Post # 1
Is anyone else having trouble with their reception venue event coordinator?
These people are nuts. They want me to have 2 bars and 3 bartenders for 150 guest. They tell me “no” about everything I want for my reception.
Dance floor in front of the head table “no”
One bar with 3 bartenders for 150 guest “no you must have two bars” WHAT, why two bars I only want one bar, everything I have read tells me 2 bartenders and one bar is plenty of staff to service 150 guests.
You can’t have the cake table there, your guests will have to go around tables to get there cake.. WHAT why is that a issue? If they want cake they can walk around a table or two to get it.
No we have never had the gift table there ” can’t be done, we always have by the elevator” (yea so anyone can grab my cards and gifts and take off on the elevator when you are not looking) Their response is you should be able to trust you r guests. (well I know my guests and I don’t trust some of them sorry!)
This is how we do it!!!
What! Who’s wedding is this anyway?? !!!!
Post # 3
put your foot down. your the one thats paying the cash. Dont you hate it when people just dont listen 🙁
Post # 4
Can’t you threaten them to change venue?
Post # 5
No changing venue wedding is May 22…
Post # 6
Honestly, if you’re adamant enough and want things the way you want them,they will comply. I had a few run ins with our event coordinator too,and many scathing emails went to her inbox until I went over her head and made sure someone corrected how she was treating us. I didn’t back down and everything was set up the way we wanted it. When she couldn’t give me any valid reasons other than ‘that’s the way we’ve always done it’, I lost it. Many deep breaths later I started all over with her, and I can honestly say, the day of the wedding she couldn’t have been more helpful.
I sometimes wonder if they don’t think its important to retain customers even if they think there will be no repeat business from an event. Lots of potential future bookings at every wedding, and they’d be foolish to think it isn’t important.
Post # 7
I do plan to put my foot down and I have the full support of my fiance and my parents (who are paying the bill)
But why in the world are these people so resistant to doing things a little different then what they have done in the past. I am not asking for anything illegal or extraordinary.
Honestly, if I wanted the chairs lined up in a circle or on top of the tables, they should be saying we can make it happen its your day.
But no, they say “no” to every reasonable request i make.
Its my wedding reception! I am only doing this once in a lifetime. Why don’t they get that..