I will try to keep this short-
8 months ago, my coworker and Groom approached me about making his wedding cake. I gave him an initial break down of base pricing and design. He agreed and we would meet closer to the wedding to sign contract, get deposit, etc.
I verbally asked him on about 5 separate occasions to set a time for us to sit down and finalize all plans.
Two weeks ago I sent a formal message saying I had a lot to schedule the next month, if we are moving forward with this, I need to know now. No response.
Tonight (two weeks later), I get a text "When can (bride) and I meet with you to talk about the cake?"
The wedding is now less than a month away. I realize that if this were a normal client (and I know most of you will say- it IS a normal client) I would say that after repeated attempts to sign a contract, I received no response and assumed you have moved on.
But this is a coworker - whom I have to see on a regular basis. And just because the Groom is an idiot - does the bride have to suffer the possibility of not having a wedding cake? I have a heart, and while business is business...I do this because I want to make people happy.
Also - the bride is a bit vengeful...is it worth the risk of receiving bad reviews/public insults on platforms like Facebook?
Wanted to get a general idea of your thoughts on how to respond. I decided to sleep on it (not responding to his text immediately) until I heard a few people's thoughts.