Originally Posted by ge978
Jenn: I get your point about contracts & alot of the time I don't use them either. I would suggest though that you get the flavors, design, price, location,etc in writing & have the bride sign it. It doesn't have to be a full contract, just something that shows all the little things that you have agreed upon.
Having that signed paper would avoid a situation like this one....
Lets say the bride orders a cake...she tells you what she wants, you deliver it & she swears up & down thats not what she ordered, you ruined her day cause its the wrong cake, etc etc & she wants her money back . If you don't have anything in writing its your word against hers, but if you have that paper with her signing all the details it protects you.
Thats a bad example, but you get the point.
In a small claims court, your contract or agreement would prove what you both agreed on and what she signed off on. Judges do not like to hear verbal contracts, "well she said this, I said that." It may or may not be binding, but it will help prove your case if it ever goes that far.