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Firing Wedding Planner-HELP

I have a wedding planner dilema.  I hired a planner back in December to decorate, coordinate, and help line up vendors for our wedding.  I did not sign a contract for all inclusive planning, but rather middle of the road....help with planning but not doing everything.  I had concerns about my planner before I hired her but did not listen to my "gut."  She was a bit flakey with communication before our first meeting but upon our initial consult I decided that she was very nice and she seemed very energetic and excited about planning.  Our wedding is in March of 2013 and since contracting her we did do a date switch and thus switched the theme.  I've contacted her a few times to get an idea of where I should be at in planning and seeking her help in alligning vendors.  I feel that she hasn't been very helpful in this and has been very un-communicative.  It's starting to feel more like a hassle to me that I have to go so far out of my way to ask her for help...isn't that what I hired her to do?  I'm wondering if I'm being unreasonable or if I should just fire her.  I only paid $150 for a deposit which I'm not concerned with losing and I'm also beginning to feel like our styles don't match up after seeing more pictures of her weddings.  I understand that she has other weddings going on but she isn't working a day job.  She is truly a nice person but I feel that she's not as organized or as helpful as I had wanted.  

Re: Firing Wedding Planner-HELP

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_firing-wedding-planner-help?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:47Discussion:cf1750d9-8993-4bdb-8d49-af111f8075a1Post:ee31d953-9146-428a-839c-274de61dc6f1">Firing Wedding Planner-HELP</a>:
    [QUOTE]I have a wedding planner dilema.  I hired a planner back in December to decorate, coordinate, and help line up vendors for our wedding.  I did not sign a contract for all inclusive planning, but rather middle of the road....help with planning but not doing everything.  I had concerns about my planner before I hired her but did not listen to my "gut."  She was a bit flakey with communication before our first meeting but upon our initial consult I decided that she was very nice and she seemed very energetic and excited about planning.  Our wedding is in March of 2013 and since contracting her we did do a date switch and thus switched the theme.  I've contacted her a few times to get an idea of where I should be at in planning and seeking her help in alligning vendors.  I feel that she hasn't been very helpful in this and has been very un-communicative.  It's starting to feel more like a hassle to me that I have to go so far out of my way to ask her for help...<strong>isn't that what I hired her to do? </strong> I'm wondering if I'm being unreasonable or if I should just fire her.  I only paid $150 for a deposit which I'm not concerned with losing and I'm also beginning to feel like our styles don't match up after seeing more pictures of her weddings. <strong> I understand that she has other weddings going on but she isn't working a day job</strong>.  She is truly a nice person but I feel that she's not as organized or as helpful as I had wanted.  
    Posted by ktrz[/QUOTE]

    1.) depends on what was in your contract.
    2.) so "wedding planning" isn't her "day job?"
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    you should get your contract and look to see what you specifically signed. you should have an outline of what she is expected to do, and a timeframe for her to do it.

    if she is not meeting her contracted obligations, then speak with her.

    but if she IS meeting her obligations but you have higher expectations, then that might not be her problem.
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