Let me give a little back story. I am booked to photograph a wedding this weekend. I needed to know where the ceremony and formals were taking place, so I went out there on Friday to check things over. (The bride gave me the address, but the address and the venue don't actually match up because of the way the buildings are placed).
Now the problem. The bride got the permit to take photos last year. When I went there on Friday, the location had the orange construction fencing all around the area, there were dumpsters, dumptrucks, all kinds of heavy construction machinery, the whole nine yards. The site was completely closed off for construction until mid-June. Needless to say, the bride wasn't told by the venue, but by me on Friday.
I walked around the complex taking pictures and sent to the bride as alternate locations, but her heart was set on the location that is now off limits.
I guess my question is has this ever happened to you, and if it has, what did you do? This is a first for me and I'm not really sure what more I can do. Anywhere close by that would be suitable for photos requires a permit with at least a 2 week wait (if it's even available), so that leaves out pretty much everything.
Thanks for any advice you can give!