(Closed) To ask for payment or to not ask for payment…

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

You provided a service and you need to be paid. It’s unfortunate that their wedding was called off but that’s none of your concern. I would send another invoice and remind her of the terms of payment.

Post # 4
Member
1750 posts
Buzzing bee

@LizLemon: I agree you should get your money. It’s not personal, its business.

Post # 5
Member
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think you should follow up for your payment. It might be a nice gesture to offer 50% off for her next design job (meaning if she gets engaged again or throws a party in the future), but she should pay. I know it’s a sensitive time, but like a PP said this is business. You provided a service so there is no getting out of paying for it.

Post # 6
Member
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Definitely send another invoice and pursue payment–you provided a service and should be paid for it.  You don’t keep a roof over your head with good intentions and favors.

Post # 7
Member
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Did she know up front that you were charging her for your services? If so, then follow-up.

Post # 8
Member
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

But did she sign on for a design service? Or was it more of a casual deal?

Post # 10
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@rubyroad10: Can you just let your mutual friend know that while you’re compassionate, you’ll still be following up with the other friend for payment? I don’t see how your friend couldn’t understand that you performed a service and deserve payment.

Post # 11
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6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree with the others. So long as she knew she was expected to pay, there’s really nothing else to say. She owes you money, whether she ended up using it or not.

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