(Closed) Getting a little concerned

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Member
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t know anythiing about taking legal action, but I think you are right- you need to call her.

Post # 4
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh man that’s not professional at all!  I can’t imagine how stressful the process has been.  I don’t know think there’s much you can do, legally, without a copy of the contract!  I doubt she’d be willing to furnish a copy to you, given that it’d bite her in the butt.  I just hope her conscience will make her do the right thing.

Post # 5
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573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

First, I recommend giving as many reviews of the venue on as many websites as possible to help other brides avoid them.

Next, talk to the better business bureau about them and see what you can do.

Last, if for some reason the BBB can’t offer any advice, you might try just telling her you are reporting her/the business to the BBB, wedding websites, etc. to let people know about your experience. Maybe she will come up with some money if she wants to keep things under wraps.

Post # 6
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573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

And congrats on your upcoming wedding. Focus on that and try not to let this cloud your day. Good luck!

Post # 7
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5824 posts
Bee Keeper

Small claims court is the appropriate place to go if she is unwilling to give you the money.

Post # 8
Member
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Send her a certified letter stating that you want your money back.  (This will show that you have contacted her directly because she has to sign for the letter and will give you more ground to stand on later if you go to court.)Make sure you have copies of all your correspondence, including the contract you signed and emails saying she would pay you back.  It sounds like you are going to have to take legal action against her to get your money back.  Check out this website, it’s the small claims court website for N Carolina:

http://www.nccourts.org/Courts/Trial/SClaims/Default.asp

I would also call the Better Business Bureau and file a complaint against her.  Good luck getting your money back!!!

Post # 9
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1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I wouldn’t get into legally pursuing her just yet.  I mean, you still haven’t even called her and asked her directly.  I know exactly what you mean because I HATE calling people with stuff that could be difficult, but you just have to do it.  Call from a number that she doesn’t have so she can’t screen her calls.  Tell her you need the money back and give her a firm deadline.  If she seems hesitant or unwilling (and only if she is acting this way) tell her you will pursue legal options if she won’t pay. 

I highly doubt they will refuse to give you the money. They have already agreed twice, once in the contract and once in person, that you should get the money back.  Now it is just a matter of getting them to follow through and pay you.  They have been stalling, not refusing.  So give them a firm deadline and stick to it.  But don’t just text and email anymore.  Either call her or go over there in person.  After you do that, send her an email saying “I just want to confirm the details of our earlier conversation.  You will be refunding me $xxxx by [Date] according to the terms of our contract from [date you signed the initial contract].  Please send the check to [address].”

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