Post # 1
So I’m finalizing with my photographer and she tells me that I can mail her the agreement and deposit ($500). With my reception site, we did it all in person and she made a copy of the agreement for me. When I met with the photographer the first time it was at a restaurant/bar so if we did that again there’d be no making copies. My question is, should I have any trepidation about mailing the contract and check? They’re reputable and not some fly by night, so it’s not like I think they’re going to take my money and run. Is there a specific type of check I should get? I was going to go to my bank and have them issue one. I’ll make a copy of the agreement before I mail it, should I ask for a copy after she gets it.. or do i need to mail it in a flat mailer instead of an envelope? o_O
Post # 3
I mailed a cheque to my venue with my contract and the cheque was for a $2000 deposit! I used a personal cheque instead of a having a bank issued draft. The reason I did this is because a bank issued draft is pretty much like cash and I felt more comfortable sending a personal cheque which I knew would not be possible to cash if it fell into the wrong hands.
Post # 4
I’ve mailed almost all of my payments to vendors. Don’t worry about it!
Post # 5
I send personal checks through the mail all the time so I didnt have an issue mailing our venue contract and check in. If you do decide to go with a bank check, they normally charge you for them so be prepared for that (normally only like $5). You should be able to mail it in a standard envelope. Also, if the contract doesnt already have her signature on it (our photographer signed our contract before giving it to us), you’ll definitely want her to sign it and send it back to you.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t worry too much as long as it is not cash or a bank draft that is basically cash, but I would include two copies that you have signed and ask one to be mailed back to you when they have signed it. Just in case!
Post # 7
I would make a copy of both the check and the signed contract. Then I would send them via certified mail. Ask for another copy of the contract once the vendor signs it.
Post # 8
To go along with what Plantains said, putting a stop payment on a bank check is alot more of a hassle than putting a stop payment on a personal check, in the event your envelope gets lost or stolen.
Post # 9
sounds good! I never write checks and my bank does them for $1 so hopefully it wont be an issue… I guess I need to order some checks for the future! I’ve mailed checks and contracts before, but not any that I needed their signature for, so that was kind of my main hang up. thank yew, ladies!