Post # 1
So…I need advice…especially from any legal bees out there. What should I do? I’m 10 days out and I got a call last night saying the weekend of my wedding has already been set up for a fundraiser and my wedding should never have been booked.
Edit for More Info:
I paid in full up front because 100% of the money goes to charity. There are only 2 people that run this venue–the owner and the booking person, of sorts. Apparently this is an annual event that they want me to work around. I booked a venue for it’s beautiful acreage completely unhindered by tents. They want to put tents up on the grounds (40 x 120, etc) and this would go completely against my vision. Everything regarding this wedding was centered around the venue–it was the first thing I decided on: my dress, flowers, diy projects, everything ties in with this venue…
Post # 3
@elired: um why are YOU getting bumped instead of the fundraiser????
Post # 4
Ouch!! Ask them what they are going to do. It is their problem!
Post # 5
Uhhh, but it was, and you have a contract with them right?
Post # 6
Do you have wedding event insurance?
Post # 7
omg!!! This is my worst nightmare!
What’s in your contract?
How many people have you invited? Can you get a tent outside somewhere at this short notice? I’d ask the venue what they suggest.
Post # 8
Did you have a contract? I’m assuming you paid a deposit?
Start politely, and ask what they intend to do about it. Sure, your wedding wasn’t supposed to be booked, but it was. Their problem. Go higher and higher up until you find someone willing to do something for you.
Post # 9
What the heck?!! They should move the fundraiser!! What does the contract say? You probably will need a lawyer if they do not budge. Sorry you are having to go through this.
Post # 10
I hope you signed a contract with them. This is their problem, not yours and they need to be offering potential solutions (bump the fundraiser, host your event in another room, find you a comparable event space nearby).
Post # 11
If I were you, I would look over the contract and go down there & talk to whomever is running the place. Go right to the top! What type of venue is it?
Post # 12
In response to a few replies: I do not have wedding insurance, and the “contract” I signed is a quasi contract that stipulates what I can or cannot do to the event space. It is honestly a fairly blank canvas on a gorgeous property. The “contract” does; however, state the intention to use the space on the day for my event, and we have the payments documented via bank statements.
Post # 13
I’d be pulling out my contract.
They need to correct this.
Post # 14
@elired: Oh good, I’m so glad to hear you have a contract and record of payments. At the VERY least make sure you get a refund, but I think for the sake of their business they should be able to do something for you, like find another spot for you to go. I hope it works out, keep us updated!
Post # 15
What did they say when they called you to say they were double booked? Did they seem sympathic? Or were they move like “sorry, you’re SOL.”
Oh my gosh…I feel soo bad for you 🙁
Post # 16
@coffeegal85: They pretty much told me to work around the tents that they’re setting up and there is no way to take them down for my event–something I booked more than a year ago, in advance.