FI and I booked our ceremony and reception at a local beach hotel. The ceremony, about 20 minutes, will be on the beachfront deck that is covered with a tent. Their tent is old, ugly, and orange. So I paid ~$500 to have it draped to cover the ugly orange.
Last night I got an email from the coordinator at the venue telling me we have to be off the deck by 5:00 so they can set up for a reception at 6:00. No big deal, our ceremony is at 4:00. My issue is the draping that I paid so much money for. Why should another bride benefit from this decoration I paid for?? I emailed coordinator lady back and told her I will contact the drapery vendor to see about staying on site for the ceremony so the drapery could be taken down immediately. She actually emailed back and said she had already told this other bride the tent would already be draped! I gave her the contact information for the drapery vendor and suggested she pass that on to the other bride so she can make her own arrangements for the drapery, or she can pay me half of what I paid for it. No response.
Am I being unreasonable? I just don't think another event should benefit from my, rather expensive, decorations. UGH!