Post # 1
ok, i’ve seriously just about had it with vendors. i responded to an ad i found here on the bee that lists the following:
Experienced ~ Affordable~ Event Coordination Day of Wedding Coordination (DOC) Package Price $400.00 Good for all weddings in 2011-2012 in Southern California
so, i contact her and they get back to me saying that i’ll actually also need to put her up in a hotel for two nights in addition to paying other travel expenses. so why does the ad say “good for all weddings in southern california”???
between this and the photographer search, i’ve just about had it. i’ve taken a second job on the weekends to help pay for this wedding, but i feel like it doesn’t even matter since their listed prices are never their real prices. this false advertising grinds my gears!
ok, vent over. thanks for listening while i pull out my hair, girls.
Post # 3
Ugh. I’m sorry. I wish I had any advice but I don’t. I just hope you can find people who are worthwhile.
But I must say that I do love your subject line. 🙂
Post # 4
Do you have any vendors yet? If its stressing you out, give it a few days & get back to it later, you have over a year :).
Post # 5
@canthugallcats: thanks, sera. i know i sound silly with so much time to go and you’ve been so helpful! you’d be surprised how many of the people i’ve contacted are already booked though.
luckily, we have our venue and caterer already. photographer and DOC are really the only 2 big ones left.
Post # 6
Wow people in your area just book super early! Still, if its stressing you out, stop & go back later. Or take a break & do something fun for awhile. I don’t think you are being silly, its good to plan ahead :).
Post # 7
I have a suggestion that may or may not be right for you. I have done an absolute ton of huge and small parties in politics, and some much more elaborate than most weddings. You might consider contacting your local or state political directors and ask them if they have anyone who is unemployeed or needs some extra cash until campaign season kicks off (which I am unsure of the dates of the primary for CA). I have worked with some of the most amazing party planners in politics and maybe there is someone that can help you while you are helping them get by until season kick off.
Post # 8
Ugh thats so frustrating!! I would find someone else.