(Closed) How to turn down vendors…

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

@mannellal:I just told them we’d think about it and get back to them. We did always think about it (at least for a few minutes), and if we wanted to book them, we got back to them. You don’t need to announce that you wouldn’t invite your friends and family there if you were paid to do it! 😉 If they ever call you later (none of them ever did), we would have told them that we went with someone else. Don’t agonize over this; it’s not important.

Post # 4
2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I had once ceremony venue email and ask if I was still interested. I just told them we had decided to go in another direction, and the girl was nice enough about it. I think vendors deal with rejection on a daily basis and would prefer a polite no, to just nothing. When we were looking for vendors I was always upfront about looking at others and I tried to be clear about why we chose the others. I think everyone has a different vision and , “we enjoyed meeting with you but we think X vendor fits with our wedding vision/ budget better” is an easy way to let someone down.

Post # 5
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I emailed them and told them we decided to go with another vendor.  I’m a wuss too.  If it was a company (venue) that I didn’t have email for, I just told them when they followed up that we went with someone else.  Like spaniel said, no one ever called unless we called them.

Post # 6
5390 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I always told them that we would discuss it and I would get back to them. I only got back with them when they checked with me (which was once). I think they all understand that if you want them then you would contact them.

Post # 8
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You know, I actually had to follow up with a caterer today and she said something like that. Someone in the office had neglected to send me the last proposal and the caterer said “oh well, you know.  most of the time you don’t hear back at all…”

Post # 9
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We just said ‘we are going to take a few days to think it out’ and then never called them LOL. I don’t know if there is etiquette on that sort of thing but I wasn’t about to call and say ‘no’ to 20 venues.

Post # 10
9057 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t know that we contacted the venues at all if we decided not to go with them.  Nobody ever followed up if they just gave us a quick site tour.  I think I may have emailed a couple venues, but definitely did with the photographers/DJs/rental places that we interviewed. 

I usually just sent them an email thanking them for their time meeting with us, but we’d decided to go with something else. 

Post # 11
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

After seeing venues, I thanks ed them all for their time and told them we would follow up if we decided to move ahead. That way, you haven’t left the venue hanging, even though most of them leave it up to you to call back.

Post # 12
5390 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@mannellal: lol Thank you!

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