Should? Or Shouldn’t? How do we know if we should wait for other vendor inquiry responses? Or just book the ones that already did?
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“When researching and contacting vendors (ex: photography, hair, makeup), how do you know when to wait it out for others to respond or when to just book the ones who have responded to you already.
I feel like I’m always feeling a bit of FOMO, whether it’s waiting for a better price or a better vendor.“
This is really a tricky question. Because only you know what your timeline is. But it is important to set deadlines when contacting vendors and when booking them.
Most vendors will note how long you expect to wait before they respond, sometimes in 2-3 business days, some might be more. This is usually noted on their website when you submit your inquiry.
If it does not show it on their contact page, an auto-reply will usually mention their response turnaround time.
Popular vendors that are really busy might take a little bit longer than expected to respond. This is not to take things personally, but they get swamped, and a timely response might not always be possible.
But if a vendor is letting you wait that long without responding, that might be a sign that it might be something that they will be doing through the whole relationship, should you decide to work with them.
You’d want to work with someone that responds to you and your concerns. Better pricing is always there. You will find someone who will charge less, but again, this is knowing what’s important to you.
In addition, we think it’s not even just about how long they will respond to you, but setting clear timelines from the beginning is important so that expectations can be managed better.
If you are meticulous and looking to receive more detail, that will likely come with a price. Most likely, working with a little bit of a pricier vendor that allows you to receive a lot of details and respond quickly will be a great match for you.
If you are easy on the details, you might be able to find someone who has a better price, but not mostly on the responsive side.
So again, this is knowing what your priorities and maximum spending are. There is no shortage of wedding vendors out there. You will find the best one for you. xo
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