Hi - I've just found out I'm pregnant - very early stages but due the day before we get married! Obviously I know that doesn't mean baby will be born on that exact day but I would be more happy moving the wedding until after baby is born / the year after. I don't want to rush into anything as want to ensure that everything is okay at my 12 week scan which will. Not be for another 6-8 weeks but I wanted to find out from the venue what they could do. So, they have said they can move the date but we have got to pay £2,500 our deposit again as they are losing money out on the previous date we had - I have explained that they aren't losing out we are just moving our date and I'm happy to pay a good will gesture but £2,500 is not plausible for us. Can I have any advice at all as I'm getting really stressed out! Thank you.
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This is just madness. How can they suggest that they will lose money before they've even had a go at re-booking your date? As some others have said, check the small print in any contract you signed and see what it says about moving the date. Also, try to see somebody in person to discuss this - it's quite easy to dismiss somebody in this manner when it's done on e-mail, but if you discuss it face to face, you might have more luck. If you asked to cancel your wedding for next week, they might have a point, but 8 or 9 months away is madness, it's not like they will have already purchased the food, or got staff warned to work...... it's 8 or 9 months away for goodness sake. How much do you want this venue? How prepared are you to walk away from a £2,500 deposit? How much are you prepared to fight them to not have to pay more money? How bothered are you if it all goes a bit tits-up and you fall out with them completely, meaning you probably won't want to get married there anyway. Only you know the answers to these questions..... read your small print, see what you signed, it maybe that you can't do anything because you signed/agreed to paying £2,500 if you wanted to move the date.