One of the things BrideStLouis feels is important is their goal to help brides understand the world of weddings and the professionals that provide the services to make their event the fabulous event that it will be. Planning a wedding is new to the newly engaged couple, and dealing with vendors in the wedding industry is different that dealing with your banker, your insurance agent, etc.
FIRST, VENDORS DON’T HAVE WEEKENDS
Weddings occur usually Friday, Saturday and Sunday and if you want to meet during the “weekend” it highly unlikely that you will be able to do so. If you’re emailing or calling during the weekend, just know that you might not get an immediate response.
SECONDLY, VENDORS DAYS OFF (If they get one) HAPPEN DURING THE WEEKI.
Most vendors I know rarely get a day off, and some of them take Monday off or another day during the week. Rarely do they get a 2 day weekend. So if you can’t reach a vendor on his “day off:” don’t get offended if they don’t respond immediately. Most vendors I know are very dedicated to responding quickly, even on their day “off”, but they still have living things to do like laundry, buy food, etc.
THIRD & MOST IMPORTANTLY, A VENDOR’S SERVICE IS THEIR LIVELIHOOD.
Weddings to the generally public don’t seem like real work. But to provide the fabulous service that they do requires them to prepare, research, and actually be ready to serve you. As like any other business they need to deal with marketing, accounting, web site design, and other general tasks that all business need to do to keep their business productive.
VENDORS CHARGE WHAT THEY CHARGE BECAUSE THAT IS HOW THEY EARN THEIR LIVING
This is how they pay their taxes and put food on the table. For most professionals, weddings are NOT a weekend fun and games event. Pricing the service is individual set by vendors as that is their source of income.
Knowing and understanding these facts will make your experience of working with wedding vendors way better.