L.I. CatLady
Dedicated June 2013

Unforeseen Circumstances

L.I. CatLady, on August 18, 2011 at 9:57 PM Posted in Planning 0 8
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Hello Ladies/Men of WW! This is my very first post although I have been creeping for quite some time now. I've been engaged for 2 months and haven't really started the planning process till recently.

My question to all of you is:

When putting a deposit down on your reception venue, is there a clause about unforeseen circumstances or was this discussed at your meeting? I've seen lots of ladies here have changed their wedding dates for one reason or another, but I'm just wondering if the venue let you transfer the deposit to the new date? or hadn't you put down the deposit yet?

Thanks so much for your help!!

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  • Rachel W.
    Master May 2012
    Rachel W. ·
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    Hello and welcome!

    We put the deposit down, and our venue told us the date could be changed as long as it was available. If you cancel, there are certain rules. It should all be stated in the contract.

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  • L.I. CatLady
    Dedicated June 2013
    L.I. CatLady ·
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    Thanks so much for the info. We haven't been to venues yet and I was just wondering what the general policies were. We are going to be in the process of moving in the next year and I want to make sure I have some flexibility with the date. So that probably means I'll have to wait for the deposits.

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  • Michelle
    Devoted November 2011
    Michelle ·
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    I changed my date at mine from this nov to next nov and they were fine with it as long as they had it available and there was nothing in the contract for that. Now if you cancel they will more then likely keep your deposit but again you need to read the contract and ask them before you sign if you think for any reason you may cancel or change.

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  • L.I. CatLady
    Dedicated June 2013
    L.I. CatLady ·
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    Thanks so much Michelle. I'm hoping we dont have to change the date once we book it, but as you can see from my date we do have quite some time. Did you discuss that with your venue before the deposit?

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  • Michelle
    Devoted November 2011
    Michelle ·
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    No I didnt I just called and asked I was honest and said hey we cant afford to have the wedding that we want in such a short time and the women who owns it is very nice and didnt even think twice. And Im sure they rather have the 10s of thousands however much it will be compare to the 500 lol

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  • Tach
    Master July 2012
    Tach ·
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    My venue deposit can be transferred, if I pick another date within that year OR I can get a refund if they are able to book the place again. I haven't had to change my date but I made sure to ask all those questions before I booked.

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  • Mrs. Clark aka Mrs Awesomepants
    Master November 2011
    Mrs. Clark aka Mrs Awesomepants ·
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    Thats something you need to ask your venue. If something were to happen to mine, they would change my date within a year of my original date. If i cancelled, i could get half back until 6 months prior. i booked a year ahead so I had half that time to cancel

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