Last minute payment!

posted 2 years ago in Money
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

It would be unrealistic for them to request a certified check on the day of.  Can you call to confirm that that’s really what they want?  I’d let them know you can’t accomodate that request on the day of, but could write a personal check.

That would stress me out lol. 

 

Post # 3
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602 posts
Busy bee

You should find out exactly what they require from you. Depending on how strict they want to be, they may refuse to allow your event to start until they’ve secured the funds that they’re owed. It makes sense that they’d want a certified check since a personal check could bounce then they’d have to deal with a client after the fact, which is a major PITA. 

Post # 5
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602 posts
Busy bee

LMD:  Why is that unrealistic? The amount due most likely isn’t going to change so the client could certainly get the check a few days in advance. In the OP’s case, they can’t cover the amount until the day of the wedding but that’s not the venues problem. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

lica1445:  It’s because you’re paying on the date of your event. If one of your personal checks bounced, they’d have time to deal with it and make sure they’re paid. 

Post # 8
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602 posts
Busy bee

lica1445:  They definitely should have communicated that better. My venue contract clearly stated the terms of payment. Our final payment was due weeks before but I did have to cover some last minute things the day of. I was told that a credit card was preferred. I didn’t question it since I’d rather pay with my credit card than a check anyway but I doubt they would have allowed a personal check if I had asked. 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our venue required payment full 2 weeks prior to the event, certified check.  I’m not surprised any venue would request the guarentee of a certified check, though I am surprised they’d be ok with waiting to the last day to collect.  Why can’t you just get it a day early?  There must be some money in emergency savings or something that you can move around to get a certified check earlier, then replenish with the Friday pay check you were going to pay them with.

Post # 11
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1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

ilovebacon:  Thinking of it like that, then I suppose it’s not.  When I read it, for whatever reason, I understood it as the final amount due would not be made available to them until the day of. That’s where my comment about it being unrealistic comes from.  Certainly if they have the final total days in advance, it wouldn’t be a problem. 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If they request a certified check, I’d be sure to get a certified check.  What if they don’t let you in the venue because you didn’t pay the final balance?  Call them and ask if they’ll make an exception.  Otherwise, take a five minute detour to the bank first thing in the morning.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My venue requires a 10% deposit, another payment 90 days before, 30 days before and 3 days before final payment in full. They also allow me to pay credit card which is great because I get travel points towards my honeymoon and we pretty much have a free flight now. I asked for this form of payment so goes to show that venues can be pretty accommodating if you just ask them beforehand.

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