Post # 1
I had a venue picked out and the deposit paid. 10 months later, I get gifted another venue (so I’m not paying any more than I originally was paying).
BUT!!!! It still feels hard to lose that deposit. It was about $1300 and I can’t use it toward anything else unless I meet a $3000 minimum.
I’m very thankful for my gifted venue but it’s an awful feeling to have $1300 go to NOTHING!
ETA: The point of this post was how can I think about this so it doesn’t make me feel like I just wasted lots of money?
Post # 3
I’m sorry 🙁 that sucks. Everything happens for a reason though! I wish you the best of luck, your wedding day will be amazing 🙂
Post # 4
could you transfer the venue deposit to another couple?
Post # 5
@asianyoushi: I’d love to do that!! I’m not sure if the venue would allow it. The deposit is “non-transferrable” in the contract, but they offered to let me apply it towards another event.. don’t know if it has to be MY event, hehe. I’ll try finding out!
Post # 7
@kuma311: I love this idea! I hope they let you do it! 🙂
Post # 8
I wanted to update! good news!
The management is allowing our deposit to be donated to another couple! FI is Navy so we asked it to be a military couple.
Post # 9
Oh how awesome! With Karma like that, you are sure to have an AMAZING wedding!
Post # 10
@kuma311: that is wonderful!!!