(Closed) and the wedding drama begins!

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Sorry to hear about that.  Thats awful that they did that to you….

BTW how much was your deposit??  

At this point in the planning, do you think you could find another venue that you will love?  If it were me I think I would find a way to come up with the extra money.  

Best of luck to you and your FH!  🙂

Post # 4
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1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’d be furious!! That is SUCH BS. Wow. Totally unprofessional (in my opinion). What is the point of locking it in then? Why not raise the price $10,000!? (Sorry… I’m mad FOR you… haha).

I think it really just depends on how much your deposit is. If it was high ($500+) I would probably just fork over the extra money.

 

Sorry this happened to you… such BS.

Post # 5
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1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ugh. Sounds like it might not be worth the hassle to walk away, but I would say “I’ll be sure to mention this in the many reviews I will write about your venue” next time you talk to them. That’s seriously a nasty thing to do. 

Post # 6
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I wonder if they do that to everyone who books? I would like to have a list of former clients and ask them if this is the norm for the venue? Too bad you didn’t “read” the contract before you signed, you could have scratched that clause off before signing…

Post # 7
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5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

at this point I’d just pay the extra money.  After the wedding I’d make sure to put that little tidbit in all your online reviews.

Post # 8
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1736 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Did they give a reason for the cost increase? I would ask for an itemized bill describing what the additional cost will cover. In the event that it sounds like B.S. – you may not be able to do anything because of the contract, but at least you can use it to keep other blissfully unaware brides from falling into the same trap. I also second the PP^^ ask for additional clients for “reference” and find out if this is something that they also experienced. If so, they deserve to be reported to the BBB.

Post # 9
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513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@GroovyHippieChick:  +1

I would also be having a word with the Manager there and be telling them that as much as it states in the contract that this is an ‘option’ for them to do unless they are able to come up with a Good reason as to WHY they have raised the price at this point you will be making sure that after the wedding you will be placing some Reviews about the place…

Word of mouth and Reviews really hurt some businesses and this might just make them at least think twice about going through with this… I would think at this point it is at least worth a try. 

Good Luck!

Post # 10
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Threatening them with a “review” at this point may not be a good idea… They may “do” something else to sabotage the day as revenge.

Post # 13
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

@pinkmacaron:  Then they mentioned that due to rising costs of maintaining the rose garden they had to pass the cost on to us.

That’s the reason? So the rose garden wasn’t there when you signed the contract? And for maintaining the rose garden is all on your shoulders? Are they paying anything towards the maintenance themselves since the rose garden is on their property and will likely stay on their property to be enjoyed by others, whom may not be paying to enjoy said $1000 rose garden? Are they going to put a plaque there in your honour?

Sorry about the sarcasm here, but this is ridiculous and actually makes me upset!

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