On the weekend a couple of our guests headed up to our wedding venue.. just to check it out, I suppose.
While there they started chatting to one of the staff members, who checked our booking in the computer, but couldn't see our names in the system.. She asked the couple if they were sure they had the right place or the right date... So they produced their wedding invitation... She checked again...
No weddings booked for that date at all.
She noted my phone number from the wedding invitation and when the couple left, she called me.
It appears that some where along the line our booking has 'disappeared'.
And it gets worse because someone else has booked it on our date. In fact, two someone elses. One group has booked out the Pavillion, where we are supposed to be holding our reception.. and there is another separate booking for the whole campground, where we have invited our guests to stay.
It is so crap to find out 5 weeks before our wedding that our venue is DOUBLE BOOKED.
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I can't imagine how this has happened because I have been in touch with them numerous times since we made the booking last March, confirming details, asking questions and just being my usual anal self. The most recent contact was an email sent only a fortnight ago, which included, as always, our names and wedding date.
The Girl on the phone has told me that we should have priority as our booking was first and we booked the whole venue and I have the receipt for our deposit so not to stress about it (ha!)
But she is just the casual weekend worker.. I have to wait until the Manager gets in this afternoon to speak to her and find out what the hell is going on with our wedding.
In addition to the drama of the double booking, I also feel a bit embarassing that two of our guests (an elderly couple) went to our wedding venue to be told that we're not actually booked in for that date.
However in the midst of this crap I am reminding myself to be thankful we found out now, rather than on the wedding day... imagine that! the horror!
I'm grateful to the mystery couple who, for whatever reason, felt compelled to check out our venue.. and I'm indebted to the Girl behind the desk for having the initative to check the date and then actually follow it up.
Please please please cross your fingers for us that this works out for us.
I will keep you posted