(Closed) Issues with wedding vendor: Advice needed!

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’d talk to the venue and see if they can work with the vendor (to get them to meet with you sooner). I don’t blame you for feeling uncomfortable with their behavior. GL!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’d find someone else immediately. Sometimes vendors forget that they work for you and not the other way around.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Is there a contact at your reception venue you can reach out to and explain the difficulty you have been having?

It shouldn’t be that difficult to arrange a time to meet with someone who you will be giving money to.  There are plenty of vendors out there that I am sure would love to give you their full attention and have your business.

Does preferred in this situation mean you must go with them? I would ask the reception venue if they wouldn’t mind you selecting another florist given the frustration you have experienced. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

If your wedding was in January or February, I can see you being upset. As it is, it is more than 6 months away, so it is pretty early to be deciding and arranging those things. Its really up to you tho. Preferred vendor doesn’t mean much, unless you’re locked in to using them by your contract. If you are too annoyed, find someone else.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Do you feel obligated to use the “preferred vendor” or are you comfortable striking it out on your own?  Do you have a contract already?

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

We got a list of preferred vendors too, both for flowers and the cake. We used someone else for the flowers, but went with the bakery for the cake. She was a bit difficult in responding to my messages, but eventually we worked it out by email, and all was well.

If they contacted you, I agree they’re dropping the ball on this. Fall,to me, is September and October, and November is always an issue since so many things start to happen after Halloween. Will it save you much if you just wait until after NY’s since the centerpieces they offer are part of your package? I’m guessing it will, but if it doesn’t matter to you, find someone else on your own. Good luck.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Go with your gut. Either pay more for a florist to do the Bridal Party flowers and center peices or just find a florist to so the Bridal Party flowers and accept whatever the flakey florist gives you.

Or contact your venue, explain the difficulty you are having and see if you can have some $$ taken off your reception costs so you can use an outside vendor.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Ah, so these centerpieces are paid for through the fees you’ve paid the venue.  So, you will be spending extra money if you strike it out on your own.

I’d try to wait it out.  The holidays are a busy time for florists.  If you wait to meet them until January, you’ll still be okay.  They don’t order flowes that far in advanced…from what I’ve heard.

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