Originally Posted by sandy1
Thanks for your responses. The woman I'm making them for told me on April 2nd that she wanted at least 45 of them. She said it might be a good idea to make a few more in case she broke some while placing them at the shower. I made 50 of these roses and the woman just called me today and said she only wants 40 of them. She told me she wanted to kept the cost for the shower down! I told her that I had already made 50 of them. But she said she only wanted 40. I didn't ask for any money prior to making them. Should I ask for a nonrefundable deposit before I take candy orders??? This puts a bitter taste in my mouth. People don't seem to take into consideration the amount of time we spend making these things!
You're right, people are very inconsiderate!
In response to your question, I don't ask for a nonrefundable deposit on candy or cookie orders per se, BUT I do ask for one on WEDDING and big event orders. For example if someone ordered 8 dozen decorated cookies for an event, I would ask for some $$ up front to be applied to the final order. I've found that people say a lot of things, but when they are forced to fork out the dough they are now obligated to it...
I know this leaves a bad taste in your mouth, but think of it as experience. You'll never have this one again!!
Hope that helps some!