(Closed) Facing Every Bride’s Nightmare, and Handling it Surprisingly Well…

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Time to head to Judge Judy.

Good luck on your problem solving. That’s an awful thing to have happen.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

oh wow. I am sorry this happened to you. I know that venues need to do repairs sometime, but a contract is a contract.

Is there anything in your contract with them that allows them to cancel with no penalty?

If not, I would be looking for some compensation , especially if you incur any additional costs at a new venue.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We changed our venue a couple of weeks ago after some serious drama. It’s definitely not ideal, but you will make it through. <3 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sorry this happened to you, I couldn’t even imagine having to find a new venue at this point. We are date twins!

It will work out for the best I’m sure!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wish i knew your area i would completly start calling around and helping you!!! I hope you can find something without too much hastle and I hope the venue gives more conpensation then just your deposit back…

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

How terrible of them! They “only” had 3 events booked so they’re cancelling them all?  How does that even make sense?  If they had 0 events it would make sense to shut down to renovate, but now 4 months out they decide this?  That’s unacceptable.  I’m assuming you had a contract?  I would demand they help you out at this point, that’s rediculous.  How is it your fault they weren’t booked full? You shouldn’t be punished for it. 

Glad you’re staying calm at least!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow, you ARE handling that really well, I don’t think I would have.

You might ask the old venues coordinator to call around for you, they might have some luck in getting you a discount with cooperation from venue to venue.  Worth a shot in asking them.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Glad to hear that the old venue coordinator is helping you find a new venue.  You are being incredibly calm.  I know how hard it was for us to find our venue initially, I think I might freak and just give up if this happened to me (tent in the backyard). Best of luck and I am sure it will work out for the best!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Keeping a clear head is the way to go…  I hope you find your new venue soon and it mskes you snd your fiance even happier!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You are handling it much better than I would. (I’m Italian/Scottish/Irish with anger issues) If it were me, I’d have been down there shoving my boot up someone’s arse, raising cane, and giving them my thoughts as to how despicable that is. That’s just not right. What’s the name of that venue? So other brides have a heads up. Though it’s a good idea to have a “contingency plan”, no every bride can do that. Good luck to you though. Are there any churches that are big enough that will let you be married there without being a member? I know it’s not ideal, but State Parks/Recreation centers will also rent out large rooms and such after public hours.

Post # 14
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Newbee

I would be freaking out and panicking right now really. You are very calm and cool. Maybe it’s shock?

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@shoemaven0917:  Let me know if I can help find anything!!  I have a ton of ideas for venues in Calgary!!!

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