50% Payment For Wedding Cake

Decorating By tyty Updated 31 Jul 2011 , 2:00pm by tyty

tyty Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 12:53am
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Just spoke with a bride getting married in Aug. Hubby was supposed to bring full payment today. He said he only had 50% and he would have her to contact me. Bride contacted me with a story about she and hubby were paying all their vendors 50% and they would get the other 50% after they show up and deliver the goods. She said someone had a list of all vendors and will have all checks for each vendor, so just see that person when I arrive. WHAT!
I told her I could not do the cake because I don't do business that way.

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KakeMistress Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 1:06am
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I dont blame you I would be livid and tell her the same thing if she didnt come up with the money, I know for a fact that not one vendor would find that acceptable..Just trying to pull a fast one

AnotherCaker Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 2:02am
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Hell no.

tyty Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 2:09am
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I was thinking about trying to work with her at first, but there is no way I would set up a cake and walk away with a check and you eat my cake and your check bounces. I told her I had to be paid in full up front and she said they could not work with me then. They must have another agenda because the wedding is Aug 11th, yes, it's on a Thursday.

LKing12 Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 2:16am
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So, they paid 50% and are willing to lose that money. Oh wait, I think I just heard that check bounce...

tyty Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 2:46am
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Originally Posted by LKing12

So, they paid 50% and are willing to lose that money. Oh wait, I think I just heard that check bounce...

No, they had not paid anything, only the tasting fee. That's why I was expecting full payment.

neelycharmed Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 3:02am
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WOW!! I say that they were going to scam you ( if you did the cake) and only pay you the 50% ,then once they get the cake, complain it wasn't what they wanted, or it was dry or some other excuse where they didn't have to pay you the rest of the money owed!.
Glad you didn't fold!
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tyty Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 3:20am
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My gut told me this was all wrong. I'm glad I walked away too.

luntus Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 3:29am
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what rubbish! I am glad you walked away.

KimLynnC Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 3:39am
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Well they don't get to decide when to pay you, your policy is your policy. Why do people think its ok to do things like that?
Did she pay for half of her wedding dress ahead of time and then half at the wedding?! I seriously doubt that.

Lili5768 Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 3:42am
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I agree with everyone, they can't tell you how to run your business! ! Sheeeesh! Some people!!! icon_mad.gif

Curtsmin24 Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 4:27am
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High-five to you for going with your instincts. You aren't going to get hustled. So proud of you!

tyty Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 2:00pm
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Thanks fellow cakers, I woke up this morning feeling a whole lot better with that one removed from my book.

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