- Mrs. French Fries
- 10 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony: Catholic Church, Reception: Hotel Ballroom
Hello, hive! I’m currently in a sticky situation and don’t know what to do. That’s why I need some help from my fellow bees!
Basically, my fiance and I have put down a deposit ($750.00) for our reception venue. We sent the check to them a significant amount of time ago (almost a month) and they still haven’t cashed it. I’ve had several problems with the wedding coordinator at this venue to date.
First, when we were negotiating the contract, he got a little snarky with me when I tried to change it. I’m a paralegal, and when he had found out I had changed a few of the items on the contract, he said to me, "oh…well you just had to go and get all paralegal on me, didnt’ you?" I tried to laugh it off at the time, but it kind of offended me and definitely left a bad taste in my mouth.
Second, when I went with my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor to show them the venue, when talking with the coordinator I was 99% sure I smelled alcohol on his breath. At first I wasn’t sure if it was a breath mint or mouthwash or something, but when talking to him later, I again caught a whiff of what was definitely alcohol.
Third, when I called to inquire about our deposit payment for the venue, the coordinator said to me (completely deadpan) "oh, yeah….your check bounced." No laughter, no joking in his voice. I knew it was completely impossible for the check to bounce, and at this point was in no mood for his jokes, so I said "That’s not funny." He tried to backtrack and say "oh, no, I was just kidding…we have it here and we just have to cash it." Um… 1) not funny and 2) it’s been almost a month!
I’m considering putting a stop payment on the check so that we can look for a venue elsewhere, one where the coordinator will treat us like clients/customers with some sort of professionalism. We would be putting down a significant chunk of money and I’m not comfortable with the road we’re headed down with this guy.
So, hive…what are your thoughts? Just for background, if it helps: we’re not getting married until June of 2010, so we would have time to look for an alternate venue.
Thanks so much for your help!