The Pear Blossom Blog
New Cake Contract!
For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you may have seen the lively, interesting, though-provoking discussion we were having about...duh duh duh...cake contracts! If you were thinking this year's election, think again my friends! Cake is way more friendly and tasty than any of the presidential candidates :) J/K But really, I appreciate being able to use you guys as a sounding board as I run into questions and concerns and LOVED your feedback.
In the past, my cake contract has been very loose. More of a design consultation. I love the good ole' days of verbal contracts and handshakes as opposed to iron-clad, lawyer approved reams of paper that nobody understands. But I also realize that verbal understandings via e-mail and text can lead to confusion, stress, dropped deadlines...a.k.a frustration for everyone. And I don't want you to be stressed about your cake. I firmly believe the wedding planning process can be so. much. fun. And planning a cake? Just add 'tasty' or 'delicious'. So, based on your comments and suggestions, I've slightly revised my design consultation and contract to make everything a little more clear and I'm loving how it turned out.
Don't worry! We start with all the fun stuff! We still sit down face-to-face and design a delicious, stylish cake that fits your personality and your wedding. From there, we'll move on to event logistics. And then, at the very end, we will go over some very easy, very painless payment and contract terms. Thanks to your input, I think I've found a great balance between taking care of you on your wedding day and keeping things on my end organized.
Obviously, anyone who is already on the books is not required to sign this contract (insert long legalese as to why). This is just for future clients. And for my future self. So that I can look back at my past self and give me a high-five for being on top of things and organized instead of a right-hook for being an idiot who confuses her customers,
Because I also feel REALLY strongly about transparency in business transactions, your can check out my new contract right here! I would love to hear any thoughts, feedback, comments, or input on the final product. Who knows?! Maybe you'll have a great idea and I'll need to update it tonight! Random thought: If you were a Bride or Mother of the Bride, is this information you would want to see on the website?