Post # 1
I hit the wedding planning wall this morning. I had a complete crying meltdown on the hotel event manager. I feel like these [very highly paid] wedding vendors are the most unprofessional group of “professionals” I have ever encountered in my entire life. Not one person I have dealt with would make it a moment in the business world, if they had to deal with anyone other than emotionally invested brides that had put down large up-front deposits.
I need the contracts and logistics and details to be finalized, so that I can anticipate the wedding with excitement. But, apparently it is too hard to even expect vendors to send over final contracts or banquet and event orders in a timely fashion.
Post # 3
I understand it is stressful, but try to look at it from their point of view.
Your wedding isn’t the only wedding they have. They could have multiple in a day. Which is not an excuse to neglect you, but what seems like the end of the world to you might not be a big deal to them since they have gone through hundreds of weddings and know what is super important and timely and what isn’t. Also they are dealing with cranky brides all day! That has got to be a job in itself! They probably get yelled at all day and then get bitched about, so sometimes I don’t blame them for not jumping the moment a bride screams! But I’m sure you’re not like that at all 😉
Post # 4
I think you have every reason to be concerned if your wedding is in July. It is June 28 and you have every right to have final contracts in hand.
I honestly think some of these people behave the way they do because they can. They have your deposit, they know you can’t switch at the last moment, they know it’s an emotional time and they can get away with it.
Post # 5
@julies1949: Exactly. I feel taken advantage of, because they can act in a way that isn’t socially or commercially acceptable outside of the wedding industry.