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Future Mrs.Randolph, on November 24, 2020 at 4:25 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 8
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Hello everybody,
I had my 2nd catering tasting and it was for the most part an enjoyable and somewhat fun experience and the food was great. The chef/owner was having side conversations with us and made some comments that I guess made my parents assume that he supports a certain political group (which after doing research turns out to be untrue.) and wanted me to rethink choosing them as our caterer for our wedding. It got to me wondering have you/would you change your mind or terminate an existing contract with a vendor once you learned of their political/ethical/moral values.

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Latest activity by CountryBride, on November 26, 2020 at 1:41 PM
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    Super April 2021
    Tiger Bride ·
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    Hmm. I think I would prefer my vendors share my views, but I didn't look into that before booking.


    If a vendor was overtly political on their website or social media and those views were antithetical to mine, I would probably pick a different vendor.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Sure would. It’s not something I sought out, but if a vendor that I was hiring for my same sex wedding told me they were a Trump supporter, I would move on to the next option.
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    VIP October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    No. Those are generally private and not brought into a customer service setting. Without getting political, I would not support a business that had openly extremeist views they guilt others into with no regard for anyone beyond themselves. But no vendor should be pushing that on anyone or making their private personal beliefs into a public thing. The same goes for a private conversation that someone listening in has no clue what the context is. A person's beliefs/morals are irrelevant when it comes to performing a job on a professional level.


    Long story short: was the food good with appropriate temperatures, etc? Was the customer service stellar at the tasting? If yes to both of those, then the rest is a non issue.
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    VIP October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    I definitely agree with. Or if many a vendor refuses to provide service because it goes against their religious beliefs. In that case move on.
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    Super January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    I don't support companies that won't serve LGBTQ+ customers, so yes, this matters to me. Sure, those types of opinions *should* be kept out of professional relationships, but as soon as the vendor chooses to make it known, customers/potential customers have every right to use that information to decide who to book.

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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine Online ·
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    For me it depends on if I could tell exactly what they supported. If it was something that was just ignorant (against blacks, LGBTQ, women, lower class...etc) then it would be an easy no for me. If it was something like they support more taxes or something like that, I wouldn't have that stop me.
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  • Allie
    Rockstar November 2021
    Allie ·
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    It would depend on what it is they were for/against and what they said. If they said they supported one person and I didn’t agree with that, I wouldn’t end continuing with them just because of that. If they were saying hate speech of some sort I’d say bye. I know this is a very sensitive topic for a lot of people, especially this year, but I personally think politics should be kept out of things. I know that’s not always the case, so if someone was REALLY getting into politics I’d leave even if they did have my views because that’s not their job and I have friends and family with all different beliefs. Everyone should feel comfortable being at your wedding so if a vendor is making you or someone else feel uncomfortable, maybe it’s best to look elsewhere.
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  • CountryBride
    Expert April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    I think if they had great food you should go with the caterer, my vendors that I picked and I have different views however it's business. would you not go to work anymore because your boss is a democrat and your a republican? same thing

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