(Closed) Seriously freaking out and need to know what can be done!

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Why is the videographer not allowed there?

Post # 5
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73 posts
Worker bee

Does it say anywhere in the contract that you must use their preferred suppliers?

If it doesn’t, they have no legal right to prevent you from using your videographer.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@laurab6320:  +1, i.e. does the contract say you can’t use your own videographer?

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@SimplyMrsC:  if they do not allow your videographer, will it be too late to cancel with the venue and find another venue??  did you put down a deposit with the venue?

what’s more important to you?  videographer or venue?

 

Post # 9
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Worker bee

That makes no sense. You signed the initial contract and based on what was promised to you verbally upon signing.

Everyone books services months in advance, it is ridiculous of them to suggest that you must now sign something else 2 months before your wedding that states something else.

I would get advice of a lawyer or try to track down the lady that worked there previously (ask current staff if you can)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

DO you have an email from the former employee about it?  Stand your ground.  If the contract falls through, they stand to loose a lot of money too.  It sucks they’re jerking you around.  Come back at them that you have already paid the videographer, so if you have to use a different videographer you expect to be discounted the x amount of money you paid to videographer after it being approved by an employee.  Otherwise you will be forced to move your business elsewhere.  They may change their tune when they realized you may be willing to walk over this issue.  And actually aren’t they in violation of the contract if they didn’t provide the proposal until after the agreed upon date?  Ugh I hate shady events people.  I’m really sorry these people are doing this to you.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

How much are you in on the videographer?  It sounds like you’re stuck with the venue from what you said.  Plus I’m guessing you’ve paid more to the venue and stand to lose more.  In all seriousness you can have a wedding without a videographer, but not without a venue.  I’m sure you can find someone else decent in time.  Videographers don’t seem to book as far in advance as venues.  It sounds like this employee was terrible.  It’s good she’s gone but sucks so bad that you were misled and have to deal with this.  :/

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Also from that wording I think it means your deposit is retained to help pay for the staff’s work, but NOT that you have to pay in full for an event you’re not having.  Even still I think replacing the videographer will be easier on you.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@SimplyMrsC:  i’m just curious, does your videographer know that he is no longer allowed at that venue??  when booking him, you probably told him where the wedding was?

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