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Online or IRL? - Communicating with your vendors

Joey, on September 10, 2018 at 09:01 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 19
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What's your preferred method for keeping in touch with your vendors? Do you send lots of emails and texts, or do you set face-to-face meetings? Does it vary by vendor? Online or IRL?

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Latest activity by Emily, on January 13, 2019 at 16:11
  • Emily
    Devoted February 2020 Ontario
    Emily ·
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    Since I am 22 hours away, I am communicating only via email.

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  • Andrea
    Devoted January 2021 Ontario
    Andrea ·
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    Email!, so ONLINE! LOL!

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  • Genis
    Frequent user January 2019 Alberta
    Genis ·
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    Being in australia & my wedding in Calgary, all communication has been over email/facetime/skype!!

    Come december when we arrive we will meet with people in person Smiley smile

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Definitely varies for each vendor.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Online, once they were booked. I work regular business hours so email was so much simpler!

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  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    Online mainly aside from a few phone calls! Again I like the paper trails!
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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    Almost all online. I haven't phoned any vendors... the one DJ who called me made me uncomfortable. I met 2 photographers in person for interviews before selecting one, but communication afterwards was electronic.

    It's just so much easier to communicate through e-mails now for multiples vendors. Also with e-signatures for contracts.

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Online with emails all the way.

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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    Email and online correspondence so you have the time and date stamp when things were said!

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  • K
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
    Kim ·
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    Big fan of email!!
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    75% IRL and 25% online. Phone calls were made most of the time to confirm details and signatures for the contracts. Online was to send over the signed copies to get their signature in return and final details for the day.

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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
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    Mostly online but I like to do at least a little face to face meeting.
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    Mostly online communication since we are 18 hours from our wedding destination. I do go visit my parents a bit and will schedule vendor meetings then.

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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    We live 3 provinces West of our wedding location, so closer to 95% of our communications have been via email and scheduled phone calls.

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  • Leanne
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Leanne ·
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    95% of communication has been through email with some phone calls and texts as well. We live 5.5 hours away from where we are getting married and all of our vendors are local to our venue, so in-person has not really been an option.

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  • Gina
    Super April 2019 Alberta
    Gina ·
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    Just emails and texts. We did meet face-to-face with the photographer once
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  • Megann
    Frequent user September 2018 New Brunswick
    Megann ·
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    Facebooks messenger and emails for most. It’s more convenient Smiley smile
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Used to be in person when booking but since we moved everything is mostly online.
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    It vary's by vendor but for now we have done most of everything online/ through technology.

    Venue was first by email and phone calls and then in person.

    Food was by email and phone call.

    Alcohol was in person as it was through friends of ours that have their own company.

    Officiant was in person as it's my FH's uncle.

    Photographer was in person as it's one of my friends from work.

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