What My Pregnancy Cravings Have To Do With Your Wedding Vendors
Today the kidlets and I were running errands before our flight out early Wednesday morning. Before making a quick FedEx run, we decided to get lunch at good ole’ Mickey D’s. My kids are little…so anything that comes in that little house shaped box of goodness is alright with them…especially the toy. Today, my craving was for a little box of chicken nuggets. Not just any chicken nuggets…chicken nuggets with their signature Hot Mustard sauce. I could taste it as I ordered. Smelled it as I paid at “the first window”. By the time I as at “the next window”, I was greedily rubbing my hands together for about 3 minutes of deep fried bliss. I wanted that sauce.
The girl at the second window was very cordial (I was surprised as this McDonald’s has less than stellar CS at times). She smiled, made small talk, and was very nice. I was quite pleased. She asked if I needed any ketchup. Of course, as you can imagine, I voiced my strong inclination for the Hot Mustard sauce. She smiled and said OK. For kicks, I also got some Sweet N Sour sauce. Before the kids started a riot in the back of the car and had to be quelled with a handy dose of horse sedatives, I gave them their food and commenced to enjoy my own fare. Imagine my shock, horror and anger when I pull out barbecue sauce from out of my bag. By this time, I’m already on the road to FedEx…seriously contemplating turning around to get my Hot Mustard.
The point: Sometimes, just being “nice” doesn’t cut it.
How this applies to your wedding: I know you want to be buddy-buddy with all your wedding vendors. Sometimes, we can’t get as tied up into you, your life, or your event as you would like. That doesn’t mean that we won’t do a good job. Do you want someone nice, or do you want the job done right? I could’ve almost put up with the substandard service from the second window girl, had I got what I wanted and paid for, versus the whole Coke and a Smile routine. Her syrup and honey attitude didn’t do anything for my Hot Mustard craving. So cut your vendors some slack, occasionally. I want you to feel comfortable with whomever you decide to book and ultimately finance. But just know, you may not get the BFF vibe all the time…but you should get your work done and done right.