(Closed) How would you feel if…..

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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46417 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would be annoyed. The difference is I would be annoyed at myself.

You’re right, she should have read the contract.

A good reminder to us all- read the contract and note any important dates on our calendars.

ETA It’s too bad this happened to yor sister, especially if she spent thousands on her flowers. Unfortunately, vendore have been forced to institute such charges by people who don’t return things on time, putting the vendor in a precarious  position to meet their next commitment. Imagine how the next bride would feel if the vendor said-“Sorry we didn’t get your vases back yet, so we had to substitute something else.”

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

It sucks, but she shouldn’t have signed the contract if she didn’t know what was expected of her.  Sorry!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Bridecc:  Was it stated in the original contract that she signed?  If so, then she was responsible for picking them up.  

Post # 9
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1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@julies1949:  I agree.  Sadly seems like these days no one wants to just take responsibility for their mistake.  It is always someone else’s fault. 

 

If I’m paying $$$$ for services from a vendor, I’m going over every inch of the contract to make sure there are no more hidden fees.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldn’t feel jaded.  It was my fault I didn’t pay attention to the contract and return the items.  It’s also something I would be sure to ask the florist.  I might be surprised they didn’t call asking where their stuff was, but that’s about it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

We had to return the cupcake stand from our baker. I really can’t remember if there was any sort of reminder- it was in the original contract we signed and I think that was it. We rented all of our own tables, tableclothes, tents, etc since we were married in our backyard and sowewere very careful about the terms of all of our rentals.

I think it is crappy that the florist didn’t call but I don’t thinkit was their responsibility to. Sorry.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I have to agree with PPs, with contracts, it’s absolutely ESSENTIAL that you read it over and over again. Before I even ask vendors questions, I read my contract again to see if I can find the answer there. Unfortunately, this one falls on her 🙁 

Post # 14
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4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I would also be annoyed with myself, but the florist didn’t HAVe to call and probably assumed the couple was on their Honeymoon and didn’t want to bother them.  I would have assumed that the florist would have mentioned it at one of the meetings along the way, but it sounds like it’s one of those easily forgotten details.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@julies1949:  +1. It would have been NICE of them to remind her, but they were under no obligation to do so since it was stated in the contract she signed, so anyone would assume she knew about it. Hopefully your sister will learn from this and be more careful in the future.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Bridecc:  Thing is…they run a business and you are not their only customer.  Yes it would be a courtesy to remind someone about it, but it isn’t necessary and doesn’t make them a horrible vendor because they failed to hold a bride’s hand through every step of the way.  Was the wedding held during a usual busy wedding time in that region?  If that is the case, I’m sure they are swamped trying to make every bride’s wedding turn out beautiful and assume that the brides they deal with are capable adults of reading and agreeing to a contract. 

 

 

The OP said her sister should have been entitled to a reminder.  I disagree.

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