My wedding is supposed to be in NJ in 08/15/20. I was feeling particularly anxious today, so I called my venue. They told me all Saturday’s for next summer are already booked, and there are only a few Sunday’s available in July. They also will not allow me to hold another date at all without making a non-refundable (expensive) deposit. I also can’t just choose to move it without losing 70% of what I’ve already paid (another big sum). I have to have the wedding on my original date if the governor gives the ok. By the time the governor says anything about August, all good dates will be gone. And who knows what my vendors availability will be.
It’s very frustrating to have planned WAY ahead on a very expensive venue to only be told that I’m going to get stuck with a weekday probably in a winter month (but not November or December, they’ve booked that up too)! I would also have to move my date within a year from my current wedding date. I’m a teacher and it will be very hard for me to take off for anything during the year. I also really wanted a summer wedding. I understand that people need to make money, but there is no way that my date wouldn’t sell come August. They just want to stick covid brides with the undesirable dates. I can’t believe the lack of empathy. August is a very special month to us. I’m so sad.
For those of you who have back up dates, did you have to put down a nonrefundable deposit?