Wedding Cake Payment Help/Advice?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We did not go to a private baker but our final payment was due 2 weeks prior to the wedding. I paid it about a month before.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would say this is pretty normal. I’ve done alot of research as far as linen companies, Photobooth companies, etc. and they request a deposit and then you don’t have to pay anything until a month prior to wedding. You can ask if you can make payments and just stay in a good line of communication with her. I would go by the good reviews she has online as well! 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Seems reasonable…we paid for almost everything a year or so in advance but all of our vendors (except 1) required payment in full 2-4 weeks in advance.

From my experience, the wedding doesn’t even go on the vendor’s radar until the month before and many didn’t start getting the supplies (details about what we wanted etc even).  So maybe since she does it out of her home she has to make a special order for supplies and needs a little more time?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think its pretty normal for vendors to require payment 1 month prior to the wedding and i’m aiming to have everything that i can paid by then.

Especially if they deliver and set up they won’t see you on the day to recieve their money, Aswell as needing upfront costs to pay for the materials and ingredients to make the cake.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@missjewels:  It is a bit early.  Just because that is how she usually does it (maybe it’s to buy the ingredients ahead of time) you can always ask if she would be ok with a different date.  Maybe 2 weeks ahead of time?

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