What's the general consensus?

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Is it ok to get a preliminary price on a possible venue?
    Go for it! : (74 votes)
    58 %
    No! Wait a few months like a normal engaged person! : (54 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    11722 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t think it’s incredibly crazy to get a very rough estimate, but I think putting a deposit down or making anything concrete before getting married is insane.

    Post # 4
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @purpledaisies:  I don’t think it hurts to wait until you are officially engaged. I feel the same way about this situation as I do about buying things for your child before you have a child (or are even pregnant). You don’t know with 100% certainty that it is going to happen and you will feel like a fool (or worse) if it never does. It doesn’t hurt to wait – you can still get prices and be on a budget when you are engaged.

    Post # 5
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    2913 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    I’d wait.

    Post # 6
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    1248 posts
    Bumble bee

    Where I’m from, a lot of venues have their prices online. And those who don’t, their prices are very similar to all the others in the area. So if you look something up online to see, no harm, no foul. If you call- they might want your info & that can get sticky. I dont suggest calling, but a little googling never hurt anyone lol

    Post # 7
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    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @purpledaisies:  I’m all about waiting like a normal engaged person and HERE’S WHY lol:

    1)  I’m afraid I will call, find out how much $$ the venue is and find out if a book whatever date I want in the next two weeks I’ll save $$ so I JUST might be tempted to do some crap like that.

    or

    2)  Find out I can be entered into a drawing for a free venue enter and actually win and how awkward will that be

    haha!

    TRUST me I’m with you-HELLO my name is VeryBerry13 and I have a wedding savings account AND I’M NOT ENGAGED!  But beyond going on line and scoping things out—I’m not going to make any calls though until after I’m engaged that’s me personally!

    Post # 8
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    107 posts
    Blushing bee

    @purpledaisies:  Eeeh, I’d email them and ask them for pricing. It’s not that deep IMO

    Post # 9
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    3195 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @purpledaisies:  

    Nothing is wrong with calling a venue to ask about prices. I do think that putting down a deposit or wedding dress shopping before the proposal is ridiculous.

    Post # 11
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    422 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Rebar

    @purpledaisies:  I would wait as well. You can absolutely start saving before hand. I would want to be engaged to start with the planning…

    Post # 12
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    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @purpledaisies:  It is OK since you know he is actively paying for it and the question is coming some time soon. if you guys didn’t have this talk then you would be  a crazy person :p

    But you did, so give them a call!

    Post # 13
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    4819 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I did. It was a simple IS THIS POSSIBLE call. SO knew about me contacting them as well and sorta laughed and was like “SWEET- OK”

    Post # 14
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    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d wait just because they usually start asking all sorts of detailed questions.  It’s never as easy as Hi, how much would this cost? Okay, thanks.

    Post # 16
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    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @purpledaisies:  I’d call. You never know if they are quickly booking the fall season of next year.

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