Post # 1
I am starting to realize email is not the best form of communication for some of my wedding planning. My wedding is in 5 months, but I am going to be studying for the Bar exam in June and July, so I am trying to get a lot done before then.
I have 5 bridesmaids and emailed all of them two weeks ago about bridesmaids dresses. Some of us have emailed back and forth, and once I knew what they liked and felt comfortable with, I sent this email stating where to pruchase the dress and that I looked forward to hearing which dress each of them chose. Only one person responded. I have emailed with all of them, and understand that some are not on the computer as often as me, so I am trying to be patient, but am disappointed.
I will call the vendors, I am paying them, so I expect communication and will tactfully remind them of that after asking how they prefer to communicate. However, I don’t want to go bridzilla on my friends, any suggestions on how to get them to respond?
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2011 - AnthonyÃ¢Â€Â™s Fine Dining
Ugh my venue recommended a DJ and I called them TWICE without a response. Guess they didn’t want my money. There is no excuse for vendors not returning a call/email!
As for bridesmaids not returning an email, I would try delegating. Maybe ask one of the more responsive/responsible bridesmaids to contact them. Then you don’t look like a bridezilla and they still get the message that you’re trying to communicate something important. Hope it works out! Keep us posted 🙂
Post # 4
As a DJ, twice been bridesmaid, and a bride to be… I’m horribly shocked at the lack of response you’ve gotten. It *might*(HIGLY unlikely as at least one of us checks our messages and email more then once a day) take us 24hrs to get back to a client so I’m shocked that your vendors haven’t gotten back to you and my fiance has what he refers to as a “day job”. Also even when I’m not on the computer often I get on atleast every 3days, though I’m normally on every day. I find e-mail to be the best way to communicate with BMs – though they’re not as diligent at answering their emails as I am they at least get back to me in two days. Maybe your bm’s haven’t went to get their dresses and don’t want to admit that to you. As far as your vendors, I see this as no excuse. I say try calling and do point out to your DJ and Venue that you have tried to contact them in the past 2wks. If you get a voice mail I recommend telling them that you are disappointed in the lack of response you’re getting, possibly even mention that you’re considering another venue & DJ *** be careful that can back fire****. As far as your bms: If they’re texters send them a text asking whats up. After they reply ask them if they’ve had a chance to look for their dress. If they don’t text back make a phone call two days later. Sometimes you do need to be a little pushy and go bridezilla on some people.