Post # 1
One of the vendors for our day was recommended to me by a friend. This vendor was supposed to host an event for a family member of mine (totally separate from the wedding), but they had to cancel. The vendor has a cancellation fee, which I can understand. I was the one who had to deliver the cancellation message.
The vendor has been contacting me, asking for the cancellation fee. I responded back saying that it would probably be more helpful if she called the person who actually booked the party. I got a response back, saying that she wants to get this worked out this weekend.
I am half tempted to just pay the fee myself, so she stops bothering me. Seriously, just add it on to our bill! I know I got myself into this mess by contacting her about the other event and doing the “dirty work”. I didn’t think it was going to be this big of a deal. However, since my name is not on the contract for the other event (not my wedding date), shouldn’t she call the person who scheduled it? I have also talked to the person who scheduled it, and they are going to get hold of her soon. I don’t think it will be this weekend, though. I just really want to get out of the middle of this.
I’m also somewhat afraid to anger the vendor because I know she’s in tight with other vendors, and I have this fear of retribution.
Post # 3
Wow!!! This vendor is being completely unprofessional. Tell them that since your name is not on the contract, you will no longer be dealing with anything related to the cancelled event, and this is the last time that you’ll be discussing it. The vendor should not be in any way discussing this with you, and to hold you responsible is ridiculous.
Post # 4
@secretagentbee728: I would call your friend who cancelled the event and explain that this needs to be taken care of now, not next week, and that you don’t want to sour your relationship with the vendor because of the current situation. I also don’t understand why the vendor is putting you in the middle of it rather than getting a hold of the person who holds the contract. That’s really strange.
Post # 5
@secretagentbee728: Well, I would suggest to the other person to hurry up and write a check before the vendor comes after them legally. People do no mess around when there is a contract.
Then I would get the hell out of it and remind the vendor that you just introduced them, you in no way have access to their checkbook and you would like to begin focusing on your own event. The vendor then should realize they’re barking up the wrong tree and return back to being professional. If not, find another vendor. And remember, just because the other vendor has a good network does NOT mean that network will shun your money. It’s still money.