Post # 1
On 8/14, we put down our deposit for our reception/wedding venue and asked for an updated budget with some modifications we made from our initial proposal. So far, we haven’t heard anything back.
Similarly, on 8/16, we sent our photography deposit. Although communication had been prompt up until us sending the deposit, we haven’t heard anything from them either since sending the money.
I know our vendors are ultimately running a business, but I also would like to make sure our money ended up in its intended account. We also need the updated budget to move forward with booking hotels, etc.
When do we email/call and ask for updated information? I don’t want to be pushy and I respect that they likely have MANY events before our June 2010 wedding.
Post # 3
Whenever I mailed a deposit I would follow up about a week later saying “Just wanted to let you know I sent out ……, please let me know when you received it so I know it hasn’t gotten lost in the mail.”
Also, take initiative!! As long as you are being polite and under the pretense of “checking up on things” I don’t think you’re going to offend anyone. You have every right to have your questions answered when you’re spending lots of money!!
Post # 4
Since you have specific requests for the venue, you should certainly follow up with an email, and if that does not get a response then a phone call.
As far as the photographer is concerned, have you received a signed copy of the contract? Have they deposited your check? Aside from these issues, I’m not sure you would be in contact with your photographer until you want to schedule an engagement session or it is closer to your wedding and you discuss the timeline and the “must have” pictures.