Post # 1
Help! Kind of freaking out right here!! So, we fell in love with the first venue we visited. We did go to tons of other ones but nothing seemed quite as right for us. It was a bit above our budget but we decided we could DIY a lot of things and spend the most on food and venue. But….. now we have realized we have several problems. When we did our tours I wanted aplace that would be just ours for the day, well its looking like there will be another wedding group at the venue on our date. Plus my fiance has a huge hate yes HATE of ivory anything, our venue only has ivory linens. And the icing on the cake half of thier packages require minimum 125 people in the room we just learned it fits max 130 and that a quarter of our tables will have to be moved for dancing. None of these problems were made clear when we signed our contract.
We already have 2,000$ down on this venue any suggestions on how to fix this???? Or do we bail and try to get the most money possible back??
Post # 3
I go back to the vendor and tell them you want a refund as they did not make it clear that your tables would have to be moved for dancing. The vendor should always be honest and say….. the room fits 100 people with a dance floor and 130 with no dance floor.
If you are really set on the venue….than you could try make it work by having rectangular trestle tables set on a 45 degree angle. (you can still fit 8 -10 ppl on a table but it takes up less room than a round table) My sister did that and it looked really lovely…. so much so that the venue used her wedding reception photos on their website.
Post # 4
So how many guests are you having? If they didn’t make it clear that tables would have to be moved then they should accomodate fewer guests for your package? That’s really the only issue I see here.
The other wedding? Who cares, I’m sure they won’t be in the same room as you. In fact some of the funnest weddings I’ve been to have had multiple weddings going on and the guests all mingle with each other in the halls. It’s fun, the more the merrier.
As for the ivory linens, find out if your fiance is willing to lose $2000 because he doesn’t like that particular shade of white. It’s ridiculous to be quite honest.
Post # 5
@padme: I’m glad to hear from someone who has been a guest at a wedding where the venue had multiple events. That makes me feel better that on the guest end it could make things even better. As to the ivory I think he is silly too (as does his mother). I have found cheap-ish (~$8) table overlays that will cover a majority of the ivory and I think I have him sold on that.
@cmsgirl: My venue did give me the room dimensions so I am going to try your idea of angling the tables. I’ve never seen that at a wedding and I think I like the uniqueness!
Thank you to bohi of you ladies you helped greatly to calm my nerves!!