- 3 years ago
Long story short: Wedding is April ’15. Booked a planner a month and a half ago, very dissatisfied, decided to switch. I have paid a $1000 nonrefundable deposit with four additional $1000 payments scheduled over the coming months.
Owner of the company says they typically would have me pay THE FULL BALANCE upon cancellation but as a “favor” she will make me an invoice with a $120 hourly charge for all the “hard work” they’ve put into my wedding (they knocked $100 off my venue contract and gave me a list of vendors. seriously, that’s it), implying there will be an additional substantial fee.
I’m shocked that I could potentially be losing significantly more than $1000 with almost nothing to show for it.
Lawyer bees… I’m really upset. Can she enforce this? Either the full balance or this arbitrary hourly thing? Here is the ambiguous wording from the contract:
“( a) The Client or agent for the event , agrees to pay an initial non-refundable retainer of <br />$500.00 (included in 1st<br /> payment). This payment serves, as a retainer is due and payable at the <br />time of contract signature. <br />(b) The Client or agent for the event, agrees to pay five (5) installments of $1,000.00 on the <br />following dates, June 1st, 2014 (first installment is INCLUSIVE of the deposit amount above for <br />a total of $1,000.00), August 1st, 2014, October 1st, 2014, December 1st, 2014, March 1st, 2015.”
“(f) In the event The Event Coordinator offers to perform the services at the time/place specified <br />above and the Client declines or permits only partial performance, The Event Coordinator shall <br />receive full compensations as provided in this contract.”
“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.”
My understanding is that I don’t owe her anything… because I don’t technically have “outstanding” payments, since the due date for future payments has not passed. Am I wrong? This has just been so exhausting, and I am infuriated at potentially losing so much money to these total scam artists. Can anyone give me some advice on how to go about this?
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