(Closed) Share your craziest vendor moment!

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

A florist we met with asked why we chose such an “old” (historic) church to get married in, and when we told him it has a lot of sentimental meaning for us, such as FI’s parents and grandparents got married there, he rolled his eyes and said “Oh, so you’re one of those couples….”

Post # 4
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

One of the places we looked at for the reception wanted us to have dinner at 4 so that we interfered with their restaurant business as little as possible. They made it seem like we would be inconveniencing them by having our reception there.

Post # 5
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We met with a photographer that DH’s mother recommended.  They showed up with nothing to show us saying “it’s all on the website” and didn’t know how much they charged.  They also refused to do a wedding if they couldn’t blog our photos. 

To top it off, I was pretty sure one of them was stoned…

Post # 6
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I set up a meeting with a potential officiant and she never showed up!! She did call a few weeks later to apologize, but for an officiant to stand you up is pretty terrible! Imagine if that had been our WEDDING!!! 

I did try to leave a review about my experience with her on weddingwire because I wanted others to know, but she disputed it…As though what I said wasn’t true or something. lol

Post # 7
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@kate169:  I went to an actual wedding where the officiant didn’t show up.  They ended up borrowing the officiant from another couple getting married in the same park an hour later!  That couple was incredible enough to delay their own wedding by thirty minutes so that my friend’s could happen.

Post # 8
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our first reception venue double booked the middle ballroom (we were to have 2/3, then they booked another wedding for 2/3 – all this just 6 months out).  We decided to just move to a new reception venue – a hotel downtown that would now be our caterer too.  Well, things went ok until about 3-4 months out when our venue coordinator became really slow to respond to calls/e-mails. 

Then 8 days (8 DAYS!!!) before the wedding we still didn’t have a lot of things finalized because she wasn’t communicating.  We got a call from the banquet manager saying our coordinator was no longer with the hotel and we needed to come in right away to go over details with the manager.  Chaos didn’t end there.  They had no idea of anything we’d gone over because the previous coordinator left absolutely no notes.  They didn’t know our menu, pricing, set-up, bar order, A/V needs, nothing!  I was still finalizing things with them the day before the wedding.  It was a nightmare.  But luckily things went smoothly on the day-of.  Still not quite sure how, but there were only a couple things off and they were fixed really easily.

But we still haven’t gotten our rewards points that we were supposed to get for spending all that money with Starwood Hotels, despite me contacting Starwood through their Preferred Guest program.  I’ve pretty much given up and stopped caring about that one (even though we’d have 2 free stays at a Starwood hotel with them!).

Post # 9
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I went to get my dress bustled at a bridal salon and the “seamstress” only knew how to do one kind of bustle and was convinced there was no such thing as different kinds of bustle like Australian, Ballgown, … It was crazy that she had a job at a bridal salon since she obviously didn’t know much about wedding dresses.

Post # 11
17 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

Fiance and I went to meet with a potential DJ at a local bar.  A friend suggested him and apparently he was the head promoter for this bar and did DJing on the side.  Well, within the first 5 minutes of sitting down with us he asked us not once, but TWICE if we smoked weed and told us that he would be more than willing to sell to us if we did or if we wanted to start and that he was the supplier for most of the people that worked at the bar. We politely declined and told him that neither of us smoke.  Then, he went on this 30 minute history lesson about how he got into the music business.  He literally went from the time he was in his 20s trying to get a recording contract to present day.  We were like WTF?  Why do we care about this.  THEN, the food that he had ordered for us (I guess his idea for wining and dining) came and after one bite I realized it was a hamburger not a veggie burger like I had requested.  I brought this to his attention and told him that I haven’t eaten meat in a good 5 years.  He freaked out and told me not to throw up (again, WTF?  I clearly was not).  And the final nail in the coffin: he hold us that we would have to email him after the meeting with the details of what we had talked about because he would probably forget our whole conversation.

Honestly, Fiance and I left that meeting cracking up laughing.  It was one big WTH moment, but at least if nothing else it gave me a funny vendor story to tell.


Post # 12
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

my DJ called me the night before our wedding and didnt leave a message – I thought he was canceling and couldnt get a hold of him until 10 AM the morning of our wedding!

THEN he forgot our first dance, father daughter and mother dance songs – luckily I had them on a CD! He also did not play ANY of the songs that I put on a playlist that I had created for him over a month ahead of time!

If that isnt enough….about 3/4 through our reception the DJ called all our guests to circle around the dance floor and had us stand out towards the middle then he proceeded to put on terrible music and announce that he was a part of an Atlanta dance crew and then performed a solo break dance that was 10 minutes long…….yup, that happened.

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