Post # 17
Laugh, negotiate, walk away.
They’ll be the ones sobbing all the way to the bank. No one in their right mind would expect a 50% increase and you wont be the only bride. I would guess that many of their customers will pull out, we’re not that far away from 2013, they are seriously going to regret this.
Do not get into a financial hole.
Post # 18
@kyleandjillian61513: Whilst I think you should be entitled to you deposit back (since they COMPLETELY moved the goalposts, they never indicated that the price would be inflated quite so much) I think losing $500 is better than blowing your budget by $10,000.
Post # 19
Why didn’t you sign a contract when you left a deposit? I would never leave money for something without a guaranteed contract and price.
Post # 20
I’d find another venue available on your date. I wouldn’t have locked in a date or signed anything without the price.
Post # 21
That’s ridiculous! Even Fiance says to say buh-bye!
Post # 22
Oh my goodness. I cannot even imagine! I agree with those who note that losing your $500 deposit pales in comparison with having to pay an extra $10K that you do not have budgeted. However, only you know what other venues are available to and viable for you and your Fiance at this time and how much those other venues may cost you, as well as how many OTHER plans you would need to scrap (and, therefore, how much MORE money you may lose) if you choose to go with a different venue now.
I hope that you are successful in negotiating a more reasonable price differential that will accommodate the venue’s desire to increase prices without breaking the bank for you.
I wish you the best!