(Closed) Question about wedding “fraud”

posted 10 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Maybe just the threat of legal action will encourage them to give you back your deposit. Type up an official sounding letter on some very professional looking letterhead saying that you will sue if you don’t get your deposit back ASAP. It might work. Of course, if they’re filing for bankruptcy, you might be SOL…

Post # 4
Member
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

They have no right to keep your deposit if you are not the one who cancelled.  Threaten them with leagal action.  Find a friend in law and have him/her help you write a letter and make some phone calls.

Post # 5
Member
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If you have wedding insurance it will cover the loss of your deposits plus the increased costs associated with relocating your wedding.

Post # 6
Member
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

The amount is small enough that you can take them to small claims court, which will not cost you anything.  Although if they have a lot of creditors who are not being paid, I’m not sure what your chances are for actually getting anything back even if you get a judgement against them.

Good point about wedding insurance snmcdowell.  Maybe I do need it after all.  I keep thinking about it…

Post # 7
Member
228 posts
Helper bee

I think prettykatie had it right- if they file for bankruptcy, you’re pretty much screwed.  The whole point of bankruptcy is that your debts are pretty much nullified.  If they don’t, you should definitely consider small claims.

 suzanno, I read somewhere that wedding insurance is best purchased before you spend money on stuff.  I’m not sure how true that is, but it’s something to consider if you’ve already signed most of your contracts and paid deposits, etc.

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