Post # 1
I’m wondering how you ladies said “no thanks”to venues you decided not to go with. I don’t wan to come of snobby..I appreciate the time the venue employees took to show me around but I’m not sure how to say no thanks, we’ve decided not to book you. Any suggestions??
Post # 3
Thank you for your time. We have decided to book another venue.”
Post # 4
You can call them and say just that, “Thank you so much for taking the time to show us around. You have a beautiful space, but we’ve decided to go with another place that fits our needs better. Thanks again! Have a great day.”
Really–vendors who are in the business are used to rejection. It’s part of the whole “being in the business” (or business in general) 🙂
Post # 5
@cherrydoll: I’ve always sent a very nice email. Something to the effect of:
“Thank you for showing us your beautiful facility. While it’s lovely, we have chosen to go another route that fits our style/budget a litte more. However, we appreciated the time you took to meet us and discuss the details of the venue.
Post # 6
Keep it short and sweet, and remember that they’re used to being rejected. They don’t (or at least shouldnl’t) take it personally.
Post # 7
I blamed my Fiance. LOL… I thanked them for their time but said Fiance liked another place better. I couldn’t email, had to call – he laughed at me for not having ‘balls’
Post # 8
When they called to follow up on our appointment I told them thank you for their time, however we have decided to go with another venue. Some asked which venue and others asked what they could improve on or what the other venue offered that they didn’t. Venues would get this alot so don’t feel bad just be honest and polite.
Post # 10
You ladies are quick! Thank you so much for your suggestions! I feel bad saying no! It’s been a process finding a locations! So many people I have to say no to!
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
If they follow up (a lot of places don’t seem to bother), an email’s always appreciated. I also told people (esp. photographers) that I’ll refer friends to them (if applicable.)
Post # 12
From a vendors point of view… Just be nice and tell them you decided to go with someone else. I know everyone thinks it’s hard to tell. As a vendor though, we LOVE to know either way. It’s so frustrating wondering and sending follow up emails. We hate to bug someone not interested. It doesn’t hurt our feelings at all if you decided to go with someone else and we are used to it. Everyone likes different places. We just like to know either way!
Post # 13
I always felt like I was breaking up with someone, but I always followed up to express my appreciation and let a venue/vendor know that I’d be going another way.
Post # 14
@Gemstone: Yes! It feels exactly like breaking up with someone! It’s also hard because they’re so nice!
@heatherburks: Thank you for the great advise.