- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
We recently had what was by all acounts an amazing and unique wedding celebration weekend; HOWEVER, this is was despite terrible wedding planners who totally let me down, paired us with bad vendors and made the wedding and pre-wedding events totally stressful for me. I am now a few weeks past my wedding and dealing with ongoing nightmares and anxiety about all that we paid for their services and what a terrible job they did. I originally hired/paid “Miss 500+ Weddings” who then subcontracted to “Miss Limited Experience, Limited Help” for day of who then brought along “Miss This is My First Wedding Ever” to help. All in all they were a disappointing mess who caused me a horrific amount of stress by their ineptitude, lack of detail orientation, rudeness and general LAMENESS. All day long I was doing things and answering questions they should have had handled. My guests, vendors and friends all were shocked by their rudeness and general disarray. The day after the wedding I messaged the key planner to express my unhappiness and frankly my shock and she replied by calling me the wrong name and saying she heard it went great! I am sick with anger and anxiety about how much I paid them ($4K) and how little they did and all that they did wrong (poor vendor matching, incorrect pricing quotes, bad accounting practices, not reading emails, missing meetings, poor scheduling with vendors, high priced budget suggestions, no upfront negotiating with vendors, no moral support, almost zero design help, ugly table top design, delivery of flowers to room with no AC, non-delivery of vows from printer, major screw up of simple key design pieces, poor management of vendors, poor coordination with vendors, no appetizers to bridal couple, not listening to requests and needs, overbudget suggestions, rude to guests, rude to family, rude to friends, rude to bride, rude to groom, invoice screw ups, insufficient prep before event, day of event mistakes that caused me so much unnecessary stress, seeing vendors make mistakes and not correcting them and asking me if I want to talk to the vendors during wedding, etc, etc. I am trying to ‘let it go’, but am clearly not there as that list could go on. I don’t know what to do or how to handle. I have a long list of where they dropped the ball and keep waking up in the middle of the night angry. In my normal life, I practice yoga, sleep well and am very happy — now I feel strangely angry and need to resolve this before it takes up anymore of my precious energy. Of course, the wedding was amazing, unique, creative and very modern as we did almost everything and came up with all sorts of creative and fun ideas, of which I am sure they will appropriate and say they came up with to future clients. I have debated writing a detailed review of each and sending it to them in advance of posting. I don’t think I can even bare to speak to them on the phone as they proved they were idiots and incompetent. I would like a refund. I want an apology. I want to protect future brides from their shenanigans. I want them to do better by future brides. I am just sick about how stressed I was the days before the wedding when it was clear they were screwing up and worse yet, the day of the wedding, when all sorts of thing went wrong. Does anyone have any suggestions how to handle them post wedding? If posting bad reviews, where is best to post besides Yelp? Thanks!!!