- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
When we first started talking about getting married, my FI’s daughter agreed that we could do it at her house. One night we went over to her beautiful home, had supper and then started talking about the arrangements, how we would place the tables, the flowers, the decorations etc. etc. etc. The next day and few weeks thereafter, I shopped and spent hundreds of dollars getting everything we needed to decorate her home. FI and I met with caterers and gave a deposit. We were going to be no more than 20 people at this wedding. A few months later, FI’s daughter tells her dad that she does not want anybody wearing shoes in her house. So none of the guests, including me, the bride, the servers etc. could wear shoes. I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t imagine myself in my beautiful dress walking barefoot on the day of my wedding. The caterers refused to serve food without there shoes on. it was too dangerous, they told me. So, we had to cancel this so called venue and find something else. I called hundreds of places but couldn’t find anything else because it was too expensive or I didn’t have enough guests to be allowed to hold a wedding ceremony and reception at such and such a place. Then, one night, I found a web site where you wrote what kind of hall you were looking for. A restaurant owner replied and told me he might have the right place for me. Next day, I rushed to this restaurant and agreed it was really nice and it was what I was looking for. I gave him 250 $ as a deposit to hold the room for me. Over the last few months, I went to the restaurant to check things out, how we would place the tables, etc. I met with the owner to discuss the menu, the prices, etc. etc.
Each and every single time i went to the restaurant, i left with an uncomfortable feeling. Don’t ask me why, but I did. I never told anybody except one friend who is helping me with the wedding planning. Then, on friday evening, what I knew would happened, happened. The owner of the restaurant sent me a text telling me the restuarant was closing because of lack of business and unfortunately i would not be able to have my wedding ceremony and reception at this restaurant. I could not believe it! I had a meltdown. I honestly thought i was going to go nuts! We are getting married in a about 2,5 months and I knew what it was to try to find a venue in this city that we could afford. I already had all my wedding invitations printed out that I had paid for; there were all in envelopes with the required stamps; all the centerpieces are done; I mean everything was ready for this wedding and reception to take place in this restaurant.
I sent a text to the owner telling him i really did not appreciate what was happening, that I always felt I knew something was going to happen but I didn’t want to listen to my inner voice; that I thought he was very unreliable and that i would definitely write a post online about his unreliability and that i wanted my deposit back;
He text ne back saying i was cheap; that i had never supported his restaurant; that i had never gone to the restaruant and pay for a meal and that it is was because of cheap people like me that he had to close and that i would be the last person on his list who would ever get my money back!! I just thought; Silence is golden. I want nothing to do with this jerk ever again.
Of course, i immediately started searching for another place and went to see a beautiful room in another restaurant on friday evening. This is a restaurant I had always ignored because i knew it would just be too expensive. Well, holy macaroni, the place is a 100 % times better than what i had found before; I’m saving 400 $ and the wedding package menu is 100 % times better than what the other jerk was offereing us. This is a resturant that has been in business for 40 years, in a very trendy part of the city and which is very well renowned. I met the owner, discussed this and that about the wedding and monday I’m putting down a 250 $ deposit. My friend came and saw the place with me and we both agree having the other venue cancelled on me was the worst thing that could happen, but where my wedding will now be happening is 200 % times better. Thank the Lord.
Sorry for the long post but I just had to share my story in case another bee has to live what i went through on friday night. I truly believe sometimes things happen for a reason!