Venue making me nervous

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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7656 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Ask her to send a new contract with the correct pricing, or ask if it’s ok to write in the correct price yourself. Can you just call her tomorrow and ask about it? I would NOT sign a contract with incorrect pricing – I learned from experience that there are some real assholes in the wedding industry who will not hesitate to take advantage of inexperienced people. (There are also lots of lovely vendors who have nothing but good intentions of course!)

Post # 3
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253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I would personally modify the contract, initial the modification, sign it and send it back to her, making sure she then also signs it and sends a copy to you.

That being said, have there been any other issues or red flags?

Post # 4
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3451 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

I wouldn’t modify anything. That is her job and it does not take much effort or very long to correct a contract. Let the venue send you the contract with the exact terms and pricing you agreed to, don’t sign anything until you get it.

Post # 6
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1232 posts
Bumble bee

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT sign a contract which lists conditions other than what you are agreeing to.  Even if it is in email, that does not bind the venue to anything other than what you sign.  What if she gets fired?  Then you’ll essentially have a nothing but a promise from an ex-employee as your proof.  Similarly, do not modify the contract yourself – in many cases for a manual modification to be binding, you’d need her to explicitly sign off on the change, and send it back to you. If she can’t even send the right contract to you in the first place, I doubt she’ll manage that and you’ll be left in a limbo state.

I agree with heavenlyflower :  – send back a firmly worded email stating that you want the contract to reflect the exact terms you agreed to.  If she doesn’t get back to you within a couple of days, escalate to someone (i.e. her boss).  If that still doesn’t produce results, I’d strongly suggest considering an alternate venue.  You want the piece of mind of knowing you are working with professionals who respect your time and money.  There are sooo many moving pieces that it is inevitable that things can go wrong on your wedding day: you don’t need to seek out unreliability.

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