Wedding Invitation Calligrapher Throws Away Work after Bride Refuses to Pay

Invitation calligraphy
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Passionate calligrapher shares her small business journey and aspirations 👩‍🎨

aileeliz | aileeliz

Brother's bride angry over wedding invitation incident - details inside!

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Calligrapher's generosity abused by bridezilla's outrageous demands 😒

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Struggling calligrapher throws away work after unpaid commission dispute 💸

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Wedding invitation calligrapher unpaid after finishing intricate work 💔

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Invitation calligrapher throws away work after payment dispute 💔

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Bride's refusal to pay leaves guests with no invitations 💌

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Family feud over wedding invite calligrapher payment. AITA?

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Calligrapher takes a stand after bride refuses to pay 💸

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Craftsman explains why he couldn't gift bride a pricey calligraphy work

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Wedding invitation calligrapher settles for a coffee machine as payment ☕

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Wedding invitation calligrapher dodges a bullet with ungrateful bride 💔

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Wedding calligrapher throws away work after bride refuses to pay 💔

An 18-year-old wedding invitation calligrapher shared her experience of throwing away her hard work after her brother's wife refused to pay. Despite being a broke student, the girl agreed to do the invitations for her brother's 200+ person wedding as a gift. However, things turned sour when the bride picked the most expensive stationary and designs and refused to pay for the calligrapher's time and materials. Hurt and frustrated, the calligrapher ultimately threw away all of the invitations she had made. While the girl's mother supported her, her brother was neutral and just wanted her to apologize to keep the peace. The post has sparked a debate about the value of artistic work and the importance of fair compensation. Check out the comments section to see what others are saying.

As an artist, always protect yourself with a contract and deposit 💰. Don't let entitled family members take advantage of you. NTA.

Stellaaahhhh | Stellaaahhhh

Always get at least 50% upfront for family work 💰💸

MommaLa | MommaLa

Don't reward bad behavior. Destroying invites isn't petty. 💪

StAlvis | StAlvis

Bride tried to rob a 17-year-old high school student. NTA 👍

type1error | type1error

Teen calligrapher takes a stand and throws away wedding invites 💪

The_Real_Scrotus | The_Real_Scrotus

Teen calligrapher stands up to entitled bride, doesn't back down. 🙌

Book_devourer | Book_devourer

You deserve an apology from the bride. NTA 👍

TypicalManagement680 | TypicalManagement680

Don't undervalue an artist's time and effort! 🎨 NTA for throwing away your own property. Bride was entitled and greedy. 💸

randomFcukery | randomFcukery

Communication breakdown leads to calligrapher's drastic action 💔

notabigdealnow | notabigdealnow

Value your time and skills, it's not entitled to expect payment 💰

kjbtetrick | kjbtetrick

Petty revenge is the best revenge 🤣👌

Artistic-Rich6465 | Artistic-Rich6465

Lesson learned: always get half the money upfront 💰👀

teresajs | teresajs

Bride refuses to pay for invitations; calligrapher throws them away 💔

RonitSarangi | RonitSarangi

Lesson learned: always agree on payment terms and get upfront payment 💰

aggytherabbit | aggytherabbit

NTA. Lesson learned: never work for friends or family for free.

ExpertOwn | ExpertOwn

Bridezilla refuses to pay calligrapher for wedding invitations. NTA stands firm.

bamf1701 | bamf1701

Wedding calligrapher and bride both suck, throwing invites away pointless 💍

Liraeyn | Liraeyn

Brother apologizes for bride's rudeness. NTA. 👍

YeahIgotanopinion | YeahIgotanopinion

Commenter defends bride's sister-in-law, calls out brother's responsibility 👏


Lesson learned: always get a clear agreement before starting work 💼📝

nai415qt | nai415qt

No sympathy for Bridezilla. 🙅‍♀️ Calligrapher takes a stand. 💪

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NTA for throwing away unpaid hand-made invitations, but could have waited.

undead_ramen | undead_ramen

Wedding calligrapher and bride both handled this poorly. ESH 🤷‍♀️

unicornographyy | unicornographyy

Standing up for yourself: a calligrapher's story 🖋️💪

prairiemountainzen | prairiemountainzen

Value your time: Graphic designer teaches us a lesson 💰⏰

Twirlingbarbie | Twirlingbarbie

Get paid up front for your designs! 💰

afistfulofyen | afistfulofyen

Wedding calligrapher stands up for their worth against entitled bride.

JCWa50 | JCWa50

Stand your ground! 💪🏼 You deserve to be paid.

SnooGuavas4531 | SnooGuavas4531

Provide an itemized invoice to your brother and explain the situation 💸

TillyMint54 | TillyMint54

17yo calligrapher stands up against wedding invitation exploitation 🙌

HolidaysApricot | HolidaysApricot

Don't devalue someone's hard work, pay them what they're worth 💰💪

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Artist stands up for integrity against entitled bridezilla 🎨💪

thewanderingfox | thewanderingfox

Don't let anyone take advantage of your talents! 🙌

throwRA1a2b3c4d1 | throwRA1a2b3c4d1

17yo calligrapher stands up for herself after bride refuses payment 💪

mantrawish | mantrawish

Paying artists is a must! Eternal gratitude doesn't pay rent 💸

chaton_brutal_Fr | chaton_brutal_Fr

Don't apologize for standing up to assholes 👊

Mybeautifulballoon | Mybeautifulballoon

Standing up for your business and setting boundaries. 👏

SomeoneAlive123 | SomeoneAlive123

Business lesson: Get everything in writing and don't be immature 😎

majesticjules | majesticjules

NTA, but tossing out dozens of hours of work? 🤔

Elendel19 | Elendel19

Bride takes advantage of teenager calligrapher: NTA stands firm

Kay_Elle | Kay_Elle

Bride refuses to pay for calligrapher's work, NTA stands firm 💪

Diamond-TTB | Diamond-TTB

Sneaky solution? Comment suggests gifting completed invites to bride 🎁

throwawayTGsit | throwawayTGsit

Curious about the calligrapher's payment request to SIL instead of brother 🤔

Soiree1999 | Soiree1999

Including your brother in the decision could have been wise 👀

OkapiEli | OkapiEli

Friendly advice for artists: don't do business for family 👍

gfmanville | gfmanville

Don't undervalue artistic commissions. Friends & family should support you 💪🎨

hanwestwood | hanwestwood

Outrage at bride's attempt to scam teenage calligrapher. 😡

salttwater | salttwater

Discussion on communication before tossing wedding invites. 💌

Even_Speech570 | Even_Speech570

Standing up for yourself is always the right thing to do ✊

Amara_Undone | Amara_Undone

Bride refuses to pay for wedding invitation calligrapher's work 😒

apunkalyptic999 | apunkalyptic999

Don't reward bad behavior, NTA. Think carefully about apologizing 😕

brokeanail | brokeanail

Don't apologize to keep the peace - it can do more damage.

Mythrndir | Mythrndir

Clear statement: no pay, no cards 💰❌🃏

bananamam420 | bananamam420

Brother's neutrality questioned after bride refuses to pay calligrapher

cutefuzzyspiderstump | cutefuzzyspiderstump

Apologizing won't change anything. NTA.

DrKrash38 | DrKrash38

Bride refused to pay for calligrapher's work, claimed it was a gift.

rucafromtheeastside | rucafromtheeastside