Wedding Cancelled!

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The poor woman called yesterday to tell me it is off (the basic one). He (no kids, older person) had his lawyer draw up a pre-nup. She knew he was doing that and they had discussed it - until she saw it. He had her getting nothing - EVER. So wedding is off. She gave me is address to send the bill. I sent an invoice this morning - do not expect to receive anything but all it cost me was a sheet of paper, an envelope, and a stamp. IF he sends anything (which I doubt) I am ahead. Told her she was lucky to find out now instead of later - poor lady is devastated - the wedding was in 2 weeks.

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I have had 1 fall through, unfortunately for NYE and I did charge the room(s) portion as it was only days away.  She said he left her during the night on Christmas Eve.  I am sure in time she will look back and say that was the best Christmas present ever! 

Another one sent me an email just the other day 'can we cancel' - wedding is next month & for 60.  Contract is 90 days.  They are not separating just wanted to wait.  I offered a movement of date (at a price) but no refund and they decided to just go for it.  Funny, just like overnight stays, suddenly they are fine with things. 

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They are fine with things so they do not lose the deposit - then they find out how much the divorce will cost...................

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That's so disappointing! Yes, it's a good thing she found out ahead of time.

Do you have a cancellation policy for the elopements? So far, I'm just sticking to our regular cancellation policies (10 days) because I don't have to order any of the wedding items more than a week in advance. If they've rented the whole house or more than 2 rooms, I'm doing a 30 day cancellation. I guess I'll find out how our policy is doing further into the year and re-evaluate then.

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Sorry for this disappointment. Even though you didn't have a lot invested in it, it's still something you were anticipating and it's a shame when things like that fall through.

Sounds like the groom was looking for a free cook, housekeeper, etc. Lucky she found that out now!

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I am out nothing. I was able to cancel the flowers. That is why I am not going to be upset if he ignores the invoice. IF he calls I expect him to tell me to collect from her. I only sent it because I told her I would - it seemed to make her feel better. Yes, the preacher was counting on it and I think the Historical Association was looking forward to the extra cash also. Still have the complete package scheduled for a week later - and the newspaper in the Capital is planning to come cover it! Bride said it was OK.

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Agree, better she found out now.  I hope your next one is spectacular!

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