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post #16 of 123
I have never had to deal with this, but you do not have to deal with the MOB. Your contract is with the Bride.
Maybe MOB heard of other people having trouble with their cakes with other decorators and they or she is getting worried.

I say, you contact the bride, tell her that payment is due tomorrow per contract or no cake, end of story.
If she had concerns, she should have brought them up before and not had her mommy do it. icon_eek.gif
You do not have to deal with children. She is getting married and needs to do things on her own.

No money no cake. End of story! thumbs_up.gif

Are we not all adults here?? It's been a year, not like she could not have made her budget and stuck to it, or maybe that is what she did not do..

Whatever, no need to deal with MOB and if she (MOB) happens to call back, I would be really tempted to say: tapedshut.gif Do you want to talk to my mommy! NOT! icon_twisted.gif

ARGH, there is no reason for such dehavior.

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post #17 of 123
Please let us know how this turns out. I hope she pays you, but if she's going to be that way - MOB, I mean - she may try to get her cake for free. It happened when I worked at the bakery that the MOB came in after the wedding and said the cake was dry and she wanted her daughter's money back. Mind you, this was not the person who paid for the cake. Unbeknownst to MOB, the bride came in and raved about the cake, so we knew the MOB was lying and insisting on a full refund. The owner pacified her with a free small cake just to make her go away.

I make all my brides give me a 50% NON refundable deposit before they go on my calendar. They take it pretty seriously when they stand to lose a couple hundred dollars.

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post #18 of 123
100 isn't that much. I think MOB may have come across rude. I however, do see her point. Your cakes are nice. I think you will have no problem satisfing your clients, but she doesn't see every cake that you make or how you set up.
You could bring the cake, if she says no, take the cake back and tell them you will keep the 500 and have a nice day.
post #19 of 123
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it reads that she'll only pay $100 of the balance owed and then the other $500 after.

No way is that OK!
post #20 of 123
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Originally Posted by cakesbyamym

Mother of the bride has called saying that they will pay all but (basically
$100 of $600 balance) upon delivery.



I think this is saying, "MOB has called saying that they will pay all but $100 upon DELIVERY" not when it's due tomorrow."
post #21 of 123
I read wrong. Heck no, don't do that. She's smoking crack then. I'm a little slow!!!
post #22 of 123
Don't do it. You have a sighned contract. If you do it, this will set a presidence for them to walk all over you\\. Let us know what you decide to do.
post #23 of 123
If you don't receive payment per your contract, don't do the cake. I know you are thinking of your reputation, but you must consider this: if you do the cake without payment, what's to stop them from slandering your name in an attempt to get out of paying anyway. You can't please people like this. Furthermore, I'd have no conversation with the MOB.
post #24 of 123
I agree with everyone else. Don't do the cake if you don't receive payment tomorrow. It sounds like she is going to be trouble and you may never get your money.
Sorry that this happened to you.
post #25 of 123
a contract is a contract and the bride signed it so the mother shouldn't even be involved. i would say if you don't get the money tomorrow to call and tell them to find another person to bake a wedding cake with 2 weeks notice (not easy to do)
i understand you don't want to get a bad rep and all but you do have the contract to save yourself from people like this. people can make up any excuse not to pay, i've heard so many from both of my businesses.
you will keep your reputation and people will understand if you don't do the cake, it's YOUR business and you run it the way YOU want, don't let other tell you how to do it or you will get trampled on (i learned that the hard way)
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post #26 of 123
I think since the mom is already talking about shorting you AND questioning the integrity of your cake AND asking for an extension AND getting in something that is none of her business is plenty of grounds to cancel the entire contract, whether or not they pay in full tomorrow. It's not something worth your heartache, time or talent.
post #27 of 123
IF this all falls apart, and you don't get your money, I would DEFINATELY take them to small claims court........ Inform her of that fact when you talk to her tomorrow.... And if you DO wind up doing the cake, Take LOTS and LOTS of pictures......both at your house and at the venue, and make sure you have someone ( preferably the "Bride") sign off on it upon delivery.....
post #28 of 123
You know, I was thinking about this a minute ago, and I almost wonder if she is talking to other bakers besides you. Like if she is trying to see which cake she likes best and then chosing THAT one on the day of the wedding, so that she doesn't have to pay for the one she didn't like. Did you have a non competition clause in the contract? Either that, or she is trying to get the cake for free by telling you afterwards that she was unhappy with it. thumbsdown.gif You should totally dump her-something is fishy!
post #29 of 123
Hubby has worked in direct customer contact position his entire career. I read him this and he said MOB is just HUNTIN' for a reason not to pay. He sees it all the time, to the point that he can predict when they walk in the door that they've decided ahead of time they are going to find SOMETHING wrong to try to weasel out of paying their bill.

Whatever your terms are, they agreed to them and you have it in writing. I'm with Beth .... you stick to your guns and I'll bet you anything they come up with the money. (Be sure the check clears .... even calling their bank to confirm it's a good check.)
post #30 of 123
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Originally Posted by summernoelle

You know, I was thinking about this a minute ago, and I almost wonder if she is talking to other bakers besides you. Like if she is trying to see which cake she likes best and then chosing THAT one on the day of the wedding, so that she doesn't have to pay for the one she didn't like. Did you have a non competition clause in the contract? Either that, or she is trying to get the cake for free by telling you afterwards that she was unhappy with it. thumbsdown.gif You should totally dump her-something is fishy!




Hmmmm....interesting take on all this!!!!
I wonder.....?????? icon_confused.gif
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