Why is the Wedding Business Filled with Such Stressful People?

I find videotaping weddings rather easy, but, whenever I have to deal with fellow vendors, THEY are hyper, stressed-out, and running around like crazy idiots, making the whole process way more difficult and aggravating than it is, and than it needs to be.  I want to deal with intelligent people.  What I'm dealing with in this business are BELLIGERENT people, who think that, by the brute force of their personalities, they'll achieve success.  All they're achieving in fact is stress, making the brides who hired them very nervous, when these brides should be relaxing and enjoying their day (that they paid so much money for), and it's irritating the fuck out of me.  Stupid, stupid, stupid. 
God willing, this new steady job I started (NOT in the wedding business) will blossom into something really cool.  The job doesn't pay a fortune (yet), but it pays well enough to take the pressure off the bloody wedding business to sustain me.  Steady cush.  So far, so good...I'm working dilligently, they seem happy with me, and we're building a good relationship.

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deleted_user
deleted_user

you\'re right imho. best wishes with your new business.
deleted_user
deleted_user

\"Dog eat Dog\" mentality is alive and well. I agree with you that being competitive is fine but not to the point of stressing yourself or another person out. Good luck on your new job/ cash flow.
koolman
koolman

Competition: Yes, but these are people I\'m WORKING WITH. THEY HIRED ME. I\'M THEIR SUBCONTRACTOR (employee). There\'s no competition whatsoever. I don\'t want to pay for advertising and deal with brides, so I let them handle the schmoozing, booking and collection of deposits; then they take a percentage and give me a percentage for doing the production. Very simple arrangement. It\'s just difficult to work with them. They\'re hyper idiots (and I say or do nothing to encourage this!).
deleted_user
deleted_user

Hopefully this gig will lead to something better for you. Got to keep us posted as we all wish the best in the situation you are in.
koolman
koolman

Thanks, Ron. Hope you\'re well too.