I'm in a bit of a conundrum and hoping to see what others may think -
We saw the venue in early 2018 (Jan-Feb 2018) and were given a pricing guide/their 'wedding package' for the venue (outdoor reception) that states what's on offer, pricing, etc. and we had told them it was an Oct 2019 wedding (of course they needed the date) and these seemed to be the prices that were going to be paid as we paid a 10% deposit based on #s they were quoting via email at the time (~12,500 for 140 ppl.) now that we're closer to, they came back with pricing of nearly 14k for 130 people as our list dropped.
Anyone experiencing/experienced this? They quoted and agreed to certain pricing before, so I assume they can't back out at this point even with inflation/new costs on their end?
Second part of this
They are asking for another large chunk of $ (~4k) as of right now and payments up to the wedding day, but shouldn't final pricing/payments happen after the wedding once the actual guests attended, food used, etc. is accounted for? I always feel weary of paying up front, what if things do go terribly wrong, we need to use their back-up indoor location, etc.? I don't want to sink a thousands into something prematurely - we have a contract so we're not about to skimp out on paying but don't most businesses charge once the work is complete?