Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Hello Bees! One of my good friends got married last weekend and her wedding was GORGEOUS. I was one of the bridesmaids and I would definitely rate her wedding as a smashing success overall. Happy and super-adorable-in-love couple, beautiful and meaningful ceremony, super fun reception with happy well fed and well-wined people lol….
However, there was a snafu with her one vendor. Long story short, country club let bride borrow a projector for a slide show, then dj borrowed projector to play some videos while music was on, this only went on for a little while, end of the night comes…. projector is missing.
The dj was the last one to use it, and all the country club workers said they had not taken it or put it away. A massive search ensued and it really did appear to be missing from the grounds. By the time the dj had stopped using it I believe half her guests had ALREADY left, and most of whom were still around were close family and friends anyway. I am not going to get into details about who suspects who, since its all speculation because nothing can TRULY be proved and its an “ongoing investigation” (not a real one, but, ya know.)
However, this whole thing DID cause some major drama between the bride and the dj and the country club. It was NOT a very pretty scene, although I (maybe being biased) thought that the bride and the country club handled it professionally. The bride also did not let it ruin her night, even though that was an upsetting situation and SOMEONE will have to pay to replace the projector if it is truly never recovered.
This scares me a little bees! How many of you have had bad vendor experiences? Did you hire someone who seemed amazing and turned out to be awful? I know its important to do research and read reviews but crazy things still happen. I just want to know how many people had a “bad vendor” and/or what you did to prevent those kind of things from happening!
Post # 3
I’m not married yet, but the guy I hired to do my hair was AWFUL. It was 100 euros for the trial and day of, and I paid upfront. During the trial he did not follow the picture whatsoever and the overall style was extremely messy. I gave him another shot (mostly because he is the only hairdresser in this small town), and after talking him through everything my hair still ended up like a bad 80’s prom movie. Visually flustered, he told me he wasn’t used to doing wedding hair, and gave me a book of updo’s he could do – a book that he probably bought back in the 80’s. I wasn’t about to change my hair to accomodate him, so I left (literally walked out in the pouring rain). I asked how much he was charging, and he agreed that he wouldn’t charge me for the day as he couldn’t get the (very simple) picture. I found another hair dresser (hoping the trial goes better!) and called the first one today to cancell for myself and my bridal party. He tried to convince me that I owed him money from the last time, even though I paid him 100 euros for a horrible job on my hair which took away two weekends (I had to travel up to him for the hair trial). I was on the phone with him telling him that I pretty much already paid for something I wasn’t even going to use for my wedding. The nerve of some people.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
@au jardin – it must have been kind of hard to stand up for yourself but it definitely sounds like you did the right thing! Only a couple people have voted so far but the votes show 75% having bad vendor experiences! Yikes! I hope the bad vendor stories out there have happy endings. Im sure most vendors are great business people and try their hardest to make your day amazing, i just hope I can avoid the bad ones…
Post # 5
I am getting married in 6 weeks and, overall, I’m kind of dissappointed with the wedding industry. I think my fiance and I are incredibly easy to work with, but we’ve had to be extra careful with who we choose to sign contracts with (even if the vendors had great reviews on review websites). My fiance and I ended up booking mostly elite professionals because the quality of attention and service was incredibly integral to how easy or difficult wedding planning ended up being. We are working with some AMAZING people, but the downside is that everyone has been pretty much super incredibly expensive. :/
Post # 6
Even the “pros” can make mistakes and not live up to expectations. My advice is to expect something to go wrong…and if it doesn’t, great.
Post # 7
Thankfully all my vendors were amazing. Showed up on time, delivered things on time, did their job well. i was very lucky.