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That is a great suggestion, and I think I'll call the MOB tomorrow and offer the anniversary cake to the couple. icon_lol.gif Thank you for the wonderful input!
post #77 of 108
been reading through all of this....what a horrible experience for you and for the bride.....It was no way your fault. Maybe because of all the excitment and craziness of getting a wedding together the MOB could have assumed the cake was taken care of...but the venue dropped the ball also. Glad you had the chance to talk it out with the MOB. I love the suggestion of an anniversary cake.....
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post #78 of 108
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That is a great suggestion, and I think I'll call the MOB tomorrow and offer the anniversary cake to the couple. icon_lol.gif Thank you for the wonderful input!



welcome! sometimes a small gesture can go a long way.
post #79 of 108
Playing devil's advocate icon_evil.gif What a great way to save money and get out of purchasing an expensive wedding cake, and save face while doing so. icon_wink.gif
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Playing devil's advocate icon_evil.gif What a great way to save money and get out of purchasing an expensive wedding cake, and save face while doing so. icon_wink.gif



LOL! I hear ya! icon_wink.gif
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What a great way to save money and get out of purchasing an expensive wedding cake, and save face while doing so.



I was thinking the same thing. Maybe she didn't want to pay for the cake and dropped the ball on purpose. But what kind of a mother would do such a thing.
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post #82 of 108
I know you are concerned about your reputation...but the good news is that people have very short-term memories and so often what we see as absolute disasters, most people could care less about. I can almost guarantee that NO one who attended the wedding remembers who was supposed to supply the cake and didn't. Just that they were at a wedding and it wasn't there.

Everyone has their own life problems to deal with and a bakery snafu at a wedding is probably low on the list of concerns to everyone except those that were directly affected by it...a.k.a the MOB, you, venue and bride.

That's why the goodwill anniversary cake is a great idea. The only way this could be a negative for you is if the bride and MOB keep it alive.

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post #83 of 108
WHOAH!!! WOW!! Okay, You definitely got the WRONG impression from my post!! I am 110% ON YOUR SIDE here!! Absolutely it's NOT YOUR FAULT. And, I'm sorry that you misunderstood what I was saying in my post. I was ONLY trying to give advice for you to pass on to the venue so that this doesn't happen again to you--or them, for that matter. After all, it was THEIR mistake, but it's your reputation left knee deep in sh@*t right now and that's not fair to you.
Again, sorry you misunderstood the point I was trying to make...
post #84 of 108
I'm not sure about offering the MOB anything. It could be construed as compensation/admission that it was your fault. If the MOB is still calling you after knowing it wasn't your fault, she may be the type to take it to court.
post #85 of 108
The goodwill gesture is nice, but SOONER, rather than later. I wouldn't want the "bad taste" of this nightmare to linger for a year. Offer it when they return from the honeymoon, or at "1 month anniversary" time. That way the nightmare story gets passed around with your nice gesture. A year from now, lets' hope it is forgotten.
post #86 of 108
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I'm not sure about offering the MOB anything. It could be construed as compensation/admission that it was your fault. If the MOB is still calling you after knowing it wasn't your fault, she may be the type to take it to court.

I would distance myself from that level of crazy as fast as I could. Not your fault, and really not your place to offer anything either. If anyone wants to make nice-nice with this person, it's the venue.
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I'm not sure about offering the MOB anything. It could be construed as compensation/admission that it was your fault. If the MOB is still calling you after knowing it wasn't your fault, she may be the type to take it to court.



I was thinking the same thing, this can be misconstrued for you being at fault and you're just easing your guilt. I wouldn't do it.
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post #88 of 108
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I'm not sure about offering the MOB anything. It could be construed as compensation/admission that it was your fault. If the MOB is still calling you after knowing it wasn't your fault, she may be the type to take it to court.



I was thinking the same thing, this can be misconstrued for you being at fault and you're just easing your guilt. I wouldn't do it.



Yup, I'm along on this line of thinking too. The mix up was not your fault, you owe them nothing.
Sure it's a nice gesture personally, but this is business.
Pull out your paper work, show it to the venue and be done with it, move on.
Technically, I don't feel you even owe it to the venue to show them the paper work, but it is business and I would do it as a CYA.

And bakesacakea, I wouldn't worry about rumors.
post #89 of 108
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I'm not sure about offering the MOB anything. It could be construed as compensation/admission that it was your fault. If the MOB is still calling you after knowing it wasn't your fault, she may be the type to take it to court.



I was thinking the same thing, this can be misconstrued for you being at fault and you're just easing your guilt. I wouldn't do it.



In my early early years, I did a wedding for a relative of a co-worker. the bride worked at a hotel, and I KNEW the hotel only permitted the cake to come in .... no punch, no snacks, just the cake. So I sold the bride the cake-only package. She came up to me and asked where the punch was. I told her she didn't order punch, I didn't charge her for punch, and the hotel wouldn't let me bring it in anyway. She was REALLY ticked. To top it off, the bride WORKED at the hotel so I figured she knew their policy! I double checked with the hotel coordinator, "What if I had walked in here with punch?" and she said, "You would have walked right back out with it!"

Since it was a co-worker's relative, I caved and offered a $20 refund (bear in mind this was in the mid-80's so $20 was significant) as a goodwill gesture. I later heard the bride telling a friend, in a victoriously bragging tone of voice, 'She gave me $20 so you know she felt that she did SOMETHING wrong!"

As was mentioned above, she took my goodwill gesture as an admission of guilt. Just think about it before you do this.
post #90 of 108
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Originally Posted by Marina

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Originally Posted by cheatize

I'm not sure about offering the MOB anything. It could be construed as compensation/admission that it was your fault. If the MOB is still calling you after knowing it wasn't your fault, she may be the type to take it to court.



I was thinking the same thing, this can be misconstrued for you being at fault and you're just easing your guilt. I wouldn't do it.




It's very sad to me that this is what our society has come down to.

I guess I don't see the MOB as that crazy. There was a miscommunication. Her daughter's wedding day had a snag in it after probably planning it for about a year and everything didn't go perfectly. The woman was angry and upset and trying to understand and get the information of why her daughter's perfect day wasn't so. OP was kind enough to speak with her professionally and help MOB realize that it wasn't her fault. It seems from what I am reading from her that MOB realizes that now after a few days of getting the right information about the events.

Yes, you could wash your hands of it all. Or you can turn it into a shining moment and possible future business.

I do like the idea of something sooner too, maybe some post-honeymoon cuppies.

Good luck on whatever you decide.
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