(Closed) Completely bummed… Venue gave our date away

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I say be more flrexible on your date and try to get that venue. When my Fiance went venue searching we prioritized the venue we wanted over what day we tied the knot. We were open to just about any Saturday in the June – October season. And even off season dates if there was a substantial discount. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@lovelyduckie:  I agree. Honestly, despite the phone conversations or what they knew about you guys wanting that date or about how you could come in later and the, having you penciled in, when it comes down to it they are a business, and the person who hands them money first wins. If your heart is set on that venue I’d choose another date that works for the two of you.

Post # 7
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933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yea they should have checked with you (even a voicemail would have been nice) but it’s not really a major thing imho. They have no way of knowing how serious you are.  I just wanted to say… laaaame!!!

Post # 8
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@thepainter:  The Fiance were extremely aggressive in booking our vendors, if I was already set on the venue then the moment I heard it was available I’d exchange money that day/hour even if it meant inconveniencing people at work. I read so many books on booking venues/vendors and they really taught me to trust no one until there was a contract. There are only so many Saturdays in a year and you’re up against a lot of brides if your date is a Saturday. For our venue we showed up on a Saturday to look at it, they opened their calendar and we picked an open Saturday that same day. If we decided a certain day was “the one” and saw that someone else was penciled in we’d have definitely at least attempted to request if we could take that date since we had cash that day. I could see many coordinators crumbling for that, a promise from an enthusiastic customer versus the one there with cash now…there aren’t any repercussions to their business for favoring the one with cash since weddings are supposed to be a once in a lifetime thing and they sound like a popular venue choice. Even if you were to write a bad review on them explaining what happened on Yelp that wouldn’t stop other brides from looking at them imo. OR maybe the venue simply had miscommunications on saving that date and once the other couple was already booked just stuck to what they had committed to on paper? I could see the coordinator being too embarassed to face you if this was the case.

I’m sorry the venue won’t be able to be your one. But is sounds like even if you went with it your Fiance wouldn’t be happy about it.

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