(Closed) How long has it taken for vendors to get back quotes to you?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
185 posts
Blushing bee

I’d say 24-72 hours, but most people have gotten back to me within 2 days. 

Post # 5
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i have gotten all my qoutes within 2 days… except the caterer… im annoyed with him bc i keep on having to email him and remind him…. but i dont have much of a choice as he is one of only 2 caterers my venue allows… figures!

Post # 6
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


Don’t think that you are being a pest! You are potentionally giving them A LOT of business!

Post # 7
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It totally depended on the vendor. Most of my vendors got back to me within a couple days. One or two of them didn’t get back to me for a week. In those cases I had already written them an email asking if they had already received my first enquiry. I figured they were a business and got lots of requests every day. They all wrote back and apologized for the delay.

Post # 8
2634 posts
Sugar bee

I pretty much always wrote off non-reponsive vendors.  If I didn’t hear back within 72 hours, there is a problem IMO (barring any emergencies, etc).

Post # 10
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Just note that with caterers, they can sometimes take longer because they need to price out your specific menu (if you’ve discussed a menu, that is). After we met with our top three choices for caterer and went over menu ideas, they each took about a week to send us detailed proposals.

Other vendors, I tend to expect quicker answers…preferably 2-3 days. I’ve been surprised, however, by the number of vendors that have been tough to get ahold of! You would think that if they are trying to earn your business, they’d be a bit more on top of it!

Post # 11
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I really think it depends on the vendor. Most of mine have gotten back to me within 24-48 hours, but we have one vendor who does several different things, and takes a bit longer to respond…but we’ve just learned to adapt and contact that particular vendor earlier than we would others.

Post # 13
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I know my caterer/rental company (we are holding a tented reception in my parent’s backyard) hasn’t gotten back to me for 3 months. I have been in contact with them though.  They said they haven’t gotten to 2011 events yet, but are hoping to do so within the next week.  They also told me those prices may go up just slightly since they are done with 2010 prices.  It is frustrating, but at least they are being honest to me.  We had them come out over a year before the wedding; so I understand especially with it being wedding season right now.  

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