(Closed) Looking for references about “The Pros”

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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962 posts
Busy bee

@nicoleloren1228:  Reviews for the pros are very varied because they subcontract out with different photogs, djs and videographers. You can get a good one or you can get a crappy one. Also, if you have a good one and something happens, the Pros is (I believe) free to replace your person with someone else who may not be as good.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

You should probably read this thread:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/vent-horrible-wedding-pro-pics-very-upset

 

You take a huge risk when contracting with a company like “The Pros” because you don’t know what you are going to get and they don’t care if you are unhappy. you could get someone awesome for a great pric or someone who just picked up a camera for the first time last week. In My Humble Opinion, it’s much better to hunt for an independent vendor and cntract directly with them. At least you’ll know what you are getting into and you can hold someone directly responsible if they screw up.

Post # 5
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107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

3 words: Don’t do it! They won’t even let you talk to your vendor until just a couple of weeks before your wedding, so if you don’t like who you get, you have zero time to find someone new. My father hired them (without telling me- long story) for photography, and the sample work I got was just terrible. The lighting was all off, it looked weird and wasn’t at all what I had seen from other photographers. Also, like someone else mentioned, they can change your vendor without notice so that, even if you were lucky enough to get someone good, you may end up with someone totally different.

We didn’t want to lose our deposit, so we switched it over to a DJ instead, and luckily they had a freelance DJ that sometimes took clients from The Pros who was experienced and well-known in the area, so we went with him and he was great. But the company didn’t give him my contact information until 2 DAYS before my wedding, so I was frantic thinking that we might not even have music. And you’re not given any contact information for the vendor, so you have to wait on the company. It’s terrible and completely nerve-wracking.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I looked into it and unfortunately gave them my email address so I could look at the prices. Man, do they email me every.single.day. I asked them to stop and they still do it. It’s annoying. I came on here and gratefully read that most bees did not have good luck with them so I stayed away and hired my photographer and videographer myself. Good luck with your search!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I came across that website too and I couldn’t figure out what was off about them.  Now I get it.  They contract out.  Thanks Bees!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Double post

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

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Post # 9
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624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We went to one of their shows while vendor shopping. They had about 6 photogs, 6 dj’s and 3 videographers. The photogs had their work on display, and one of them looked pretty good but didn’t seem to eager to work with us, so we didn’t have the best feeling. Than the DJ’s put on a show, one of the guys seemed to be pretty good as well. After the show we talked to him and holy cow, that man was gone! I would have loved to tell him to lay off the drugs but I was more eager to get out of there!

Post # 14
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894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

DO NOT GO WITH THEM! I booked them a year in advance. Within 2 weeks of me signing my contract and putting down the deposit they informed me that my photographer was no longer available and sent me work of similar photographers for me to choose from. That really wasn’t that big of a deal so I picked a new guy and moved on. Fast forward to last month, 3 months before my wedding, and I informed my videographer is no longer available and they just tell me who they are replacing him with – I guess my opinion didn’t matter. I was ok with it though, but started to get a litte worried. Then, last week I get an e-mail that my DJ is no longer with the company. The DJ was the “deal sealer” and the main reason I went with the company. I am currently in an e-mail war with them over everything. I would love to be able to get out of my contract and get my deposit back but what great quality photograhers, videographers, and DJs are going to be available 2 months before a June wedding?

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