- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
help me! sorry this is long but im stuck!
Alright we already have a vendor who has everything- (we will call them Origional)they have- Photography/photo-booth/videoagraphy/DJ/MC/Lighting all for $8000 that is a great price for our area and all that we are getting.
Things The original venue’s coordinator & photographer did to upset me-
- we went to the vendor the last week in Aug, they told us our total was $8000 for everything listed above, then they said “if you book with us before Sep7 (in 10 days) we would get a free Ephoto shoot with a photographer where we wanted! (we came up with $2500 for the depoit in 8days to pay them. (we wanted our Ephotos in the fall)
- the coordinator told me she would tell the photographer to get in contact with me, it took over 6weeks for them to finally get in contact me then told me “you should have called me sooner we could have set something up before the wedding months got busy” – i emailed the coordinator 5x in a month and asked for the photographers info so i could contact him because i hadent heard from him – the coordinator never gave it to me, only to say “i will tell them to call you again, but they already tried a few times and you dont answer them” (come to find out they had my phone number wrong and they finally called my FI)
- the owner of the company calls me and said “well being the photographer is driving 2 hours from his house to where YOU want the photos taken even tho they are free you need to maybe well you should give him gas money, (we were going to give him a pretty good tip being it was kinda short notice i mean we booked in AUG and wanted to have them done in NOV. then the owner tells me “well your already getting a really good deal” – I asked the coordinator and the photographer if they could go to a particular place and they both said yes they didnt say it was far at all..
- Finally picked a date with the photographer, then to find out the location needed call ahead ot make sure we can do it then (8am-10am before it opens) well i told the photographer that and he said “why did you say antthing to them i could have been you friend taking photos of you instead of profeshional shots”, well my FI and I looked at this place and some other couple thought of that and the locations staff escorted them off the property! i told the photographer that and he said “well i guess i can get up at 530am and drive 2 hours to your location i mean i will get some sleep, i have a wedding the day beofer” (WTF, who says that! or is it me??)
so after all that BS i looked on line for a local photographer who lives near the location we wanted to have the Ephotos taken at – Found one! he was picked by the WeddingWire 5star photographer sence 2009! awesome! So i started talking with him and booked the Ephotos with him and NOT our Origional photographer for November and he was ok wtih the time! the second photographer was amazing he was very helpful to make sure we had a good smile, perfet lighiting and everything was great! just got our on line proofs in OMG speachless! I want to ask him to be our wedding photographer, but he said he dosent work on sundays 🙁 maybe he will for a wedding?….We still have our FREE Ephoto Shoot with our origional photographer set for the 15! UGH now what, i dont like talking to him i probably wont smile for him how do i go about asking Photographer #2 to do a sunday wedding and then tell the origional venue that i dont want there photo services? What if Photographer #2 says NO he wont do my wedding then what!?! what do i tell the origional venue i dont want their photographer hes rude and i seen his portfolion- not happy, I looked in our contract NOWHERE is anything about canceling the contract or anything…what should i do? who should i tell what to? Do i tell the second photographer the full story maybe he will feel simpithy and do a sunday wedding?? HELP!!