| Originally Posted by hsustark |
Hello All AyJ Brides to be,
In regards to the outside vendor fee, can anyone else confirm the following:
for musicians, you pay a $200 outside vendor fee PLUS $150/hour for every hour they play?!?!
I understand why we pay an outside vendor fee that is not on their vendor list - its just part of the business. Fine, i get that. What I don't understand is that by finding these outside vendors ourselves we take the risk of them not performing up the standards of the people on her vendor list...but that is OUR RISK...so why do we have to PAY THEM these extra fees for something that can't be blamed on them but only us? AM I making any sense?
So based on all the fees, if you were to hire an outside DJ to play for 4 hours lets say, in just AyJ fees alone you will be paying $200 (outside vendor fee) + $600 (@$150/hour) = $800 - and this doesn't even include the fees the DJ is charging. I think this is highly unreasonable and a total scam.
If I am incorrect a/b all this, please somebody let me know. I have emailed Jackie and asked, but am still waiting a return reply.
It's probably best that you hear directly from Jackie since her answers quotes have been inconsistent. For the DJ, I booked DJ Bob. I am paying him $450 for 4 hours. Jackie quoted me an outside vendor fee of $100 per hour (= $400); which is still $100 cheaper than her DJ. However, some of the other brides on the forum I think she quoted a $200 outside vendor fee for the DJ, but I'm not sure. It's best to let her respond in writing. Also, I'm not sure when you're getting married, but you might want to ask Jackie for her list of vendors so you could possibly save money on the outside vendor fees.