- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
If any of you brides have booked with Soiree Sophisticates out of Aurora, Ontario – you may want to try contacting Julie to see if you can get a hold of her. The website doesn’t work, the email address doesn’t work and any phone number I can find on the internet does not work either.
I originally booked chair covers with her back in June. She took a 50% deposit and everything was good. Then our plans changed and I needed to cancel. She would not return my deposit (even though she did not state at any time the deposit was non-refundable and there was still 9 months until the wedding to rebook another customer) – but she offered I take another product instead. I was fine with that so I chose to order stationary. She told me she would send samples. 6 weeks went by – still no samples so I emailed again. She told me that she was really busy and had a death in the family so it would be a couple more weeks. So, I told her I was sorry for her loss and said 2 weeks was fine. Another 6 weeks go by – still nothing. I try emailing her and the email bounces back. I try her website – it’s gone. So basically she has closed up shop and kept my deposit without informing me.
I am worried for the brides who have booked anything with her (photography, invitations, music, chair covers etc.) that they may think everything is fine and it will be too late.
If anyone has any other contact info for Julie, like a last name, address, another email – could you please pass it along to me? I would like to go to the police as what she has done is illegal – and I would encourage everyone to do the same if she has kept your deposit and not rendered goods or services.
I am thankful my deposit was only $175 – but as I am sure you all know – weddings are expensive and every bit helps.
Thanks for your time and happy planning!