The latest case of a couple in need to sell their canceled wedding while their wedding vendor holds them hostage and strictly prohibits a transfer of the contract to a new couple clearly shows what brides and grooms should be careful about when selecting their wedding vendor.
When the couple in our latest case asked their vendor first time over the phone about the possibility of transferring their wedding to a new couple that they would find, the vendor didn’t have any objections. However later on, the wedding vendor wrote to the couple that cancelations are not allowed and they will not allow them to "sell" or "transfer" their contract to anyone else.
This would actually mean a huge loss for the couple and an unfair profit of $7,300 for the wedding vendor on undelivered services, even though the couple had new buyers for their contract from our cancelled wedding brokerage and the situation could have been easily solved.
The couple asked the vendor, if they would at least allow them to donate their already paid event to charity. The wedding vendor rejected it!
Always check your vendor’s contract and its terms & conditions for any clause that would prohibit you from transferring your rights and responsibilities to a different couple. You never know when you might need it.
If it’s too late and you’re already in similar situation than we suggest that you stick to your rights and send a copy of your contract to our canceled wedding brokerage and we'll review it to see what the options are.
Our CanceledWeddings.com brokerage is a wedding vendor friendly environment where wedding vendors don't have to be afraid to allow a contract transfer, they don’t lose a penny and they can only gain by being helpful when their client is in need.
The way our brokerage works is that when a selling couple reaches an agreement with the buying couple, we prepare a binding agreement that has to be signed by the seller (the original couple), the buyer (the new couple) and also by the respective wedding vendor that has to agree with the transfer in written.
Our experience is that even when a contract has a clause prohibiting its transfer, the vendors are usually open to allow such a transfer and help the former couple out, since they care about their reputation and they would be losing money themselves with the unpaid balance if they didn’t allow the transfer. Sometimes vendors charge the new buyer a small and reasonable fee of $20-$50 for the administration trouble, but all these conditions are agreed in written during the negotiation phase that we mediate. The vendor doesn’t lose a penny in the transfer and may even make more money on change requests above the agreed scope of service by the new couple later on.
There are a lot of honest wedding vendors out there that try hard to help their clients in need and who even contact our canceled wedding brokerage themselves for help on behalf of their clients when such situation occurs.
At CanceledWeddings.com we fight for our clients and our mission is to clean the market from the handful of spoiled wedding vendors that learned how take advantage of their clients in stress and make easy money on their misfortune. Until now there hadn’t been a way for couples to easily find a new buyer for their canceled event and solve their situation, but our CanceledWedding.com brokerage is changing that for good!