(Closed) Guess we won’t be getting our deposit back…(vent)

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 17
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6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes unfortunately this is standard. Otherwise brides could reserve several spaces and decide at the last minute which one they actually wanted to use. He didn’t need to be smirky though and he could have at least made an attempt to seem caring and helpful, because he is running a business at the end of the day and you might be a future customer regardless of the cancellation.

Post # 18
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963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

He has 8 months to find someone else.  This is hardly last minute! It is also Veterans Day, so you have a good chance that he will book it. Don’t give up!

Post # 20
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2865 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think really the contract is key. Ours said we had till 6 mos prior to cancel – I’d imagine most places do have some sort of time limit depending on popularity – but if 11.11.11 is SO popular then he should have no problem rebooking and giving you back your deposit.

Post # 22
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2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If someone wants to book that space, he will probably let them and refund your money since legally, he has no other choice. But he’s not bound by your contract to actively seek out people to rent the room in your place, either, so if for some reason it doesn’t get booked, you may be SOL. (And I don’t mean this as a personal dig at you, but your story serves as a good example that it’s SO important to thoroughly read contracts and keep your copies of them where you can easily access them in case something like this happens.)

Post # 24
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671 posts
Busy bee

🙁 I am so sorry you are going through this.. And I HATE when people have nasty attitudes and enjoyment at other people’s misfortunes. Hang in there girl!

Post # 25
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52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I understand where you are coming from.  Basically if boils down to what the contract states. I know alot of place here offer your deposit back if you cancel within so many months.  I am actually going through something similar to this.  Our wedding is 9-10-11.  And on October 14,2010 we met with an acquaintance of my fiances who does cakes and photography.  We set down and talked to her about what we wanted and how many hours we needed her for the pictures.  She broke everything down and told us a price.  We went ahead and put down 100.00 dollars to save our date and she said she would send us a contract.  Well before the holidays she had posted on Facebook that she had cancer again and we felt awful for her.  We were curious if she was going to be able to still do our wedding but thought it was rather rude to ask her. So instead I wrote on her page a few times asking how she was and how she felt. Never got a response from her.  So now it is March and we tried contacting her because we never received our contract and were curious what our remaining balance was or if she was still going to do our wedding.  Never heard back from her.  So we started asking around from people that knew her and OMG did we find our ALOT.  She DOES NOT have cancer.  She actually just got out of jail for stealing and drugs.  We also found out that she got caught stealing 2 weeks before we met with her. So she finally called us back after we told her we knew the truth and if she didn’t give us our money back we were going to sue her.  She said she would meet with us that next day. Well guess what she called an hour before and said she wasn’t going to meet with us, that we would receive our paper by UPS for court (HA HA thats funny) and that we still owed her the remaining balance.  OMG this lady is crazy.  I mean we didn’t sign anything and after already going downtown and talking with people we know she has no chance in hell in trying to sue us. We haven’t even got married yet so she hasn’t even done the job. All we want is our money back but we don’t want to keep calling her because then she will say we were harrasing her. It is a huge mess, now 6 months before the wedding and we have to find someone for our pictures and our cake.  I know sueing over 100.00 dollars is silly but we just wanna prove a point to her fake ass and let her know she can’t do this to people b/c we aren’t the first ones she has done this too.

So best of luck trying to get your money back. I completely know how you feel.  Money is money to us and we really could use ours back too.  My fiance just got a job after being off for over a year.

Post # 26
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963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Marisa91011: Terrible story….makes me sick to my stomach!  If it’s worth the court costs for you to make your point, then go ahead, but honestly, she won’t pay even if you get a judgement in your favor.  If she sues you, then yes, go and defend yourself (you should NOT have to pay her, especially since you have no contract), but I wouldn’t take her to court over the $100…just my opinion.

Post # 27
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6350 posts
Bee Keeper

Ya know, the world be so much easier if everyone could just show some common courtesy to people. Maybe he can’t refund your deposit but he could of at least been nice about it!

Post # 28
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5920 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Did you ever get anything resolved?  How frustrating! Even if the contract states no deposit returned, it sounds like his attitude was totally unnecessary.

Post # 29
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Bumble Beekeeper

At the request of the OP, I’ll close this thread.

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