Kristin
Just Said Yes October 2022

Anyone else having trouble finding vendors?

Kristin, on July 23, 2021 at 2:29 PM Posted in Planning 0 15
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So my fiancé and I aren't getting married until the end of 2022. We'll have under 20 guests because of budget. All we wanted to rent for the ceremony and reception were some chairs, tables, and an arch but all the event rentals won't respond to emails, are booked up, or way over what we can afford. Is anyone else having a problem getting vendors to reply to them on here/through other contact methods or should we go full do it yourself at this point (which we were only partially doing)?

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Latest activity by Ashlee, on July 27, 2021 at 2:08 PM
  • AJ
    Super October 2022
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    2022 is predicting to be a big year for weddings since a lot of couples postponed because of COVID. I luckily didn’t have any trouble finding vendors but I booked most of them end of last year or beginning of this year for that reason. I’ve not heard from a few vendors on here but then I just went with someone else. I would try as many as you can that are in the area, but anything with wedding attached to it is expensive. I hope you can find what you’re looking for!
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  • Kristin
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    I started looking last month for an October 2022 wedding and everything for the wedding is being used for the reception too. Just seems odd that I got radio silence from every vendor now. Thanks for the advice though Smiley laugh
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  • Lauren
    Expert July 2021
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    I never got answers if I messaged through here. I always found it easier to get names of vendors here but then reach them through the info directly on their website
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  • Kristin
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    I tried that and still no response. Only two answered through their websites and both were out of budget.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
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    We actually found a number of vendors on Instagram. Do a search for “yourcityweddingvendors” and there are lists of vendors used. Many are less expensive than the ones recommended by WW.

    The only way to contact vendors is go to their official website and look for contact info (phone/email)

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  • Kristin
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    Thank you so much Smiley laugh
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  • SHY
    Master January 2022
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    I've stayed away from WW and other similar websites when searching for vendors. I've found it a lot easier to just do a quick google search of what I'm looking for in my area. If they have a website, reach out to them on there, if not, see if they have any social media outlets like Facebook and Instagram.

    Since so many weddings were postponed due to the pandemic, 2022 is going to be a busy year for the wedding industry, meaning vendors are swamped right now. So reach out and be a little patient with them, but have backup options just in case your first choice falls through!

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  • J
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    Jessa ·
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    Also, unfortunately some companies don't respond to smaller events. Have you mentioned when your reached out that your event was more intimate in size? That could possibly be one of the issues.

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  • Kristin
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    I mentioned that to all of them. Some vendors were okay with it but the two I really liked all of a sudden one went radio silent weeks later and the other was out of budget.
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  • Victoria
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    It depends on the look you’re going for- but for 20 people it might be cheaper to buy your own tent... we had our wedding in our own backyard and used family tents (also family stereo for music and friend photographer, uncle cooked...).
    Our wedding cost about $2000, because we used a lot of family and friend resources.
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  • Claudia
    Beginner April 2022
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    How did you like that ? We are planning a wedding , it’s now $20,000 and I don’t know if we should move forward or not.
    Seems so expensive.
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  • Kristin
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    We're planning to do ours in my fiancé's backyard with the exact same things but every rental place just for the stuff we actually need wants almost $3,000.
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  • Victoria
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    Weddings are SO EXPENSIVE. I lived my little backyard wedding. It was intimate and memorable. My big ticket items were my dress (350 including alterations) and the cake (300 including some extra sweets).
    We have a lot of photographers in the family and my BiL used his stereo to play Apple Music. An uncle cooked the burgers we got at BJs. Sides were done by the grocery store. Tents and tables and chairs were ours/parents. We didn’t do much in the way of decorating except for my cake table. We spent money on yard games that we can use for years to come. The flowers were wood and my SiL gifted/crafted all the arrangements we needed.
    We said we didn’t want to spend the money, so we didn’t. We said no to the requests to invite more people. We wanted to spend money on our house and dogs... not on a single night with people we’re not going to really talk with much ever again. It wasn’t easy going to big beautiful weddings ahead of mine thinking how it won’t be as pretty. BUT- my guests loved playing games. They loved having food that was simple and made well. They loved that they knew everyone who was there. I loved wearing my dress and eating my cake in it. I looked fantastic. The bridal party looked fantastic. I didn’t have panic attacks over vendors and I was able to just meld the flow of the planning into my day. It was perfect. You just have to want it and embrace the simple.
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  • Victoria
    Devoted June 2020
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    It also depends a lot on the quantity of things (chairs/tables). And what do you actually need? Are you actually going to have people who wanted to dance? We didn’t so we didn’t get a floor. We used chairs and tents from family. We didn’t rent a thing. We even had offers from the neighbors who weren’t invited to use their tents. I’m sure you know people who have what you need. You need to be willing to ask.
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  • Ashlee
    Expert September 2022
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    Check with area churches/community centers, I know where I grew up, a lot of churches rented out tables and chairs for events in the community. It may be more cost effective than a rental company anyway

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