Just got a phone call from a freaked out bride. She got a call from her venue, city civic center, informing her that all vendors now must have that city's business license. What in the world? How can they require that? We leave in an area of a whole bunch of towns, big and small, many don't even have borders and separations between then. All vendors routinely cross over between city and county borders. Some vendors even come from out of state because we are so close to neighboring states. My first thought was that the bride has misunderstood and the venue just requires that vendors are properly licensed, which is not a big deal and seems common, however, the bride told me no, she specifically questioned the requirement and only vendors with that city business license will be allowed. Of course, I cannot get anyone to return my calls this afternoon, so will start the chase tomorrow morning. There is no way I can get a city license since my business is not in that city's limits. If that what's required, what am I supposed to do? Terminate the contract and refund the payments that the bride can rebook with another vendor? And what if there is no other vendor available? The wedding is next month. There is only one bakery in that town and they may very well be booked. What, bride is left without a cake? That's just nuts....
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3/20/12 at 4:33pm