(Closed) Tacky installation at my venue

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would politly asked them to have it moved somewhere discrete for the wedding. I can imagine they are going to have issues with other weddings with this mr.peanut.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

Do you have a contract and does it say anything about installations at the venue? If not then I think you are probably going to have no recourse at all.

I also think that it is tacky/disrespectful to call it a horribly embarrassing eyesore, incredibly tacky especially since it is a cultural/advertising icon. I think planters and modern art historians/critics might disagree with you. I think the planters Mr Peanut man means a whole lot of things to different people- just because it is not to your taste does not mean it isn’t to others.

You can try politely talking to the venue but I would suggest curbing the attitude because it wont get you anywhere when you are trying to get them to do something for you. You never know the venue may have a new owner which might be Planters!

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s their property so unfortunately, they get to make any “improvements” that they want. I doubt you can do much besides canceling the venue and losing whatever deposit you already put down. I would check your contract though. Maybe there’s some loophole in there that will get you out of it without any financial loss. 

As for the statue, it’s certainly not pretty but I was expecting it to be larger from your OP. Does Mr. Peanut have some kind of significance to your venue or area? If so, I guess it could be sort of fun. 

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Mr. Obici founded Planters peanuts. 

Perhaps it will be less obviousonce there is landscaping around it? Unfortunately, I don’t think you have any recourse.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think you might be over reacting a little… Ok, it’s not ideal, but it’s not that huge or that tacky or awful. But seen as you hate it so much maybe you could cover it on the day. I suggest trying to stay on good terms with the venue as you will make your wedding planning an very unemployable experience if youfall out with them, and it will taint your day there too.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@j_jaye:  An “embarrassing eyesore” is her opinion so she’s entitled to it. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsMinFl:  Oh, well in that case I think it’s kind of cool but it’s okay that you don’t. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Can you ask them if you can drape something over it if it offends you that much? But I’d agree with prior posters. Doesn’t seem nearly as horrible as you may think it is. I actually think Mr. Peanut is kinda sexy, and I’d love to do all sorts of funny gag photos of me and my guests with him. 🙂

Edit: This thread reminded me of this bride’s giant ant problem:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/ants-at-my-reception

And look at how lovely her pictures came out:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/pro-pic-recap-of-our-32412-garden-wedding-pic-heavy

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I was planning on booking this venue this month :[ The peanut doesn’t bother me personally, but could you tell me the other problems you’ve had with them? You can PM me if you want! Sorry for the threadjack.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

@UpstateCait:  well given that @MrsMinFl:  pointed out that the house is named after the person who created planters and hence Mr Peanut it is kind of insulting to the memory of the house etc to call it a tacky eyesore since it was probably up their with one of the greatest thing that they did and is linked to the history of the house! Kind of like saying that a staue of Abe in front of the Lincoln house is tacky?

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