Advice??? How to terminate our contract with our planner

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
3217 posts
Sugar bee

I think it is fine.  What does your contract say about canceling?

Post # 3
1644 posts
Bumble bee

JJSoon2bwife14:  One thing that often gets missed during wedding planning is the distinction between social relationships and business dealings. Brides, who are often new to contractual obligations, worry more about being polite than about being clear and direct. Of course, there is a basic courtesy expected in all business dealings, but being plain-spoken is part of that basic courtesy.

Your letter is appropriate in tone and content, but a few words should probably be altered to keep its tone businesslike.


This letter is to inform you, that as of May 9, 2014; we The Wedding Couple are exercising our right to terminate our contract for the following reasons:

  1.         J. Events has not fulfilled its obligation for the contract of Wedding Planning Services, by not fulfilling section 2 Performance of Services;  sub section A
  2.        Section 5 Warranty of the General Provisions Clause.

Furthermore, we  terminate our agreement that J Events will provide (instead of “providing” which is not clear as to who is doing the providing) us wedding invitations, rental of bird cage, creating wedding broom and programs due to her failure to produce said items mentioned at the  agreed upon timeframe. We require the return of (not “are requesting” since fulfilling “requests” is optional) all monies paid in the amount of $535.00. Please refer to (not “reference” which implies mentioning something, not re-reading something) our SMS (I do not know what “SMS” means, which suggests that a small-claims court judge might not know, either — and this letter will be evidence if you take this to small claims, so you might want to write out whatever that stands for) correspondence which effectively displays my dissatisfaction (leave out “and discomfort” since your feelings are irrelevant in business dealings) with the services that has been rendered thus far. 


Please direct (not defer, which means to “put off” or “delay”) any questions or comments directly to us,  and refund (instead of “we respectfully request that all funds be returned” since this is a requirement, not a request, and whether you do it respectfully or not is irrelevant) the entire amount of $535 (Five hundred thirty five dollars) to us immediately.


You may want to add a line to the effect of “If we do not receive the refund by thus-and-so a date, we will file a claim for the amount of $535, plus recovery costs, in small claims court.” A firm by-when date is actually more powerful than “immediately” since no-one can, practically, comply with “immediately”.

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