I'm not too sure if this is the right forum for this but i needed somewhere where i could put all my thoughts together.
Sorry if this is a long one..........
We are due to be getting married in September 2021, i'm hoping all fingers & toes crossed that we will be able to have the wedding we have planned. I feel for everyone who has had to move their wedding or in fact change it completely because of COVID it must be very stressful & i wouldn't wish that on anyone.
However i have just seen a news article about a couple who are discussing the fact that their venue won't refund their money because of COVID - this venue happens to be the one we are going to be married at.
Now to put a bit of background around this - it looks like the venue offered them an alternative date (weekday 2021) but they weren't happy with this so decided to cancel & ask for a refund.
This is in breach of the contract that they signed & the venue said that they wouldn't refund the money & they would have to claim via their insurance. Now the reason why i have so upset about this is all the nasty comments that are coming out about the fact that the venue wouldn't refund them the money.
So the venue offered them an alternative - Ok not one they wanted - but what are they suppose to do cancel those weddings that have a Saturday booked to accommodate someone who wishes to postpone?
When they didn't like the new date they then cancelled which is in breach of the contract & then they complain because they don't get a refund. Am i wrong to think that why is this news story? where is this coming from the venue did what they could but the couple wasn't happy about it so decided to go on Facebook & have a rant & then go to the papers.
I'm sorry if this upsets anyone who believes that they should have got a refund no questions asked, i just feel a little bit sorry for all the couples who are getting married in this venue (or any others) & this is now tainting their wedding.