late on wedding venue payment and freaking out

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
Member
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

can you just drive over there and drop it off with someone? leave a message with the WC and say that you’ve left the cheque with so-and-so. When you drop it off, make sure you get a receipt or at least a final proof of payment. i doubt that they will cancel your reception but if you act now and drop it off, shows that you’re acting to correct the oversight. i wouldnt worry at all. 

Post # 3
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1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

daenerys30:  Depends on the venue. Our payment was due a week before and our venue coordinator was sick so she had her assistant meet with us. The assistant knew nothing about payments etc. yet so we chose to pay at the rehearsal the following Thursday. They honestly didn’t care.

Post # 4
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1119 posts
Bumble bee

daenerys30:  I’d imagine the clause about cancelling is for couples who can’t pay rather than ones who forget and pay a day or two late. Calm down, get the money ready and ring asap tomorrow to pay it. I’d be very surprised if they cancelled on you, they’re getting the money and it wouldn’t be worth the bad press to cancel on a couple who can pay

Post # 5
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2885 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

daenerys30:  I doubt they will cancel your wedding for one late payment one time, where you are less than a week late.  It is less than 4 months unitl your wedding (by your date in your profile) and I really doubt they can fill the space in that time.  Get the check to them ASAP, appologize for the delay, and most likely, nothing will happen.  It is probably a threat more for someone who doesn’t get a payment to them for a month and keeps saying “I will, I will” 12 months out where they can still get the space filled. 

Most venders don’t want to cancel a contract unless they are 100% sure they can fill the space.  Why cancel a sure thing (your already partially paid for wedding) for a maybe?

Post # 7
Member
636 posts
Busy bee

You could courier it over perhaps?

Post # 8
Member
8425 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

daenerys30:  I think you’ll be fine, especially since you contacted them and can pay immediately.  It’s obviously not a huge issue if the coordinator isn’t even in the office or trying to reach you.

Post # 9
Member
6032 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Call in and give a credit card number. They can take it immediately over the phone.

Post # 10
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2455 posts
Buzzing bee

daenerys30:  I’m sure they won’t just cancel a day or two after it was due. They probably haven’t noticed yet and if they DID notice, they’d probably call, let you know it’s due and when it would be cancelled due to non-payment.

Post # 11
Member
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Email/call the even coordinator.  explain the problem.  offer a CC number over the phone or a picture of a check you are mailing today (one of my vendors requested I text a pic of a check!  hah!)

 

I made the initial deposits on time but I missed several other payments by a day or two and no one said a damned thing.  You’ll be fine. 🙂

Post # 12
Member
5199 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

daenerys30:  It’ll be fine.  Just call the coordinator tomorrow and pay her.  No biggie. <br /><br />They don’t want you to cancel any more than you want to cancel on them!

Post # 12
Member
2368 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Relax, they want your money and they don’t want to deal with finding someone to fill your spot in 3 months. Call the coordinator first thing in the morning and arrange a time to drop off the check or pay via credit card.

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