(Closed) Deposits…who keeps track of the timetable of when payments are due?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It’s all you.

Post # 4
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

My reception venue sent reminder “bills,” but for all of my other vendors (photography, videography, limo, florist, etc) it was totally up to me to keep track.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

It’s up to you, vendors have a lot of clients to keep track of without hunting people down for payment reminders.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It’s up to you to remember when your payments are due.

Post # 8
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412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If your vendors aren’t reminding you then you are the responsibile party. All of my vendors have sent me reminder messages but I am also keeping a planner with all of the due dates in it just incase a vendors doesn’t feel the need to remind me.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It’s surprising (but I guess it makes sense) that the vendor wouldn’t send out a bill or invoice or reminder for payment due. My vendors have not sent out reminders either and I actually had to remind mine twice to charge me for second payment due 120 days out. 

Post # 10
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

It really helped me to set up a spreadsheet in Excel listing out how much was due, and when, for each of my vendors. Otherwise, I would have definitely missed something.

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@coffeegal85:  I highly recommend keeping track yourself.  It’s great if vendors give you reminders, but I feel it’s your responsibility.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@coffeegal85:  It depends on whatever your contract says; however I would imagine the majority of vendors put the burden on the customer, i.e. you!  Definitely read through all of your vendor contracts (hopefully you did this before you signed them, but just do another careful review) and put reminders and due dates in your calendar.

Just a note for all other bees, I think you should always read through every word in your contract and you can even ask vendors to cross out or revise certain portions if you don’t agree with them.  I’ve done that several times.  The vendors were cool with it and I felt more comfortable in the end.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I also second an excel spreadsheet. We put down every penny that was spent for the wedding in our spreadsheet. We would then have a column under “paid” and “owed”. Under the “owed” we would out due dates.

It was very organized. But it is generally your call to approach the vendor.

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