(Closed) My wedding reception double booked us our wedding is in 7 wks!!

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Oh!  I’m so sorry!  Geez, after the wedding, you oughta send your site coordinator a copy of "Bride Wars."  (Isn’t a double booking issue the basic premise of the movie?)  Are your vendors all able to make the switch with you?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow, and they JUST NOW noticed that?! I hope they give you a good deal now!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I was in a similar situation, since our original venue is closing a week before our wedding.

 First of all, do you have a contract with your venue?  Is there any clause that allows them to switch the date? Why do they expect you to switch the date instead of the other bride?

 Next, you will need to contact all of your vendors, and see who is available on the new date.  If you have a contract with your venue, you should tell them that you will only be willing to switch if they will reimburse you for all lost deposits, plus the difference between what you were originally planning to pay to your vendors and the prices of your new vendors. If your venue gives you any trouble, and you have a contract, you can explain how you will be forced to go online to tell everyone what they did, and all future brides can see what a terrible business they are to deal with.

 

Good luck!

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Wow. How inconvenient! You’re right at least the church is available. Does this disrupt a lot of your family/guests travel plans that have already been made???

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes…what are THEY going to do about it to make it right?  That’s the question because their action was unprofessional.

Are you having to encur additional $$ for new wedding invitations?  Or is it too close to even bother with buying new ones?  It would seem they are going to need to take AMAZING STEPS to make sure you aren’t financially hurting because of their "oversight".

Wishing you all the best and sending a huge hive hug your way!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Oh – and one more thing to consider.  Our new venue was completely out of our price range when we originally chose a venue.  But venue prices come down considerably the closer you are to the date, since they are unlikely to be booked by anyone else.  Our new venue is almost half the price that we were quoted last summer, so I would strongly urge  you to consider calling venues that were completely out of your price range and explaining the situation.  Since the economy is so bad, they may have openings (brides are downscaling weddings and corporate and charity events are being cancelled everywhere).

 

Best of luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Oh, and are there any lawyers on the board who can help advise her as to the options she has?

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I would definitely FIGHT for your date!!  If they can’t keep the date, they should be offering FINANCIAL compensation for their oversight!  (And I would suggest a vendor review POST wedding to fill us bees in!)

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My question is, why YOU and not the OTHER bride?

Ugh, this sucks big time!!!! They better bend over backwards. But, if i were you, i’d make a big ole stink about it and not let them do this to me. Seriously, I’d say that I was showing up anyways.  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ugh…what a mess!  I don’t have any suggestions…just moral support!

 

And I want to know why they are making you move and not the other bride?  Make sure that if you do end up moving, they work hard to make it right for you!    

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

How is this situation panning out?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I’m eager to hear too. 

And as an aside, Krissylee, is that Mankato, MN as in the Mankato from Little House on the Prairie?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

This is terrible! I would be so pissed! Please let us know what is happening with this!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I agree with the PP, why do you have to move your date and not the other bride…and what are they going to do to make the situation right?  I SO sorry that you are having to deal with this!!!

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