Just after some advice to see what others do....
When delivering and setting up a wedding cake... How do you then get the stand back?
I have a wedding cupcake tower to do on the weekend which is a 2 hour round trip to set up, ive charged a price for set up and delivery, stand hire etc but what's the easiest way to get the stand back, another 2 hour round trip sounds like a lot of hassle?
Its ok if I know the bride as I can just ask them to bring it home with them but if I don't know them can I really ask them to bring it back to our local area?!
just wondered what everyone else
does! Thank you for your help as always :)
If a bride hires a stand from me, it is their responsibility to return it to me and they do not get their deposit back until they have done so. I also have a deadline of a week but you need to be careful in case they do take longer if you need that stand the following week and it doesn't re-appear!!
Rented stand needs to be returned by the bride. You can say, "This price includes delivery and set up. The stand needs to be returned by ____________. Or I can add $________ and send someone to get it."
I am sure there is a guest or friend who could return it to you. Or bride pays to have it picked up by you.
Offer an option, but be sure you are being compensated for your time and gas.
Yes, I totally agree w/the other posters. It definitely is the responsibility of the bride (or family) to return to you and get their deposit back. Just include the 'deposit' in the rental fee as johnson6ofus said.
Thanks everyone, I was hoping it was the bride's responsibility to return it but didn't know if that was cheeky to expect that, so glad now I know people feel the same :)
It is your responsibility to inform the bride at the time of booking the cake and stand that she is responsible to return the stand to you x amount amount days after the wedding. You can't just spring it on her a few days before the wedding. That way, at the time of booking she can decide whether or not she could conceivably get the stand back to you in time or not.
^^^ or make arrangements with someone else to get it returned.
But I do agree, this should have been discussed and agreed upon PRIOR to the "day of" and included as part of the contract.