Doubled booked my Venue!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
Member
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

“Compensate you if you changed,” to me, means to make sure you’d only be paying the same amount you would otherwise, in which case, no, I wouldn’t change dates. But this reads to me like they’re actually offering you hard cash on top of that., which may be worth considering depending on the amount.

Although I’ve never heard of anything like this before!

Post # 3
Member
8425 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

It depends on the level of compensation and if my other vendors would be available on the new date.  You’re 8 months out, so it should be enough time, but I’d check with them first.  Also, I’d want a very detailed contract stating how I would be compensated.

Post # 4
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6017 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

No I probably wouldn’t change the date. It would be a huge hassel to change the date with all the other vendors.

The only way I would change it is if all my vendors would change the date and the compensation was pretty big.

Post # 6
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1793 posts
Buzzing bee

Have you sent save the dates yet?  Are  your VIPs available for a different date?  If I were someone who worked in an office where you have to request vacation time way early and you changed the date on me I might not be able to make the new date (and wouldn’t be geeked if I lost my chance for nice vacay time to get it for your original date).  I know 2 poeple who have to request vacay time at the beginning of the year – if you don’t, you aren’t getting it.

What about  your photographer?   Your florist?  Any other independent vendors?  I would need a ton more details before I could tell if I would consider this.

Post # 7
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1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Heatherh103:  that is not bad $60 per head wish I had this deal. It depends on how they will compensate me. Plus before you do so you realize you have to make sure your other vendors are available for the new date and since you 8 months out I think you probably send out your STD and did your invitations some of your guess probably took the day off for your wedding. The only way I will say yes if they will give me some money and everyone else will be ok with the change of plans 

Post # 8
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20 posts
Newbee

Heatherh103:  Hell no! The only way I would consider it is if you were the second bride to book the date, then it would be unfair on the first bride and so you should be compensated for the error. BUT if an actual booking hasn’t been made and it’s just someone “wanting” to book your date? Too bad, so sad. You chose your venue and vendors for a reason, don’t let someone else’s greed tarnish your choices. The second bride should just be told “sorry, we’re already booked on that date”.

Post # 9
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1335 posts
Bumble bee

If it’s not too terribly inconvenient for you, and your vendors don’t have a problem switching dates than I would seriously consider changing my wedding date to get the compensation.  Unless of course, money/budget is not an issue for you than who cares!  We had to switch our wedding date from October to November to get our dream venue, so it’s definitely doable.

Post # 11
Hostess
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Heatherh103:  Dude I would ask for all the upgrades available, and ask for like a $20 a person disount “as you may have to change vendors since some of yours may not have the new date” that may nt be true…but I would ask away and demand and milk that cow for everything….if they wont give you huge amounts of compensation, then no…I wouldn’t do it since you may have to pay the price moving your other vendors. 

 

 

$10 a person isn’t helpig you is you hav to find a different vendor or pay some type of chnge fee for vendors that have contracts. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  KingsDaughter.
  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  KingsDaughter.
Post # 13
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Nope, I wouldn’t.

Post # 14
Hostess
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Heatherh103:  Call the photog first and see if there is any issues, explaine the situation, but don’t tell him about the compensation, just tell him the venue will upgrade your package for no extra fee (as for as s/he know, you will pay the same amount) . If you let him know you have extra money he is more likely to charge you extra. 

Post # 15
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1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would only consider it if I were easily able to coordinate the new date with all of my other vendors and VIP guests/bridal party etc.

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