Post # 1
Okay after calling my venue/owner twice and having a bad experience with him.
i am really second guessing our venue.. of course we got a very good deal but now im feeling the “you get what you paid for” First of all he sets up the linens, silverware and everything… we just have to do all decorations such as the centerpieces, ceremony decorations.
We have already put $750 down 🙁 I dont want to loose the money and we signed a contract im wondering if we can somehow cancel to get our money back because i found another place where they do EVERYTHING!!! and its a little more expensive but is VERY beautiful 🙁
My venue (the one i booked) looks OLD, he has ugly pictures up taht he said i cannot take down… the dressing room looks HORRIBLE!! its just a room with a ugly couch, a small mirror like the cheap ones you buy at walmart for 4 dollars.
I’m asking my fiance to call him and deal with him and he said im blowing it out of proportian… HELP has anyone ever signed a contract and still were able to get their money back?
Post # 3
OH man you sound like me now with the venue situation!
have someone look over your contract and see if it is possible to cancel.
Post # 4
I’d cancel it. I just had the same issue. I did, however, cancel for other reasons as well. But there were a lack of options in the small city we were getting married in. Then recently I was looking through the photos and started to cringe. Plus someone other than who I originally booked with took over and was a nightmare of a woman. She told me my booking was way too close the the one before, and they will do their best to get mine set up. Do their best???? Ahhh.. that is not what a soon-to-be-bride wants to hear! My god! Then I emailed her back saying I was concerned about that and should I be worried. 2 weeks later, she still hadn’t replied. So that, with the dated look, I was ready to get out of it. If that is the service NOW, before the wedding, what will the wedding be like.
I would inquire about your deposit, if you don’t already know. I would call, or get a relative to, and ask about booking for a wedding. Then, after a few minutes of inquiring, ask about their cancellation policy. If you haven’t asked before your booking, I certainly wouldn’t ask after. You never know what fee they might “make-up”. People can be so mean. Its ironic, after everything we are taught in life, you would think asking about the cancellation policy would be a give-in and likely one of the first things to ask. However, when planning your wedding, the last thing you ever wanted to consider or admit could be a possiblity, is cancelling.
If you don’t like the venue anymore and the guy is being rude or whatever and you found some where that you love, cancel. I would hate to lose $700, but I’m sure if it is a few months in advance, they will give you some back. I was super lucky, I paid $525, and they only kept $25 as a cancellation fee. Hopefully, you will be lucky as well. If the place is not what you want, I am sure years from now, when you think back on you wedding, that will be the first thing that pops into your mind, “Why didn’t I change the venue?” Just do it, and you can enjoy your wedding! Good luck!!