(Closed) Sorry this is a bit long, but I need your help, hive! Thanks!

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Sounds like you’re doing quite well so far! You’re being polite, and that’s always important.

My advice would be to tell him “thank you so much for inviting us in to your home and showing us your work! We have decided to go with another vendor but we do appreciate your time!”

It’s not necessary to tell him anything other than that. If your friend asks, just say that the style was just fine, but not what you’re going for. You don’t owe anyone anything other than that. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would whole-heartedly say: don’t compromise on your video.  These are the videos that you will pull out for years, and show your children and grandchildren.  Even if the editing wasn’t cheesy, the blurry footage and muffled sound does not sound good!  With the high quality cameras out there, you should be able to find someone to shoot better quality for less money with or without the editing.

It is hard having to squash someone, especially when they are nice, and recommended by a friend!  But it sounds like he has an over-inflated idea of what he can charge for his work – you don’t need to support that.

You could say that it is out of your budget, or that you got a great deal from some one else.  Good luck!

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Actually, what Pedsgirl06 said reminded me of something. I was talking to my photographer the other day, and she said that vendors typically don’t take money personally. Meaning, they don’t take it personally when you say you can’t afford them. Maybe saying they’re not in your budget is the way to go if you’re not comfortable any other way.

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