By cheese - United States - Sun Prairie
Today, I summoned the courage to talk to my friends about the money they owe me for my photography services at their wedding. We had agreed on a fair price, but now they're pissed, claiming that I'm being selfish and should consider it my wedding gift to them. FML
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  CallMeMcFeelii  |  13

Psh, don't even spend that much money on a gift if they want to be that rude. I'd buy them each a fucking ring pop. My dad does wedding pictures for some of the family and uses that as a gift for them, so I understand that it could have been a gift. But OP said they agreed on a price. I can't believe ungrateful pieces of shit like this. If I were you, OP, I wouldn't even give them the pictures back, unless you already have.

  iMuffinKat  |  16

OP needs to just demand the money back, then break off the friendship if it's happened more than once. "Friends" don't just assume they will do favors for each other without the two agreeing. They've already agreed that they would pay OP for the pictures, but decide to bail last minute, expecting OP to just deal with it. What crappy "friends".

  threer  |  30

... Really, #60? Up at the top. "I agree, your life sucks".

  niallo  |  23

Yes they are. Say "That was a lovely day. But if you want the pics you need to pay". What do you mean it's a wedding gift. If you want them? Pay for them.

  Arrow44  |  10

I don't know about lawyers, some people would think badly of OP but definately get revenge. Be smooth OP so you could walk away with with middle fingers high.

By  EpicSquishii  |  21

They're obviously not true friends. I don't know how far you can or would go in forcing them to pay up, though if I were in your situation I'd insist that they pay regardless of the effect on your relationship with them. If they care more about being cheap than they do about honesty, friendship, and integrity, then they aren't worth keeping around.
I suggest abandoning any pretense of friendship and going after your money like a business man.

  Miss_Latina  |  13

True. I've been in this situation and I learned my lesson. I didn't want to lose my friends, but at the same time I felt betrayed I felt like they all went against me. They ended up paying me but not on the price we had originally agreed upon , at the end I got screwed so lesson learned.

  queerdragon  |  20

My friend hired my sister to sing at her wedding. The cost was negotiated upfront. I was smart and had a contract written up, because my sister is so horrendously bad with money and business that she would have gotten gyped out of it.

The cost was $2000 (for band, time, and costs) and she tried to pay $20. We took her to court.

  Welshite  |  39

Well, that depends. Does watching KaySL torture Schizomaniac while Doc does a strip tease in his scrubs and you twerk in the background count as strange entertainment? It seems pretty normal to me.

Just remember to oil your joints next time you twerk, Man.

  Allornone  |  35

Boy, I've sure learned that lesson one too many times. I mean, I'm a professional, an artist even. I can't just be going around giving buddy bjs for free. It's bad for business

  jw90  |  18

They could try and guilt me all they want. When a price is negotiated I expect it to be paid in full or I'll start charging interest.

  MrSassypants  |  32

Doing business with friends reminds me of kindergarten. "You won't give me Pringles after I have you some of my lunchables? We're not friends anymore!"