(Closed) But I don’t want to get married on a stupid stone courtyard

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it looks pretty, although I’m a nature freak myself so I can understand your disappointment. I know I would be upset if my venue changed something important after signing the contract… but keep in mind it isn’t ugly or unattractive, so it could always be worse 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

Awww, redherring, bummer! I also looked at your venue for my wedding reception, and I thought the backyard was beautiful too. Maybe if you want to look on the bright side…the backyard used to be pretty slanted, if I remember correctly, but the courtyard makes it level. Now you don’t have to worry about boozy/elderly guests stumbling??

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m so sorry (hugs)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Aww redherring, I’m sorry!  Will you be using an aisle runner for the walk down the aisle?  Maybe you could snag one thick enough that you wouldn’t notice the stones underneath…? 

I would be really upset too, especially since you loved the landscaping so much. 

At least if it rains a ton before the wedding, the ground won’t be soggy now, right? 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@redherring:  I would seriously ask them if they have one, or if they can provide you with one!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think its really pretty, & I would love to have that venue BUT I understand it not being what YOU want.

I think they should have told you beforehand that they were planning on renovating…seems unfair

 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ahh! I feel your pain..atleast you got an email. I showed up at my venue last week to show my photogrpaher only to find that the whole place had been renovated! New carpets, new chairs, new drapes, and the two big beautiful granite top bars are now gone and replaced with a tiny portable bar on wheels!! I was so upset and am still in the midst of arguments with them about it. Its almost not the change so much, as not knowing ahead of time. Thankfully everything still looks beautiful and my only real concern is the bar. I do think the stone looks nice, altough I am sure the landscape was much more of what you were going for! Just remebmer that its your wedding day and a little stone is not going to change that! I hope everything works out, good luck!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

Well, it’s probably too late to do anything about the loss of lawn (although we were very seriously considering an outdoor ceremony, and I’d be so mad if my venue eliminated one of the things we booked them for)! but what about those shoe things, to keep you from tripping?

They’re advertised for lawn weddings but the website says they can help you avoid sidewalk cracks as well…I think they’re called “Soul Mates,” Mrs. Flamingo posted about them a while back.

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

How awful.  I understand people changing things on you in the last few minutes, and not sharing those changes with you… you were planning an event based on what you saw, and to have it changed could change what you wanted to do.

I hope it doesn’t cause you too many headaches!  Good luck.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am sorry your venue changed their decor, and I know you are very upset because you counted on one thing and now it is something else, but if it were be, I would have gotten upset at first, then after a while, I would start thinking that it might not be too bad because now I wouldn’t have to worry about my heels going into the grass. Personally, I prefer the stones.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

1) I like it! Plus now your guests won’t have to worry about heels sinking into grass.

2) 6 months out is not necessarily too late to find a (new) venue. Lots of people plan whole weddings in six months! (I don’t know how, but they do, haha!)

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Although it may not be what you had originally signed up for- I think its a very attractive space!

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