- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
I had a major victory this weekend, and it was awesome, and I’ve told the VIPs, and they are happy, but they DO NOT KNOW the level of happy I feel. And how can they? Fiance and my parents don’t live and breathe the budget and the details and the anxieties. I wouldn’t wish it on them either!
So, I thought I would start a SUCCESS! thread so we could share our victories with people who really understand.
My victory: we met with the guy handling my rentals this weekend. The wedding coordinator and I walked him through what we were thinking. He asked a bunch of questions about style and colors. He sat and thought. Then he went on a spree of fabulous ideas and corrections and wonderfullness! Real professional. But the whole time I’m thinking, “OMG, I can’t afford this!” Because of course I have my budget memorized to a T.
The he says, “well honey, it doesn’t look like I’ll have to buy anything new, so I think this will come in between $1000 and $2000.” And I almost did a happy dance. For reals, right in front of him. He said that if he already owns it, he basically just charges a reasonable fee for his work and costs (mostly cleaning), as opposed to a per piece rental. If he thinks I need four additional up lights, another couch, and more linen, he just does it. No nickel and diming.
LAAAAA!!!!! (sound of angels singing while the heavens open and light shines down on me)
What are your victories?