Sunday, January 6, 2008

Well, this was a first....

"Good Morning, this is Danica"

"Hi Danica, this is Betty (not her real name obviously). I've heard fabulous things about you and was wondering if you have some time to talk about hiring you for Day of Coordination."

"Absolutely. Thank you for the kind words. When is your wedding?"

"Well, that's the thing, we don't have a date yet, but it will definitely be in 2009. We just want to make sure we get you booked so we don't have to worry about anything."

"Well, I certainly appreciate that. Thank you! However, without having a wedding date it is hard for me to commit."

"We kind of figured that would be the case. We're actually willing to pay you triple what you normally charge in order to keep the summer open for 2009 until we have a date narrowed down."

"That's very generous of you, but unfortunately, I just can't do that. In fact, I already have 2 summer weddings booked for 2009 so it would be next to impossible for me to hold that many weekends. I also would never feel right or ethical about someone paying me more for services than what I actually charge."

"Really? We have a very high budget wedding and there are other vendors that have accepted more money than they charge in order to hold the date. Is there any way we can work with you on this? We really, really want you."

"Betty, I'm flattered, really I am. But I have to be completely honest with you. I practice a very ethical business here and if you have vendors that have actually accepted more money than typical...I would be very hesitant about working with them. I'm sorry this probably isn't going to work for you, but please do give me a call once you determine your date."

"Um, ok. I'm shocked actually. I guess we'll have to get a date SOON. I'm not doing this wedding without you."

"Thank you again. Let me know if you need any help with anything else. Have a great day!"

WHAT!?!? This is why the name of this blog is Tales of a Wedding Planner. You really just never know what you're going to get.


Michelle M said...

Can I be your assistant at this wedding???

Jessie said...

Jeebus. She's one of those that gets everything she wants. Blech.

Meghan said...

It's like the movie Toy. Maybe she can just "buy" you to have at her beckon call 24/7. :)

P.S. - Are you sure you can't go to G Love? We have 3 extra tickets!

Darci said...

Yikes...I am in awe and maybe a little afraid of "Betty." But I suppose you should be flattered!

Erin Nevicosi said...

How hard is it to just pick a date?

What a weirdo.

But yes, very flattering for you!

saundra said...

That was a great response from you and of course flattering. It's a testament to your reputation!