Post # 1
Hi lovely bees!
Our wedding is in a month from today and I have been in touch with a cake baker for the last….6 months. I have had MANY emails with her back and forth (over 21) designing the cake, with inspiration pictures, flavors, etc. About a month ago I asked her if we were still all set for May 11 and she responded that we were and that she was excited. She is a student in culinary/baking school so her prices are AWESOME (aka, 300 dollars for a 125 person cake) and so that’s what is keeping me hanging on!
The one drawback though is she has yet to send me a contract! I feel awful with having nothing signed. I have asked her at least 3-4 times for one and she keeps saying she will get it to me soon or that she has a problem with the files.
Should I send her one and see if she’ll sign mine? Does anyone have a one they could send to me and I could replace all the information to send to her? Would you just ditch her, since nothing is signed?
Post # 2
toothfairy910: Contracts are very important in the wedding world. They can protect you from wrong doing on the part of the vendor. Contracts also give you peace of mind (which will go a long way as you get closer to the wedding day).
I am sure if you do a google search you can find something (even if you find a photography, DJ, limo- you can make some adjustments to fit your situation)…….
I would get this squared away ASAP……
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
toothfairy910: Get a contract! I have seen so many posts from Bees who got screwed over because they didn’t have a contract signed with a vendor. I would honestly go meet with her instead of emailing and explain that you don’t feel comfortable moving forward without a contract in order to protect both of you. Don’t ditch her before telling her how you feel and that you are serious about needing it. It might be that because she is a student she just doesn’t “get it.” Be polite but firm. If she still won’t sign anything, I would find someone else. It’s just not worth it in case something goes wrong. Good luck!
Post # 4
kimmo416: Thanks! I definitely would like to meet with her but unfortunately, am about 7 hours away from where we are getting married. It just seems so bizarre that she is willing to send me tons of emails but not have a contract. UGH!
Post # 5
toothfairy910: I would send her a contract of my own design, ask her to sign, scan and return it.
I don’t know how legal it would be, but to get around the issue of her not responding, I would include a clause that failure to dispute any of the conditions by not responding would be deemed to indicate agreement with the contract.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2016 - Our Castle
Take one to her and have her sign it..