Hello everyone. I'm SORRY that it's taken this long to get back with an update...it wasn't intentional. After my husband's g'mother passed away, thing went from crazy to frantic. Now, his g'father's health isn't what it should be, plus, I've been in bus driver training at work, etc. It's been CRAZY!!!
Okay, the check DID arrive via Fed-Ex. I held onto it for several days without doing anything with it. I contacted the bride again, and she's been so apologetic about her mother's actions and antics. Apparently, it was just the case of mom wanting to run it all, and make all of the decisions. I have not spoken with the mother another time. I've kept all of my contact with the bride. After all, the contract was between she and I. I felt sorry for the bride, being in the predicament that she was in, but it was only after she *guaranteed* that mommy would be nowhere around me during set up that I agreed to continue as contracted and do her wedding cake, cookies, etc. So, this weekend (Sunday) is the wedding, and I have to tell you, this is one that I can't wait to have behind me.
Thanks so much for the insight and advice, ya'll!!! I am now ammending my bridal contract to where the balances are to be paid in full 30 days prior to the wedding. No more last-minute questions of whether the wedding will be done or not.
Please continue to keep our family in your prayers and thoughts. It's still pretty rough for us all. We are a tight-knit family, and it's tough.