- 4 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
I totally fell in love with our stationer months and months ago, they do 100% custom work, both the stationery & the cake to match and their work always looks amazing. Maybe not quite exactly along the lines I was looking for but they do such a wide variety of styles that I figured they could easily come up with what I was picturing. I went back and forth with one of them for MONTHS as we got first one quote then another then another then got more info… my parents are paying, there were lots of questions, it dragged on for ages.
Finally I got the go ahead from dad, sent her the “brief” for the save the dates, the first piece of the puzzle so to speak, and she said she’d have a proof to me in a week. I was so excited!
Then last night I received the first proof of the save the dates. And oh no, it was NOTHING like what I wanted. I wanted romantic, vintage, dreamy and this was more on the art deco side of modern and it just wasn’t anything like I envisaged!!!! Writing a reply to her when literally NOTHING of what she sent me was what I was picturing was so painful because I HATE hurting peoples feelings even there was really no way around it 🙁
I blame myself in a way because I probably could have included some more info in my description to her and some other invite styles I liked – but I kind of felt showing her other invites from other sites would be a bit rude. But oh boy I sent her so many pictures last night, tried to fully explain where I was coming from and have followed up with more emails today.
She was polite about it, clearly disappointed etc but honestly I think it’s probably more my fault for giving her too much lattitude! Although having an on-the-phone conversation in the first place probably would have been better.
I just hate confrontation! Of any sort! Ugh.
Anyway I have sent her soooo many emails now, poor thing. But hopefully the second proof is super awesome!