I'm two months out from my wedding and I just got an email from the Wedding Coordinator at my venue yesterday stating that the neighboring property is hosting their annual 4-H & FFA Fair concert Thursday night, the night of my wedding, instead of on the weekend like they always do. My venue does not host weddings the weekend right after my wedding for this exact reason, which is one of the reasons why we were able to book them for when we did. I'm supposed to meet with her on Friday but I'm at a total loss as to what to do right now. We still owe $1500 to the venue, due next Saturday. With only having two months until the wedding I doubt we will be able to find another location if they would even let us out of our contract and refund the deposits we have already paid.
The opening band starts at 7 with the main act, Chris Lane, starting at 8. Our ceremony was supposed to be at 5 and I'm afraid they might be having sound check in the middle of our vows, and we probably won't be able to play our music loud enough to cover the noise from the concert during the reception. All of my family just keeps making jokes about now we don't need to pay for a DJ except for the fact that neither one of us listens to country music... Our first dance is a Metallica song and the father/daughter dance is a cover of Guns N' Roses, both of which we might not be able to do anymore.
My mom is planning on asking for a discount on the venue fee and to see if they can add any perks for the inconvenience but that doesn't change the fact that this can basically ruin everything we have planned and spent so much time and money on. I've already looked through our contract and I'm pretty sure there is nothing we can do to get out of it since the concert is being hosted by the neighboring property and not our venue. All I want to do is cry and then go on a rampage leaving a massive path of destruction.