(Closed) Vendors to Avoid in MN…

posted 12 years ago in Minneapolis-Saint Paul
Post # 3
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

I will happily comment as soon as my wedding is over. Until then, I don’t want to risk that bad vendor reading my post or figuring me out!

Post # 4
38 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008

Good one Sweeney2B, I have not encounted any bad ones yet, just a really overpriced florist who I was not impressed with her work.  So she did not get hired and it is the local florist so that was tough.

There is an alterations person where I got a bridesmaid dress fitted and when I went to pick it up it was not pressed.  I would have had to come back for that so I just took it and said forget it.  I already paid for the pressing, but it was just not worth another trip in rush hour traffic. 

Post # 5
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I just have to say that the past two days I’ve been trying to get the inserts for my invites printed.  I had gone to Office Max, but their printers weren’t working quite correctly, so he asked me to come back after he had it fixed (which would be later that day since they come right away when a maintenance call is received). 

I decided to give Staples a shot since they were closer to us and I had done my save the dates there (which turned out ok, but not great).  Staples was absolutely terrible!!!  They do not have any programs to aid in laying out pages so if you give them a file, doing two per page of that file was a huge hassle, plus they didn’t like the fact that I had included cut marks on the files to aid in the process of getting them cut the size I need. 

I ended up going back to Office Max today over my lunch and let me tell you, it was amazing!  The guy there did a fantastic job of printing them all and cutting them and finished them all in half an hour!!!

Moral of the story:  Office Max is WAY better than Staples for printing!!! 

Post # 7
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I had a terrible experience with a photographer – I posted about it on my personal blog and he had his legal representative call to request I take it down. I don’t feel comfortable for this reason posting his name (but PM me to get it).

At our meeting he bad mouthed other local photographers and gave us reasons why he was sooo much better.

He critizized ideas we had for photos on the day of (like making a pit stop at one of our favorite eateries for some photos) and wanted a ton more money to go to these places.

An engagement session was included, but only if it was shot within 5 miles of his home (which would have been an hour + driving time each way.

He was very rude and difficult to deal with. And like I said, after our meeting I posted my experience and got a very nasty email from him followed by a phone call from "his lawyer" requesting that I take down his name and company name because my post was the third thing that came up in a google search. (I did.)

His work is great, his attitude: not so much!

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