I have a couple who's wedding is on September 7th. Per the agreement they signed the balance is due 1 month before the wedding. I have received that payment but they post dated the check for the day after the wedding. I trying to figure out how to deal with this. Should I just let it go or contact them and let them know I need the payment not a post dated check?
First of all, banks are no longer required to honor the date on a post-dated check due to the volume of checks they process daily. However, I would contact your bride and let her know that according to your agreement, payment is required 1 month before the wedding. This is not a payment (and I suspect was not intended to be). You need to let her know that unless this situation is remedied immediately, the agreement is now null and void, no deposits will be returned and whether or not you actually make the cake depends on how quickly they care of the final payment. And now you need to insist on cash - nothing else.
This is a calculated move on the bride's part so she can stop payment on the check for ANY reason the day after the wedding if she chooses to do so. There could be a legitimate reason for it, but I seriously doubt it.
Ditto what cakefan92 said. What a snotty thing to do!
I also agree w/what has been already said!
And in Texas, you cannot even collect on a post-dated check that you accepted. You, by accepting a post-dated check have agreed to a "loan", so under the law, you cannot pursue standard collection on bad checks. Here, the DA goes after them for you----yeah Texas!
Ditto...Ditto...Ditto the posts above. Totally calculated on the brides part. A post dated cheque is NOT a payment. Cash, bank transfer, or certified cheque dated now, is payment.
oh that was so not cool — yeah take cash only — i’d be a little concerned about doing their cake now — I mean who knows how it will go — either they were gonna stiff you at the last minute, actually right after the last minute or they are out of money and feel they will receive cash at the wedding that would covet the cake — either way is iffy — consider cutting your losses — I don’t know if you should just saying weigh all your options —
do please keep me/us apprised of the story
best to you
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best to you
Sounds to me like they voided their contract, and I would, as kindly as I could, let her know that. Cash only and I would stipulate a time and date. If payment is not received on that say, at that time, there is no cake to be made. That move was VERY sneaky, and very calculated. I wonder how many others they have done the same thing to. That would also open up a "something was wrong with the cake" "I didn't like" type of situation. Please keep us updated on how you decided to handle this.
It's also possible that it's simply a bad check, and she doesn't want you to find out until after the wedding.