(Closed) Would You Hire Him?

posted 11 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Hotel on the westside of Los Angeles

Some vendors are just really bad with email.  I’m very comfortable with email and I check my email multiple times a day, so sometimes it surprises me when other people only check their email once a week, if that.  But some peoplr are just not as comfortable with email as others, so you might have to play to his strengths.

If you really like this officiant, don’t give up on him yet.  It sounds like he might be more of a phone person. Maybe call and ask if you can set up a "phone appointment" where you guys can discuss the details of the ceremony and any questions you may have.

Post # 4
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Since he gave you a time, I would at least meet with him.  You never know, he may not check email very often, or may have been on vacation when you first emailed.  He may want to answer all of your questions when you meet instead of through email to make sure you were on the same page.  I always get a different vibe from people face to face – see how you feel after that and then decide.

Post # 5
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I don’t consider that to be too bad either.  Try calling him on the phone to confirm the appointment.  Meet with him and see what you think.  If he ends up being bad at corresponding over the phone as well, or you just don’t get the right vibe from him when you meet, then I would consider going elsewhere but I wouldn’t give up on him just yet.

Post # 6
184 posts
Blushing bee

Bettina – I agree with the others on here.  I went through something similar when I chose my photographer – some of the other photographers I was talking to via email would get back to me in less than an hour.  But the one I actually booked with – sometimes takes a full week to respond.. I got nervous and a little bit upset b/c I was thinking – doesn’t this guy want my business?

My fiance calmed me down and said that it does not necessarily mean he doesn’t care about us, or that he doesn’t want us to be his clients.  People have different communication styles.  I guess I’m a little bit Type A.

Once you do meet with your officiant, then you can decide with any doubt whether or not to hire him.  Best of luck! 

Post # 7
111 posts
Blushing bee

i am having the same problem with my invitation vendor. i love her to death and am so happy with her work but i cant get a response from her for the life of me. in my everyday business, it is customary to confirm receipt of an email to let someone know you are working on something. i have to keep in mind, this is not the same for every one else. she also always tells me she is swamped, plus i found out she has a newborn to tend to. i love her work and for that, i will deal with slow communication anyday.

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