Venue issues never end sigh. Seriously its only in SG where a sizeable number of BTBs book all their other vendors before the single most important thing: venue. No location, no majlis. This kinda thing can lead to a lot of problems later. Like my colleague’s bro, who has confimed his CC venue only to have it taken away from him so close to the wedding because they wanted to renovate the hall. And he is scrambling to find another location but he’s already booked food and decor, and most venue providers available are those providing all in one packages.
Anyway what brought abt this angst is that its 6 mths to the wedding and we were 2nd in line for our chosen CC this morning. We were beaten by a pakcik and makcik who had probably stood there since subuh probably. Anyway the outcome will be know next week after their board meeting.
What got me really nervous is that the guy advised looking for at least 2 more alternate venues. He said next year is the president election so obviously priority will go to them. As an ex PA staff, I know that they may have gotten advance heads up on which period to standby for. This means all public spaces at CCs/grassroots club/void decks and Mphs that are polling centres run the risk of being taken away in 2017.
As both me and tunang have a low risk appetite, we will extend the search to masjids or private venue providers. So frustrating!