What is with vendors disappearing when I ask to put down a deposit??!

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve not had this happen.. maybe they just decided not to have your as a client? Or filled with another client who paid first.. or maybe just really bad luck!

That really sucks, though – they should at least let you know they are no longer interested in your business.

Post # 5
Member
3210 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I don’t think I had any vendors fall off the radar forever, but I did notice that it was hard to get people to take my money!! I have no idea why that is–if I were a wedding vendor, I’d be all, “Cash, check, or credit?”

Post # 7
Member
42490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@applecat:  That is so unprofessional! And irritating. It’s hard to believe that vendors do these things but we all know they do.

I wonder how much business they losewhen you tell someone, and they tell someone, who then tells someone etc etc etc.

 

Post # 8
Member
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I know a few times (non-wedding related) i’ve asked what the next step would be once i like what they’re offering. meaning if you like what the florist had to offer and you see if she’s open for that date, ask her right there an then – what’s next? do you need a deposit now, if so how much? how she’ll accept deposits (cheque, credit etc) and figure out details there perhaps she’ll know you’re serious? or do what i would do in your situation – march down there and confront them yourself in person. or do a write up on yelp stating how unprofessional they are. just a thought.. 

Post # 10
Member
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I haven’t really had this issue, although I did meet with a florist, offered her a TON of business and then never recieved a proposal/quote. I met with another florist two days later and got the proposal back from him a day later. He was much better at the meeting, so it was pretty much decided before i even saw a quote, but I mean, COME ONE first lady! FMIL is really to drop some pretty serious green, how do you ignore that?! I’m a photographer and when somebody says they want to book me for a shoot I jump on that like it will be my last gig ever!

Post # 11
Member
568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I found similar situations but no one has disappeared. I think most vendors are used to asking for the money and being like “ok, well you need to place a deposit to secure your date before someone else does” and I am sure they have to ask most people multiple times for a deposit before securing anything….so when we offer up money easily before they ask I think it just throws them off.

Post # 12
Member
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@applecat:  I must say it’s an odd situation you are/were in. They need your business and referrals ans then they do this. Just so odd!

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