Post # 1
I am getting married on May 10 and it seems like from the beginning of planning everything has been going wrong or taking its sweet time to figure out. The only thing i have booked is the honeymoon. The vendors/locations keep falling through. I have been contacting a couple venues and the one i really want to use takes their sweet time to get back to me. They contact me like 10 minutes before their weekend and then when I respond almost right away i get an note back saying their gone until next week. I am only having an intimate wedding but you would think they would still want my business? I don’t want to complain to the manager and sound like a bridezilla. Ive been communicating with them for a couple weeks and Ive told them im serious about booking there but its like they dont take me seriously. Anyone else having issues with venues? What did you do to sort it out? The other thing i really wanted was cups from a restaurant from where we first met but they told me they dont give out cups to people so i wold have to buy 35 cups of coffee in order to get the cups which was really disappointing. I just feel so behind compared to other people considering I started planning over 2 months ago.
Post # 3
Are you emailing or calling? If it’s a vendor you’re really interested in, I’d make sure you’re doing both. However, if they’re really difficult to get a hold of, I would probably be wary of doing business with them. You don’t want to have trouble getting a hold of them when your wedding is only a few weeks away!
Don’t worry about comparing yourself to other people. Your wedding is about you and your FI! And you still have plenty of time to put together an absolutely beautiful day.
Do you have your guest list together? It sounds like you do, but not sure.
If you do, I’d first (and as soon as possible) try to nail down and get a contract in writing for your ceremony and reception venues. As you know, those book up! And really, if you can’t get them to commit to you, I wouldn’t risk trusting them with your wedding day. Maybe look for another option?
From there, it really depends on your priorities, but for many, the photographer (and videographer if you want one) is often the next priority.Then of course there’s music and food and flowers and whatnot to think of, along with apparel for you, your FI, the bridal party (if you have one) and anyone else who is involved in the wedding!
Post # 4
@excited1: Did you end up booking the venue?
I’ve been frustrated too. We are having a small wedding and it seemed like everything was done for big weddings – big money. My dream venue would never happen, because their minimum was like 6k, so we compromised. We started researching nearby towns for great venues and everything worked out. I feel like I’m behind too, however, everything seems to line up as it is meant to be, you know. I started planning a year ago and only six months later I was able to find a venue.
One thing I learnt is, if they don’t want my business, I don’t want theirs. I have a right to pick here.
Post # 5
Hello, we didn’t end up booking that venue. We found one that was even better and suited our personalities and wedding size perfectly. We ended up falling in love with this beautiful bed and breakfast that has 12 rooms and overlooks a quiet bay and has an orchard which will be starting to bloom when we are there. With the size of the wedding we will practically have the entire place to ourselves. After we did book this venue I did finally get an email back from the other venue. I wanted to complain to her management because the excuse she used was that she got my email wrong which was weird considering she had sent me emails in the past. Since I live in a smaller area I decided to just try to as politly as possible tell her I found a way better venue.
Im glad you found somewhere nice to have your wedding too. The fun thing about having a smaller wedding is that we don’t have to plan as far in advance as bigger weddings do.