Crystal
Expert March 2010

Hiring from Craigslist

Crystal, on September 3, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Posted in Planning 28

What do you ladies think about hiring vendors off of craigslist? I have found a DJ, photographer, and videographer that I am interested in. But I am reluctant because I am affraid to be scammed.

What do you ladies think about hiring vendors off of craigslist? I have found a DJ, photographer, and videographer that I am interested in. But I am reluctant because I am affraid to be scammed.

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  • Soon-2-B-MrsBurke
    Super May 2011
    Soon-2-B-MrsBurke ·
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    What do you guys think about me hiring a few waiters off of them?

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  • Rei
    Dedicated August 2009
    Rei ·
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    It is highly unlikely to be a scam if you are meeting with the person and discussing the services, or signing a contract. It's not any different than getting their number from a friend. I got lots of vendors on Craigslist and they turned out great. I even traded services to get a photographer for FREE!

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  • Adriana
    Expert September 2009
    Adriana ·
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    I got my photographer for free on craigs list she is shooting, our whole wedding ceremony, formals and reception along with that she evEn did an engagement shoot all the photos came out great! We got our photos quick also!

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  • Barry Kolanowski
    Barry Kolanowski ·
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    I think a resource list is the same as any other list, you still need to meet with them and make sure they are the real thing.

    For example as an officiant, I meet with couples all the time as they tell me it is important there is a personality connection. Of course I don't charge them nor are they obligated to work with me.

    So whether it is Craigslist or Wedding wire you need to meet with them

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  • Brian Noah
    Brian Noah ·
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    I just have to say, make sure they are a pro... as someone had stated before: if you think hiring a professional is expensive, try hiring an amateur.

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  • Kristy Sowders
    Kristy Sowders ·
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    I would not worry to much. I have hired a couple of vendors from Craigs list and every thing worked out just fine. Just remember to ask the photographer and the videographer for examples of their work and make sure they have several examples of their work. And ask the DJ were they will be playing next, if your lucky you might be able to sneak a peek of there work.

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  • S
    Super September 2010
    SCheecks ·
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    I agree with the ladies here, be careful. Always ask for references. Don't just hire them, meet with them first. (I am sure you knew that) Good luck to you hunny!! Smiley smile

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