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Why some of us didn't call out the vendor pushing...

I'm gonna try to keep this as clean as possible do it doesn't get deleted.  So some of you are probably wondering why this whole thing didn't blow up sooner.  Well I can tell you why.  For one, it's hard to put two and two together until you start adding up the pieces, but a lot of us have known for awhile.  But also, there are so many people on here that were shoved up this person's behind that it would have seemed like we were being haters. But there were plenty of signs, and people just ignored them. Here are some examples:Knottie A: I want an affordable videographer...Vendor Pushing Knottie: Book my videographer!!! His packages start at 100k but it's worth EVERY PENNY!!! He's heads and tails above anyone out there, just on a totally different level!Knottie B: I'm looking for a venue on the beach in Jupiter... Vendor Pushing Knottie: Book my venue, the so-and-so in Coral Gables!!! It's great and really affordable! It's starts at 10 cents a plate for chicken! Oh, and tell them I sent you!Knottie C: I'm trying to choose between photog A and B, can you help me? Vendor Pushing Knottie: OMG, you HAVE to check out my photographer, photog C, he's the absolute best there is!Knottie D: OK, so I'm considering the so-and-so in Coral Gables.  But they have 2 venues, and I can't decide... Vendor Pushing Knottie: Go with my ballroom, ballroom X! It's soooo gorgeous inside, and much nicer than the Roundy Tundy! The acoustics in there are terrible and I think ballroom X is soooo much nicer! (Meanwhile, I'll use your name, to get a free upgrade to the room I can't afford!)Sound familiar? And it was right under everyone's nose, a lot of people just didn't see it. People could have tried to call it out sooner, but I think those people would have been flamed.  It's just a lot plainer now that the "Big Day" is over, and people are putting two and two together. I don't mind coming here, sharing ideas, and generally supporting other bride-to be's.  That's what this board is for.  But when someone in a position of power abuses it for their own gain, it's just disgusting.  Plain and simple.  Of course vendors can give referral incentives and the like.  They would be crazy not to - that's just good business sense.  But when someone shoves vendors down unsuspecting people's throats and ends up reaping the benefit - well, what you reap is what you sow.  As always, that's just my $0.02 though.
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    zobo410zobo410 member
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    edited December 2011
    *tear* I stand and applaud you. You couldn't have said it better.
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    zobo410zobo410 member
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    edited December 2011
    Kaila, serious side cramps from laughing tonight.
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    edited December 2011
    I couldn't agree more!! I am going to be very nervy about vendor review now after all this s**t hit fan. She abused her power/position I for one am just thankful that I didn't take any of her recommendations. Her wedding didn't look amazing she should have worked harder on her kick backs as it looked just like Katies her BFF!!! I pity people like the pair of them suing people for their own benefit! What has Knot Annie had to say about it all?
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    edited December 2011
    dude I kepy my tail out of this one as long as possible but ayana, you had me peeing myself with "Roundy Tundy"
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    edited December 2011
    Rouny Tundy??? I can't. I just almost choked on a cherry pit!
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    edited December 2011
    LOL! roundy tundy! I totally agree btw!
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    EliNickEliNick member
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    edited December 2011
    Ayanapooh...I'm kvelling @ your post.  Just kvelling...Loves it.
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    ayanapoohayanapooh member
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    edited December 2011
    meandmine, I hear you, but let's try to keep people's names out of it so it doesn't get ugly.  Personally, as a defense attorney, I'm all for people having a right to defend themselves.  That's only fair. So I'm gonna hold off on pointing the finger directly. But I just wanted to respond to the people who are wondering "why is all this coming out now?"
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    tshuratshura member
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    edited December 2011
    Whoaaaa!!! I am shocked!!!  Is this for real??? Should I pinch myself??? Where is the South Florida Board??? Am I on the right board??
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    edited December 2011
    roundy tundy=LMFAO!!!!I think I burst another eye vessel on that one!
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    edited December 2011
    Oh, I guess now I understand about your friend and the rotunda now. That wasn't too honest, either (my $.02). I hope you don't mean that certain people who responded to that post were up anyone's butt. Otherwise, I would have a problem with that...You can't blame anyone for not knowing. Not all of us moonlight as CIA specialists. Though kudos to you on that...like freakin' Nancy Drew...lol.
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    rclnd83rclnd83 member
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    edited December 2011
    When I first joined the knot, I saw this and always wonder about this for a long time....Hmm... Yes, Im a gil bride but didn't mention names. I just looked out for my budget. That man is cheap what can I say, and got lucky to grab his attention (which I know is difficult)ON THE OTHER HAND:I was wondering about you... Hope all is going well with your venue.
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    Steph&ByronSteph&Byron member
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    edited December 2011
    Woo Hoo FINALLY! Thanks for filling us in.
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    ayanapoohayanapooh member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks for the concern rcln, I think I'm going to stick with my venue.  And there's nothing wrong with using that florist, I think he's a really nice guy, and does great work.  It's totally fine to use any of those vendors, they're not bad people at all, and all of them do fantastic work. 
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    ayanapoohayanapooh member
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    edited December 2011
    Umm, ups, have we met? B/c you're getting kinda fly to not know me like that. Nancy Drew? Really? Are you mad cuz you didn't see it? You can give your $0.02, hell you can give a dayum dollar if you want.  But I didn't come at you crazy, so you really need to keep it straight.
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    edited December 2011
    Sorry but birds of the same feather stick together (m and K) and I am pissed that someone who came off as miss goody two shoes ended up being a liar and a manipulator. From all the evidence I have seen I can't wait to see her response to all that has come out. Funny also how Katie didnt touch on anything other than where her wedding was held "family/boss/rainy day friend who owns a hot tub!!
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    edited December 2011
    ^ lol too funny
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    edited December 2011
    Umm...ok. No, I don't know you. Don't think I actually want to now. It was a f'n joke. But, trust me, if I came at you "all crazy" you would f'n know it. Don't get it twisted.amazing... all this time I thought were nice. there goes that sh*t!
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    zobo410zobo410 member
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    edited December 2011
    Let's concentrate on the lying please.
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    babytecbabytec member
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    edited December 2011
    zobo- u crack me up! lmbo
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    edited December 2011
    You know what...I'll apologize for offending you. I never had a problem with you before. Clearly tensions are high, and I def. don't want to be a part of any snarky drama. But, in the future, please don't come at me like that, cause I'm probably just as crazy as you are. So, we'll keep it classy and focus on the issues at hand.
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    ayanapoohayanapooh member
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    edited December 2011
    Ups, we'll leave it at that and keep it moving. It seemed like you were calling me outta my name, and that's not cool.  But the reactions that people like you are having is exactly why people haven't said anything sooner.  I really don't personally dislike the person everyone was talking about, and honestly hope she had a great day.  It's what we all come on this board for - to help us plan the best wedding we can.  But when it's done at the expense of others, it's just kinda messed up.
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    edited December 2011
    I completely agree. I will be the first to be upset about it! I paid over $30,000 for the same exact room 6 months to the date. So trust me, if anyone will be bitter about a shady upgrade, it's this girl right here. But, again...she's always been nice, so why wouldn't we defend her if we had no idea? And, I wouldn't call you out like that...not my style. Glad we can iron it out cause I've got ideas for your wedding..lol.
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    edited December 2011
    now THAT's knottie love ..... melts my married heart. xoxox to you both!
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    ayanapoohayanapooh member
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    edited December 2011
    LOL @ Vicki and Ups! Okay, enough heat for one night.  I gotta take my tired bootay to bed!
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    edited December 2011
    i'll say it whereever i can INTERNET HUG
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    edited December 2011
    I hate to go against the grain here because I love the knot and this board and I don't want enemies, but:At the end of the day DOES IT REALLY MATTER?  I know we all feel deceived/hurt to find out this information, but at the end of the day if this is all really true Michi still wins.  She already  had her platinum Rotunda wedding and is off enjoying her honeymoon while we are here whining.  She has already won, she has already had her day.  If this is all true, it should have been brought forth waaay before her wedding so her "perks at our expense" could be stopped.  At this point, what difference does it make?  She can come back from her honeymoon and go on with her life without worrying about being moderator or coming back on the knot or loosing her vendor perks.  I think we've all expressed our opinions about what we think and feel about the whole situation regarding mich/katie/and the situation itself.  I think we should relax and go to bed since the jobs we have tomorrow are the ones that help pay for our weddings.  Once Mich gets back from her honeymoon, this issue can be re-addressed. 
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    edited December 2011
    pharmd- Well said.. I think you are right. Im now feeling like I should have let our board, continue with our "perfect knottie board fantasy"
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    edited December 2011
    Well said Pharm. Its true!
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