- 4 years ago
I know you shouldn’t go to the internet for legal advice but I’m in a tricky situation and looking to see if someone had the same problem as me.
Last week I met with a decorator/florist. I was told it would be a “consultation” meeting to talk about different options she has for flowers and centrepices. Anyway it turned into a super high pressure sales meeting, and I ended up signing a contract with her. The contract was for a really high price. The next day I spoke to another florist who offered me essentially the same services but significantly cheaper (about 5k cheaper). Here’s the rub: I never paid the first florist a deposit. We agreed that I would pay her a deposit later this week. As soon as I found the cheaper decorator I emailed the first one and asked to cancel our contract. She responded that to cancel the contract I have to pay her the deposit we agreed to. The deposit is a few thousand dollars and I don’t see why I need to pay her anything considering she has not done any work on the contract. I understand that what I did was bad/rude and probably inconvienced her. However, she only met with me for 15 minutes and my wedding is next year, so this was not a last minute cancellation.
Has anyone been in a similar situation? My gut tells me that I don’t have to pay her anything but hopefully other bees have some input?