Post # 1
So its been almost six weeks since we shot our engagement photos. Some of our photos have been blogged and facebooked but we still don’t have our disk. I can’t design our save the dates until I get the disk.
Here is the problem…our photographers are marrying each other in two weeks. So I’m sure they’re super SUPER busy what with dealing with their own wedding and all the other weddings they’ve shot even in between our e shoot and now. I know they are going out of the country and not working all October.
Should I ask them when I should expect my disk? I don’t want to seem like an impatient ass hole but it has been almost six weeks and I’m waiting on the disk to finish my save the dates. I don’t want to piss them off so they don’t do their best at my wedding. But if I wait, it will most likely be at least November before I get it. and that’s six months out. A lot of our guests are out of town and with having to design them, order the paper, envelopes, make liners, etc, I won’t get them out til dec…and that’s too late when we have so many out of town people! what should I do? email my photog? Or wait it ou
Post # 3
I’d definitely shoot them an email or make a call. It may be that it’s an oversight and you bringing it to their attention is all that is needed. I definitely wouldn’t sit on it.
Post # 4
That is tough, but at this point I would email and ask. Just let them know you are looking forward to them and that you know they are probably super busy with their own wedding stuff, but were looking for a idea of when you can expect them since it has been 6 weeks already. Even with their wedding, you are still their client and waiting another month and a half seems a bit ridiculous for engagement photos – wedding photos, maybe, but not e-photos!
Post # 5
I think you can avoid coming across as an asshole by phrasing the e-mail in this manner:
“Hey i know you guys have the wedding coming up and are probably super busy getting ready for it. . .can you send me the CD of the images so you don’t have to worry about getting it to me right after the wedding. . blah blah blah”
Something along those lines will show that you are recognizing that they are busy, but also indicating that you really need the images.
Post # 6
I think so many of us are scared of being assertive for fear of earning the dreaded “bridezilla” label. Let me ask you this: If you had paid someone big bucks to tear apart your kitchen and rebuild it and they had now left it in its detstructive state for six weeks and not delivered what they had promised would you feel ok saying something? I think you are being really nice and considerate of their situation but I also think you are completely justified in asking when you can expect to recieve the final product. You paid for the service- you deserve to have communication and delivery of the finished product in a timely manner.
Post # 7
@Mrs.Tillmann: That is very true! I’ve tried so hard not to be a bridezilla during wedding planning that I’m not even myself…lol which is not to say I’m a huge bitch normally, but I’m a lot more assertive.
@ktisthatbees: I went ahead and emailed something along those lines….thanks for the wording advice!