LovelyGirls Events (planner) disappeared w/money, what legal actions can I take?

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you are going to take legal action, you should probably take this post down….

Post # 4
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

You may need to file suit in civil court to get your money back (and possibly damages to cover any additional costs you needed to pay as a result of getting what you did get at the last minute).  I’d speak to an attorney.  She may refund the money with a angry letter from a lawyer or you may need to file suit.  The attorney will know who pays attorney fees for that sort of case in the relevant jurisdiction.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Search for small claims courts in your jurisdiction area, since I’m guessing this is just a couple thousand of dollars at best that we are talking about. Keep copies of all of your communication with her – your emails, Facebook messages, texts, etc. Your contract and statements showing deposits made.

Post # 6
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Thina:  Then edit it to take out her name, etc…even after you delete it people can find stuff on WB through google cache, and that could hurt you. It’s happened on the boards befpre.

Post # 7
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7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Did you have her phone number? Did you try reaching out that way? I am not saying she should ignore your e-mails and Facebook messages, but it just bothers me when people don’t call their vendors anymore.

Just keep copies of your emails and FB messages with her. if you have her address, I’d send her a certified letter asking for your money back since she failed to appear the day of your wedding and didn’t provide any services for you money. At that point if you don’t receive a response back I would file a lawsuit.

Post # 8
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6279 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Thina:   did you pay her with a credit card.  if yes, call your credit card company and file fradulent charges.  for my wedding, our photobooth vendor stopped returning phone calls the week before our wedding and was a no show day of the wedding.  i called the credit card company the next day, filed my claim and got my deposit back.  thankfull that was all i put down.

if you did not pay with credit card.  you can take her to small claims court.  i think that is up to $5000 and you don’t need to have legal representation. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ajillity81:  omg the same thing happened to me! What is with people??

OP, I’d write a letter to her detailing all this information and ask for your deposit back. Email and snail mail if you can. You should also try calling her and speaking with her directly. If you need to file a small claim, you’ll have this paper trail to submit as evidence as well.

Post # 10
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913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

Did you have a contract with her?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Check your contract with her first.  It doesn’t negate what you did , but it would give you specific examples of ways she did not uphold her end of the deal.

Talk to someone with real legal experience and draft up a letter requesting your money back.  Send it certified mail.  If she doesn’t, you may need to file a claim and/or take her to court.

It’s a little late here, but if anyone else has similar problems and is reading…  Call the vendor.  It frustrates me to no end that apparently using a phone is no longer common knowledge.

Post # 12
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Newbee

I agree with @apple_blossom Look at your contract so you can use the specific contract language when writing your letter requesting the return of your deposit and definitely send it certified mail. I would also be sure not to make it seem “threatening” of a lawsuit. 

 

I would also suggest reporting her to your local better business bureau office. 

Post # 13
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767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Thina:  We are having issues with a Dj that cancelled us so I hear ya. They won’t call, email, or answer anything so we contacted the BBB. From there it is to a small claims 

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