- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
So, my week of coordinator sat down with me this week for our first of two in person meetings. I knew she wasn’t really on top of things from about 6 months ago, but I figured something may be going on in her life that’s distracting….It’s crumch time and she’s useless!
So, first she ignores my email pleading for help on what to do about my mom situation in February. I mean literally ignores. I forwarded it to her again saying I never heard from her and she just replied “Oops! I guess I just really didn’t have anything to say.” This was an issue that had me in tears for weeks and I was close to calling of the wedding. She could have at least told me she didn’t have anything to say right away than keep me waiting.
Second, she thinks I already paid her my final payment. At first I didn’t say anything because I thought my dad might have sent her a check….but he hasn’t. How does a wedding vendor NOT keep up with payments? At this point, I think it’s such bad business practice that I don’t even want to correct her until she realizes her error.
Also, in our face-to-face meeting, she tells me I don’t have much stuff (aside from 140 battery operated place names, assembly required and heavy backdrops, assembly required cake stand, overlays, seating charts etc)…and that she should be able to handle it all in a couple of hours. Did I mention she has a BOOT ON HER FOOT? She may need a CAST by the wedding? How the hell will she do this with just one assistant?
She also hasn’t even visited the venue! She promised me she would and she hasn’t tried. She didn’t give me any help, hardly responded to emails along the way. Hasn’t organized a damn thing. Didn’t help with the timeline. Stole MY ideas for vendors and gave them to other brides (like her sister using the photog I sent for her opinion only to find out she hasn’t heard of him but is not posting on her blog). Oh! and she published my engagement photos on her blog without telling me AND before I had a chance to send the file to all of my family!
I have zero confidence in her for the day of. She cost me $1000 (techinically $500 so far since she is convinced I paid my final payment)…what the hell do I do?
Sorry for the rant….any advice, reality checks or otherwise would be appreciated!