(Closed) wedding venue booked in “the date” ..need opinions on what to do!!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: what to do instead of saturday?
    do it Thursday (cheapest option) : (7 votes)
    13 %
    do it sunday : (21 votes)
    38 %
    pick another venue : (13 votes)
    24 %
    other (please explain) : (12 votes)
    22 %
    pick Saturday at another venue (dream venue too expensive on Friday/Saturday) : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Do they have another Saturday available.  Honestly, I don’t know how much of a turnout you’ll get for a Thursday wedding.

    Post # 4
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Is it possible to just change it to a different Friday or Saturday?  I assume save the dates and such have not gone out yet…

    Post # 5
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    No other Saturdays are available?  I would think picking another Saturday would be a better option.

    Post # 6
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would either pick a new Saturday date that this venue has available or choose a new venue.

    It just depends on which you find more important: this venue or this specific date?

    Post # 7
    864 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @rachie576:  I don’t think I would pick a Thursday, it might be hard for people leaving from work to get to the venue and then they also have to work the next day.

    It depends what you want at your wedding. If it’s a more laid back non-party vibe wedding Sunday may work. If you want dancing and drinking I would look into either another venue or a different Saturday or Friday date.

    Post # 8
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    How many vendors have you booked so far?  Is there a reason for the particular date your have?  Would you save significantly opting for a Thursday or Sunday?

    We found a dream venue and selected half a dozen possible dates, prioritized optimal to least desirable, then checked with our venue and photographer to see what was available and matched up.

    For us the venue was our top priority over the date.  But I’d say you’ll have to consider what’s most important to you and take it from there. 

    Post # 9
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’ve never understood choosing a date before booking the venue. I would shoot for a Sunday if you have to have this place, otherwise keep looking!

    Post # 10
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would pick another Sat. To me the venue is more important than the date but I guess it depends how much you love the venue. Thursday is rough for guests, even without travel I would need to leave work early and skip my yoga class and then Friday I would be tired all day if it is an evening wedding.

    Post # 11
    1999 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    keep in mind that if you do thurs or sunday people will probably leave early because they have work the next morning

    Post # 13
    1917 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would probably pick another Saturday or a different venue before I had a non-Saturday wedding.

    Post # 14
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d pick another Saturday. I’ve never understood the need to pick “the date”. Your wedding date will be special because its the day you get married.

    Post # 15
    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @rachie576:  Could you do it on another “20th” that fell on a Saturday?  Like – July 20, 2013.

    That way you keep the special-ness of the 20th, but also have the Saturday wedding.

    If that’s not an option and you really want Apr 20th – I’d look for another venue.

    Post # 16
    34 posts
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think it depends how far into it you are. How many contracts have you signed and how easy is it to switch the date with those vendors or get your money back if they’re unavailable?

    We had the same situation happen to us. We fell in LOVE with the venue but our date was unavailable. I only had 3 contracts out (ceremony location, officiant and violinist). Luckily all three of them had no problem switching the date. We switched it to another Saturday (date was insignificant and the venue was more important to us.)

    Good luck!!

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