Re: Longwood and Minimum Pricing
posted at 11/24/2009 5:15 PM EST
In Response to Re: Longwood and Minimum Pricing
[QUOTE]I just don't understand how something like that happens with the valet parking. This is something that should have been in her contract. Did she ask them if there was a charge when they gave her the cards? If they said no, why didn't she ask for it in writing? I would definitely have wanted something like that spelled out in writing so that I could feel comfortable that I wouldn't be charged for it regardless of where the event was....
Posted by Summer2010[/QUOTE]
I think the coordinator who had given them a presentation and tour, turned things over to a business manager, who then held 1 copy of a detailed multipage contract out for Bride, Groom, and Bride's father to look over, while he skipped, 1 paragraph this page, turn to another, him verbally summarizing.
If the bride's mother, who entertained lavishly for years personally and arranged functions for her father's law firm, been there, it would not have happened. The manager would have cooled his heels for 15 to 30 minutes as she read uninterupted, systematically asking questions to clarify, and checking of her personal list of questions as they went.
The point I am making - this can be a 30K to 80 K transaction. Treat it like one. Phrases like - "will be greeted by our courteous valets at the portico
" - need questions like - who pays, fixed price, tip only, what rates.
I heard the bride say she remembered the above, and remembered saying - how nice, it is such a beautiful first sight of our wedding.
And thinking that the parking was courtesy
parking (free or included) not a fancy way of saying, our own expensive professional personnel who can be trusted with your Mercedes.
Not a con job - just a slick presentation of the packages for people who do not check on details.