Have a burning question about modern wedding etiquette? DIY Bride answers those perplexing and often sticky dilemmas in our Real Etiquette column.
My fiance and I found a vendor we loved and, until last week, we thought we were going to hire her. Long story short we had to cut our budget and can no longer afford to hire this person. I feel bad because we’ve had a lot of back and forth with her and told her we were looking forward to hiring her. How do we let her know we’re not going with her company without seeming like we’ve been stringing her along? – Lisa
The best approach is to simply be honest. Contact the vendor and let her know your situation: you’ve had a significant budget cut and can no longer afford the product/services you had been discussing with her. There’s no shame in telling the truth.
Are you cutting out this product/service completely or are you going with a lower-cost vendor? You may be able to negotiate with your favorite for a modified product/service that fits into your new budget. Don’t be afraid to ask.