- 5 years ago
Fiance and I have been engaged since August 2013. We immediately started looking at venues for our reception because they get booked up fast. We found our reception venue, and booked it in September and it was the last Saturday available for a wedding in either May or June 2015. We got our date and started booking other vendors. I e-mailed the church (where I’m a confirmed member) and they said they didn’t have a calendar set up yet for 2015 but to e-mail back in January 2014. Fine with me.
So I e-mail back in the new year, and first they ask me to come in and talk to them about it even though I don’t live in town. I told them this and they told me there was no rush and to just let them know next time I’m in town. Then they said that they would put me on the calendar so no other bride could book that day, but that they’ll have to check with all the staff before I could make a deposit to make sure there wasn’t a conflict with staff events. Again, fine with me.
Didn’t hear back for a week so I circled back with a friendly, hey! just wanted to check in on this’ e-mail. I just got a response back that they were wondering if I could move my date to a different weekend because there “might be a conflict with a choir rehersal.”
I can’t even. I don’t care if they have something big going on that night, I realize that is a risk you take when you book other things before the church. But it’s a choir rehersal — 15 months in advance. And I’m not even sure what ‘might’ means. Is there a rehersal that can’t be moved and I should look some place else? Or is this something that’s negotiable?
So now I have to check and see what she means because we’re speaking in code but I feel like everything I’m writing comes off like a ‘zilla. We have a backup location in mind, but it’s $700 more and my grandparents’ ashes are both in the chuch in question.