- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
So Friday I met with a coordinator at a venue we were interested in. It was an hour drive in horrible weather, but I loved the place and didn’t want to cancel. So my sister (MOH) and I looked around while she gave us a walk through and explained how the day would run (ceremony and reception) and I was sold.
We sat down and went over prices linens, and menus plus a time line and where the perfect spots were for photographs. I was so ready to put down my deposit but my sister told me that I needed to speak to the hubby before making any decision. Of course I knew she was right and the coordinator understood with the hubby being overseas that it would be a few days before I would hear from him. She said “Take a week think about it and get back to me. I’ll hold the date for you til then.”
I was so estatic when we left, practically bouncing in my seat all the way home. Saturday rolls around and thats when I hear from my hubby. I told him all about it (he’s seen pics of the site) and he too loved it. Gave me the green light to go ahead with it, it was going to be awesome.
I called Brenda Monday, was sent to voicemail and left a message to set up a day to sign our contract and what not. Tuesday came and I heard nothing, so I sent a brief email, basically ‘hey let’s make an appointment so we can get the ball rolling’. Wake up this morning no reply and no phone call. Now I’m a determined person so I rang her again. Finally got an answer. “Sorry we booked the date.”
I swear my heart dropped in my stomach. “Booked the date”? WTF? You gave me a week to talk to the hubby and make a decision, it’s been 5 days, and I tried to get back to you 2 days ago. She said another coordinator booked the date on Monday and took the deposit but the weekend after our date is available. I told her no thanks but I wasn’t changing my date.
Now I’m 9 months out with no venue. Makes me worried that I won’t find another place for our date. My friends said just just change the date, but our date is the day before our 2 year anniversary and the original date we picked before he was deployed and had a quick ceremony before he left.
I’ve contacted 3 other halls today and hope to hear something soon, but the fact that they booked on me when the date was supposed to be held makes me mad and sad at the same time. So so sad right now. Now I kinda want to hold off on the whole process.