Post # 17
Reading these posts has made me feel a little better. Friends of ours have actually booked the same hall as us a few months before my wedding. It’s been really saddening and frustrating because I feel like the specialness of my wedding has been robbed. I know two weddings are not alike, and I know mine will be different than theirs and in the grand scheme of things it’s not a big deal. Yet knowing all these doesn’t seem to get the hurt and frustration away that they would do something like this. Especially since they told us that when the time came that they would get engaged, they were considering other places. They get engaged, and two weeks later booked our venue (and still haven’t told us they had). Just very hurtful that people you consider your friends would do that.
Post # 18
There isn’t much you can do now but I totally understand and would be annoyed too. It is rude but people don’t really seem to care much about rudeness these days.
Post # 19
I hate to be the one to day it, but so what? I’m sure they aren’t doing it to “beat you”, and I think you’re overreacting. You found a great venue, they probably would have gotten married there anyway even if you weren’t planning a wedding there, and they probably would have gotten married in 3 months regardless of your plans. I think you’re being a bit unfair, they’re allowed to be engaged and planning a wedding too, you don’t own your venue from the time you book it until your wedding day. should all of your friends’ lives stop completely until your wedding? no. I don’t mean to upset you, but please try to see it from an outside perspective
Post # 20
It’s not a competition and the most important thing to remember is that it’s just a day. Afterwards, you have a marriage to focus on 🙂
Post # 21
Look on the bright side- you’ll be able to watch your venue do a test run and pick up on anything that goes wrong.
Post # 22
I would be annoyed, but if you’ve had it booked for awhile, people will know that you booked ahead of time. 🙂