We had no cake :( – and planner issues

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

QueenSP11:  So you haven’t paid for the remaining $2K and you haven’t heard from her lawyer even though it’s been weeks? Maybe she knows she’s in the wrong and was bluffing about the lawyer, hoping to get the remainder of the money. Maybe nothing will come about from all of this?

This woman sounds terrible. Where on earth did you find her? I can’t even imagine no cake or having friends and family help a paid professional to set up! 

I am SO sorry to hear about all of that craziness but it sounds like you have the right attitude! Congrats on getting married!

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I would just leave it alone if she hasn’t contacted you after you asked to be in contact with her lawyer.  Unless you’re worried she will send a collections agency after you… But I don’t know what would help that!

Post # 4
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766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m sorry you went through this.  I would honestly wait and see.  If a lawyer contacts you, get your own representation and go from there.

Post # 5
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68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

What a terrible experience. Name shame her all around town If I were you so this never happens to someone else. I’m happy you kept your cool on the day (even if it was through gritted teeth)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Ugh that sucks. Honestly thought, without a contract, she doesn’t have  a leg to stand on. Don’t pay her a dime more. If you’re looking to get what you DID pay back, contact a lawyer for advice because that may be difficult as well due to lack of contract.

 

Some people!

Post # 7
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6026 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Who was supposed to take care of the cake?

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I guarantee you, this woman cannot afford to have her own lawyer. She’s bluffing and you should stick to your guns. I would get all of your paperwork (receipts, inaccurate spreadsheets, etc) in order as documentation and counter-threaten to report her to the BBB.

Post # 9
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51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Woah. Please make sure no one else has to deal with her lack of professionalism! But, congrats on your big day (and way to have a good attitude – I would have exploded)!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

I’m sorry you had this experience, OP.   This woman isn’t a professional.

I doubt very much she’s going to go to an attorney for $2,000 especially if you had no contract with her. If she’ll do anything, she’ll take this dispute to small claims court.

Keep all of your documentation for a while (2 years?) in case she brings action. I have no idea if $2,000 is a “fair”amount to withhold due to her problems in providing the service that you expected, but without a contract, it’s impossible to know how to assign a cost to these things.

If you had a tent and linens and chairs and cutlery and florals and decor, $7,000 could easily eat that up.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

QueenSP11:  youd said:

I do not understand why she decided to ASSUME a cake would show up and not notify us that a cake was still unconfirmed even after she assured me it was. I believe that if she had told us we may have been able to find a plan B. 

<div style=”overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: left; text-decoration: none;”><br />Sweetie, this is so reasonable of you. I just feel bad that this happened BUT am so glad that you had a great time at your wedding!</div>

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

QueenSP11:  Where did you find this woman? Did she have references? She clearly has no clue what she is doing and should NOT be in the wedding business. It sounds like she bit off more than she could chew. Most planners don’t do coordination AND design with only a team of three people. I’m so sorry that you had to deal with this 🙁

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

If she does decide to take this to court, she’ll have to prove that you owe the money. You might even end up on top. It doesn’t sound like she could prove anything here. If you just want to put this all behind you, I’d just take her silence as a sign that it’s been dealt with and she’s cutting her losses.

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