Vendor Talking

I just finished sending out an email to a bunch of important people here in Los Angeles, with the assumption that they will reply to me quite expeditiously. Billionaires, smooth talking politicians, and a whole lot of really busy people. And although I have no funds to offer them for their time, a few of them will volunteer 30 minutes of their time and we’ll chat like old pals.

Now then, if all of this craziness above can happen to little ‘ol me, why can’t a silly DJ or florist return my phone calls or emails?! The insanity of reaching these people who seem to be too busy to take my money from me is driving me up the wall of my tiny little studio… is it truly that hard to call people back? I think that’s why I’m completely in love with my photographer, simply because she calls and writes back with the greatest of ease and the sweetness of her heart. I want to chuck my phone at everyone else. Blegh.

Anyone else have a fun vendor rant they’d like to get off their chest? Come on… it’s Friday… let it all out! 🙂


Mrs. Lemon

Los Angeles/Monterey
Wedding Date:
July 2007
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    Dani, Guest @ 9:08 pm

    Ughhh!!! I SO know how you feel!!! One of my vendors is ridiculous- its like pulling teeth for her to answer my emails!! Even for just simple questions!!! So so annoying!!!

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    Michelle, Guest @ 9:30 pm

    I’ve been reading some of your posts… you need to take a deep breathe and think about the moment. The day after the wedding and the next “till death do you part.”

    It’s not about the gifts, the vendors, the dress. It is about do you love each other.

    Something will go wrong on the big day, no matter how well you plan. Just enjoy the day. My first wedding was perfect and the marriage lasted 2 years. The second time around, my wedding was a happy, laid back event and we have been married 20 years.

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    Miss Apple, Guest @ 11:45 pm

    I too can get overly emotional about the wedding planning – vendors, deadlines, money, etc….

    Its hard sometimes when you really put so much effort, time, and patience into every detail of the wedding. I know its probably the last thing most guests even look at but its important nonetheless (whether we admit to it or not). It really does depend on each bride. Some brides are more laid back and don’t really give a damn but to other brides it maybe on their top ten list of most important. I think most brides who read Weddingbee are the later since Weddingbee is all about being creative and unique. -)

    I’ve also been having problems connecting either through email or phone calls from our videographer for the past 2 weeks, so I dropped him. No contract was signed since he never even replied back to me about that. I say, if no contract is signed – move onto vendors who want your business. Who needs the headache, right?

    Good luck with everything, it’ll work out for the best!

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    twelvetigers, Guest @ 12:33 am

    My venue is kind of a pain in the arse. I just try and ask lots of questions at once so that if I get one answer, I get them all.

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    orange, Guest @ 1:03 am

    Oh my goodness, this drove me nuts too. I especially love it when you send them a detailed email, and then they reply saying only “please call us to discuss further” and then you play phone tag, they take forever to call you back, and then they ask you all the stuff you already told them in your original email! grrrrr

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    WeezerMonkey, Guest @ 1:56 am

    That’s no good. All of my vendors were extremely responsive….

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    mrsbee 3235 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:28 am

    i must admit i was really lucky. i didn’t have a single problem with any of my vendors getting back to me. maybe because it was off season. but if they hadnt it would have certainly driven me crazy!

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    David G. Lopez, Guest @ 10:37 am

    A silly Dj????? Bee, You can call me anytime!!!!! I will be more than happy to speak with you.


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    Rebecca, Guest @ 2:15 pm

    My vendor has caused this huge hangover I have right now. Our ceremony/reception is at one place and all the guests are going to stay there too. They are terrible about responding to my questions, I booked the place back in October and I still don’t have a signed contract or catering menu. I was hoping to use an outside caterer to save money but after 2 weeks of calling everyday the coordinator finally called me back and said they want to charge $500 if I use an outside caterer. To put that in perspective we’re only paying $1800 for 6 guest rooms/2 meeting rooms for Friday and Saturday, so the $500 seems really randomly high. Plus I’m trying to plan this wedding in Kentucky from where I live now in San Francisco, otherwise I’d go over there and kick them in person.

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    Mary, Guest @ 9:20 pm

    I think your complaint is a justified one–a polite and professional service provider should return calls in a timely fashion.

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