HOLY C*AP THE VENUE JUST CHANGED CAPACITY! I'M SCREWED!!!!!

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

It seems like he’s not super worried about ANYTHING, so what’s the worst that could happen if you had a few more people. Is there going to be anyone there counting? I’m of course not saying for you to undermind your contract, but he seems pretty lax. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Okay…why did you wait until a month and a half before your wedding to get a signed venue contract? I mean, I know that ship has sailed, but that is the thing that stuck out to me the most in your post. I would write back to him pointing out where he said that 80 guests (not including staff) are allowed and ask him how he plans to rectify the situation. Of course, since you don’t have a contract and he sounds like he doesn’t give a crap about your wedding (or anything else), he might just say forget it you can’t have it here. I would demand the contract like…YESTERDAY and threaten to move your event somewhere else if he can’t produce it asap and see if he calls your bluff. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Gwendolyn88:  Personally I never would have worked with such a wonky guy, but I agree with PP he doesn’t seem stressed about anything (the pets – OMG).  And he’s not going to be at the door with a clicker as your guests come in.  If all else fails tell him you were working around the draft contract and he should have had the final contract to you SO. LONG. AGO.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Gwendolyn88:  Why would you set out chairs that you know no one is going to be sitting in? LOL

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Gwendolyn88:  …Why would you trust a venue that says they don’t have a liquor license but you can serve liquor?

I’m really sorry you’re in this situation and I hope everything works out, but it sounds to me like you should have had a signed contract with your venue before sending out invitations.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

First of all, B_R_E_A_T_H_E……I know it’s hard. Maybe you need a stiff drink. Try to take a break from wedding planning this weekend, I know it’s hard but I have to make myself do it all the time so I don’t fall off the deep end. As far as the contract goes…unfortunately since you haven’t actually signed a black and white contract and it’s been all talk there’s nothing really you can do about the number of people allowed since it was all under a verbal agreement. (That’s the downfall of not have a signed contract yet) But if he’s just a old hippie that doesn’t really know what he’s doing sounds like you just need to (CALMLY) go sit down and talk to him face to face. If the venue can hold 80-82 people without breaking a fire code or something then it shouldn’t be a problem. But honestly I wouldn’t stress over it so much. I have talked to SO many brides who have mailed out 200+ invitations and only about 75-100 show up. People say they will be there but when the actual day comes there’s a handful of people who won’t. Just go and talk to him and see what happens.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Woulda coulda shoulda… I feel like the PP’s telling you what you should have done isn’t helping…

There’s not much you can do but wait and hope it works out. I can’t imagine how stressed you are, but if you have copies of the draft contract that says 80 people, then he can’t prove he never told you that. 

I wouldn’t worry. I think it’s all going to work out.

Post # 15
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1473 posts
Bumble bee

You’ll be okay. Take a hot bubble bath tonight and light a candle and breathe. 

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