(Closed) Why do vendors take forever?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I feel your pain 🙁  Many people never called me back at all.  But it is better to know that upfront then have them be unreliable day of.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

It pissed me off, too.  I came up with a rule that if they couldn’t respond to me in a timely manner, then I couldn’t hire them.  If they took more than a couple days to respond to my first email, then I crossed them off the list.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well, you do have to realize this is a busy season for them, but then again, they need to get back with you in a timely manner. Have you had any luck with any of the vendors?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am so surprised by it,  the world is in recession,  and you would think these vendors would jump at the chance of work, but no.  and if i have to ring my venue and speak to the manageress, it feels like i am causing so much trouble for her. its not like i am expecting them to work for free.  the highly inflated ‘wedding’  prices we pay,  and yet our custom is not really appreciated. 

if they dont email me back in a timely manner………..i go elsewhere.  and when and if they DO  get back to me, i tell them i went elsewhere…..and why. i explain that if it took 3 weeks…(or however long it was)   to get back to me, then they dont deserve my business.

i mean if they are on vacation or busy with other stuff  (i find it difficult to believe anyone in business is too busy to quickly check their emails)  , then do what i do , and get your computer to send an out of office reply, explaining that you are either out of office, or on vacation until whatever date……then i am prepared to wait.  But to hear nothing is just plain bad manners. 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

double post

 

i wish there was a ‘delete post’  button.  

 

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