(Closed) Help NY Brides! I need someone to decorate my reception venue!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have a question. How much money are you paying this reception place of yours? If its thousands of pounds which I suspect it is, you get on the phone asa soon as possible and tell them that you and your guests are spending thousands of dollars at their venue and you will be setting your room up at least 4- 5 hours beforehand. Don’t ask, tell. Unless they are using that same room for something that day, which they shouldn’t be, you should be able to go to the venue and take your time setting up without hiring an expensive set up company. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@alishafashionista:  If you cancelled would you lose anything? 

 

Ok write a list, start off this list with how much the hire of the room or whatever is costung you.

How many guests you have, work out how much the bar tab will come to per head. Then calculate how much this will all come to.

How much are you spending in the venue on food? What are all the extras coming to, like are you buying bottles of wine/ champagne for each table?

 

Get your complete price list together of how much their venue is actually costing you and your guests and tell them you are requiring at between 4-5 hours to set up. 2 hours is unrealistic for (how many guests have you at how many tables) and if they still say no then tell them you have no other option but to either cancel and spend your money elsewhere and receive from them any money paid to them so far as this time frame of two hours was not made clear by them. If they say they will not give you your money back if you cancel then threaten them with legal action. 

Don’t cancel though, let them think it over for a day or two then come back to you. They could at least stretch it to three hours and they bloody well know it. Ask for 4-4.5 hours and trust me they will go up to three. Surely three hours should be enough for you? Deal at three. Trust me they will not want to lose thousands of dollars for the sake of 1 hour!

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