(Closed) Wedding Planner?!?!?!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@shaney:  That sucks just because I like answers right away and with email and the internet being so accessible on our phones, etc, I don’t think it’s a big excuse to not respond to people in a timely manner especially your clients! I am not using a wedding planner but I have planned a few of my friends’ weddings in the past so I’m a little familiar with how it works. You could definitely give her the benefit of the doubt in maybe the vendors are slow at getting back to her? I know personally for our florist she isn’t the best at responding but thankfully I’ve used her before and know that she will get it done and do it right.

Do you have a contract with the wedding planner? Did she outline in it anything about response time or deadlines to get things done? I would give her a call and explain your concerns and the reasons behind them and let her know that you are eager to finalize appointments as you have personal ones to make as well and your time is limited. My other concern is that wedding vendors will be busy in June with the wedding season having already started so weekends will already be especially busy for them to meet with you.

Post # 6
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1772 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The planner is the common link here.  I got engaged a week before taking a trip to the area we’re considering  for our wedding and I was able to schedule and have meetings with 2 of the 3 venues we are considering (the third slacked off in their responsiveness so much compared to all other venues that they are no longer on our list) and with 2 other vendors.  The only reason we didn’t have more appointments is because we didn’t want more.  

 

I think it’s her and not the venues/vendors, but if the vendors and venues she’s familiar with take weeks to respond to requests for appointments before they even have a contract, that’s a real problem because (as you’ve probably learned with your planner) vendors and venues tend to get less responsive after you contract with them.

 

It doesn’t take that much time at all to schedule appointments with vendors and venues and, if your planner is claiming it does, she’s not being honest.  She’s most likely procrastinating or busy with something else.  I’d much more prefer a planner who was honest and said- “okay, I’ve got x, y, and z going on, so I won’t be able to schedule appointments until x date.  Does that work for you?”  I’d want to just make the appointments myself, which is annoying since you’re paying for full planning.  You should talk with her.

Post # 8
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1772 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@shaney:  maybe you can have a gf help you write an email to your planner when you want to.  writing sooner could be better because you can help set a deadline for her and you could get her moving.  

 

I’d probably say something like: I hope you’ve been doing well.  Due to our non-wedding-related plans for our trip, I’ll need appointments scheduled with x, y, and z venues and a, b, and c vendors by the end of the week [or something earlier than your actual deadline given her prior procrastination].  Please confirm whether you’ll be able to do this.  

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