How do you break up with your day of coordinator?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Member
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hey, Coordinator. Your style of coordinating isn’t meeting my needs – this isn’t going to work. I’m sorry, but you’re fired.

Does it say in your contract how you can get your down payment back? If it’s nonrefundable, it’s gone – you signed the contract, so that says you knew it all along. 🙁

Post # 4
Member
4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

“We are no longer in need of your services.”

And there is a good chance you won’t be refunded on your down payment. A lot of businesses treat that as a deposit.

Post # 5
Member
3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I agree with the other ladies, contact her immediately and let her know that “You are no longer in need of her services”  Take a look at your contract, more times than not you will not get your deposit back, but you will regain your sanity…You still have time to locate a D.O.C that is a perfect match for you…Good Luck!!!

 

Post # 6
Member
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would just email her and say 

“DOC-

We have decided we are no longer in need of your services. Please cancel our contract for our August 31st wedding.

 

Best wishes,

Yourname”

 

My DOC contract says that if I cancel at any point, unless she can rebook the date I lose my deposit, and if I cancel less than 6 months in advance I owe 2/3s the final cost, and less than 90 days I owe it all.

Post # 7
Member
11712 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I imagine that you will lose your deposit – check your contract.

Just email the coordinator specifically saying you will no longer need her service, but tell her why.  I think it’s unfair to just cut her off with no explanation.  I’m not saying you need to continue working with her, but a simple comment about her non-responsiveness would be appropriate.

Post # 8
Member
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yikes…

If she has a clause in her contract that specifies exactly how much you’ll lose by canceling after certain dates, you may be over a barrel. However, I would recommend looking at the services that her contract estates she will perform. If she’s failed to comply, you may be able to go to mediation and get all your money back.

I think that, if you’re not 100% set on firing her, you should see if you can whip her into shape. Send another email that tells her in no uncertain terms how displeased you are and exactly how you expect her to behave from now until the wedding. If she doesn’t respond by the end of the business day, call her. Then call her again. She’s got your money and she owes you a service! She’s not allowed to take your money, disappear, then use her contract terms to rob you blind for services that she never delivered on.

 

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