I had a MOB call about a wedding cake Knew exactly what size and Design she wanted. I gave her my per slice price and how many servings it would give her. I told her $50 to hold the date with balanced to be paid 2 weeks before. You mean I have to pay for it before the wedding?? Like her dress and the caterer's and the hall haven't been paid!
Yup....Paid 2 weeks before the wedding in full or No Cake for You!!!!
Absolutely normal to pay prior. In fact mine must be paid 3 weeks prior.
No money, No cake.
I know a few people who wouldn't pay upfront so I didn't take the orders.
I can't take the chance on them not paying.. And I know 2 of the weddings actually didn't even happen(broke up 1month before weddings)and they didn't want to leave a deposit. So, YES, get all the money at least 2 weeks in advance.
Plenty of time for the check to clear.