I was contacted by a wedding planner who eventually set up a tasting for the bride and groom. In the 3rd email she alerts me to the fact that they do a slight upcharge on vendor pricing...okay fine. She has already given me a budget and that's MY budget...whatever the REAL budget is I don't know.
I get an email from her yesterday asking me not to discuss pricing with the bride...okay way to tie up my hands. Half of the consultation revolves around price...price dictates design...DUH!
Now I haven't written back yet but I'm planning to tell her, that she's essentially giving me no leeway during the tasting. What am I suppose to do if the bride starts all this planning about what she wants and it's over her budget. It's a waste of EVERYONES time...
I wanted to find out if anyone else had any similar expierences and what possible advice they can provide.