(Closed) How did you tell other venues that you’ve chosen a different one?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I just called as soon as I had my choice finalized, thanked for their time and told them the other venue worked better for us. Only one girl got kind of pissy but she had an attitude before that. Lol But don’t ignore any of them, it’s only polite tell them “no thanks”. Even an email will do if you don’t want to deal with anyone on the phone.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was just honest and told them that I had found another place that suited us better. In one case, it was their horrible customer service that lost them our event and I told her that too when she asked why we booked somewhere else.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I told all of our potential venues what our timeline was for making a decision, and then e-mailed each one on our decision date to let them know our decision. Everyone was very pleasant about it. And we ended up using one non-selected venue (a hotel) for our room block because it’s located a block away from our venue and the staff were sooooo nice throughout the whole process. Even though we chose a different venue, we still wanted to work with them.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh my… should I be telling the other places? Or at least the ones I’ve looked at in person? Because I never did and we are working witha contract now… Did I miss something in the ettiquet book?!:-D

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@KatieJean: Nope, I thought about it but chickened out in the end and didn’t inform any one, bad bad bride I know.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a tentative booking with two reception venues. I had actually emailed the first to find out how to go about confirming and then discovered one just up the road that was suited better (mostly because of numbers). I will be booking the new one Monday and will email the other and just tell them thank you, but our guest list got bigger and we had to go with another place.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I never told any of them, but I guess I didn’t exactly work with any except for the one we chose…. I called for information and got sent a few info packets from various places, but I think we only went and looked at one venue and picked it. I hope I wasn’t supposed to tell the others, lol.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Double post

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m calling each place we visited to tell them I’ve decided on another venue, but thank them sincerely for taking the time to meet with me – sometimes multiple times. One place I honestly told them that for financial reasons I wouldn’t be able to choose them and they took it very graciously. I don’t want to not inform each place because each venue actually tentatively penciled me in the date I was looking for, so I want to make sure that I’m also being fair to other people who may want that date at that venue so they’re not ultimately turned away. I also still want to be on good terms with the other venues just in case in a fluke occurance my chosen venue falls through.

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