Vendors that rely on public transit – how do you feel?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Public transit for vendors (slightly out of town wedding)
    It would make me uncomfortable : (19 votes)
    37 %
    I wouldn't care : (19 votes)
    37 %
    Deal Breaker for sure : (14 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    8679 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    As long as they get to where they need to be for me on time, I don’t care if they get there by car, public transport or unicorn.

    Post # 4
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Dealbreaker. Our public transit is the worst. 

    Post # 5
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I don’t know…I’d be worried about that. In my area, public transit is TERRIBLE. Busses are always late, and it’s just not reliable. Bear in mind that late vendors can end up holding up an entire event, and cost you more money… 

    Post # 7
    2620 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    deal breaker even though my wedding was pretty close to many transit stops-buses and taxis are not hard to find- i cant fathem how they would get their tools to the site.. dj-speakers and mic and amps;bakery-cakes, makeup artists carry LOTS OF ITEMS…. pain in the butt to deal with all the stuff and busses and such…

    Post # 8
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Considering that I abandoned my car at my parents’ house in another state because I prefer to take public transit? I don’t mind if my vendors use public transit. Well, except for cake. That had better arrive in a truck/van. Otherwise, it wouldn’t even occur to me to ask about it.

    Post # 9
    6194 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    That would be a no for me. Mostly because I wouldn’t want to risk logistical issues, and I wouldn’t be hiring someone who had that little equipment lol

    Post # 10
    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    What kind of vendors are we talking about?

    Post # 11
    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    A vendor with their own transport can be just as unreliable as someone without their own transport.  Cars/Vans breakdown so are you requiring that vendors with their own transport to submit a rescent mechanics report?


    Post # 13
    4474 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think it would depend on the vendor. If it was a makeup artist or hair stylist whose equipment was fairly easy to transport (some have kits and organizational things that are on wheels like a small suitcase) I would care less as long as they are able to responsibly get to me on time. If it was a DJ I’m not quite sure how he’d be able to transport all of his stuff on public transit, or a photographer with a lot of lighting equipment or stepladders. All in all, though, I don’t think it would be a dealbreaker as long as the vendor was responsible and on top of their game. 

    Post # 16
    789 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Since I live in NYC and our transit system while frustrating, is incredibly comprehensive so this wouldn’t be a dealbreaker for me. Our wedding is 1.5 hours away from the city and at least a half hour walk from the nearest train station with lots of cab options so I also wouldn’t care if a vendor did that for our wedding. They happen to all be driving though.

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