Why are so many wedding industry people flaky?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
898 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Honey-Bee:  I found this too! I found that promises, deadlines, verbal quotes; it’s all rubbish. It annoys me to no end.

Post # 4
1492 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

they’re often single business owners, mom and pop places, not trained in a corporate culture. i don’t expect most of them to be extremely professional.

Post # 5
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Honey-Bee:  I’ve been having the same problem, especially with potential jewelers and caterers. It’s frustrating. While I understand that they can be busy, it doesn’t make me want to give them my business!

Post # 7
4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Some are probably clueless, while others are probably so busy that their customers are just a number :-/

Post # 8
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Should it take a month to get a cake price and 11 days to get a ring price? Am I unreasonable and a bridezilla?”

I am a full-time wedding planner, and I can tell you unequivocally that the answer to both questions is a resounding NO! Being a small business owner has nothing to do with one’s level of professionalism. @melonseeds:  You should ALWAYS expect your wedding vendors to act like professionals, even if they work out of their homes like I do.

I have worked with good vendors, and I have worked with bad vendors. Good vendors do what they say and treat their clients with respect. Bad vendors expect clients to work around their schedules and do business however is most convenient for them. Trust me – you do not want to work with someone who takes a month to get you a quote for a cake! If they can’t be trusted to write up a quote within a few days, they definitely can’t be trusted to deliver a product on time and as ordered.

Post # 9
573 posts
Busy bee

The cake vendor should surely be able to do a quick calculation of how much their costs are and how many hours it will take to make, and then give you a figure?  Surely?!


Post # 12
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

A few of my vendors have been kinda sketch, but it makes me SO THANKFUL that the actual venues are really on point. At least I know we will have a ceremony and a reception with food ha.

Post # 13
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wow I really thought it was just my experience with vendors. But it seems a majority of us run into this problem planning our wedding. I’ve lost count of the broken promises. It has truley shocked me to see an industry with such poor work ethic. Not to say all vendors are like this just more vendors than anticipated.

Post # 14
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Honey-Bee:  you’re definately not being unreasonable !! that’s rediculous . I was on the edge of my seat when I couldn’t get a hold of the hal I wanted to book and that was only a week and half ( which I shouldn’t have been waiting that long in first place ) .

Post # 15
4965 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

There was a wedding venue that we wanted to visit. It took numerous phone calls/emails to the woman to set up a time to go in and see it. So we get there – ask to see her – and everyone just kind of stares at us.

The owner then comes down and says she was “unable to make it in today” ~ aka forgot we were coming! REALLY? After all that hullabaloo? Why would anyone book their wedding there after that kind of treatment?

There are countless vendors I haven’t heard from after I’ve left emails…voicemails… that shocks me! Venues and florists mostly. 

Post # 16
3271 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

We WERE booked with a dj. I called him three times trying to get a deposit to him, and finally gave up and found a better dj. I’ve found that some vendors are all promises, no substance.

We went to our venue for a tasting. The chef had forgotten. They were remorseful and ended up comping my MOH and I a free dinner, but my fiance only had that one afternoon off and we drove an hour. He never did get to try the food.

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