FML My venue double booked me

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Hot_Sauce:  Oh god, that’s terrible, I’m SO SORRY!! 🙁 I’d be having a meltdown too. 

But stay strong, you know what they say “everything happens for a reason”. Maybe there’s something better out there!

It’s sad when ppl make mistakes, but well….they do 🙁 Mind you, that’s a pretty huge mistake!

Post # 4
376 posts
Helper bee

Seriously, fire him. There is someone better out there for you guys.

Post # 5
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

Oh my!  How frustrating. I would take this as a sign of thibgs to come, and get out now while you still have the chance!

As for Save the Dates already being sent, people undersrand that s**t happens and sometimes venues change. We had a similar isssue at the start of our planning but ignored it and then we got to 5 months before our wedding and we had nothing confirmed with our venue, not even a wine list! I had a meltdown and we cancelled, but couldn’t find another place we liked and could afford on such short notice,  so we ended up having to cancel everything and reschedule for 6 months later. Point of my story is that the service will likely get worse, not better, and you can always print out cute little postcards on Vista print saying you made an oopsie, or if you have nerd friends, make it a 404 wedding not found error.

Post # 8
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Hot_Sauce:  YAY. I’m glad this worked out for you.

Post # 9
3813 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Wow, unbelieveable!  Glad you were able to find a new venue.. make sure to call your bank to cancel those outstanding checks so that they never get cashed!!

Post # 10
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

good!!!! Make sure you place a stop on the checks you gave him in case he “finds” them and trys to cash them!

Post # 12
1887 posts
Buzzing bee

@Hot_Sauce:  It sounds like this poor man has a bit of dementia, so I would not trust my wedding plans to him.  If he is ill, he can’t help but make mistakes and you don’t want to be dealing with that for your wedding.  I’d find a new venue. 

I just saw your update- you did the right thing!  A new venue is the best solution in this situation.  Congratulations!

Post # 13
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yay, good for you!  I was actually getting a pit in my stomach as I read your post, and I’m so happy it turned out for the better.

Post # 14
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You dodged a bullet. So glad you got a better venue!

Post # 15
573 posts
Busy bee

@Hot_Sauce:  Yay!  Definitely the best option for you as this man clearly isn’t up to the job.  Make sure you cancel the checks you’ve sent to him!!

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