(Closed) How long do you wait for a vendor?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d send another e-mail (or try phone) and let the photographer know you’re concerned that you haven’t heard back from them and are considering booking a different vendor.

It’s very possible something else is going on in her life right now, but if you’re wanting someone who will get back to you quickly and promptly (not only with the contract, but all your follow-up/planning messages and getting your pictures to you), you may want to look elsewhere now.  

Post # 5
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45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree. Secure them and hope for the best and know that if something happens, it can be fixed.  I planned a short-engagement wedding and I was paranoid that everything would be booked….but it all worked out.  This is a busy time of year for many people espeically with the start of school, a long weekend coming up, etc.

Post # 6
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree, book her and hope for the best. At least she responded acknowledging she was a little MIA and had a very good reason. If you want, you can ask for references just to make sure she’s prompt on the actual wedding day.

Post # 8
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1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I feel you.  Any vendor who takes more than 48 hours to respond to my initial inquiry gets crossed off the “maybe” list.  I’m super diligent in communicating with my vendors and I expect the same in return. I also stress fairly easily and would rather not be wringing my hands waiting to hear back from people.

Glad it worked out for you.

Post # 9
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548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

in DC, people seem to be engaged for 15 months (why?!?!)

I’m going to have a long engagement. I was super busy for several months after getting engaged (in March) and am just now able to start planning. Target was Oct. 2011. Plenty of time, right?! 

well, no I found a venue I LOVED, but they were already completely booked for October–14 months in advance! We love it so much we’re pushing our date to November rather than settle for a different venue. Maybe we could have done earlier in the year, but I want to avoid the heat/humidity of a summer DC wedding.

Sure, there’s lots of options for vendors here, but there are also lots of brides. If people are picky about vendors, maybe they’re choosing to have longer engagements to get the vendors they really want.

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