Post # 1
Fellow August 2013 bees, are you having problems with some vendors? I feel like I get really good responses from some and then others are absolutely terrible about responding and being nice.
I know my wedding is 14 months away, but I’m trying to get stuff done early as that’s the whole point in having a long engagement.
Sorry I’m just really frustrated. I looked at my May to-do list to see what I needed to do in June; and half the things I did (like contacting vendors) I accomplished but never heard back. It makes me sad when they could care less about my wedding. I’m still important even if my wedding isn’t until 2013!! Sorry for the rant.
What do you bees do when you don’t get a response?
I live in a pretty good area as far as having lots of vendors to choose from, but some that I really want to work with or are the best or are highly recommended are the ones I never hear back from.
Post # 3
@his chippymunk: One venue said they “typically book 6 months before the wedding” when I went to see them last december. We just ignored it and booked it anyways. I wish I had your problems. I have a ton of DJs calling me because the reception venue gave out my contact information to other vendors.
Post # 4
I had a lot of vendors tell me they were focusing on the immediate weddings. It’s hard because you are so excited.
Post # 5
To be honest I started planning our wedding 18 months in advance and found all the vendors more than happy to book ahead of time, our venue especially. With people planning years out I was glad to get my reservations at that point because they quickly filled up for the remainder of 2012 shortly after I booked.
Post # 6
It’s not so much the excitement. I’ve already been engaged for 7 months and I’m still excited. But it’s the summer time and I’m off from nursing school and want to get as much done as possible this summer before school starts again. It’s frustrating. But I guess you are right that I am excited because every accomplishment makes me feel one step closer to marrying my best friend.
I should probably let it roll off my shoulders but it hurts my feelings.
Post # 7
@his chippymunk: I have felt the same way with some vendors. The venue, photographer, and DJ were so excited to book us and did it quickly. I even had the DJ tell us he was already receiving calls for 2013. But then I have found some others (stationers) are too busy to focus on us.
Its really unfortunate that you are off from school because its the prime of Wedding Season. My early booking was done in the Winter so I am wondering if thats why they booked early and its hard to find others now. I wouldn’t let it get to you, just keep researching and looking and I am sure you will find vendors you love that will be excited for your business. They loose if they don’t want to help. And worst case, make a list of the ones you want and then all you have to do later is call and book. All the research will be done when you have the time off.
Post # 8
I started looking at vendors about 14 months out and had no problems with them… Sorry! Maybe send a follow-up and say you’re still waiting for answers! I’d push a little harder with ones that book up fast – venues, caterers, etc! Smaller things you can wait a little longer on…
Post # 9
I consider myself super lucky that everyone I’ve dealt with has been amazing thus far. Then again, I really only have four vendors (ceremony venue, reception venue–all-inclusive, photographer, bridal salon), but everyone has gone above and beyond my expectations so far. They’ve all been really happy that I’m so far ahead of where people normally are, because it allows for more time to communicate our wants and needs, and it’s way less stress.
@his chippymunk: I’m sorry you’re dealing with this. 🙁 I understand that people are busy, but in 2012, vendors should really have smart phones with email/constant access to however people contact them. I don’t know how these people expect to get business if they never contact people.