Post # 1
I am feeling particularly testy at the moment, and feel the need to yell into the webosphere.
I’m at the beginning of the planning process, and already I am sick and tired of potential vendors being unresponsive/very slow to respond. Yes, I realize that I’m still over a year away from our wedding, but how am I supposed to have confidence in using you as a vendor when you can’t be bothered to respond to somebody trying to book you? UGH. The very sad thing is that this has happened with several potential vendors, not just one.
The whole thing just makes me feel like they could care less if they book me or not, like I’m not (or my money isn’t) good enough for them or something. Maybe I’m just unintentionally seeking out the “snooty” vendors. Sigh.
Thanks for reading, ladies 🙂
Post # 3
Hey, look! We have similar names. And a similar pet peeve! The night we got engaged I emailed three jewelers about putting a diamond into my grandma’s ring (since have decided to just leave whats in there). One responded the very next morning-which happened to be Easter Sunday. Two months later and I still have not heard from the others. If you don’t answer your email, DONT HAVE ONE. Needless to say the guy who responded has got my business for making the custom wedding band to go with the e-ring. (Also his work looks nice, if it was crappy I dont care how fast you email me lol)
Post # 4
We do! So funny, cause I got the email saying somebody responded to the post, and I had to look twice…thought I somehow responded to myself, lol. Anyway, even worse than vendors who take forever to respond are the ones who NEVER respond! Seriously annoying.
Post # 5
I had a similar issue with a wedding planner I was hoping to hire. The first email I sent to them went unanswered as well as my voicemail. They responded to my second email about six days after sending it. When I had additional questions they responded almost two weeks later!!!
I told my Fiance if they take that long to respond to a potential client I have no interest in booking them and see that as a sign it wasn’t meant to be. Goodness forbid I was in a panic or emergency situation and needed help right away!
Post # 6
I totally agree with you! One of the venues we were interested in, because of great word of mouth reviews was completely rejected, because it took two emails and two phone calls to get a response. Granted, the venue was a golf course, and I was calling during their off season in January, but I’m fairly certain that weddings bring in quite a bit of business too. I don’t care how great the word of mouth is, if you can’t get back to me right away, you instantly lose my business.
Post # 7
I had this issue with a few vendors! I would email them and tell them I wanted to BOOK them and I just needed to know what to do to give them a DEPOSIT and they wouldn’t respond! A couple of them responded a couple of weeks later and I just ignored them after that. If it’s this much hassle trying to GIVE you money then I don’t even want to know how difficult it will be trying to get a service out of you.
Post # 8
Yeah – I don’t get it! When someone emails me at work – I get back to them within a day. Now, I realize that vendors are not sitting in front of their computer for 8 hours a day and they are busy working. But not responding to emails is crazy. I sent my photographer an email over a month ago and I’ve received nothing. I had a meeting with our venue coordinator at the end of May and she promised to email me a bunch of stuff. (seating chart, cost estimate… etc) I wrote her last week to follow up and I still haven’t received anything!! I don’t know how they get away with it.
Post # 9
I experienced this a lot too, and I realized the best way to deal with this is just don’t use the vendors who take forever to respond to you. Why would you want to pay someone lots of money for your most special day, and trust them to make everything perfect, when they can’t respond to a simple email or phone call? Vendors who are quick to respond, friendly, and give accurate, reassuring info are the only ones getting my money and my business–especially since this attention to detail and good treatment of the bride extend to the services provided on the wedding day.
Post # 10
I am having this same problem….
I am wondering how close does one need to be to their date before vendors start taking us seriously?