Post # 1
Hello fellow bees!
Something interesting just happened to me.
I sent out a slew of emails to photographers in my area who were within my price range and received an interesting reply by one of them. In summary, my request for booking was REJECTED because of how my venue “treats outside vendors”. They even went so far as to say they couldn’t even recommend other photographers because many feel the same way. My venue allows outside vendors, I’ve seen documented photos from photographers not on their preferred list.
Doing a quick google search, I haven’t found any bad reviews about my place and vendors. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there something I’m missing that I should have caught onto??? If my reception venue is blacklisted, I’m going to be very upset as the preferred vendors on their site are a bit out of our price range!
Post # 3
Well, that certainly isn’t something you want to hear!
Post # 4
You won’t find poor reviews because vendors aren’t going to give a poor review to a venue — That means anyone who has a wedding at that venue won’t work with them.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@SwtAnana: Yep. It could be because they have a prohibitively expensive insurance policy requiremnt. Or they have additional vendor rules that restrict the vendor’s ability to do their job.
Post # 6
I would ask that photographer to be a bit more specific. I would give them a phone number in case they are reluctant to put it in writing.
Post # 7
@beachbride1216 That was my first thought so I read over the outside vendor contract. I didn’t see anything that was unreasonable except the section where my venue wants to be listed as additionally insured. I’ve heard of this clause in contracts so it seems like a standard request.
@julies1949 That’s what my fiance wants to do but I figured maybe we could wait to see what the other vendors we’ve contacted have to say. If we’re getting multiple people who refuse to work with them, then I’m definitely going to ask for details.
As long as they don’t become a hinderance to me having the ceremony/reception that I’d like, I guess it won’t be a big deal. Maybe I’m just being paranoid!