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October 2013 Weddings

reason to be worried?

I haven't heard from my invite vendor for 2 weeks, and she was supposed to send me a proof. I have emailed her three times now (3/18, 3/25 and today) at first just asking a question and then asking if she got my email. No response.

Do you think I should be worried? I am obviously going to give her time to respond to my email from today which expressed my concern at her lack of communication, but I don't know how long I should wait. Or if I should also be calling her, etc.
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Re: reason to be worried?

  • Something must be up.  At this point I would wait thru the week and then I would pick up the phone and call her.  I personally wouldn't email someone requesting a response three times.
    If shes ill, has a family emergency or something serious is up then she wont respond any quicker no matter how many emails you send.   
    With Sunday being a holiday she could have been visiting with family either in or out of town. Theres a plethora of issues that could be present.  

    If it happens to be bad business, waiting till the end of the week doesn't put you in a bind.  You've got time to cut ties and still find something amazing.  

    Does she have a store front you can stop by or an FB page that may give you some insight?
    S'mores. Just S'mores please.
  • Ro041Ro041 member
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    edited April 2013
    I have something similar going on - I spoke with someone at a korean food truck on 3/20.  He said he would email me a proposal.  Nothing got emailed.  I called him again on Friday, March 29 to tell him I hadn't received anything.  He told me he would email it.  Nothing.  

    I am wondering if I should call him again to find out what is going on.  I don't want to hijack your thread, but I totally feel your frustration!!!!!

    ETA - fix mistakes

  • It happened to me big time with DJ's.  I got to the point where I was so frustrated I was willing to hire the first person that actually kept their promise of calling me and setting an appointment to meet.  And we did.  He's been wonderful so far and I am thankful but he wasn't a first choice.  

    Honestly, I think if people cannot even make good on a promise to call, or email something in a timely fashion then what will it be like leading up to your wedding?  If they cannot take securing a contract seriously, then I wondered if the DJ's could take my wedding seriously.  Rochelle, if the food from this truck is a top contender I would calmly call and explain that it's a third attempt to hire him to perform a service and if he cannot provide a proposal then you'd move along.  I would be sad to let korean food go though...

    I cannot wrap my head around how people being paid to do a job just schluff around like it's a favor.  
    S'mores. Just S'mores please.
  • That's the thing - I already have a contract and paid the deposit. Once I have the invites i'll be good and won't need to worry leading up but we have already given her money, she should be more responsive. 

    I totally understand that something might be going on too - but put an out of office on your email. I will check if she has a facebook, and visit the store as a last resort (its more appointment only, I don't think she has regular business hours). Phone call is a next step for later this week I guess.
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  • Ro041Ro041 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_october-2013-weddings_reason-to-be-worried?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20Club%20BoardsForum:1925524f-fa8b-432f-a7b5-be486ce756efDiscussion:53c9f009-7af4-4a76-892e-19b31d7cbd54Post:94530ce2-1490-4d89-ac55-1ab313aab35d">Re: reason to be worried?</a>:
    [QUOTE]It happened to me big time with DJ's.  I got to the point where I was so frustrated I was willing to hire the first person that actually kept their promise of calling me and setting an appointment to meet.  And we did.  He's been wonderful so far and I am thankful but he wasn't a first choice.   Honestly, I think if people cannot even make good on a promise to call, or email something in a timely fashion then what will it be like leading up to your wedding?  If they cannot take securing a contract seriously, then I wondered if the DJ's could take my wedding seriously.  Rochelle, if the food from this truck is a top contender I would calmly call and explain that it's a third attempt to hire him to perform a service and if he cannot provide a proposal then you'd move along.  I would be sad to let korean food go though... I cannot wrap my head around how people being paid to do a job just schluff around like it's a favor.  
    Posted by 09McSteph03[/QUOTE]<div>
    </div><div>I called and left a message, explaining that I had not received an email, and that I thought there must be some kind of misunderstanding about what my email address was.  I asked him to call me back so I could get his email address and email him with my correct one.  I hope he calls back.  If not, I have the owner's email address and I can email him.  </div><div>
    </div><div>This truck is a top contender (we already hired the Italian food truck).  They are one of the best in the city and I wouldn't want to have to find something else!  I will keep you updated.

    </div>

  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_october-2013-weddings_reason-to-be-worried?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20Club%20BoardsForum:1925524f-fa8b-432f-a7b5-be486ce756efDiscussion:53c9f009-7af4-4a76-892e-19b31d7cbd54Post:2ab6bbc8-b136-4ef8-8e27-2efdacdf5d3b">Re: reason to be worried?</a>:
    [QUOTE]That's the thing - I already have a contract and paid the deposit. Once I have the invites i'll be good and won't need to worry leading up but we have already given her money, she should be more responsive.  I totally understand that something might be going on too - but put an out of office on your email. I will check if she has a facebook, and visit the store as a last resort (its more appointment only, I don't think she has regular business hours). Phone call is a next step for later this week I guess.
    Posted by hardlyhannah[/QUOTE]

    <div>You are right - an "out of office" is always the best thing to do.  I hope for your sake and the deposit that there is a very valid reason for this behavior.  I'll cross my fingers and wait to hear from you on how it goes.  Good luck!</div>
    S'mores. Just S'mores please.
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_october-2013-weddings_reason-to-be-worried?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20Club%20BoardsForum:1925524f-fa8b-432f-a7b5-be486ce756efDiscussion:53c9f009-7af4-4a76-892e-19b31d7cbd54Post:04d83795-0fae-41f5-9487-2d51f39f23ef">Re: reason to be worried?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: reason to be worried? :  If not, I have the owner's email address and I can email him.   This truck is a top contender (we already hired the Italian food truck).  They are one of the best in the city and I wouldn't want to have to find something else!  I will keep you updated.
    Posted by Rochelle041[/QUOTE]

    <div>I'll cross my fingers for you too.  and ladies..I am not above mobster like moves.  just snap and I'll ruffle some feathers ;)</div>
    S'mores. Just S'mores please.
  • Good news! She emailed me the proof last night (which I am super excited about! It's awesome to see all of that in print - and she got back to me - double excitement!)

    She thought she had already sent it to me..... sure.
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    image 151 Yes
    image 46 No

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