How long do I have to give a response?

posted 2 months ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

Just be upfront with the first one and say you will take a couple of weeks to finalize and ask her about how booked she is currently. If she’s got plenty of time to do your work in the time you need it, no sweat in taking a little extra time to lock her down. I’m sure she’ll understand and I bet you’re not the first to take your time. 

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper

drabbee :  These are business people, so this is not like an RSVP. Bottom line, it’s too long if she books one too many clients with the same deadline. That’s always the risk you take by waiting. But there’s nothing insulting exploring options. You could be waiting to book for any number of reasons. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Unless she is specifically holding her schedule open for you until you book, you don’t have a specified time to respond – you just don’t have a guarantee she will still be able to fit you in as a client by the time you are finally ready to book her.  Without a deposit, she is free to take on other clients as her schedule accommodates and you’re free to go back to her at any point and put down money if she is still available.  If she’s not still available by the time you’re ready to make a choice, you move on to your second pick.

If it seems like she is holding something open for you such that she’ll potentially lose out on business because she was committing that timeframe to you, then ask her how long she will hold your spot and/or just be upfront and say thank you for her time and you have a few other vendors to meet with in a few weeks before booking a vendor.

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