Post # 1
So here’s how the conversation went:
Fiance- We are just wondering what to expect with you as our wedding planner. ____ needs special attention, and would like if you could give her (for example) 10 ideas for this, 10 ideas for that, and so on, and for you to help her. If you’re too busy, than I completely understand, and want to make sure that you are the right fit.
Potential Planner- Well it sounds like what she needs is a personal assistant, not a wedding planner. I have brides that talk to me every 2 weeks and some every 2 months. I’m very very busy, like right now, I’m going into a meeting, I will have to call you back in a couple hours.
So he calls me and is obviously upset by her response! In the mean time I actually got the information of another planner, I called her and didn’t say my name or the name of my planner, but I asked her what I could expect blah blah and she was so much nicer. I even talked to the band guy and he that it is not right that she isn’t helping me, and won’t commit to helping me.
Grr. So I told my dad, I think I want to fire her. He said I should tell her that I really appreciate her time, and that she is right that it isn’t the right fit and I need time to think this over. If I owe you anything for your time please send a bill.
What do you think? She turned into a complete bitc*.
Post # 3
no signature = no payment. I think she has wated your time! If she isn’t willing to earn your business, move on and don’t feel bad!
Post # 4
agreed! just cancel your meeting with her and explain you won’t be needing her assistance.
Post # 5
I feel like she has wasted my time. It’s kind of a good thing I see how she works before I sign the contract.
Why would she even think I need an assistant? Isn’t that what I hire a planner for? She was going to charge me $6k and not even help me? I don’t get it.
Post # 6
What a horrible attitude! You should definitely go with another planner.
Post # 7
Thank you! I just now am waiting for fiance to come out of a meeting so I can tell him that I want to call and fire her. I really hope she doesn’t try to ruin my wedding or talk bad about me.
Post # 8
It is so very important that you get along with your wedding planner. So. Very. Important. Even if you just had a vague bad feeling, I’d recommend going with someone else. She’s helping you make your vision a reality. More than anyone else, she should be on your side.
Post # 9
Your instincts were good and I am glad that your Fiance had a chat with her.
I don’t have a planner, but if I did, she would not be this lady! I would fire her and wouldn’t pay her a cent. She’s rude and you didn’t sign anything!
Post # 10
That’s ridiculous! What is she, planner to the stars, that thinks that she can do that? I don’t even think that real planner to the stars act that way. And $6K, she should be making you breakfast in bed and doing ALL your bidding.
Post # 11
You need to find someone you are comfortable with and who will be responsive. Feeling that you can rely on your planner is a big deal.