Don’t be afraid to tell a vendor you do not want to hire them.
When meeting with so many potential wedding vendors, you will encounter many that you have on your do not like list and a few on the ‘short list’. Be upfront and honest about what you want, expect and need. If you encounter someone that you know right away you would not be able to work with for any reason; cost, personality, services offered, etc. just tell them that you are not interested further and thank them for their time.
Most vendors keep track all of the brides that they meet with and their wedding dates so if the bride contacts them back, then they can go from there with the contract and booking process.
Once you have narrowed down vendors and cut them off your list, it is appropriate for you to contact them with just a quick email or call and let them know that you are not going to use them. There is work that goes on behind the scenes to keep the business running properly and keep track of it all. Vendors prefer to just know either way, and actually appreciate the response from you. Those folks can then make other plans or arrangements on that day – whether it is another booking, or even plans with their families
To all the brides who already do this – thank you so very much!!