(Closed) Worst day ever

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
7673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Cheekyduck:  “, but he talks about meeting them first, etc etc. and they have no put a deposit either

Sometimes this really is the case, but sometimes this is a sales trick, in the hope that you pay more to outbid the non-existent other bidders.

Of course the solution is to get other quotes and go with the best one.

Yeah a big group is asking for difficulties. Although in fairness, it sounds like you thought you were just going to roll up, pay deposits, and look around. Otherwise, ((hugs)), I hope you deal with more reliable people next time.

Post # 5
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Yep, that sounds like a sales trick. Honestly, if someone told me that they would not allow me to book a date, because another couple MIGHT want the date, even though I am offering to pay cash right now, I would have walked out of there and told them not to waste people’s time.

I’m sorry everything was so stressful for you. Personally, I don’t think I would want to do business with any vendors who are so unreliable. If you say you’ll be somewhere, be there! If something comes up, call me! Don’t just go and do your own thing when you already have appointments and if you CANNOT make an appointment, or you’ll be late, have the courtesy to tell your clients/potential clients. If you can’t be reliable during our appointments, how do I know you’ll be reliable on the wedding day?

I hope things get better for you.

Post # 6
8721 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Maybe like you the other couple have a deposit down at a another venue that they are waiting to hear back from before they tell the venue you both are looking at yes or no!

It is a bit unfair to complain about someone doing the exact same thing you are doing.

But planning is only as stressful as you make it. Take a big breath and take faith that things will work out how they are supposed to.

Post # 7
2052 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Cheekyduck:  Wow, it sounds like the church gal and restaurant people don’t want your business. Bad sign to have such horrible communication from the get go. I’d call back church gal and try to make amends and be clear that you don’t just want to see the church, you want to meet with HER. As for the restaurant, nice that the dude is so charismatic but err, all the extra stuff sounds a little, well, extra. Keep shopping around. If Fiance and Mother-In-Law are in love with it, that’s nice, but what about YOU? Do you like it? Are you willing to put up with the communication issues because you know you’ll be the one left to do it.

We were about to sign a contract with a gorgeous place but they could never get back to us on a couple simple questions, never had someone as a back up person if the first point of contact was unavailable, and she was constantly unavailable. We finally gave up and went with a venue that was much more attentive and responsive. We were very happy with our decision in the end.

To wit: If they’re this unresponsive and “charismatic” now, imagine what it’ll be like closer to the wedding. Look out for yourself and trust your gut.

Post # 10
3152 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@Cheekyduck:  I think you need less entourage. worrying about 8 people’s comfort & happiness for these things will only add to the stress. And BREATH. You sound so wound up. Things will work out- don’t obsess or you will go crazy!

Post # 11
2052 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Cheekyduck:  Good for you for keeping the facts together and writing Mr. Charisma (that’s my name for him now, hehe.) It is poor business on his part that only upon your physical arrival did you learn that restaurant location #1 would not be available to you on your day. That’s fine that they have other locations that THEY think would work, but what about what the couple needs and if the couple thinks it’ll work? I wonder how long it would have taken them to notify you had you not happened to walk in that day. Eek.

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