posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think that’s common practice.  I’ve inquired with venues/vendors and they all “pencil me in.”  If another couple is interested, the vendor/venue will contact me and tell me to make a decision.

Still sucks though, but I’m sure you will find something great! 

Post # 5
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think this is fairly normal; however, all of the vendors I worked with would contact the other inquirer and give them 24 hours to make a decision.

I had this happen to me twice on the other end, I got called because a second person inquired and I gave up both vendors.

And I had it happen to me from your side – I fell in love with a photog and he had to make sure inquirer number 1 wasn’t interested before I could put my deposit down. Luckily she wasn’t interested.

I think it is more common courtesy of first come first serve than anything else. Lets say you were the first to inquire with this venue and then went home to sleep on it for a couple days. Decide that you are going to go with them and they tell you “sorry someone else put down a deposit while you were thinking about it”. You would be pissed that they didn’t call you to let you know someone else was interested, right?

I hope this other bride was just inquiring and isn’t interested in your venue!

Good Luck!

Post # 6
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Keep looking at other places.  But I would also keep in contact with your top 2 venues… make it clear that you are ready to put down a deposit to lock in the date.  Maybe that will get them to put the pressure on the first bride.  Good luck!

Post # 8
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

CONGRATS! Such a good feeling when you get the venue you want!

Post # 9
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh, cool!  That’s where Miss Octopus is getting married, and I love the pictures she put up.

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