However, my Fiance and I have decided to go in a different direction.” No need to really clarify why.

Post # 5
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

So far I have had no problem with vendors using that let down language.

Post # 6
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Well you don’t have to say anything to him because you haven’t signed a contract wiht anyone yet, but if you do end up gonig with someone else for sure I’d send a courtesy email just saying thanks but you won’t be needing him at this time.

Post # 7
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would still meet with him and just not comit. Let him know you are still shopping around and you will let him know by X date. You don’t want to burn your bridges; just in case the other ones don’t work out.

Post # 8
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes, I agree, still meet with him and don’t sign anything. If he gives you materials to take with you (contract, packages), just say you will review them and get back to him soon.

Post # 10
18 posts

@hilsy85: Well said.

Don’t waste his time, don’t meet up with him if you already know you don’t want him  That’s just not nice.

..and remember that it goes both ways too, the photographers might not want to book with you.

It’s not just the wedding couple’s decision, so treat him as you would like to be treated if he was the one letting YOU go…and like you said, he respond fast.


Post # 11
18 posts

@Statutory Grape: it’s YOUR wedding and YOUR photos.  Get what you want, there’s only one take!


*WE* don’t get mad if everyone doesn’t want to work with us, really.  We don’t want to work with every couple.  Everyone has their own style and personality, that’s all.

Post # 12
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@hilsy85:  that’s exactly what I said to the first DJ and photographer I met with.  They just weren’t for us and I just told them we decided to go in a different direction and I wished them continued success. 

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