(Closed) Have you been scared to book vendors??

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Are you afraid you will find something better? Why do you hesitate? You can always ask for recommendations from past clients.  

Post # 5
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


I was at first, only because I am so anal with researching things fully before buying anything and I wanted to make sure I was making the best possible choice there was.  But then I realized that things were already starting to book up (we were looking in April of this year for a July 2013 wedding!) so it kind of forced me to make decisions.

The only thing we never hesitated on was our photographer,  she was the only one that caught our eyes and we fell in love with her pictures and after meeting her we just knew.  But everything else was cause for a spreadsheet and lots of comparisons.lol

Are you afraid that you will make the wrong choices?

Post # 6
6386 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I got a little nervous putting down deposits, after all, it is quite a bit of money.  In the end, even if a cheaper option comes up, will you be as happy/secure with it?  I’ve seen photographers for less, but I love my photographer’s style and I wouldn’t be albe to attain that at a lesser price. 

Post # 7
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Just saw your last response.  I totally understand the thought of what if you find something cheaper.  That’s why I created an excel spreadhseet for each vendor that i was deciding on and compared up to 10 different vendors to get a real clear picture of what the prices were, what they included, etc..  Not sure if this helps but I always find that seeing it all on one page to compare makes it a bit easier.  

Post # 9
5486 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I didn’t like how you had to leave some large deposits for an event that is over a year away.  And I always had dreams that certain vendors didn’t show up! 

I would go with reviews.  And when in doubt, throw it out.

Post # 10
3479 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I totally get this.

You just gotta go for it. It is scary, such a big day, so much money…. we want to make “the perfect decision”. Once you book you will feel so much better!

Post # 12
8067 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was somewhat…I have been indecisive because I tend to be very picky about things.  I also wanted to pick the “perfect” vendors.  The first one (venue) was also a little scary to me because it was the first.  Now I’m ready to be done with booking vendors, so I’m feeling good about just going with it.  I’m also getting tired of meeting with them (I seriously met with 5 florists)…so my DJ and officiant I just booked without meeting!  Based it off of reviews and talking on the phone…  It was great not having to go to another appointment!

I also made some excel sheets for a few different vendors to list out comparisons on cost and what was included with each.  Helped me to make a decision on somethings.

Post # 13
9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My advice is to do lots of research ahead of time.  Decide which vendor you will book with, and then stop looking or doing more comparison shopping.  It’ll help get rid of some of your regrets/worries. 

Excel spreadsheets are definitely the way to go… I have one for every single vendor.

Post # 14
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@housebee:  +1.

Deposits made me a little nervous, as well. FH reminded me that the quality of the services we’re getting is worth every penny. 🙂

Post # 15
1203 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes. I was nervous because it was a TON OF MONEY. I wrote bigger checks for the wedding than I have ever written in my life. And since I had never done this before (hired a DJ, hired a photographer, hired tent people, etc etc etc), I was definitely a little paranoid that there was something I wasn’t seeing that was going to get me totally screwed and lose our money.

Then again, I’m like this with other big purchases too. When we bought our car, I refused to sign one piece of paperwork until it was all printed out and I could read over it…and I still sort of figured that the bumper would fall off of it as we drove away.

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