(Closed) Paying A Venue Deposit Over The Phone?! HELP!!!

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Don’t pay until you get a contract and you read it over carefully!  I wouldn’t worry about paying over the phone as long as you use a credit card – avoid paying by giving bank information.  You could also mail a check.  But you are August 2013 so you have loads of time, don’t let him pressure you into thinking the date willl disappear if it takes you a little longer to get it to him.

Post # 4
1240 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Bonni: I paid part of mine online, only because, they have my cc# because of previous events held there. And ongoing charges, kind of like an account, BUT I told them they were not allowed to have it UNTIL I approved the contract. 

I was reading over my contract and (our wedding is at a baseball field so normal rules apply) and it said NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS. Which is fine, because they’re catering but MY CUPCAKES!!!! So when I went in, I told them about that, he said he’d fix it. He did, and brought it back out and on we went. I’ve got a payment plan going with them, and each quarter they charge me a bit.

Post # 6
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I agree with PP that you should not pay until you have a contract in hand and have read it over. That sounds fishy to me to put a deposit down before even having a contract.

Also, they should be okay with you mailing them a check. I wouldn’t let them pressure you into paying over the phone. If you want it to get there faster you can always use something like FedEx or UPS (not sure what the equivalent would be where you are) and over night it. You could also pay a little extra to require a signature upon delivery. That way there’s proof you paid and proof of whoever received the check in case there is any dispute.

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