Post # 1
I am mega-stressing right now. I have hired a day of coordinator for our wedding. We are getting married next month and I had hired her in February. We have had some dealings with her leading up to the wedding that I have NOT been foubnd of. To be honest she made promises on things and did not deliver- super unprofessional in my books. Now, I have emailed her 6 DAYS AGO about setting up our initial month before wedding meeting…and still have yet to hear back. I even told her that I need to hear back asap because I travel alot for work and need to have ths organized.
In my heart of hearts I know she is not for us. She seemed wonderful at the first meeting however has disapointed since then and I have zero confidence in her.
My question is..how do I break it off and also, is there anyway to get my down payment back?
Any advice is appreciated
Post # 3
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
“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
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
I would just email her and say
We have decided we are no longer in need of your services. Please cancel our contract for our August 31st wedding.
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
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
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.