- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
Argh. I could strangle some of the vendors my coordinator used or recommended for our big day. Let me say that the wedding day went pretty perfect, so no real complaints about that, but dealing with them behind the scenes has been taxing. They all had glowing reviews, so i expected a lot.
Tho I had a planner, some vendors I had to work with myself to book or handle payment. That’s one gripe I have about my planner, plus communication didnt seem all that effective during the planning stage but somehow everything turned out to be just like I described over a ton of emails.
The pastry chef sent me an invoice that was higher than the original quote, which after I questioned, the original quote was honored. But after I told them I mailed a check, they asked me to pay by PayPal so the payment would make it on time. I did so, and asked to have the check destroyed which they said they would do and send me a pic of it torn up. Well. The check paid out of my account today so now I have to go demanding a refund of either the check or the PayPal payment.
I wasn’t happy with my hair. Was happy with makeup but we lost over two hours of the wedding day because the makeup artist who touts perfect tattoo cover ups couldnt get mine right.
My bridal boutique experience was not what I expected with veil issues, selling me things I clearly didn’t need and didn’t understand I didn’t need (no refunds of course), and not utilizing in store credit I forgot I had built up.
So far, I am thrilled with the photog, I hope there’s no issues with pics in the nextseveral weeks.
So anyway, my question is, should i leave honest reviews about my vendors? Yes I understand I’m ultimately responsible for my own experiences, and with all the other brides that vendors have to deal with, I shouldnt have expected them to cater to me…or should i? They’re in the business of weddings, they’re supposed to be experts. I paid them their high prices and I was by no means hard to work with.
I feel bad to leave bad reviews because they had to deal with crazy me and I hate to be hateful to them after the fact but I also want to be honest that they didn’t meet my expectations of their expertise. i dunno.
Did u leave honest reviews online for your vendors if u had negative experiences?