(Closed) Venue booked another event during our rehearsal time

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Another bee is going through the same deal but her wedding is a year away.  I would honestly go back to the venue manager and tell them this is causing unneeded stress the week of your wedding and ask what they are willing to do for you.  They may be able to provide staff to help with decor or give 5% off the bottom line.  Sorry this happened!  Good luck!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am sorry that your plans are ruined BUT if you did not rent the venue for Friday as well as Saturday you can not expect them to “hold” the space and turn away potential business.
I agree that he should have told you sooner and that was poor customer service on his part!
 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@jenna.888: I’m sorry but I’d have to agree with jenna.888

If you didn’t pay for Friday, then I can’t imagine they would turn away other business… 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would be very frustrated in that situation too! Recently, our wedding ceremony & reception location flooded so we were forced to move. Our wedding is this Saturday and our new venue told my cordinator that she was not able to set anything up in this new place untill it was paid for. Furious, my Mom had to show up at the woman’s work to straighten out that her check had already been cashed. It has been a complete mess. I have family members asking to have guests last minute, a bridesmaid who tells me she will be late to rehersal, and oh so many last minute projects! Best of luck!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Is Friday in your contract or was there any kind of written agreement? I agree this was horribly rude of him, but as @jenna.888: if it’s not in the contract he didn’t do anything legally wrong, just plan bad service! At least he’s working with you a little bit now… so sorry this happened so close to the wedding! At least you’re stressing less now 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

The SAME thing happened to me girl. We rehearsed with some of the family two days before (small flower girls, etc.) NOT EVEN IN THE CEREMONY SPACE then we did a rehearsal (that I didn’t attend) the morning of the wedding. I was freaking the heck out. 

But, unless you are having a choreographed dance in to the wedding, people generally know what to do. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Do you guys have suggestions for how to run the rehearsal when not in the space? I suspect we will not be able to use our venue for practice the night before, just because it’s a restaurant and they’re going to be operational. And we’re thinking of doing the rehearsal dinner at home anyway.

Do you just kind of mark out the space, etc, and run through the “script” a few times?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@atalante: That sounds tough. We had a giant hall outside of our space that we practiced in. I would suggest marking it off and running through. Go through it twice.

Be sure to be specific too – what angle the party should be standing at, when they should move, where they hold their hands. Or maybe that’s just me, I’m completely anal about that stuff. D:

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I looked at a venue that we would be the afternoon/morning wedding with another booked that night.  I was thinking “when would the other bride decorate, and how was that going to work?”

YIKES!

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