Q: My fiancé and I are getting married on 10.23.2020 and are considering canceling due to covid-19. In our venues contract
Nothing is stated about a pandemic or rescheduling. We have reached out to the venue and they are pushing to postpone our wedding, we don’t think that’s fair to push it back or have it on a Sunday for the amount we are paying for. What are our rights?
A: You may not want to hear this advice but I believe that the venue you selected is being very understanding and very reasonable here.
That does not mean you cannot cancel your October 23, 2020 wedding; but if you do cancel now--six months early--you should not expect the venue to give the venue fee back right now--during the world-wide pandemic. Why?
Because they have done everything they agreed to do so far: schedule the wedding at the place and time agreed. There is NO emergency--now.
A: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. If you want to take charge of the situation, you should hire an Illinois attorney to help you review the contract and if necessary re-negotiate the terms of your contract. Many attorneys will do this for a low flat fee.
If you choose to negotiate on your own, it's likely your venue has lost money, will lose money or will otherwise go out of business. For this reason the venue might do anything to avoid losing money on your contract. For best results I recommend consulting with an attorney,
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