(Closed) We had to cancel at our original venue….

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@thefuturemrsD:  So sorry to hear about your loss 🙁 If you still have a copy of your contract, I would read it over and over again to see if there is any way to negotiate out of having to pay the rest. If not, would you be able to still have your event at that venue at a later date (that gives you enough time to work up the finances to do so)? Keep us posted and best wishes for everything!

Post # 4
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

they should still honor the pay ment plan you had made with them in this situation. can you pick and fiance pick up odd jobs when not in school– babysiting dog walking handy man jobs for people in nighborhood who possibly cant do the work…

Post # 7
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@thefuturemrsD:  What a bitch!

Sorry, someone had to say it.

I would call the venue outright and skip the planner and see if you can’t work something out with them. Maybe have a contract written up that you’ll pay in lower monthly payments until they can either (a) rebook the venue or (b) you’re paid in full. Explain your situation and even cry a little if you can muster it. Then, at least, they’re getting something (even if it is just a token payment) so you’re keeping your word and not living off of Ramen for the next year.

Another option is, and I hate to say it, but put it on credit if you’re able. Personal loans are going to have lower interest payments than putting it on a card but at least you won’t have to worry about litigation.

Then, go to FA, talk to them about grants, scholarships, federal loans and use that to pay off the personal loan. There are a TON of options out there for nursing students, doubly so if you’re already working in healthcare.

The beauty of Nursing school is that you have an entire TEAM behind you trying to ensure that you don’t fail but you need to know when to reach out to them. There’s a metric crapton of money available to you just for going into healthcare.

If you’re involved enough in your community as well, I’ve seen lots of small businesses in my area with jars or cans out and a short description about how someone needs to pay for a funeral. I know it seems jenky but every little bit helps.

This is a shitty situation to be in and I’m sorry that it happened. Let us know what you decide and how it goes.

Post # 9
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sorry for your loss and sorry that you have to change your dream wedding because of it. I would review the contract again. Sometimes there is different levels of a policy, because they have a full year to rent it to another bride at full cost they would not be losing any money. because this woman is being so insensitive I suggest you contact her supervisor or manager and see if there is something that could be worked out. If they book the venue with someone else then you should not have to pay any further deposit on a booking that is no longer yours. 

Post # 10
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Make sure you keep the email that states all you had to do was sign the paper and keep a copy of that paper with confirmation that they received it. As she advised you that you were free and clear. That may help you 

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