(Closed) Any difficulties so far?

posted 9 years ago in September 2010
Post # 3
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are having difficulties with our venue (it’s a country club). The club was bought in May 2009 by another company who has apparently run it into the ground (it’s a golf course and the grass is brown and crunchy – not good for an outdoor wedding). Well, thank God we started early on this (signed the contract in March and gave them a deposit, which I am now trying to get back) because I can’t believe what poor care they have given to what was once a gorgeous venue. I can’t even begin to worry about invitations until this venue issue is resolved! We are under a year at this point and I am all but losing my cool about this venue situation (my Fiance seems unphased and shows little interest in seeing the new venue I have looked at and decided I want). So yes, I would call that difficulties ๐Ÿ™‚ Nothing my mother, my Maid/Matron of Honor and I can’t handle I don’t think… but difficulties all the same! ๐Ÿ™‚

-Bella 

Post # 4
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2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our biggest challenge so far was finding a band to play. It was difficult because we are planning from 3,000 miles away. We ended up deciding on a dj after all was said and done.

Post # 6
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2634 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve been pretty lucky so far – no major hiccups!

Post # 7
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Biggest challenge for us now is to find a nice venue outside of a hotel ballroom to fit our large wedding – 350 guests. sigh!

Post # 8
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are having a fair amount of difficulties, but taking it in stride.  Our reception will be in Michigan, but we live in Georgia, and we are getting privately married (family knows about it so it really isn’t eloping right?) in Vegas.  Neither of our parents can help much financially and we are attempting to pay off students loans and save for a house, so we don’t want to go into debt, which means budget is TIGHT.  Which means a LOT of compromising on everything…ughh!  It seems like we have found our venue and caterer and possibly the invites..so things are moving along.

 

Things will work out..I’m fairly positive ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 9
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1757 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our biggest challenge so far was just finding a venue! I wanted a Saturday in September, 2010 – that was it. And a TON of places we called were booked solid. One place had open days in May and late October, and NOTHING in between! And then, like magic, we suddenly had two incredibly gorgeous options. I realize there are worse problems to have, but it kinda sucked going from nothing to having to choose between two awesome spots and hoping that we were choosing correctly.

Post # 10
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ toothfairyb – our new venue is a beautiful hotel in the area. Although my Fiance was intent on having green grass, we agree we would both rather have a beautiful hotel venue than brown crunchy grass. I mean seriously, can any of you imagine walking down the ‘aisle’ hearing the sound of crunching grass? Ugh. At this point, we are in negotiations (ok, Fiance is in negotiations) with the new hotel venue and I am in love with it. He also likes it because it has more ‘man appropriate’ food (i.e. chicken wings and mozzarella sticks for hor’deorves) plus they are 100% customer oriented and flexible. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think things will work out – my poor mother had to talk me out of a tree (no, not literally) because I was all in a tizzy about this ridiculous brown grass situation but it is starting to resolve itself at this point we think.

-Bella 

Post # 11
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12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had big difficulties with a DJ. We had a really hard time picking a DJ, but after a lot of calls, e-mails, etc. finally decided on a DJ that had a sparkling reputation. He’s an on-air DJ with a large radio station and we couldn’t find a bad word about him. We were unable to coordinate to meet with him in person, so we spoke on the phone, had him fax us the contract, and mailed it, along with a deposit check to him. After almost 5 weeks of calling him, e-mailing him, calling the radio station, etc. to find out why our check hadn’t been cashed, he finally sent us a quick e-mail stating little more than “double booked your date, sorry, need to cancel. Mailing check back to you”. We were in such constant contact with him before that, that I fail to believe he double booked. Probably just got a bigger or better deal for our date. Almost all of our second-choice DJ’s were already booked for our date at this point, and we’re meeting with some others this week. So much for booking a “reputable” DJ!

Post # 12
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43 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve run into a snag about having a Sunday wedding.  Hair salons are all closed on Sundays around here, and even my last three personal stylists (I’ve never had a lot of loyalty to just one stylist) are not going to be able to help out on the holiday weeked!  My fiance will actually be asking his stylist if she’d be willing to come to my house to do my hair, as long as I can visit her at her salon for a trial.

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