Post # 1
Hey Bee’s so I have a simple, probably stupid question that I know in the end will need to be answered by my specific vendor. I’ve been calling around to start getting prices and make my deposits on our other wedding needs, and most of the websites states the normal 5%0 deposit and then the remainder to be paid at the time of the wedding, I am more of a pay in full get it out of the way OR pay my deposit and put money each month so it’s paid before the event type of girl. When I mention this while shopping around different vendors they always seemed hesitant, and revert back to the paying deposit then remainder at the wedding. I wouldn’t mind doing this but I like checking things off my list as paid and move on to the next, I just don’t want to worry about ensuring we have about $3,000 on my wedding day to give to all the vendors.
I guess what I’m asking is, is there a specific reason why they don’t seem to care for payments paid in full? I know some will say just put the money up and pay them day of, but for me that’s easier said than done and while I have the money why not knock things off the list right? Just needed to come to the bee because I swear every vendor I have spoken with and advised I would like to pay in full or continue to give for ex $200 a month so it’ll be paid off by the wedding date.
Post # 2
I don’t know why vendors would be hesistant but as a bride I would worry about the vendor going under on me. It happens all the time, and there have also been some crazy stories her eon the bee with people losing vendors and venues last minute. Best bet is to put money aside each month in a savings account and then to pay them off the week before your wedding.
Post # 3
I completely agree. I did this – I just paid the deposits, and then followed how they wanted to be paid. Some were 2 weeks before the wedding, some were 1 week, and my florist was really easy, and just said whenever. We ended up paying her a few days before the wedding, when we were in town.
I definitely wouldn’t want to pay them in full right away. Business go under, and fighting for your money after will definitely be a headache.
Post # 4
k8goeslz : vnat28 :
Thanks guys! I feel that’s the only answer I need lol I never even thought about that ! especially with it being still being far aways. guess we will just have to put the money up! thank you!
Post # 5
The best advice I’ve seen on here is to use credit cards when you can because you can later dispute the charge (and pay off right away of course) and to create a weddings saving account where you just pile up the money until it’s time to pay vendors.
Post # 6
I’m like you and also like to pay things in full, in cash, in advance. I’ve actually had a long story nightmare with my venue (that was paid in full months ago) this week and may be switching venues. I really wish I wouldn’t have paid them in full in advance just so I didn’t have to worry about getting my money back if we cancel.
So, I vote just put a deposit down and pay the day of.
Post # 7
Oh no!! I truly hope it all works out! Sucks that people get their money then want to act a fool!!
Post # 8
Are the vendors who are hesitant asking to be paid cash (or check made out to them) at the wedding?
If so, then cash they don’t technically have to report during tax season and that would be the only reason I can think of.
If they aren’t taking cash then I have no idea why they choose to do business that way.
Post # 9
All of our vendors, except the DJ, required full payment anywhere between 1 month and 2 weeks before the wedding. Our caterer was 3 months before. We just went with the dates they gave us.
Post # 10
I paid everything off before the wedding and was happy we did. I would just pay it all off if I were you.