Ok Very Angry...stop Payment Day Of Wedding

Business By dsevans Updated 13 Apr 2009 , 6:03pm by indydebi

kookykakes Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:12pm
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I think the fact she e-mailed to confirm everything makes it even worse.

CakeLadyM Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:14pm
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Well? Heard anything yet?

terrig007 Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:18pm
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I used to work in a bank and as a courtesy to our busines customers we always contacted them if an individual had put a "stop payment" on the check. This included the smallest of businesses to Kenny Kent's Auto Super Store.
I am also anxious to see what happened. But I agree with others, "No Cake For You!" or I'd cut it in half and give her that.
I hope to see you on Judge Judy's show sometime if this goes bad.

dgfrock Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:19pm
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I am preparing to do my first wedding cake - have all the info to put in contract - have final payment due no later than 10 days prior to ceremony - maybe I should require cash payment at that time? let me know how this comes out with your bride! and it's only friday here too - what's with that?

chocolate1 Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:20pm
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Unbelievable! Good for you for stating that unless balance is paid..no cake! The time it took you to design, bake, etc on this cake..! What's wrong with people..I had something similar happen..very upsetting..

clovely Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:20pm
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LOL, it is only Friday! My kids are on Spring Break and my dh is off today so I'm all confused.

Momof4luvscakes Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:23pm
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That is why I make the total balance due two weeks before the wedding!! That way, I can cash their check and make sure I am covered on mt end!!

GeminiRJ Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:25pm
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Originally Posted by tirechic

Oh thats a good oint, i was just thinking that, maybe the wedding did get called off, but i thought in those cases ppl still had to pay, or am i wrong, not sure how that goes. When i was getting married (then didnt) we hadn't gotten so far as to have anything deposited or finalized yet. What are the usuall procedures for that?




It doesn't sound like the wedding got called off. The bride talked to her cake decorator last night. And I'm glad I'm not the only one who immediately jumped to the conclusion that the bride had hoped the stop payment wouldn't get to the OP's notice until it was too late, thereby getting a really great cake at a really cheap price. I can console myself that I'm not the only one who has a poor opinion of the human race!

Crissy_Cakes Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:26pm
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Originally Posted by tirechic

Oh thats a good oint, i was just thinking that, maybe the wedding did get called off?




Well even if the wedding was called off I think payment in full for the cake should be required because this happened the day of the wedding...unless of course the contract stated otherwise.

When I got marrried in 03' the place I ordered my cake from made me sign a contract that if I cancelled 48 hours before delivery I would not be refunded any portion of my money; payment was due in full 30 days before the wedding.

Ironbaker Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:27pm
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I'm also leaning towards the bride being intentionally deceptive with this.

If the wedding was called off, I'd imagine she would just call the OP and let her know. Especially since they just talked the night before. They could then discuss the check, etc. Why just call to stop payment and not alert your vendors? You don't want her delivering a cake to a place where there's no wedding happening.

I'm glad you are not delivering this if you do not get payment. Most certainly CASH only at this point.

Man, I'd love to see the look on her face when she listened to your voice mail and realized you knew she stopped payment.

Keep us posted!

Crissy_Cakes Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:29pm
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Originally Posted by Ironbaker

I also leaning towards the bride being intentionally deceptive with this.
If the wedding was called off, I'd imagine she would just call the OP and let her know. Especially since they just talked the night before.




EXACTLY what I was thinking!!!

Something just doesn't sound right about this entire situation. icon_confused.gif

jillmakescakes Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:30pm
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How about posting a copy of the stop payment request on the cake table?
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This is just so awful of the bride. Definitely let us know what happens and to whom you donate the cake ('cause I'm pretty sure she ain't paying)

kookykakes Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:31pm
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The idea of the empty plate is great, but I would even go one step further. If she doesn't pay in cash by noon, head to your courthouse and have her "served" with small claims summons at the wedding instead of cake. How evil am I icon_evil.gif

bakedbycody Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:32pm
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Thank goodness for your friend at the bank. If you end up with a lot of extra cake I would take her a big ol' piece as a BIG thank you.

sweetkake Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:33pm
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Well, here's my two cents. I would load the cake in the car and take it to the venue. Approach someone in charge of the wedding, planner, mom, pop, sis, somebody and let them know the cake is here we need cash payment. That might put a fire under them to come up with the cash. That way just in case there is a misunderstanding and I don't think there is but for the benefit of the doubt. You might get your money and it would be over. If not keep on down the road to the nearest charity or your own church, drop off the cake, start your lawsuit come Monday morning. Don't forget the bride has a wishing well, bridal purse, mom has money in her bra and dad money in his sock. Go get it.

Alice1230 Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:33pm
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I'm so sorry that this happened to you. Sadly its not uncommon. My husband is a fishing guide and we have had several people from out of town come fishing with us and write us a check. Then they go home and put a stop payment on it. They can do that even if we have already deposited the check. We don't find out for a week or two when the bank sends us notification in the mail. I'd love for someone to call me! Its happened to us so many time our policy now is if you are writing a check you have to send it before your trip....no funny business! I did speak to a lawyer about it and theres not much worth doing unless the amount is over $1000 and the you can go for grand larsony (i think thats what its called) No matter what NO CAKE FOR HER!

cocorum21 Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:35pm
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Originally Posted by jillmakescakes

How about posting a copy of the stop payment request on the cake table?


That's perfect!

I read this earlier and I had the feeling that she intentionally did this to try to get a free cake. And if she doesn't make payment you should definately contact other vendors and take her a$$ to court. icon_evil.gif

wanted to add: Even if it's not worth the $$ to take her to court, I would still do it just to tie her precious newly wedded a$$ up in court. Let her have a good clear horrible memory of her first year of marraige.

clovely Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:37pm
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sweetcake, that's a very good suggestion.

I'm the one that floated the cancellation theory. Frankly, I don't really believe it, just trying to give the benefit of the doubt. Even though that most certainly doesn't make any difference in the fact that she needs to be paid in FULL!

Ironbaker Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:38pm
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The more I think about it, the more it ticks me off for you! lol

I really think she was calling the night before to verify that you were coming, what time, etc. because she was putting this plan into action. She knew full well she was going to call the next morning and stop payment. She waited til the last possible minute to do so, thinking you'd be too busy with the cake and delivery to find out. Dirty, dirty.

If I'm wrong, I really want to know what other reason would possess her to stop payment. Unless, it was in error or...I don't even know...

Hold that cake hostage!

(Did you get any money before this payment? I hope you got something for your time and supplies...)

tiggy2 Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:40pm
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Originally Posted by jillmakescakes

How about posting a copy of the stop payment request on the cake table?
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This is just so awful of the bride. Definitely let us know what happens and to whom you donate the cake ('cause I'm pretty sure she ain't paying)



Oh I love this idea! icon_lol.gificon_evil.gificon_twisted.gif

tirechic Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:43pm
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lol maybe just leave a peice of cake on a plate, on the table all pretty and set up, but wait till ppl start showing for the reception, so that a least a few ppl know, and will find out what kind of person she is. It would spread like wildfire, and by the time the bride came up to her "beautiful 6 or 7 tier cake" and all that is there is a slice, she will start crying and be upset, and everyone in that place will completely know what she did!!!...........(waking up from day dream) oh well. That sounds good and evil, but there is no way in a million years i could do that, your the better person, take the high road, and see her in small claims.

tdybear1978 Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:46pm
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I really want to hear how this turns out. I can not believe the nerve of some people!!

chefjulie Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:47pm
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I think you should get an 8x10 photo printed of the cake, frame it and put it on the cake table...

tirechic Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:48pm
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ok sorry for this, but what is OP, cant find it in the thread of abrrevations. icon_redface.gif

chefjulie Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:49pm
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julzs71 Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:50pm
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OHHHH! That sucks! I wonder what other vendors are getting screwed and don't even know it!

tirechic Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:50pm
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Originally Posted by chefjulie

I think you should get an 8x10 photo printed of the cake, frame it and put it on the cake table...





even better, cut piece of the cake, then take a photo of the cake, and cake piece, frame the 8x 10 , and then put the photo of the piece on a plate, and leave alittle note that says enjoy, along with the posting of the cancelled check, and the court summons.

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Ironbaker Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:52pm
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Good idea, sweetcake! That would hopefully stop her from trying to blame you. They would ALL know that she stopped payment and that is has not been paid for. It would be their option whether they want cake or not.

Can someone go with you?

cheesecakes-galore Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:56pm
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I had a bride order 1 week before the Sunday wedding. She kept putting off paying for it, said it would be Thursday, then Friday when she brought the flowers by. Friday she said she wanted to pay via paypal. Send her an invoice never received payment. Saturday afternoon I called the MOB and explained the situation and how she may have overlooked the payment. The MOB sent over a check (made me really nervous but I didn't know what to do) so I took it and as soon as the bank opened on Monday I cashed it at her bank. Never heard anything, but at least I got paid and she got her cake.

cherim1000 Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:56pm
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Having worked in the financial industry, I can tell you that the person at the bank shouldn't get in trouble for telling you about the stop payment. It's your account so you are entitled to any information about anything that happens in your account. If she was giving you information about your client's account, that's a different story, but it doesn't sound like that's what happened.

If you're still unable to contact the client, I would contact the venue and ask if they have an alternate phone number for her. I would also let them know why you are asking. Make sure that you are speaking with a manager so that they can check to ensure that if they received any payments last minute, they can call their bank to verify that no stop payments were placed on them as well. A venue could lose tens of thousands of dollars from something like that. Plus, most payments made to them for open bars and such, will be made after the event, so they may want to ask for a credit card or guaranteed funds. I would tell them the whole story!

Good Luck!

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