- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
So this isnt actually happening directly to me but its starting to hurt my heart seeing one of my brides go through stress.
So my bride is getting married in a little over a month and back in February she found an amazing company called [company name removed at request of OP]. They offered her an amazing price and it all seemed like a one stop shop as they were going to provide the catering, decor, flowers, all the rentals for chairs and linens, and the cake. Awesome right?
Well over the past few months my bride has been really stressed as she kept making appointments with the owner and she constantly cancelled appointments either due to some family illness or something…which is understandable if its family. But as of just this past month its been really bad. This lady is the middle man for my brides seamstress, florist, and rental company and everytime my bride asks for the #’s so that she can have them #1 for me since ill be there to keep the day running smoothly and #2 so that she can feel a bit at ease with her own wedding, this lady ALWAYS has an excuse as to why she doesnt have the # on her or why she cant give it to her.
So today the poop really hit the fan. After 2 months of trying, my bride finally got the bride to give her the # to the seamstress who has her dress so that um maybe she can start on the alterations..which is only a bustle. She called the seamstress and found out that the lady had been lying to her. First, she told her that she knew the seamstress for years, seamstress told her “honestly I just met her at wedding a few months ago”. Then there was an occasion where my bride, the owner of the company, and the seamstress were supposed to meet up for the fitting of her dress. My bride shows up and the seamstress doesnt. The lady tells my bride that she doesnt know what happened and why she didnt show up and that she never got a call. WEll the seamstress told my bride that she was about to leave but the lady called her and said my bride cancelled.
I got to listen in on a conversation with my bride and this lady with my bride simply trying to get the # to the florist because she has yet to show her any samples so far or any kind of cake design so far and she said “oh I lost the #, my husband goes into my phone and just deletes what he feels is unnecessary and I forget the name of the company”. Really? You forgot the name of the flower vendor this close to the wedding?!
Overall my poor bride is sooo upset! She honestly fears that this lady isnt going to show up that day. I tried to do some intel and looked up the company website. ITS BEEN TAKEN DOWN!! Im so nervous for her!
So ive been doing everything I can to keep her at ease. I did find a backup caterer who quoted me half of what the current lady is charging and as far as flowers and decor and cake…thats easy peasy. But I understand why she is so upset…she has paid this lady all but 5% of what she owes her. She does have an appointment to meet up with her on Sunday and she is bringing her lawyer with her “as a friend” so that she can feel her out and if at that time the #’s to the vendor arent provided its basically over and time to get her money back or goo through the legal motions.
I am so praying this lady comes through but in a way who wants to work with someone like this after all this trouble? When I hear my bride say “I have to walk on eggshells because I feel that if I piss this lady off she is going to not show up” that is upsetting.
Either way im going to make sure this goes off without a hitch.
Thank you for listening…this is all from the other end of the spectrum as a wedding coordinator…we do care! LOL