- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Hey all! I need some advice! My FH and I booked our Ceremony/Reception venue last June for our May 21st wedding. Everything was fine and wonderful, until right before the Holidays I get a letter from them stating they had changed their [required to use] caterer from one considerably cheaper to a very expensive one. I’m talking from 2k food and beverage max to looking at 4k+ now.
I e-mailed the new caterer immediately, she was very short with me as it was the holidays and she said she did not have time until after. Once the holidays were over, I initiated contact again requesting sample menus. She stated they did not have any but would get me some soon. This is a top rated caterer in my area, so I find this very surprising and unlikely. Finally, 18 days from our first post-holiday communication, she requests I set up a time to meet with them. She asks our budget, still with no sample menus and no idea what to expect.
I hope I didn’t lose anyone. I feel like I’m rambling. Anyway, my point here… I’m looking at a completely out of budget slap in the face and not sure what direction to go in. Do you think I have a fighting chance to get my deposit back from our venue over this? Should I hold out for our meeting on the 5th and hope for the best? What would YOU do? Any thoughts you all have on this would be great. Thanks for reading. 🙂