Saturday, February 20, 2010

I've been biting my nails for months...

I have to say this... as a member of many chat boards and bride forums, I've come to the opinion that the wedding industry is rapidly becoming devoid of brides who want high quality skilled and talented vendors. The boards are filled with brides who want "cheap" and "budget" prices, but want top flight services. It's NOT going to happen.

The Craigslist mentality is overtaking the industry, and the skilled professionals are paying dearly. Anyone can call themselves a DJ or planner or photographer or a cake decorator... or whatever, without producing credentials to prove it, and brides are ONLY concerned with price.

I continually hear brides say they have an uncle who will shoot pictures, and a friend of the FH who will DJ with a home stereo, and a sister who will make the cake... What ever happened to the "Bride" magazine style of wedding? I call it the "champagne desires on a beer budget".

Now, I"m not adverse to DIY brides... heck, I did a lot of DIY for my wedding. But, when a brides invites 350 guests and has an iPod for music... c'mon, this isn't going to work.

Here's the interesting part of this VENT. Every time I hear from a bride about going with the lowest price vendor, I simply ask that they report back with the results. Not one single bride has... tell you anything? And this is over 5 years that I've been on bride and chat forums. They all talk about the DIY aspect before the fact, but nothing after the fact. I can only surmise that it didn't turn out the way they wanted, and they're too embarrassed to make that statement.

Here's a quote I just love: "The bitterness of poor quality, remains long after the sweetness of a cheap price is forgotten".

Thursday, February 4, 2010

What I've been up to, hmmmmmm

No one's folloing this anyhow, but here's for kicks and giggles:
I' just got done with a wedding fair at the Resort where I DJ at on weekends. I'll include a picture.
I just bought a new Juke Box and loaded it with a ton of music. One more thing I can take off my "bucket list".