(Closed) Venue Problems

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

The way we picked our date was which date was available.  we ended up with April.  We never had any intention on getting married in or around April.  But, I fell in love just like you, and nothing else would be good enough.  You have to decide what is more meaningful.  Is it the date that you wanted?  Or is the location going to make your day perfect?  In my opinion, a day is just a day, and what makes it special is after you are married it will always be your anniversary.  Our venue, however, was everything I never knew I dreamed of.  And November is much nicer than july, in my opinion ; )

Post # 4
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78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Can you get out of your contract with the first place?  That might be a factor to consider. 

Post # 6
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78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Ah, well that’s good!

Just decide what’s most important, keeping your anniversary and having the date you want, or the venue.  I have to say that for me, once I’m inside it’s a room and the focus is on the couple’s choice of decor, band, food, etc.  But, if this place is outside, has some place where your ceremony will be that’s amazing, or something that is worth it to you, that might not apply.

I think this is one of those gut feeling decisions that we won’t be much help on!  And, good luck witht he new job!

Post # 7
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471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

If it’s money you’re spending at the end of the day, wouldn’t you want to spend it on something that you LOVE and not just like if the one you LOVE (absolutely LOVE!!!!) is within your budget?

November sounds a lot more romantic than July. 😀

Do you have any other significant dates you would like to have your wedding on?

We fell in absolute-crazy-swirling-butterfly love with our current venue and really wanted our wedding date to be on our dating anniversary. Turns out the sucker was booked through 2009 around the same time each year when I called back in 2006 to inquire about availability.

We ended up going for that same venue and changed our date (to the weekend we met!) instead because we loved it that much. See what happens when you see it in person. It may change some things..!

Post # 8
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53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2006

We kinda had the same situation.  We had originally planned on being married the 24th of June 2006, mostly because I loved the summer, but did not want to be married on Father’s Day weekend or near the 4th of July.  We had our venue, but then ran into complications, not necessarily date, but just plain complications.  However, there were no other venues available in June. 

I fell in love with this one place, and low and behold, she called 2 days later to tell me the weekend BEFORE opened up..so June 17th it was.  It actually is more meaningful, as we started dating on December 16 6 years prior, so those couple of days are always sentimental (in a really sappy way)!  

I am so happy I made the change!! Our actual location was sooo much better than the first, and it made our wedding day so much more special! 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

What is the most important to you?  Price, location, overall happiness of family..

I found this one place that seriously was jaw droppingly gorgeous.  The lady who took us around the grounds bragged that they were the best, and they knew it – and that this place ruins brides for all other reception venues.  However the price per person was quoted to us at $250 for Saturday afternoon.  And it was more for Saturday evening.

So I gave up on that incredible place and found another gorgeous venue.  No, it’s not the Ritz Carlton, but it’s amazing as well, and a LOT cheaper.  I am thoroughly happy with my final decision.

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