(Closed) I have never heard of this…

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That’s really weird. I signed April 2009 for August 2010.

Post # 4
14702 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I signed mine a year and a half in advance and I am also getting married in June 2011.

Post # 5
5773 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

That is very strange, my venue had a policy to wait 12 months in advance but they let me sign a contract 13 months ahead of time. I would not wait that long to book a reception site

Post # 6
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I haven’t heard of this but we did encounter places that would only let you book your wedding a year out. So you could book now for a June 2011 wedding. Rules like that make me nervous because who knows how many people are waiting to book on the exact same day and by then a lot of other venues are already bookes.

Post # 7
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I’ve never heard of that, and it sounds like price-gouging to me. They won’t let you sign the contract until 2011 because they want you to have to pay 2011 prices. We signed with all of our vendors in 2009 and got their 2009 prices, including our venue which we booked over a year in advance.

Post # 8
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Seems way weird!! What if you wanted like January 5th or something! So odd.

Post # 9
13101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

There is something very off there.  I’ve seen places that make you wait until a year in advance (so booking through June 2011 weddings right now) but not until the year the event takes place.  Like june42011 said – what if you wanted to have an early January event?!?

I think I’d take my business elsewhere.

Post # 10
2682 posts
Sugar bee

I think its weird that they do it by the year, that they dont sign 2011 til January 1st regardless of when the date is.  Is it possible it was a misunderstanding and they dont book until a year out from the actual date?

Where I worked before we only booked social events 12 months out and corporate events 18 months out.  This way if someone booked in June 2009 for June 2010 they would still have the prices they contracted with regardless of it if increased.  If we booked June 2011 in June 2009 without a clause that prices could change, we wouldve lost alot of money because of price increases.

Post # 11
2634 posts
Sugar bee

Here is my situation.

We booked our reception venue late last year.  We signed a contract with them, but were told that the prices for food weren’t “locked in” until 3 months before the wedding.  We’re going in soon to make our menu choices.

Post # 13
8354 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Some venues and other vendors do business that way, so yes, I have heard of it. The venue that we picked in November of last year was not like that, so we didn’t have to worry about it for that vendor, but when we started looking for our cake, one of the bakeries told me that I needed to wait until a couple of months prior to the wedding to even do a tasting. Needless to say, I didn’t go with them, and I am glad because we found a much better bakery.

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