Is it appropriate, or more so inappropriate, to send a rejection email to vendors? I have contacted numerous photographers about pricing and the majority of them have been way over budget. For those who are $600+ over my estimated budget, I have responded with a "Thank you for your time but, although I like your work, you're not in my budget" email. Most of them have responded with an I understand. Some came back with a slightly less price to exclude specific items, which I didn't want to begin with, but were still over budget.
I met with 4 photographers over the past 2 weeks. For the 3 that I'm not hiring, should I send them an email letting them know I have chosen to go with someone else? My wedding date is 5 months away, the Sat. after Thanksgiving, and I kind of want to let them know that I have decided not to go with them, in case they decide that they want to make plans to go out of town or might have another potential client contact them with that date (though I know it's not set in stone until a contract is signed). Would, or have, any of you done this with vendors you have met with?