Help! Venue is starting to seem like a NIGHTMARE!

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
Member
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ah, that is so stressful! I would be nervous, as well, especially if they are changing the details on you with so little time. Is there any way you could hire a wedding planner of your own that could deal with these people for you?

Post # 5
Member
42546 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@candice7_3: Did you sign a contract with the venue?  Do you have their previous commitments in writing? re tables, cake cutting fee, and corkage?

I think the emergency meeting is a great idea. If you have your details in writing, just be a broken record and keep repeating that you expect them to abide by the contract and keep the commitments they made previosuly re waiving fees etc.

Make sure that the details of this meeting are in writing and signed by both parties.

Post # 6
Member
1500 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@candice7_3:  I would totally book my own, separate, private day of coordinator or wedding planner to take over at this point. I don’t trust most coordinators provided by venues because there is such a high turnover and they often can’t keepdetails straight. Sorry to hear it’s been crazy!

Post # 7
Member
2892 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@candice7_3: Shouldn’t this all be in the contract? Just keep pointing to the contract and get a wedding planner to help — you shouldn’t have to deal with this craziness. 

Post # 10
Member
42546 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@candice7_3:  Take your emails with you and let them know that you expect them to abide by their previous agreements.

Post # 11
Member
2892 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@candice7_3:  Oh dear. I’d have a come to jesus with the vendor and talk with a lawyer about your options. 

Depending on the contract, anything that ISN’T in the contract doesn’t have to be honored. They may or may not accomodate you, it’s hard to say without knowing more facts. 

They now have the wiggle room to change things because no catering contract has been signed, no seating has been signed (which I personally don’t understand, but I clearly don’t have the context). 

Ambiguity is bad because it gives them wiggle room. 

Post # 14
Member
2892 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@candice7_3: got it. I personally wouldn’t be comfortable signing something that commits me to something that unknown (like why the 90 day stipulation?) but you got it under control it sounds like

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors