Post # 1
I hate that no websites post their costs! I have to e-mail everyone asking for what they charge. We’re on a budget, so if I know a place is super pricey, I won’t waste my time.
Now, I’m trying to find a place for the decor/chairs for the ceremony, and again, no prices! I really don’t want to e-mail a million different places and have to wait for various e-mails and phone calls to figure out what place works for us.
Post # 3
@memo: No kidding! I hated having to email everyone and then waiting. I rarely called as I work in an office where other people could tell I’m not working!
Post # 4
@sienna76: To me, it just feels like they’re hidding their prices. I even had a caterer call me and he didn’t want to tell me his price-he wanted me to go in and try their food first! I got it out of him, and it was way above my budget, but he tried to tell me how awesome they were. I was like…I’m sorry, but if I can’t afford your food, it really doesn’t matter how good you guys are. I forgot to plant my money tree last month.
I hate the hassle! Just be upfront about it
Post # 5
@memo: LOL “I forgot to plant my money tree last month.”
I feel the same way. I make people feel uncomfortable when they try and reel me in like that. I’ll flat out say “Sorry, but… I’m poor. I’m working with a small budget. It’s not that I don’t *want* to spend the money, it’s that the physical money does not exist.” And then they go quiet and feel like assh*les. As they should.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Apparently, the vendors hear that an average wedding costs $28,000 and they automatically assume that all brides magically have $28,000 to spend. Sorry but I’m the bride that balances out the $10 million dollar wedding by having a $5,000 wedding.
Post # 8
@beachbride1216: You and me both, lol.