How To Break Up With A Rochester Wedding Vendor

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We have written some blog entries about how to grow and build a relationship with Rochester wedding vendors. However, there are times when a relationship may not go as originally planned and you may have to end things with a certain business or vendor. Breaking up isn’t easy.

There’s the guilt factor, constantly second-guessing yourself and wondering how in the world you’re possibly going to tell the vendor you were once so committed to that you’re just not into it anymore. Should you lie? Drop off the face of the planet? Or just be straightforward and risk hurting their feelings? We took it upon ourselves to find out so here is  our entry on How To Break Up With A Rochester Wedding Vendor.

Keep It Real
No one likes being blatantly lied to, your Rochester wedding vendors included. That’s why honesty truly is the best policy. I think most vendors are willing to work with someone when a cancellation is necessary. Without a contract, all it takes is communication to cancel with care. 

How To Break Up With A Rochester Wedding VendorDon’t Be Rude
Already signed a contract? Then be sure that you’re really ready to cut the cord before you lose your temper via email or telephone. This isn’t the time to rant, rave and insult the vendor. Avoid profanity, but do attach any emails from him/her or yourself that demonstrate the lack of responsiveness or whatever other issue you’re citing for not continuing. While, constructive criticism and honesty are always appreciated, low blows are not.

Let The Vendor Know In Writing
If you’ve only had one consultation and chose not to book, a quick email kindly thanking the vendor for their time and letting them know you’ve decided to go in a different direction should suffice. If you’re under contract, however, simply stating that you’d like to cancel is most likely not concrete enough to void it. Be prepared to mail a signed letter that declares your cancellation, as the vendor will need it for their records.

Read Your Contract
Most vendors are prepared for cancellations, and probably have already outlined information about how to cancel in the contract you signed with them.

Be Prepared To Lose Your Deposit
Many wedding vendors require a deposit, which allows them to keep some of it for time spent and refund the rest, based on the time of cancellation prior to the event. Others may not be able to refund the deposit at all. For example, if a makeup artist required a deposit, they may have already used it to purchase the makeup they needed for your event.

Don’t Ghost
It is never, ever okay to disappear on a vendor! Even if you don’t want your deposit back, they’re going to spend days or weeks fretting over what happened to you. They will be too nervous to book another client on your date, and if it’s close, they may not be able to. So many vendors are living fully on the income they make on weddings, so an unexpected and unannounced cancellation can make big waves in their personal lives.

August 28, 2015 |

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