Every wedding without fail there is a guest, vendor, or client that asks us...
"What is the craziest thing you have ever seen???"
We could write a book one day on the crazy that we have had to bare witness to. Out of respect to clients I will certainly NEVER tell you which or who's wedding because in some cases the bride and groom may not even know it happened but in coming weeks I will recount some of our absolute favorite stories. Enjoy... grab some popcorn.
#1 -- FULL DISCLOSURE this was not our wedding but told to us by another vendor who dealt with it and I still think about it constantly!!
It began with a couple whom unfortunately had to call off their wedding, as they sometimes do sadly but one week before the original date that was held they said it was back on. The vendor got a call apologizing and seeing if there was any possibility they could still make it work, and per a small miracle it worked out and they still could perform their services. The bride that had called thanked him profusely and said go ahead and take the full deposit for services then and I will send along the timeline. Great! Happy ending right? Wrong.
One day later the groom calls asking, "Why had you taken X deposit yesterday? Did we not communicate that unfortunately the wedding was off? Was there an error?" Confused the vendor asked, "WHAT? Your fiance called yesterday and said it was on." Silence on the other line. The groom angrily retorted, "Well that explains why more than $20k was taken out of my accounts yesterday." The bride had called each vendor and told them the wedding was back on knowing that her fiance's credit card was on file and told them to take their full deposits.
Now I do not know if this was spite, pay back, or just plain crazy on the brides part but she certainly did get a message across. Whenever we get a cancellation of a wedding it is always so difficult on the couple and the family we do whatever we can to ease the tension and lighten the load as we understand they are going through something absolutely terrible. Sometimes we even hope for them that they work it out and as time goes on they can rekindle their relationships which brought them to the place of marriage in the first place. In this case however we truly hope they never spoke again. Now I know this vendor friend of mine did give the money back which is tough for a small business owner to do when they go through a back and forth like this but I can tell you we have had wedding cancellations happen in under 24 hours from the "I DO" in the past and they lost every cent. Perhaps this is a story for another time.
Stay tuned ;)