- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
You know what they say about the best laid plans. I guess wedding planning is no exception. Here is a little background. My fiancé and I were engaged in February and set the wedding date for March 2013 so that we would have plenty of time to get everything set. Plus with both of our work schedules we would not be “free” until the spring. So we picked the date, church, reception site, photographer, etc. all pretty fast. I gave a down deposit to the reception site that I thought was of my dreams but has only turned out to be my nightmare. It was a beautiful b&b with a great hall and rustic feel. Long story short, they have been horrible with communication and not straight forward with the cost of service. Every time I turn around there is a new charge that was not in the contract. It took me over a month to hear back from them for one of my inquiries and that was after 5 emails and 2 calls to the site. Their lack of communication has really affected my planning timeline as well since they have left me with many unanswered questions.
Needless to say, this is a ton of stress added to planning. My question for you ladies, do you think that it would be worth it to say goodbye to my ideal venue and change locations to save myself the trouble? There is a country club in the area that has cheaper rental and food cost and even if the “ideal” location doesn’t give me my money back (which in all honesty they have not done a thing for me, no meal planning, decorations set, etc) I would come out a few hundred ahead. Think I should kiss the other location goodbye? Should I try to get my money back? I just want to hear the thoughts of others and if anyone has been through a similar situation. We are approaching 6 months to go. Thanks for the advice!