(Closed) Open note to wedding vendors…

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Member
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

If they don’t have websites, I don’t book them. They literally cost $15 through WordPress. Even if they’ve had a legitimate store/business for 30 years, if I can’t google you, you’re not the person for me.

Post # 4
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1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@jo.lee:I’m the exact same way! If they can’t bother to make a website I can’t bother to call them and find out information. I like to google and find out ALL informatin including pricing before I even considering calling a vendor.

Post # 5
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2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

LOL I emailed an officiant with all of our information and he sent back, 

“Dear Jessica,Congratulations to you and Jon!”

Ummm my fiance’s name is not Jon or anywhere close. I was like, who the fuck is JON?? LOLOL. I didn’t select him because I was worried on our wedding day he’d be like, “Do you JON take JESSICA,” and I’d have to be like HIS NAME IS TARRY.

Post # 8
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5977 posts
Bee Keeper

@meladoug: LOL…Marsha. We have the same first name, and the one that gets me is Michelle. I cannot tell you how many times someone calls me Michelle instead of Melissa, and it bugs the crap out of me! My own priest was calling me Michelle for the longest time. I told him that if he got my name wrong during the ceremony, I’d correct him in front of everyone!

He got it right…

Post # 9
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7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Refusing to give you information via email.  I contacted a DJ that came highly recommended.  He refused to give me info regarding his pricing structure and demanded a phone call to get more info.  I can understand not being able to quote something without more information, but I don’t know why you can’t dialogue over email (especially if that’s the preferred method of communication for your client).  He also was about to leave town and was only reachable during certain hours (which didn’t work for me).  It gave me the WORST taste of inefficiency and was a complete turn off.

Post # 10
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7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Ohh, vendors that charge a consultation cost.  I’m sorry – in today’s market, there are so many choices, that was a total turn off to me.  I don’t care how good your ‘x’ product is.  I can understand they are trying to weed out people who waste their time – but, that to me is a business mgmt issue, and not something where I need to pay $100 just so you can showcase your work and give me a bid (this was a florist).

Post # 11
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5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@meladoug:  Wow.  That’s awful.  I would have slapped someone.

 

I visited one venue that wouldn’t tell me their prices before I got there.  I found out that it was going to be a $20,000 minimum for JUST the food and location rental.  That was waaaaaay more than we could possibly afford.  I thanked them but said it was too much and went on my way.

I got one phone call PER DAY from this venue for the next two weeks, plus multiple emails, begging me to come tour their facility (ALREADY DONE!  Did you not record that???), then, after I told them off, promising me that they can work within my budget (sorry, but if you told me a $20,000 minimum, even if we cut out all the bells and whistles, you won’t fit into my budget.  That’s just a fact).  The place wouldn’t leave me alone.  I felt like I had gotten on the wrong side of the venue mafia.

Post # 12
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84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

hahha this makes me laugh:) when a vendor goes on a 20 minute rant about how THEY would do something then says….”butttt we can do it however you want, I guess” Trying to make me feel stupid if I pick any other way but theirs. Why not just tell me how you would do it, and leave that “buttttt” & “I guess” off.

Post # 13
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10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

If they can’t even take the time to spell correctly or use proper sentence structure, they are not the vendor for me.

This was the doozy that I got a few weeks ago…

“Thx for the inqiury. We currently are free on Oct 7. id like to
get togeher to discuss things
 farther. Pls give me a call @ your earlest convenance.”

This was copied directly from the email. No changes have been made.

Post # 14
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84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@GreenEyedMoon: I hate that! Especially vendors that don’t disclose their prices online…I do a lot of stuff online…and obviously I’d like to know if you are anywhere in my budget..otherwise I’m wasting both my time and yours!

Post # 15
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5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@UpstateCait:  Oh man, I would have crossed them off my list immediately.  I went to a bridal show a couple weeks ago, and one of the vendors there had a big sign saying that they do “Rehersal Dinners.”  FMIL was really interested in talking to them, but all I could concentrate on was the missing a.  I finally just flat out told the vendor that her sign was misspelled.  The worst part was that one of the things they were selling was stationery.  I would have been so paranoid that they would misspell everything!

Post # 16
Member
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@lindsaybrooke24:  Agreed.  I can understand not having it posted on your website, but if you can’t email it to me the first time I ask for it, then you’re not the vendor for me.  I’ve learned my lesson!

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