Post # 1
We’re having an issue with the person we hired to officiate at our wedding. The wedding is on May 14 and we hired her back in April last year (I’m a little too much of a pre-planner!), and she seemed pretty good and initially was responsive to my emails back then after we hired her and gave her the deposit. But I emailed her back in January with a question and never got a response. Then I emailed her a couple of weeks ago with changes to our ceremony and never got a response back, I emailed her earlier this week and still haven’t gotten a response, I sent her a message on Facebook (nothing back), and my fiance left a message for her on her cell phone yesterday and we haven’t heard anything.
Should we be worred (more than I already am!?)? I know she posted on her Facebook page that she got a “day” job back in November but wouldn’t let it interfere with her wedding duties, but this is getting ridiculous. We have less than 2 months left to go, and the officiant is kind of an important person to know we can count on to be there!
Post # 3
Yes, be worried. I say this because the officiant I hired showed up 45 minutes late to my wedding. Do you have a contract? Do you have a way to get your money back? The worst mistake I made was not listening to my gut even though we had no problems until wedding day with our officiant. Besides you and your husband, the only person who has to be there is the officiant. Have no doubts.
Post # 4
@TheFutureMcBride: We found a couple of other officiants (one actually recommended by our photographer) that thankfully have the date available so we’re going to go with one of them! (and I have no doubts about their ability to do the job) Unfortunately we had to give a non-refundable deposit, and according to this contract (that she signed to mind you) there’s a 25% cancellation fee if we don’t inform her withing 60 days of the wedding. A bit annoying considering we’ve been trying to contact her for longer than that!
Post # 5
If you have proof of trying to contact her, then you have every right to your money back. Email her and state that you have been trying to reach her since January and she has not responded to email dated _____, email dated______, facebook email dated_____ (you get the idea). You would like to cancel and you would like all your money back. She defaulted on the the contract first by not responding to you for 2 months, which made you go out and hire a new officiant.