26th March 2008 10:50As a supplier I operate a strict no refund policy on deposits. A bride recently got in contact with me by email telling me that due to a death in the family she was unable to proceed with the booking she had and requested i refund her deposit. I was sceptical of how a death 8 months before a wedding could lead to a cancellation of the big day. I emailed her to give me sympathies and remind her the deposit was non refundable but that she could use it to book any future date with me. She informed me that this was highly unlikely as her fiancee was killed in a car accident............ I was godsmacked. I agreed to refund the deposit once another booking came in for this date. Another booking came in and i went to her personal website to get her contact details to send the deposit to and guess what...... this page diverts to her wedding webpage where i can clearly see that her fiancee has come back to life and the wedding is going ahead on the same day, only this time it is in the uk (where they are based) instead of Ireland. I send the bride an email telling her I was about to refund her and asking to explain this to me or was I seeing things. ..... She proceeded to take down her wedding website and I have heard nothing from her since ( i got the read receipt so she definitely got my email) What do you all think. I think it is shocking and sickening to think someone would stoop that low to get a deposit back.