Post # 1
Contacting vendors for our wedding that will be kind of in the middle of nowhere (half hour out of the city, not really on a transit line but some get kinda close) a few have mentioned that they take public transit and don’t have cars. This makes me a little uncomfortable. I’m wondering what other people think about this. Would you hire a vendor (photographer, makeup artist, hair stylist, Dj…) that relied on public transit?
Post # 3
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
Dealbreaker. Our public transit is the worst.
Post # 5
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 # 6
FH and I have discussed it and it is a deal breaker for us. Our venue is about a 10 minute walk from the road and probably a 10 minute walk from the nearest transit stop. I can’t imagine walking that with any type of equipment and taxi’s will be hard to find in the area where the wedding is.
Post # 7
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
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
- 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
What kind of vendors are we talking about?
Post # 11
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 # 12
@MsGinkgo: which vendors?
Post # 13
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 # 14
@peachacid: @peachacid: as mentioned in the post – really any vendor, they’re all critical to the day.
Post # 15
@j_jaye: no, and i’m fully aware that cars can break down. I’m just curious what other people’s thoughts are on the subject. This is an area where public transit is far from reliable and doesn’t actually go TO my venue. Vendors would have a 20+ minute walk or a cab ride to figure out once they got off the bus
Post # 16
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.