(Closed) Rogue wedding party using our booked location

posted 12 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How to deal with rogue wedding parties using your booked photography location?

    Let them continue to take pictures and work around them

    Have facility staff ask them to leave

    Explain to them yourself that you've booked the location and they need to leave

    Other (explain below)

  • Post # 17
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    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I agree with what the others have said, I would have had someone find a person that works at the facility and had that person tell the “rogue party” about your situation. They definitely should not have been there if you had the place reserved and I don’t think I would have been as nice as you were about the whole situation. I must say, you handled it very kindly. I definitely would call the facility to complain.

    Post # 19
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    8375 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Ooo that makes a lot of sense. Lesson learned I guess? No harm no foul?

    Take solace in the fact that you are a very nice person and didn’t go tramp on someone else’s day =]

    Post # 20
    Member
    149 posts
    Blushing bee

    i would definately have asked staff to have them leave if after your husband talking to them didnt work. it wasnt their place to be at, you had paid money to use the site, but also the contract you made was broken with the staff not making sure no one was there.

    Post # 21
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    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I would have been quite annoyed with the other wedding party and I would have had the facility deal with them.  Privacy (one wedding only policy and exclusive rights to use the grouns for the day)  was one of my FI’s and my main criteria when we were shopping for a venue so we’d definitely have been irked if I saw other people on the ground. I don’t think it’s a bridezilla trait to ask for that, as it’s a preference and we PAID for it.  (Maybe you should have asked/charged for the other wedding party to pay for th use lol) You were very kind to be considerate of the other wedding party, though they weren’t very considerate of you.  Also, I do feel that the facility should have stepped up and informed the other party that they have paying clients on the ground and it’s not open to the public at the moment.  Most every venue knows that couples prefer to not have to share space, if possible (it’s one of the selling points for venues!) and they should have tried to keep the couples happy if they have good customer service.  To say that it was your fault for not mentioning it is weak, imo. 

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