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post #16 of 39

He wants to be there when you bake the cake? does he let clients come under the lift when he's changing the oil? gimme a break!

 

I also run a day care and I have never been wrong when i thought someone was going to blow me off or stiff me on a payment. Sometimes you just know. Trust your instinct on this one. 

post #17 of 39

hey save up a sink full of dishes to keep him busy while he's hovering

 

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post #18 of 39

There's a sign I've seen in several repair shops - -

 

 

Labor Rate  -  $50 per hour

 

If you watch -  $100 per hour

 

If you help  -   $500 per hour

 

 

Make up your own and post it prominently.

post #19 of 39
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Originally Posted by BakingIrene View Post

Here's what you need to do: write a letter.

 

Word it along the lines of "The bride and I formed a written agreement for a specific cake design.  I do not feel that I can do justice to the new design that has been required.  Here therefore is your full deposit, I wish you luck".

 

Call the bride and find out who gets the deposit $$.  Make a photocopy of that cheque for your records. Send a copy of the letter separately to both bride and groom.

 

There is no reason to be part of what is so obviously going to continue to be heartache.   Money for a cake does not buy the right to abuse you.

 

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Originally Posted by melanie-1221 View Post

I agree...Unless you really need the business I would bow out and give them a refund. 

I have had to do this before, I could smell unreasonable complaints , bashing and demands for refunds after the fact, a mile away.

I would refer them to another baker and save myself the headache.

 

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Originally Posted by leah_s View Post

In my experience a groomzila is worse than a bridezilla or even a momzilla.  Srsly, run, run like the wind.

 

What she said...And her....and HER!
post #20 of 39

RUN FOREST. RUN!!!!!!!lol!!! I,m serious!!!

post #21 of 39
I agree with the others!!! It sounds like to me it will only get worse if you continue dealing with these people!!! Run now while you can and refund them the money!!! Good luck/Mary
post #22 of 39

Let us know what you end up doing? I'd love to hear their reaction. I feel sorry for the bride though, besides I thought the bride chose the cake design!!!

post #23 of 39

Nowadays weddings are quite often joint affairs as who pays what can vary immensely.  Most men don't really care that much about the cake.  As long as it looks nice and makes their bride happy.  She knows what she is getting into but rather than you running maybe it should be her.  Run Baby Run!!!
 

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Nowadays weddings are quite often joint affairs as who pays what can vary immensely.  Most men don't really care that much about the cake.  As long as it looks nice and makes their bride happy.  She knows what she is getting into but rather than you running maybe it should be her.  Run Baby Run!!!
I couldn't agree more! He sounds like an abusive jerk. I wish ALL men didnt care about the cake because I had one recently that kept messing up the design. We had a "clean, modern" cake designed, bride loved it, and groom wanted to clutter it with piping. But I prefer that to what you are going through with this A-hole.
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post #25 of 39
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There's a sign I've seen in several repair shops - -


Labor Rate  -  $50 per hour

If you watch -  $100 per hour

If you help  -   $500 per hour


Make up your own and post it prominently.

YES!!! Do it!
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post #26 of 39
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You guys are awesome! Thank u so much! I will meet them today. Will give u feedback later. Was talking to my daughter yesterday and I said, "This girl is going to spend the rest of her life with such a man, OMG!"

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post #27 of 39
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...Was talking to my daughter yesterday and I said, "This girl is going to spend the rest of her life with such a man, OMG!"

 

 

y'know as has been mentioned--we have this guy all figured out from this one incident--"run baby run" was the comment and right on!

 

i think we have a break through here to offer some pre marital advice to our clients--kind of a crystal ball counseling type thing--

 

how can we work that into our contracts--as an added bonus of our services

 

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post #28 of 39
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Was talking to my daughter yesterday and I said, "This girl is going to spend the rest of her life with such a man, OMG!"

Well, yes.  The bride-to-be no doubt has been through this at other times too.

 

But you are not in any way obliged to sit there and take any verbal abuse from this groom-to-be.  He starts up? that is the end of the contract.

 

But you say so in writing.  You should not open yourself up to any more abuse. Once you send the cancellation letter, you do NOT take any more meetings or calls from either of them--because that would be an utter waste of time.

post #29 of 39
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

 

 

y'know as has been mentioned--we have this guy all figured out from this one incident--"run baby run" was the comment and right on!

 

i think we have a break through here to offer some pre marital advice to our clients--kind of a crystal ball counseling type thing--

 

how can we work that into our contracts--as an added bonus of our services

 

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I think this is a wonderful idea.  But, by the time they get to us, they've pretty much already made up their minds that they're going to go ahead and get married. 

 

Do you realize how much counselors make? icon_surprised.gif  That would be awesome!

post #30 of 39
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Originally Posted by jgifford View Post

I think this is a wonderful idea.  But, by the time they get to us, they've pretty much already made up their minds that they're going to go ahead and get married. 

 

Do you realize how much counselors make? icon_surprised.gif  That would be awesome!

 

 

last ditch effort--hail mary pass & all that

 

<shouting> "THE BRIDGE IS OUT"

 

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