Post # 1
My wedding reception location just called me and told me they double booked our location for the end of this June. They need us to move our date. There is really not any other comporable spot to move our location to one the same day so now I need to move it to a week sooner! The middle of June. I haven’t even sent out my invites yet. I was on my way to send out the invites when they told me this…. Talk about a wedding nightmare… Thank the lord my church is available the week sooner. They don’t have a clause in their about if they break their contract only if I break mine. They want me to move it a week earlier too. It’s a big mess. I only found out yesterday! The wedding is suppose to be in June.
Post # 3
- 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
Wow, and they JUST NOW noticed that?! I hope they give you a good deal now!
Post # 5
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.
Post # 6
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
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
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
Oh, and are there any lawyers on the board who can help advise her as to the options she has?
Post # 10
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
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
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
How is this situation panning out?
Post # 14
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
This is terrible! I would be so pissed! Please let us know what is happening with this!
Post # 16
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!!!