I feel so angry, hurt and stupid right now! Totally mad at me!
I had a lady call me last month asking me to make the gp flowers for her wedding cake. I should have seen the red flags, but that aside, I didn't get payment up front. That is totally my fault. I am so busy right now, with teaching, bridal consults and orders....and a tiny bit of a life rushing by me....I just worked and didn't realize I didn't have payment.
She is making her own wedding cake which is a giant cupcake on top of a stand holding 54 cupcakes. She asked me to make a black calla lilly spray (like on GSA) and 80+ assorted black and white daisies.
She tried to send me a link to what she wanted through Facebook, so she added me as a friend. When the flowers were finished (three days earlier than promised) I sent her a message on fb, it showed "Seen @ ??:??" but she didn't reply. On friday I tried calling her and got a machine and explained that her flowers were ready and to call me to arrange pick up. On sunday I sent her a fb message asking if everything was okay since I hadn't heard from her and asking if she still wanted them, to please just let me know if she didn't. Finally monday evening I told her that they were at the store, directions and store hours. I figure if there's ANY chance she actually wants them she has a week to get them...but I'm done trying to contact her. Her wedding is in two days.
I just needed to vent. I know I screwed up, but why do people need to be so cruel? Isn't it bad enough to ask me to make them and then not want them? To not cancel? But then at least have the balls to tell me you don't want them! Ugh.....it's been awhile since anything like this has happened, I don't think I will forget to check on payment again.