Post # 1
I hired some one to do my wedding on July 14 she only had my event scheduled gave her half up front what she was asking for then she calls me that she booked an event in the morning I got worried then after she recieved the money she calls me an tells me that she will set up everything and has to run because she schedule another event that night…..Because she was our event planner she had her cake person and Dj and food took all my deposit money and she kept my money…Yikes……….
My wedding around the corner I paid alot of money for my venue to cancel my wedding. I am also doing a theme wedding Alice in Wonderland Helppppp!!!
Talk about Stress…
Post # 3
What you’ve written is kind of jumbled, but it looks like she took your money and then bailed? That’s illegal. Call a lawyer.
Post # 4
@laura.rioscardona: I’m not really sure where to start with this…but if you have records of all of your deposits, and she has a company..why don’t you call the company and handle everything and bring up a law suit if the money is not returned or she does not perform to your liking?
If you have a contract, which I would hope you do…then you should be safe..also I would hope you paid her by check…this would make it easier for your case as well.
If in the agreement you have that she would be present throughout the whole event to coordinate, then she would be in violation of that contract and therefore I would file a suit. If not, then you’re pretty much screwed.
Post # 5
Did you cancel? Did she take the money and run? Did she cancel? I’m confused, but I’m hoping you signed a contract. If so, call a lawyer ASAP.
Post # 6
I’m not 100% sure what happened.
What are you paying her to do?
Do you have a contract with her?
What does the contract say?
Why did you cancel the venue/wedding?
Post # 7
I agree, I’m kind of confused about what happened, but if she took your money and didn’t do the work she was contracted for, that’s illegal and she can be sued…
Post # 8
I interrpreted this a whole different way than the others: From what I gather she is still doing your wedding, but has another one the same night and will have to skip out after she is done setting up yours to go help with the other? And you feel since you paid her a deposit she should be at your event only?
That’s what I gathered from all the confusing mess. However, I don’t think you can ask for your money back if that’s the case. Depending on what your contract is, if she is obligated to be there the whole night, then she must. If not, then she will do what she is asked (decorate, attend ceremony, whatever) and then she can leave. You can hire a different person, but if your orignal coordinator shows up, then you must pay her. If she doesn’t show, at least you have a backup and you can rightfully ask your original coordinator for your money back.
If at this point she has completely run out on you and isn’t doing anything, then you are entitled to get your money back for the work she didn’t do.
By the way, wtf if you seriously cancelled or are thinking about cancelling your venue because you THINK that your coordinator won’t show up anyway, that is ridiculous and she wouldn’t have to compensate you for any of that. You would still owe her for work that she has already done because it isn’t her fault you cancelled your venue.
Post # 9
From what I can tell, OP needs to learn how to use punctuation.
I am sorry, but it’s a giant run-on sentence. That will get you kicked off of a lot of other message boards.
Post # 10
@rosworms: It’s her first post, give her some slack!
I would suggest, original poster… that you read your post before you create the thread. Also, there is a helpfull thread for newbees that can help you have a better outcome in getting the answer you’re looking for.
Post # 11
@rosworms: Could’ve been using her phone which does create a problem sometimes, but I understand what you’re saying.