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LADIES I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENEING!!!!

I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS MY FI & I JUST BOOKED OUR RECEPTION VENUE ON SAT. I GET A PHONE CALL DURING DINNER WHILE DESCRIBING THE VENUE TO FRIENDS FROM THE MANAGER WHO TELLS ME THERE WAS A MISTAKE & IT WAS BOOKED FOR 09/10/11 ALREADY!!!!! I'M SOOO DEVESTATED THE STRESS HAS COME BACKED DOUBLED!!! WHAT DO I DO LADIES? KEEP MY DATE & LOOK FOR ANOTHER VENUE OR CHANGE MY DATE & DITCH MY VENUE
DREAM DATE VS. DREAM VENUE?
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    edited December 2011
    I say go with your dream date.
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    edited December 2011
    What is more important to you? The date or the venue? I had to ditch a venue in order to get the date I wanted, but I was pregnant and didn't want to be showing too much during the wedding.
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    tyboydtyboyd member
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    edited December 2011
    Sorry this happened! I think you should just change the date. It'll only be 9/10/11 ONE year. After that, your anniversary will just be 9/10/12 and 9/10/13... not so cool anymore. Unless you picked the date for other personal reasons, I say ditch the date.
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    sheshedukeshesheduke member
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    edited December 2011
    Awwww so sorry to hear that yes 09.10.11 is both a dream and a curse. My first 20 places for my reception were booked and I started looking in February. If the date is important to you then keep looking you will find another great venue.
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    edited December 2011
    Its hard to say but depending on affordability of another venue I say go to adifferent one and keep the date.would changing the time of your wedding help?
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    edited December 2011
    I would ditch the venue. #1 they should have better record keeping and that should've been brought up before the check exchanged hands and contract signed. Double booking is not cool, and just picture if your wedding was 5 months away and they told you this. My date is 9/10/11 and I'm not trying to tell you to keep this but that venue should either apologize and try to accomodate you with a special discount since they want you to pick another date. But, I would walk and not bother with them.


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    tjw2011tjw2011 member
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    edited December 2011

    Sorry this is happening to you...

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    edited December 2011
    I say ditch the date. The date wont matter in your photos.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_ladies-cant-believe-this-happeneing?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:91c802a5-2649-4973-a31b-70497630e874Post:3252cf94-d6ac-47bb-bec2-c6e564fb057f">Re: LADIES I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENEING!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]I would ditch the venue. #1 they should have better record keeping and that should've been brought up before the check exchanged hands and contract signed. Double booking is not cool, and just picture if your wedding was 5 months away and they told you this. My date is 9/10/11 and I'm not trying to tell you to keep this but that venue should either apologize and try to accomodate you with a special discount since they want you to pick another date. But, I would walk and not bother with them.
    Posted by mahoganieyes[/QUOTE]

    <div>This. I was thinking ditch the date until I read this post. SOOOOO TRUEEE</div>
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    edited December 2011
    So sorry this happened. You really have to decide what's more important to YOU and YOUR FI. Remember whether it is at another venue or on another date in the end you will be marrying the love of your life!
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    cincy2011cincy2011 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_ladies-cant-believe-this-happeneing?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:91c802a5-2649-4973-a31b-70497630e874Post:eb1f0952-31b2-469f-8282-e9fd4e17dda3">Re: LADIES I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENEING!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]<strong>So sorry this happened. You</strong> <strong>really have to decide what's more important to YOU and YOUR FI.</strong> <strong>Remember whether it is at another venue or on another date in the end you will be marrying the love of your life!
    </strong>Posted by PhillyBride123[/QUOTE]

    Totally agree! 
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_ladies-cant-believe-this-happeneing?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:91c802a5-2649-4973-a31b-70497630e874Post:2841f9ed-2b68-420b-96fc-9504d75f9961">Re: LADIES I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENEING!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Sorry this is happening to you...
    Posted by tjw2011[/QUOTE]

    I agree...everything else is up to you and FI.
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    edited December 2011
    sorry that this has happened, but i also think like phillybride.  you're marrying the guy you love.  regardless of the date yall will be married.  try to find another venue.  if you really love the venue, change the date. 
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    edited December 2011
    UGH! My FI & I have talked it over we are going to look into Sept. 3rd :( We really love the venue & the manager offered to take off $5 per head which will save us $750..maybe this was a blessing in disguise.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_ladies-cant-believe-this-happeneing?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:400Discussion:91c802a5-2649-4973-a31b-70497630e874Post:efe81444-82be-4050-a651-9dabc2a35407">Re: LADIES I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENEING!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]We really love the venue & the manager offered to take off $5 per head which will save us $750..maybe this was a blessing in disguise.
    Posted by BLKBFLY81[/QUOTE]

    Yes, it sounds like a blessing. At least the manager owned up to the mistake.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_ladies-cant-believe-this-happeneing?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:91c802a5-2649-4973-a31b-70497630e874Post:efe81444-82be-4050-a651-9dabc2a35407">Re: LADIES I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENEING!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]UGH! My FI & I have talked it over we are going to look into Sept. 3rd :( We really love the venue & the manager offered to take off $5 per head which will save us $750..maybe this was a blessing in disguise.
    Posted by BLKBFLY81[/QUOTE]

    Well I say ditch the date then lol! You can do a lot with that extra $750!! I definitely think it's a blessing in disguise!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_ladies-cant-believe-this-happeneing?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:91c802a5-2649-4973-a31b-70497630e874Post:745ea347-d5f4-4fbe-be84-3b7a4cc7b6bf">Re: LADIES I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENEING!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: LADIES I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENEING!!!! : Yes, it sounds like a blessing. At least the manager owned up to tthe mistake.
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    Yes for sure! Congrats on future motherhood btw!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_african-american-weddings_ladies-cant-believe-this-happeneing?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:400Discussion:91c802a5-2649-4973-a31b-70497630e874Post:6bc6f009-e965-4346-a2c8-08e5d14ecf69">Re: LADIES I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENEING!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: LADIES I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENEING!!!! : Well I say ditch the date then lol! You can do a lot with that extra $750!! I definitely think it's a blessing in disguise!
    Posted by admallard[/QUOTE]

    lol yeah..we sure can use that for something else
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    edited December 2011
    That's Labor Day weekend...do you think your guests turnout will still be good? I ask because FI and I chose the second weekend in September 2012 to avoid Labor Day weekend...but if having your wedding Labor Day weekend works for you both and the majority of your guests then go for it -Plus you'll be saving money. 
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    edited December 2011
    I think Labor Day weekend will be ok..Now my issue is waiting until the women in charge of the calendar for the church gets back on MONDAY! UGH Older women without a cell phone & she keeps a PAPER copy smh. This is gonna be a long week of waiting!
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    edited December 2011
    I say ditch the date. If you found a venue you love keep it.
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