Post # 1
I’ve been having a bit of trouble this week with my vendors- basically, I’ve met or called a few people like caterers and florists and bridal stores in my nearest city (there aren’t any stores in my town), and the people I had meetings with all said they’d send me a quote or a menu within a few days, one even said by Monday- it’s Friday now and still nothing. I even sent an email, just asking what was going on. I don’t mind if they need more time, I just wish they would check in with their progress or at least reply to my emails. The bridal stores I rang, I literally just wanted to know if they stocked a certain dress seeing as I’m heading down to try on dresses soon and have had my eye on this particular dress, they all took my number and said they would check and ring me back in 10 minutes… that was yesterday morning. This is very frustrating as it’s obviously making it quite difficult to plan anything, but I don’t know what to do other than wait now. What should I do?
Post # 2
Ran into the same thing. Bridal shops will not tell you they do not have a certain dress because they want you to stop by and fall in love with what they do have. As for other vendors, simoly move on. The client shoule not have to chase them down. It also might be that your wedding is December 2017 so it might be too early for them
Post # 3
Agree with PP that it could be your date that’s the issue, however, they are still being unprofessional/sloppy so I also would move on. If the date IS the issue, they should have been upfront and not promised a reply within x time and then not delivered.
Post # 4
We ended up ditching the caterers we were speaking to for another that was responding promptly (within a day at most). We just decided that if we were going to be dealing with these people for another 2 years, we couldn’t have people who were going to bother us by not responding and sending tings when they should. I’ve explained to everyone I’ve spoken to why I’m planning so early and they’ve all thought it’s wise, so if the date is their problem, then they should just tell me. I mean I’d probably still go somewhere that was okay with my date, but don’t leave me hanging.