(Closed) Venue Made Me change the date… What do do with Save The Dates with Old Date

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Can you have them redone?  Sounds like you’re saving some $$ by keeping your original venue on the different day.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m a little confused.  Did you print the Save-The-Date Cards before you signed the contract?  If you had already signed the contract, the location shouldn’t be able to make you change your date, unless you are breaking the contract (ex. not meeting the minimum number of guests), but that would have been in the contract, so you should have known about that from the beginning.  

 

If it’s in your budget, I would just have the Save-The-Date Cards redone.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Well what kind of save the dates are they?  Like if they’re a magnet with your picture on them, I can see people wanting that even though it has the wrong date just because they want a picture of you.  But if its a post card (which will likely get beat up in the mail) or something without your picture, I say don’t send them  You’ll save on postage by not sending them, and it’s going to be a hassle to try to tell everyone that the date is changed.  I think if you do send them, you should include a note in with the STD so they don’t book a hotel or flight before you get a chance to email or call them, you know?

I know you probably love your save the dates, but it seems like you’re just going to cause people confusion by knowingly sending one with the wrong date. Sorry πŸ™

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh, I just saw your last post.  Even if they won’t give you a full contract, tell them because of the earlier confusion, you at least want to sign something which specifies the two things you’ve had an issue with thus far: the date and the minimum.  The absolute last thing you want is for them to come out a week before the wedding and say “uh, remember when I promised you you didn’t have to meet that minimum, well I apparently didn’t have the authority to do that, and now you owe us a bunch more money.”  They should understand why you’re asking since it’s already been an issue.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

wow…they seem really unprofessional. i agree with greenleafmountain, make them give you SOMETHING to sign in writing because I can defintely see them screwing you over again as your date nears.  In terms of the STD’s (I would go hard a**) and make them discount you AT LEAST the amount you paid for the original STD…then order some new ones so as not to confuse your guests.  You have to think, ALL of these contracts that we sign our lives away to for our one day, if it were the other way around and you wanted to change your wedding day, your vendors would be coming after you for extra money, you would lose deposits, etc…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I agree with the others – you really need to sign something with them ASAP.  I’m an attorney, and I would never have given a deposit without having signed some form of a contract.  We signed a short contract when we reserved our venue, then filled out a longer catering order form right before the wedding.  Protect yourself and insist on a contract now!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m gonna echo what @greenleaf said: What kind of STD’s are they? Maybe if we knew what type they were we could come up with some creative solutions on how to rework the ones you already have! I’d be happy to help if I can

As far as the venue goes I agree with getting some sort of guarantee in writting stating that they are not going to change the date again. I find that very weird that they don’t offer some sort of contract before the exact head count is in…our caterer needed to know the menu and a minimum number of guests. We are able to increase the number of guests but not lower it since the contract is signed. We can also make changes to the menu. Are you sure you can’t change the head count after the contract is signed? For me I would need to sign something just so I wasn’t going crazy and had some piece of mind.

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