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    • flash cash
    • By flash cash 10th Jul 18, 9:43 AM
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    Wedding reception deposit question
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    • 10th Jul 18, 9:43 AM
    Wedding reception deposit question 10th Jul 18 at 9:43 AM
    Does anyone know of any guidelines where we stand regarding getting a deposit back that we made for our wedding reception?

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    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 10th Jul 18, 9:45 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 9:45 AM
    It will be to the T&Cs of the venue there are no general guidelines
    • Gavin83
    • By Gavin83 10th Jul 18, 9:56 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 9:56 AM
    How long is it until the wedding?
    • flash cash
    • By flash cash 10th Jul 18, 10:48 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 10:48 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 10:48 AM
    End of next year, no T&C's provided
    • Scorpio33
    • By Scorpio33 10th Jul 18, 11:35 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 11:35 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 11:35 AM
    Usually a deposit is non-refundable unless stated. However, from experience, most venues give back a percentage of the deposit based on how near to the wedding is (The nearer the date, the less you get back).

    It really does depend on the venue though, so you will need to check any paperwork you have or failing that, contact the venue and ask them.
    • flash cash
    • By flash cash 10th Jul 18, 12:10 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 12:10 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 12:10 PM
    What if we were never given T&C's until after we cancelled? They state non refundable.
    • Gavin83
    • By Gavin83 10th Jul 18, 12:36 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 12:36 PM
    End of next year, no T&C's provided
    Originally posted by flash cash
    They can only retain money from you to cover any costs they've incurred for your cancellation and they need to make an effort to mitigate this. As the wedding wasn't meant to be for another 18 months I'd very much suspect they'll have no problem reselling this date at the asking price and therefore their costs will be minimal, just admin costs for reselling. They'll probably be reluctant to refund anything however so ultimately you might have to take the legal route.

    How much was the deposit?
    • flash cash
    • By flash cash 10th Jul 18, 12:56 PM
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    500 notes up front.
    • jackandcoke
    • By jackandcoke 10th Jul 18, 1:02 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 1:02 PM
    500 notes up front.
    Originally posted by flash cash
    500 20 notes or 10 notes or 5 notes?
    Honest? Probably......sort of.
    • flash cash
    • By flash cash 10th Jul 18, 1:47 PM
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    Bank transfer
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 10th Jul 18, 1:51 PM
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    What if we were never given T&C's until after we cancelled? They state non refundable.
    Originally posted by flash cash
    Then it'll be your word vs theirs - they'll no doubt state they provided the T&C's and you signed to say you'd accepted them
    • thriftylass
    • By thriftylass 10th Jul 18, 2:16 PM
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    We weren't given T&Cs either but it was clearly said in the last meeting when we paid the deposit (500) that we need to be sure now as this secures the date and venue and is none refundable, most aren't I would think. That's why you pay a deposit so people don't just change their minds without penalty.
    • flash cash
    • By flash cash 10th Jul 18, 2:48 PM
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    I understand a deposit is only to cover actual costs, plus the cancellation is well in advance of the date.
    Last edited by flash cash; 10-07-2018 at 2:50 PM.
    • chelseablue
    • By chelseablue 10th Jul 18, 2:55 PM
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    I understand a deposit is only to cover actual costs, plus the cancellation is well in advance of the date.
    Originally posted by flash cash
    We got married last month, on booking we had to pay 800 deposit to secure the date.
    The terms said:

    If the wedding is cancelled by yourselves at any time, all payments already made will be lost. All payments are non-transferable.
    Mortgage starting balance 231,000
    Mortgage after Year 1 225,000
    Mortgage after Year 2 218,000
    • flash cash
    • By flash cash 10th Jul 18, 3:03 PM
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    They can only retain money from you to cover any costs they've incurred for your cancellation and they need to make an effort to mitigate this. As the wedding wasn't meant to be for another 18 months I'd very much suspect they'll have no problem reselling this date at the asking price and therefore their costs will be minimal, just admin costs for reselling. They'll probably be reluctant to refund anything however so ultimately you might have to take the legal route.
    Originally posted by Gavin83
    This is how I see it
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 10th Jul 18, 3:13 PM
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    I understand a deposit is only to cover actual costs, plus the cancellation is well in advance of the date.
    Originally posted by flash cash
    But this isn't necessarily what you've agreed to in this specific contract that you've made with the venue.

    Without seeing that and your 'understanding' being confirmed the likelihood is that you're in for a fight

    Out of interest why the change of mind and is that change of mind worth 500 ?
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