(Closed) Releasing a Vendor

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

How about you write to her,

"Dear X,

Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and efforts to help with my floral planning. Unfortunately, Mr. X and I have decided to go in a different direction with our decor so we will not be needing your professional services. I enjoyed working with you and will keep you in mind if our needs change.

Warm Regards,

Miss. x"

That way her feelings aren’t hurt.

Post # 4
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

you said she is "a friend" then you really need to be careful of your wording so not to offend her (though i’m unsure why she had to yell).  I would tell her that though you really appreciate that she would come to your rescue then by offering her services, you would like to go with another approach or better yet, tell her your fiance would like to something different and fee better if you use "so and so" for the decorations (talk to your fiance so that he’s not caught off guards when she approach him later).  I’m a chicken when it comes to confrontations like those when it involves people I considered friends.  Good luck and hope your friend will be understanding.

Post # 6
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

If you can summon up the courage to do it, I would actually try to tell her in a nice way what your issues are.  If only because you have a working relationship with her, its better to be straightforward.  You don’t have to get terribly specific or point fingers – just let her know that you feel that your working styles as well as ideas for the event are perhaps too different for you to work directly together.  I would also mention the budget issues you have had – there is nothing wrong with saying that you clearly need somebody who will respect your budget decisions and work with them.  And I’m sure you can honestly say that you are disappointed to have to make the decision to go elsewhere. 

And possibly you want to talk with other clients you have sent her, in order to get some idea of whether she is like this all the time, or just with you. Hopefully you haven’t been subjecting everybody else to the same difficulties!  If so, you might think twice about sending her business in the future.

Post # 7
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

No matter what you do, do it in writing.

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