I need a space to vent, and I feel there's no safer space than WeddingWire! Everyone is so supportive and I could use a good rant right now.
My FH and I loove our reception venue! We could not be more excited to host our reception there; it's a beautiful golf course, apparently the food is to die for (we haven't had our tasting yet!) and the room is awesome. So, perfect right?
My FH really wanted to use a DJ he's known for years, which was fine with me. Our venue was upfront we would need to pay a plug-in fee if we weren't using their in house entertainment company. It was a steep plug-in fee, in my opinion, but I wanted my FH to feel like he got some things he wanted for our day too.
So, I called up the in-house company to make my payment for the plug-in fee and the woman asks me if I'm interested in having the spotlighting for speeches and dancing, as well as pin lighting for the tables. I let her know I'd have to discuss with my FH.
We decide to go ahead with the spotlighting and pinlighting, how expensive can it be? The lights are already there, they just need to turn them on.
I almost fell off my chair at work! They quoted me over $4500 for the lighting and plug-in fee. I ended up talking them down substantially because to be honest, I'm paying enough for the venue as is - how expensive is it to turn the lights on for a few hours?
I'm going to write a negative review once the wedding is over. I feel really tricked because we HAD to use them. It's their system and another company is not able to tap into it. I'm really glad now we did not use them for our DJ services, I could just imagine THAT bill.
Just not the amount of money I wanted to spend but, what can we do sometimes? That's life.
Thanks for reading my rant. I hope no one else has to deal with this!