(Closed) Emailing prospective vendors

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

FH and I actually experienced this a lot because we seriously considered getting married in his hometown, my hometown, the place we live now, and a couple of destination-ish towns within driving distance from where we live.  We visited venues and met with several vendors in all locations (I know, we are crazy!).

What we ended up doing was this:  for the places that we were really serious about, we asked the on-site event coordinator if s/he could give us a “right of first refusal” for our date.  That way, if anyone else called to “buy” that date, we would have the first choice to put down a deposit or give it up.  Almost all of the places we asked this (2-3) said yes.  (If they don’t let you do this, consider how that type of rigidity may come back to haunt you later on – if you chose that venue.)  Just remember to call everyone and let them know you have gone elsewhere once you have made a decision.

Good luck!  (FH and I looked at at least 25+ venues, and the one we ended up with is so perfect for us – so don’t let anyone pressure you into making a decision too quickly and don’t feel like you have to settle!)

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