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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF

I say she's in breech of contract and you cancel HER and keep her deposit. Send this letter CERTIFIED MAIL with return receipt and wash your hands of her:

"Dear Bride,

I'm writing to notify you that you are in breech of our contract dated ____________. In paragraph XX it states that final payment is due 30 days prior to your scheduled event. That date has passed, I have not received your final payment and repeated efforts to contract you have been unsuccessful. Unfortunately we are past the point where I can execute the cake originally agreed upon. I am hereby terminating our contract and any monies currently held as a retainer are non-refundable, and thereby forfeit by you.



I agree 100%. This is the perfect professional response. I applaud you for having a business contract. I applaud you for not caring about her reasons, they are her business, not yours. You have done your due diligence and the final letter (above) will seal the end of this transaction.
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Originally Posted by cakeyouverymuch

I'm with Barbara Jean. It isn't necessary for the OP to storm in demanding to know the whys and the wherefores. No matter what the circumstances the bride owes the OP a response as to whether she wants the cake or not. If approaching her in person is the only recourse the OP has left I say go for it.



I politely but emphatically disagree that the bride "owes" the OP a response "no matter the circumstances". The bride fulfilled her part of the contract by submitting $300 in a timely manner to hold the date. The bride knew the contract stated that the money would be lost if the remainder was not paid on time. Even very polite inquires at her place of work are vastly inappropriate and very unprofessional. (I think the original use of the word "storm" was perhaps used for emphasis, not actually to denote "storming" into a business.)
post #17 of 24
This Bride obviously has bigger problems .I'd just send the certified letter and keep the $300.
Its business.
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
Good news, she had suddenly reappeared. Her phone was broken and she couldn't find my number, then it dawned on her today to Google me..and who la
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by Jacscakes213

Good news, she had suddenly reappeared. Her phone was broken and she couldn't find my number, then it dawned on her today to Google me..and who la



Oh my God, what a genius she is! What did she say?
post #20 of 24
Yeah, what did the bride say? I am intrigued icon_razz.gif
post #21 of 24
C'Mon, Jac, don't leave me hanging? Is the cake on or off? Are you going to cancel the cake since she missed the deadline for final payment? Why was there no wedding scheduled at the venue? Is she on her knees begging for forgiveness and going to name her first child after you if you make her cake? I am dying for the rest of the story!
post #22 of 24
Thread Starter 
Ok, sorry everyone, didn't mean to go MIA! So out of the blue, she called me from a local wedding store! She says, hey there, what size cake stand do I need to get! Of course I was like ..where in the heck have you been? I told her she totally left me hanging that I was like five seconds from cancelling her order... I told her to ge the cake paid in full ASAP!! She apologized, got the cake paid for and that's what I've been working on ...making gum paste callas and those types of things.. Oh but what stress... After this wedding.... There will be chug a com in' to my contract.... A late fee added and a few of your other suggestions... Ugh.... ..funny though..she was so oblivious!!!
post #23 of 24
So....basically.....she was an idiot. Lucky groom.

Glad it worked out for you (and her)
post #24 of 24
Glad it is all working out, too bad it had to be so stressful.
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