Is my venue scamming me?

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
6860 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Nope thats weird. I’d definitely have a chat with her manager.

Post # 3
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Never, and I mean NEVER, pay for anything with a check wrote to an employee.  All checks should clearly have the company’s name written on them.  And if you’re really concerned, ask to speak to a manager.


Post # 4
5009 posts
Bee Keeper

That sounds weird unless she’s the owner and even then she would likely need to have payments to the business. I’d investigate further. 

Post # 5
1628 posts
Bumble bee

None of this sounds right. Also you don’t change a contract by writing things on it. 

Post # 6
6788 posts
Busy Beekeeper

That sounds shady. 

Post # 7
1593 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

cciskate :  The only situation I’ve ever heard about this was at our church where our ceremony was. We wrote checks out directly to the wedding facilitator, the sound technician, and the lighting technician. The difference in our situation and yours is that we wrote the checks out to those people, but the church distributed the checks – so we gave all of the checks to one person when settling up our final payment to them. Their reasoning behind this is because since they are a non profit, they can’t technically charge us for their services, but their employees still have to be paid. This was all also outlined in our contract with the church, and we were issued a receipt for all of these checks. I would call whoever is above the woman you are working with. 

Post # 9
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would not mention it until after the wedding. No reason to rock the boat this close to the wedding.

Post # 10
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

cciskate :  When are your payments due? This sounds really shady and I would contact her manager before paying, but would wait until after the wedding if possible

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