So I had a meeting with a wedding planner. She is now starting off and at the end of the meeting she told me her business is structured like this - she gives me wedding cake jobs to do and I give her 15% from each wedding cake job she sends my way. She also sent me a long contract stipulating some really strange things like I must never advertise who I am or my business to her clients. She will handle all wedding cake affairs on my behalf and communicate my info to her brides. I told her typically a wedding planner charges a fee or % of the customer's bill for co-ordinating all wedding activities and not taking 15% of each suppliers business. Does this also seem odd to you? She said she would only send business my way if I signed her contract...which was in no way in my favour. In fact, it asked me to ensure I would always be available to do wedding cakes for dates she has need for and that I must offer a reasonable price. Who is she to tell me I must be competitive and offer competitive prices. My operating costs will never be the same as another decorator and supposing those other decorators don't know how to cost their wedding cakes properly and I get compared to financially illiterate ppl. Come on...this wedding planner seems to have lost her mind. What yal think?
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6/29/12 at 7:49pm