can my wedding planner do this?

posted 2 years ago in Legal
Post # 2
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528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC

Monalisa87:  An “outstanding payment” would be like an outstanding debt. A debt you contracted to pay. Just like borrowing money. If you borrow $5000 and repay $3000 you still owe $2000, no matter when that $2000 is due. 

Anyway, I do not think I would put up too much arguement because it seems she can charge you a lot more on a on signed contract than she has stated. However, I am not a lawyer, so you may want to contact one near you. 

Post # 3
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1373 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

“4) CANCELLATIONS: <br />In the event of any type cancellation, all payments made to date are non-refundable and all <br />outstanding payments above will be due immediately.”<br style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px;” /><br style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px;” />payments made to date are non-refundable (the $1000) and outstanding payments (the other $4000) are due immediately. 

I’m no lawyer but that’s what that says to me 🙁 it super sucks cuz it’s a crappy contract and it kind of reads over as that you’re not responsible for the rest (we never read contracts that thoroughly before we got screwed by contract law) but when you really break it down, it looks like you signed saying you will pay either way 🙁

Sorry that it’s coming to this for you! Contracts suck sometimes. We lost a little more than you (but not wedding related) and I feel ya. It blows. I cried several times. And I still haven’t given up on fighting it. Read the whole entire contract through and through. They made themselves a sturdy leg to stand on but there could be one in there for you too. 

We learned a valuable lesson (and it was expensive so it better be valuable haha) that everyone is out for themselves. Even if you think you trust someone, read every word of everything you ever sign. It can be worth it!

Post # 4
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8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Monalisa87:  I’m not a lawyer but I thought “outstanding” payments ARE future payments so they may be right. I would pay the $1250 and move on but let’s see what others say.

Post # 5
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7410 posts
Busy Beekeeper

gelaine22:  That is my interpretation of the contract as well.

OP pay the $1250 and move on. If you kick up a fuss I would say they will come after you for the full $5K as per the contract.

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