So SICK and TIRED of snarky vendors!

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
  • poll: Should I push on with our dream wedding or just give in and elope because it will be easier
    Elope even though it isn't how you envisioned your day would be : (1 votes)
    17 %
    Stick to your guns it will be worth it in the end : (5 votes)
    83 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    2455 posts
    Buzzing bee

    BritishBride2015:  I understand your frustration but if you don’t want to elope don’t do it. I would, however, be finding another venue. If your wedding isn’t “big and fancy” enough for her you can take you money elsewhere.

    Post # 3
    Member
    38 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think if you want a dessert reception with your friends and family, you should have one. Make a list of everything you want in your venue, and stick to it.

    So far, I think your priorities are:

    *nearby

    *allows you to bring in homemade desserts

    *big enough for your guests (what is the number?)

    *beautiful

    *affordable (what is your budget?)

    *straightforward rules & pricing system

    *friendly/polite vendor who does not act disgusted with your wedding 

    You may have better luck booking a place that caters to birthday parties for businesses or large family reunions. You will also do best to avoid restaurants or catering companies that expect to make money through selling you the meal.

    I was able to rule out most of the popular wedding venues in my city through some online work. If they didn’t put up a price, it usually meant it was outside my budget.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’m sorry, I only had to deal with a few of these types of vendors. Of course, I didn’t book them but they were super annoying, and one of them STILL calls/emails me to this day.

    One of them was a DJ whom wanted almost $3000 for his services. Now, i’m not saying he wasn’t worth the price, but I live in a very small area, surrounded by college towns. You can pickup DJs for as little as $300 – the one we went with was $600. He tried telling me on numerous occasions that he was “the best” and no other dj would “come close”. And that I may as well just hire a child to dj my wedding if I didn’t choose him.

    Another was a photographer who basiclally said the same things. Except that my photos “would be horrible” if I didn’t choose him.

    In all honestly, I would find another venue. It sounds like you would really love to have a wedding full of friends & family – and you should have that! You should have the wedding you want! You may need to go farther than 10 miles away but it will save you a lot of trouble.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2105 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I’m sorry you’re having such a hard time with vendors. If you don’t want to elope don’t do it though, you’ll most likely end up regretting it. Keep looking! There are so many options out their for vendors, and you deserve ones that treat you well. I cut anyone from the list who was rude or didn’t respond within a reasonable timeframe. You have options, so just keep looking!

    Post # 7
    Member
    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I would try to find another venue, one that either allows you to bring in your own caterer or who will cater to your specific budget and idea for the wedding. I think the latter might be a bit tougher but it is definitely doable. When in 2015 do you get married?

    you could try thinking outside of the box- a social club, town hall etc will allow you to bring in your own caterer and would allow for you to go all out on decoration. X

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