Post # 1
Hi Bees! This is my first post.
I would like your advice and an issue I am having. We have narrowed it down to 2 venues, and after a week and a half of hmmm and hawing we made a decison. I sent the venue manager an email with 10 questions. About a week passed and I had not heard from her so I sent a follow up email and another day went by w/o a response. She finally responded yestersay evening but made no mention of why her email was so tardy.
I should also add that when we met with the venue manager she promised us a proposal a few days after we met. A week went by and we didn’t get anything from her so we emailed her again asking for follow up.
Im torn because the venue is a bit on the pricier side but we do like it. Fiance thinks she may not be as responsive because we’ve not committed…Any bees been in a similar situation or have advice? Are wedding is 10/4/2014 so I know I am a ways out, but i am starting to get the feeling that she doesn’t want to work with us.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
@soontobeMrs_bear: I would think the opposite of your Fiance. I would think she would be MORE responsive because she wants to win your business. Me personally, if she’s this unresponsive before she gets my money, she’s going to be even worse once I’m locked into a contract…
Post # 4
@soontobeMrs_bear: I just think this is a pervasive issue across the whole wedding industry spectrum. I’ve sent lots of emails out and not gotten responses on a large number of them. I’d say that, as long as she does eventually respond to you, answering your questions, you will probably still be okay. But it really depends on whether you have an alternative site that has better response. I don’t think its because she doesn’t want to work with you. Maybe she really is busy right now though.
Post # 5
@LMD: +1 They’re almost always falling all over you to get you to sign a contract. You’d think she’d WANT the business. It’ll only get worse.
Post # 6
@Jen041815: Well out other choice is a bit more casual venue, we still like it. But the venue manager is super responsive.
Post # 7
Ours is sometimes late responding and sometimes we’ve sent multiple emails before getting a response, but she does eventually respond and is nice about it. It was mostly during the summer when they had a lot of weddings going on and she had to focus more of her attention on those weddings than on ours. Actually, we’re also getting married in the SF area, I’m going to send you a message to see if it’s the same place.
Post # 8
@soontobeMrs_bear: I’ve actually had the opposite. Everyone was responsive and informative until they got our deposit money. Then silence. I’m very frustrated because they offer decor and flower options that I apparently can’t discuss with them. Doing my best to hound them – I know for a fact they’re raising decor prices on January 1. I WILL go bridezilla on them, if they think they can make me wait so they can get extra money. Luckily I have a DOC, who is fantastic, so I won’t have to deal with them on the big day. “Tolerating” this only because I had a jaw-dropping moment when I first toured and I didn’t get that at any other place. And Fiance picked it over one I thought he’d for sure vote for.
Post # 9
I think it’s pretty normal to have late resonses. I’m sure the manager of the place is quite busy with other meetings and emails, I’m sure she’s doing the best she can.
I’ve contacted many makeup artists, djs, photographers ect and weeks have went by without hearing from them.
Considering they’ve never met me I assume I either got lost in spam, or maybe they were busy or something.
I can’t see any other reason why a business wouldn’t respond, considering they want your money.