- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Ok bees, so here is my dilemma. DH and I eloped in May, but are having a reception/party October 4th since nobody was present at our ceremony. Since we both work 40+ hours a week, it’s been increasingly difficult to manage appointments, research, etc. We already had a major screw up on our DIY invitations. A friend of the family suggested I hire her friend as a wedding/party planner. The price is right and I figured I could seriously use some help at this point.
I asked her to research chair covers, a car service etc. That was last week. I’ve spoken to her, but haven’t heard a word regarding those subjects. I also had another issue, and still no word about that. I just emailed her again to see what’s going on. To top things off, I made an appointment with our DJ for today at 6:30pm. I reminded her last night, and she tells me she has a wake to attend tonight and a funeral tomorrow. I am in COMPLETE understanding of how something like this cannot be helped, but I am absolutely infuriated that she didn’t bother to tell me!!!! I had to contact HER in order to find this out. I ended up cancelling the appointment and changing it to tomorrow evening when DH is off work since I really need some input!! Our DJ most likely will not even be able to attend since he lives pretty far, and we will end up doing the final appointment with someone else and having a phone conversation with him instead.
We have an appointment with the photographer Thursday, which my planner set up. I confirmed with her yesterday that she would attend, and asked her to push the appointment to around 6pm. My plan is to see if she shows up for this Thursday. If she doesn’t, I’m going to fire her. What do you guys think? Am I right in giving her another chance and then taking action? Or do you think I’m being too lenient, leaving it open to more flake outs? I just don’t know anyone else to hire to help me out that won’t cost an arm and a leg!