The Next "big" Wedding Date .. I Got An Inquiry

Business By indydebi Updated 28 Dec 2008 , 12:38am by indydebi

indydebi Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 10:02pm
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Oh brother, you won't believe it! I got an inquiry for a wedding on ...... are you ready ......?

11-11-11!!!!!!!!! It's on a Friday.

So I checked ....

10-10-10 is on a Sunday.

09-10-11 is on a Saturday.

I am not responding to this 11-11-11 inquiry. no way we can intelligently discuss pricing 3 freakin' years in advance!!! icon_confused.gif

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KoryAK Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 10:47pm
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Yeah, and no good dates in between then, yeesh! (I have a minimum order for premium dates and I like them a lot!)

momsandraven Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 11:15pm
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Holy Cow. Some girls will do anything to be sure their hubbies-to-be will remember the date. LOL

Carolynlovescake Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 11:43pm
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$1,000 non refundable down to reserve the day 3 years in advance.

We will discuss pricing and the cake itself 6 months from the date of the wedding.

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indydebi Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 11:49pm
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Originally Posted by CarolynGwen

$1,000 non refundable down to reserve the day 3 years in advance.

We will discuss pricing and the cake itself 6 months from the date of the wedding.

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WHOA! I like that idea! thumbs_up.gif

chutzpah Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 4:35am
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February 14 is on a Saturday next year. I'm already fully booked.

Everyone thinks they're just SOOOO original.

mommyle Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 4:53am
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You know... I was jumping at the bit to get married, not put it off for 3 years. Is she even dating the guy yet? Has she found him yet??? Or are they just dating??? Does he know???

loriemoms Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:44am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

Oh brother, you won't believe it! I got an inquiry for a wedding on ...... are you ready ......?

11-11-11!!!!!!!!! It's on a Friday.

So I checked ....

10-10-10 is on a Sunday.

09-10-11 is on a Saturday.

I am not responding to this 11-11-11 inquiry. no way we can intelligently discuss pricing 3 freakin' years in advance!!! icon_confused.gif




I had a bunch of weddings on 8-8-08 as well. (one of them she had me put 8's all over the cake) I guess people are really into the dates?

As far as getting married valentines day...my brother married his first wife on Valentines day and now his second wife really suffers for it.

marmalade1687 Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 1:41pm
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Originally Posted by momsandraven

Holy Cow. Some girls will do anything to be sure their hubbies-to-be will remember the date. LOL




Never thought of it THAT way!! LOL!! icon_lol.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by chutzpah

February 14 is on a Saturday next year. I'm already fully booked.

Everyone thinks they're just SOOOO original.




Me too...and let me guess...the cakes are covered in hearts?? icon_wink.gif Another "original" Valentine's Day theme...

jules1719 Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 1:59pm
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Originally Posted by CarolynGwen

$1,000 non refundable down to reserve the day 3 years in advance.

We will discuss pricing and the cake itself 6 months from the date of the wedding.

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That's good business. thumbs_up.gif

something_sweet Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 2:04pm
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There are a few next year that might be more popular than others. Valentine's day for sure, being on a Saturday.
And these are all Saturdays too:
04-04-09
06-06-09
08-08-09
10-10-09
12-12-09

As for the 3 years out, I agree, let her make a deposit, but tell her you can't quote a price until 6 months before the wedding. Asking for a $1000 non-refundable deposit might scare her off!

FromScratch Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 2:22pm
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Three years from now???? Are you kidding me?? Not THAT's planning. I'd like to know if she has Mr. Right yet too.. icon_lol.gif.

LadyMike Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 2:45pm
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This has nothing to do with cakes, but our granddaughter was born on 7-7-7, she was 7 weeks early, she weighed 5lbs, 2oz, AND she was our seventh grandchild!!!!! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_cool.gificon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by momsandraven

Holy Cow. Some girls will do anything to be sure their hubbies-to-be will remember the date. LOL



BTW, I tried that. It doesn't always work out though. We were married on my F-I-L's birthday, and guess who forgot our 5th anniversary......
Well it wasn't me!!!!! icon_mad.gificon_mad.gif

It hasn't ever happened again. icon_twisted.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

cakequeen50 Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 2:54pm
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Kind of like that baby who weighed 8lbs 8oz, born at 8:08am on 8-08-08 !

3 years in advance is a bit odd, maybe they are attending college and want to graduate? Or maybe she is just nuts.

missmeg Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 3:36pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

11-11-11!!!!!!!!! It's on a Friday.



Completely off-topic, but that was my grandfather's birthday...except his was 11-11-1911 icon_biggrin.gif . He always loved his birthdate. I was scheduled on 11-11-1970, but came on 11-9 instead.

Now back to your regularly-scheduled discussion icon_wink.gif .

Jasmine33 Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by mommyle

You know... I was jumping at the bit to get married, not put it off for 3 years. Is she even dating the guy yet? Has she found him yet??? Or are they just dating??? Does he know???




Inquiring minds want to know!! hahahah

Carolynlovescake Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 5:16pm
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Thanks for the pat on the back.

I run my business to profit not play.

If you want a date that far out then you are going to pay for it. I will have to obviously decline other orders due to your date being reserved by you and if you cancel on me and I can't rebook that date I'm not going to loose money on the deal.

The only time I will ever make it refundable from non refundable is if the wedding is cancelled due to (obviously) the bride or groom or if it's an immediate family member.

I've had it happen, once with the groom passing away due to a car accident the week before (that was awful!) and once with the mother of the bride passing away the day before (almost as awful as the other).

As for the design... you will change your mind every time you look at a bridal magazine for the next 2 to 3 years. I'm not going to sit with you for hours at a time each month to discuss it with you. What's hot this year that you love you'll hate in 3 years from looking at it every day.

Pricing... well prices are going to change. Probably for the worse. I'm not going to charge you 2008 prices for a 2011 cake. It's just not going to happen in my life time. And in reverse... what if prices drop? Do you thinking Ms. Bride that I would be dumb enough to drop them and redo your contract, not on your life.

I'd put them on my online calendar so they know they are booked for that date but I won't discuss price or design until 6 months prior. It will save me years of bridezillaness from her.

Momma didn't raise no dummy!

Lynnzee Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 6:28pm
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3 years that is just to much icon_rolleyes.gif

holoien003 Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 6:44pm
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I got married on New Years Eve....not because of the date thumbsdown.gif ....because of the time of year....what a way to start off the NEW year! thumbs_up.gif

Maybe it's finances...I know 3 couples who have been engaged for 1.5 years plus and it's all been so they can save for the wedding...or finish university.

sueco Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 7:01pm
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A lot can happen in 3 yrs. Her groom-to-be coud meet someone else whose not so wacky, and marry her instead! Way too weird.
My birthday is 10/10, so although on 10/10/10 it won't be a milestone birthday, I may just have to do it up big all the same. And maybe play the Lottery.

Carolynlovescake Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 7:58pm
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Originally Posted by sueco

A lot can happen in 3 yrs. Her groom-to-be coud meet someone else whose not so wacky, and marry her instead!




My deposits received are non transferrable to a new bride too! icon_twisted.gif

Ok let's think about this, I take a deposit in '08 for 10-10-10 and the bride/groom is dumped and they return with a new bride/groom in '09 and ask for 10-10-10 again... that would be funny in a creepy kind of way.

marknelliesmum Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 8:21pm
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Maybe she was just too young to get married on 06/06/06 - that sounds more like her number - and she is going for the next best date icon_lol.gif

SugarBakerz Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 8:25pm
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my DH and I were married 05-07-02, I never really thought about it being like taking 7 away from 7 and having 2 left over until he told me one day in a non mathematical sort of way that this weird thought was how he remembered our date.... wonder how he remember my birthday in that same month?? hehehehehehehehee

tootie0809 Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 8:34pm
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Lori S, I just had to say how adorable your little boy is! What a doll!

KoryAK Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 10:26pm
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HelloooOOo ppl, I can't believe I didn't figure this out till just now but 7/4/09 is a Saturday. Maybe thats why I have gotten 4 calls about it!

akgirl10 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 10:34pm
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People are wanting to get married on the 4th of July? I see a lot of stars and stripes motifs in your future!!

KoryAK Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 10:57pm
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Is it just me then? Do other areas not get a lot of 7/4 weddings? We'll even get em mid week when it falls there. Or on the 5th. Not all are themed that way tho icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 11:08pm
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Originally Posted by akgirl10

People are wanting to get married on the 4th of July? I see a lot of stars and stripes motifs in your future!!




You mean like this? http://www.dressaday.com/2006/07/happy-fourth-yall.html

A friend showed me pics of her Marine son's wedding. The bride's wedding dress had the top of the dress in the blue field part of the flag from top to the waist. Then a sash-like section of the dress was red/white stripes of the flag. As gaudy as it sounds, in the picture I saw, the bride was so beautiful standing there surrounded by 5 or 6 marines in their dress blues. I cried. It was so moving and so gorgeous ... I absolutely just cried looking at that picture.

Here's a similar dress ... but I remember my friend's dress looking more classy. but maybe it was the marines that dressed up the pic, rather than the western wear worn by this groom! http://www.flickr.com/photos/starblustar/256415002/in/set-72157594305887066

lane52403 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 11:15pm
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My son was born on 11/11 at 11:14. Tried like heck to push that little bugger out 3 minutes earlier, but no luck. Anyway, anyone who plans that far in advance is asking for heartbreak. When I got married we waited a year and a half, only because we wanted to get married in the spring and the coming spring was too soon, only 4 or 5 months, from when we got engaged. I would never trust that this wedding was going to happen, unless there is a real reason why they are waiting so long, such as finishing college or something like that. I like the idea of getting a big deposit though.

mommyle Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 11:18pm
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I hate to be the one to say it, but don't stripes add like 20 pounds??? Now if only they made my boobs look bigger instead of my butt!!!!

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