Post # 1
If you remember me from way back I had a few mishaps and hard times with my ceremony venue. The officiant wasn’t being very nice, cancelling our mandatory meetings with her so that we wouldn’t be able to get married there, pushing our ceremony time back just to make our lives miserable, and just plain old not returning our calls/emails.
Well now, apparently the phone number I have for them is no longer in service and I have no way to contact them. We have found a new officiant and this person is offering us to get married in their church for no fee. The only thing holding me back is the fact that notifying all the guests of the ceremony location change is going to be a mess and a hassle.
Suggestions on how to do this as easy as possible? Do I stick with the original venue and hope everything works or do I take our new officiant up on his offer?
Post # 3
EEK. That is awful.
I’d be so nervous about not being able to get in touch with them that I think I’d move it and put family on the task of contacting guests.
Post # 4
I say go with the new place! Even though it’s only 2 weeks, I agree that it’s still enough time to have family help out and contact all the guests. How far are the two from each other?
I watched the finale of ‘Sister Wives’ (I know I know, ridiculous) and the reception address was wrong on the invitations! They tried to contact everyone and then went to the wrong address with balloons, a note and jar with the correct address.
Not sure if the reject church will be accomodating, but hopefully everyone will get the message with today’s technology.
Post # 6
oops again, what happened???
Post # 7
@JennaBride: A hostess or Admin may have deleted it before you did and therefore you deleted the original post. I would love to see what you had to say 🙂
@nmsoonerbride and @jenter: The two places are about 15 minutes from each other, and I am trying to get everyone able to help to do so!
Post # 8
go with the new place! you don’t want your ceremony to be ruined potentially by that venue. leave some balloons (so it’s visible) with a sign at the original venue in case guests forget.
Post # 9
It depends, are there Out of Town guests that had to get a hotel near the 1st ceremony option?Is the 2nd much further than the 1st?
If there aren’t any major problems, I’d just personally call and email each and every guest to make sure they knew the new location.
Post # 10
@Belle2Be: No Out of Town guests except my g-ma who is staying at my mother’s house, so we don’t have to worry about hotel locations. And the 2 venues are only about 15 minutes apart.
Post # 11
Definitely go with the second…if this woman won’t even keep mandatory meetings with you, I wouldn’t expect her to even be around to marry you…
Since they are pretty close, I don’t think it should be a problem…book the place, and call/email/text all guests immediately.
Post # 12
So we’ve chosen to go with the second venue. However, with the second venue our rehearsal and the dinner have to be on two separate days.