(Closed) Officiant from Hell, Part 2: Do I write an honest review?

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

There is absolutely no reason to lie about this guy’s behavior. I do not care if he’s done a million weddings, there was absolutely no reason to talk to you that way on your wedding day. He caused you unnecessary stress when he should have been smoothing the way, being such a professional and all. Write the brutual truth and warn others!

Post # 33
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3260 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would say for ANY vendor, write and honest review. If you hide anything it just means anyone to use them in the future will be misguided. I like what you have written up!! 

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

For sure write the review- they are so helpful to other brides and have been the deciding factor for a lot of my vendor choices! This guy sounds like he is just in it for the money, I mean who books 2 ceremonies in 1 night? Sorry you had to deal with this on your wedding day.

Post # 35
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952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

So sorry that happened!  I would write an honest review as a courtesy to other brides so that they do not have your experience.  I really like the edited version above- it is factual and balanced.

Post # 35
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1 posts
Wannabee

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Miss Smallville:  You are an example of why being a wedding officiant can suck beyond belief. Your account of the facts are bent to match your own point of view. Your father was not 30 minutes late, try more like an hour. But because your father, not me, had your guests waiting and waiting, running your wedding late, you had to make a fool of yourself over it. But again, this is why I’m no longer officiating weddings – because of pain in the butt pissed off brides like you. After 3500 weddings, yes, I have had to deal with some painful brides who just wanted to make everyone miserable, including me. And you are no exception. What readers think of me makes absolutely no difference to me – enough of the crazy bride business. I’m out and feeling the better for it. Lots of love in your marriage.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee

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weddingofficiantlance:  So…just to get this straight, you came back after four years and dug up this post just to show brides that you don’t care what they think and that you’re no longer officiating? Okay, then. 

Post # 37
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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weddingofficiantlance:  It sounds like a very good thing for you to get out ofthe officiating business, if a poor review from over 4 years ago still has you this mad. I hope you can move on with your life now.

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Post # 38
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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weddingofficiantlance:  If you no longer officiate weddings, why are you calling yourself weddingofficiantlance?

Hopefully you aren’t in another career where a minimum level of professionalism is expected, because you aren’t demonstrating that you are capable of meeting that.

Post # 39
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937 posts
Busy bee

Omg omg omg! Hahaha! He came back FOUR YEARS LATER!? That Bee probably isn’t even around any more. All he’s done is proven to us that he’s crazy. O_o

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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weddingofficiantlance:  I hope you really aren’t in the business anymore cuz you just revived a really old thread that every single current user of this huge pool of pesky brides to be looking for professional and courteous officiants (aka the WB) can now see. Tsk tsk tsk. 

Post # 41
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

In defence of Lance, it’s the bride’s (and groom’s) responsibility to ensure everything is ready so the ceremony starts on time. She booked Lance from (say) 3pm to 4pm. If she wanted to keep Lance after 4pm, then she’s varying the contract. She can’t automatically assume everyone can wait just because her dad’s not organised enough to arrive early.

That doesn’t excuse Lance’s response of course. Also, as an experienced officiant, surely he should have either factored in potential lateness and built it into his pricing, or made it clear up front that he’d be out of the building at 4pm.

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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weddingofficiantlance: 

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aussiemum1248:  Sorry, but he has nobody else to blame but himself for his poor scheduling. I’ve worked as a wedding photographer for plenty of weddings, and everyone knows that it is INCREDIBLY common for them to run somewhat late. You would have to be a total idiot to schedule another wedding on right afterwards and not give yourself at least an hour’s buffer to account for the inevitable overrun. If it wasn’t the bride’s father running late, it would be the seams of someone’s dress tearing, or the car going to the wrong address, or the flower girl going AWOL. For someone to throw a tantrum at a bride on her wedding day because someone else got stuck in traffic is ludicrous. Good riddance to bad rubbish if this vendor is (apparently) no longer subjecting brides to his bad scheduling and petty drama-queening.

Post # 43
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Busy bee

What the heck?!

Post # 44
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804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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weddingofficiantlance:  Clearly Miss Smallville was being polite when she told her story. Diva does not begin to describe the immaturity of your post.

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

Lol!  If this is for real… eyeroll.

I don’t know if I should be impressed or skeptical that Mr. McDiva can remember exactly how late a single bride’s father was in 1/3,500 weddings he has conducted over 4+ years.  

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