Pushy A** Vendor Vent

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

He is being rude, but I will say, I started booking my venders 11 months from my wedding and had 3 photographers and 2 DJs tell me they were booked on the same day. People really do book up a full year in advance. He may not be communicating this well, but he might have another bride waiting who he is politly asking to hold off why you are making up your mind.

Post # 3
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1500 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

SkinnyLatte17:  For a few months? Yeah that is pretty long to keep a vendor “on hold”. I was in the wedding industry and my dates book sometimes 18 months in advance. I don’t hold dates again for that resaon though. Most of my clients booked within a couple of weeks of contacting me, if not days. I think he was probably just taking his impatience out on you – that’s wrong of him to do so, but I can see where he’s coming from. 

Post # 4
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1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I booked my venue in June for  September 2015 and they only had one Saturday left and several places I contacted were booked for all Saturdays through November 2015 at that time so places do book up.  His email was unprofessional but there’s nothing wrong with him wanting to send you a contract.  If it takes you a few months to decide there is a chance someone else might book it before you.

Post # 5
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7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

SkinnyLatte17:  His e-mails might come across that way because you can tell tone or body language. Sometimes an innocent response sounds pushy. With all those question marks, I can see how you would interrpret that as pushy, BUT put yourself in his shoes: you asked them first to possibly book their business. There may be other people interested, and he wants to get back to them but give you a fair opportunity to be the first to book his services. To me, I wouldn’t spend much time getting back to him. We booiked our venue and church within a week after getting engaged and that was 9 1/2 months before our wedding.

Post # 6
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5012 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

SkinnyLatte17:  I dealt with two super rude vendors (that I ended up not going with). One was a photobooth guy. I saw he had a groupon deal, so I emailed to ask if our date was available. He then proceeded to call me a million times and send me emails – demanding we give him the money so he can save our date. I ended up not going with him because he was acting so unprofessionally.

We also had a BBQ for our rehearsal dinner and rented some tables, chairs, tent, etc. I was emailing with a guy who had the best prices I could find and he just kept no responding. I eventually sent him a WTF email, and he wrote me back a long rant about how he just had a baby and he couldn’t deal with my demands right now. UH – what? I wanted to sign a contract. 

Post # 7
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6505 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

SkinnyLatte17:  I get that vendors should be focused on customer service but I do understand his annoyance if you have been asking him questions for a few months now. He might feel like he is just being strung along. Or you could just be interpreting his tone incorrectly.

Eleven months isn’t really *that* far in advance in the wedding world. We booked our venue over one year in advance and still didn’t get the date we wanted.

Post # 8
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6028 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Maybe he has another client looking at your date and wants you to hurry up before you miss your chance.

Post # 9
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2679 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Agree with PPs, be careful about waiting too long, we lost out on our photographer because we waited one week to send out the deposit. It was in the mail when he booked another client.

Post # 11
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2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

SkinnyLatte17:  He maybe isn’t handling it very gracefully, but I definitely booked all my vendors withing 3-8 days of receiving the initial info I needed.

Post # 12
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2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

MissComicBook:  Did he know you were sending it? That’s pretty harsh.  I’d be super pissed if my photographer booked someone else because MAYBE the mail was slow that week.

Post # 13
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2679 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

RenoSweeney24:  We told him we were going to send him a deposit, but apparently waiting one week to do it was too long. When he didn’t hear from us he took that as we went another direction. It was a bummer, but we found another, amazing photographer who kept in close touch with us until the money was sent out so we wouldn’t have to go through that again!

Post # 14
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2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

MissComicBook:  I’m sure you probably ended up with a better photographer anyhow, but that is just crazy!  He should have at least checked with you!  My officiant didn’t receive the check for like a week and half (slow mail) and wrote me to make sure I was still going with him.

Post # 15
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2679 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

RenoSweeney24:  Yea, I was really miffed about it too. The funny thing is we went to see a wedding set up at our venue and he was there taking pictures! So weird, lol.

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