Sunday, March 16, 2008

Last Episode My Soulmate My Biggest Fan!

Thank you for your HYSTERICAL emails. Yes it is true. I did not want to do this wedding while I had 2 major ones going on during the month of Nov...But I did not want Rhonda to have nothing, I know it's easier to say no and walk away. But my heart would bug me. I was really burnt. I was sent an email posting where my client would not show me where...But some people thought I was rude because I made a face about the KOC hall...How can I snob my nose if I am known for making weddings look amazing on a budget. You must not know me too well. Heck I don't care how much money you have. Let's be realistic you give me $500 and 3 weeks notice come on? I am not superwoman and she kept bugging me about it. My birthday had nothing to do with it. It was going to be my first Sat off in I cannot tell you how long. I wanted to just be lazy on my birthday. Is that bad? I only mentioned it was my birthday 2 times during the show. Some viewers exaggerate worse than the show! I had made no plans but to go out that night with my husband and friends. I deserve that. I never whined about it. I just wanted to have some Samantha time. Is that bad? I was honest. If you avid viewers can't accept that. That's just selfish. This was the best she would get for $500. What did you think I should have done? I am always open to positive criticism. Just don't get this one. I mean....I have other people who come here for advice... But this is just silly. Last BIG question you have asked me about payment. I DID NOT get paid anything after her initial deposit. She called off the wedding due to financial and physical issues. I told her when she is ready to pick up and try again we can talk about next year. This was around Halloween BTW...I had no time to do anything with her. I am sorry she was upset. But it was only me...I had major affairs going on. They deserved my attention as every client does before their event. I had no time!!!!! This did take away time from my other clients and they were so cool about it. I was doing this at n/c and at other clients expenses. I have to learn to say no....Do you ever get into that mode where you want to please everyone. Here is a lesson you can't. Thanks Lauren and Deepti my Nov 2007 Brides AMAZING BY THE WAY!. You knew I was stressed and you kept asking me if there was anything you could do to make copies, calls or decor. These were my clients whose weddings were in Novemeber???? I could never thank you guys enough.

3 comments:

D. Combs said...

It isn't selfish of you to want some time to yourself. Especially on your birthday! Anyone who says otherwise is full of it.

Nancy Jean said...

You were professional and honest and above board with someone who made me a bit uncomfortable. No need to explain anything. You did an amazing job. (PS I don't quite understand what you were saying about the money...did you ever get paid in full?)

get real with samantha goldberg said...

Hi Nancy!


Thank you for your email. It was a difficult situation. You are doomed if you do, and if you don't. I think being in the business so long you want to try and please as many people as possible. I tried very hard to keep our relationship professional. I knew she was lonely and that's why she called so often. It was a bit uncomfortable ( I am being tackful)

I was never paid the balance of our contract. It was a substancial amount. I just wanted to complete the show and move on.

This is a time where sanity is more important than money. I just wanted to do the right thing. That was to complete the wedding.

It's an experience I will probably never forget!

I devote my time to ensuring our clients recieve fab service. There's another "calling" for me. To give back to my peers that aspire to be the next "best" fancy pants somebody! Those who play it safe standing behind me, will fail. I do serve as a warning to others and yes, I'm nutty. It's who I am & it's not going to change, as it works. Feel free to comment & join me on what could be the best road trip EVER!

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