(Closed) Freaking out about change of owners at my venue

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would absolutlely want everything confirmed and have it in writing that you get what was in your original contract.  If not, you need to decide if this is still really the place you want to be at.  Since things would be different that what was already agreed to, maybe you could get your money back, or at least part of it.

Post # 4
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3124 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Doesn’t sound that bad – just go make an appointment and go over your contract and verbal agreement piece by piece and maybe have the new owners sign again.  No worries, save your energies 🙂

Post # 5
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2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Set up an in-person meeting and go over the contract point by point. If they are changing certain elements don’t immediately freak, who knows, it may be for the better. If not, then demand the original contract or ask for a fee reduction to accommodate the changes.

Post # 6
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85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I echo what other people have said–make an appointment (like today–the sooner you meet, the sooner you’ll feel relieved) and go meet with the new coordinator.  

Just as a little aside, and I am sure you would have done this anyway, but I would also try to focus in your meeting with the new coordinator how excited you are to work with them.  If you can build a good relationship anew with that person, they’ll probably be more likely to want to help you with the little things that maybe they don’t *have* to do.  On the other hand, if you a person were to go in there, demanding that no changes be made and talking about how great the previous person was, they might be a little turned off by that.  But in the end, you should still try to get everything laid out in writing.

In the mean time, though–relax!  Everything will be fine.  

 

Post # 7
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85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

by the way, do they still have the same chef?

Post # 8
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3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Go meet with the new contact and go through the contract point by point, and if they try to change something essential, stick to your guns and insist it remain the same as the original agreement. I had a friend in this situation and she totally lied and played a fake “my daddy is a lawyer card” and they just did whatever she told them to after that. Also, can you do a tasting to put your mind at ease about the food and confirm the menu will not be changing?

Post # 10
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3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Good luck! I hope everything works out. And good call on a new tasting.

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